Tata Motors is set to launch its flagship Harrier SUV in January 2019. The latest teaser from Tata Motors regarding the upcoming Harrier SUV gives us more details about the all-new 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine.
The all-new Kryotec engine is what Tat claims to be the best in Diesel engine technology which allows the Harrier to rule any terrain with a surge of torque and multiple driving modes that are married to the ESP Terrain response modes.
The 2.0-litre Kryotec engine features an electronically controlled variable geometry turbocharger which should result in better performance thanks to lowered turbo lag which should result in a more power-packed performance from the Harrier when it arrives in 2019.
Tata claims that the new engine will offer a refined and silent driving experience. The new engine will be kinder to the environment as well thanks to an advanced exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and exhaust after-treatment system. Tat also claims that the new engine is also quite lightweight and features a low friction valvetrain architecture, which should result in good fuel efficiency.
The all-new 2.0-litre Kryote diesel engine for the Harrier is, in fact, a rebranded Fiat Multijet powerplant which can also be found under the hood one of the upcoming Harrier’s rivals, the Jeep Compass.
In the new Harrier, the turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel engine is expected to produce around 140 Bhp and around 320 Nm of torque. The engine will come paired to with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission borrowed from another one of the Harrier’s rival’s the Hyundai Creta.
The new Harrier is based on Tata’s new OMEGA- Arc (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture) platform which is based on Land Rover’s D8 architecture. that underpins the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
The all-new Tata Harrier will take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta on the entry-level end of the price bracket and the Jeep Compass with its higher-spec variants. Tata will be launching the Harrier, which is based on the H5X concept from Auto Expo 2018 in January 2019. The new Harrier SUV is expected to be followed by a 7-seater version which is codenamed H7X.