Tata Harrier Special Edition and Tiago NRG CNG teased ahead of launch

Tata Motors is preparing to conclude its 20222 launch blitz with a special edition version of the Harrier mid-sized SUV and the CNG variant of the Tiago NRG crossover-styled hatchback. The launches are just around the corner, and the Indian automaker has released two teasers of the Harrier Special Edition and the Tiago NRG CNG.

Tata Harrier Special Edition and Tiago NRG CNG teased ahead of launch

As the teaser for the Harrier Special Edition indicates, the new variant is likely to be similar to the Safari’s Adventure trim. Mildly tweaked styling bits, a new paint scheme and a couple of additional features on the inside are few of the changes likely on the Harrier Special Edition. Mechanically, the SUV is expected to remain unchanged.

Currently, the Tata Harrier is sold with a Fiat Multijet turbo diesel engine displacing 2 liters, and producing 168 Bhp-350 Nm. An engine known for its punchy power delivery and reliable performance, the Fiat Multijet motor is offered with 2 gearbox options – a 6 speed manual and a 6 speed torque converter automatic sourced from Hyundai. The diesel motor drives the front wheels of the Harrier.

Though the Harrier is based on the Indianized version of the Land Rover D8 platform, Tata Motors has steered clear from the all wheel drive layout given the challenges in implementing it, and also because of the poor demand for such an option. What’s on offer instead is a drive mode selector that comes with multi-stage traction control to offer modes such as sand and rock.

An electric Harrier is in the works

Tata Harrier Special Edition and Tiago NRG CNG teased ahead of launch

The special edition Harrier will be the last of the long list of special editions that Tata Motors has introduced on the current version, for a facelifted model is on its way next year. The Harrier Facelift will also get an all-electric version, making it Tata Motors’ biggest electric vehicle. Like the facelifted model, the electric version of the Harrier is also expected to be launched next year.

Tiago NRG to go CNG

And Tata Motors has just put out this teaser to indicate the new variant’s impending arrival. The Tiago NRG CNG will feature the same 1.2 liter REVOTRON naturally aspirated petrol engine seen on the Tiago, tuned to run on CNG and petrol. While this engine makes 84 Bhp-115 Nm while running on petrol, it puts out while running on 72 Bhp-95 Nm CNG. A 5 speed manual gearbox will be standard.

Switching between petrol and CNG can be done by means of a dashboard switch, and this will give the Tiago NRG iCNG flexibility for long distance highway runs. Also, the factory fitted CNG kit will give the Tiago NRG iCNG a full factory warranty, and additional safety – two factors that aftermarket kits cannot assure. Tata Motors is expected to retune the suspension of the Tiago NRG iCNG to handle the additional weight of the CNG kit.

Expect to pay about Rs. 30,000 more for the CNG kit equipped Tiago NRG when compared to the regular variants of the car.