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Tata Harrier top-speed tested: Doing 180 km/h on video

Tata Harrier has become the best-selling model in the segment after it was introduced in the Indian market earlier this year. The Tata Harrier has a massive road presence, thanks to its new-age design. Also, the Harrier has just the right amount of power to keep you ahead in the city traffic while ensuring quick overtakes on the highways. But how fast it is? Well, here is a video that shows the top-speed of the car.

This video by Drive King shows the Tata Harrier reaching a top speed of more than 180 km/h. Since there is always a speedometer error, the true speed of the Harrier seems to be around 180 km/h. It should be noted that the Tata Harrier is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine sourced from Fiat. It is the same four-cylinder turbocharged engine that powers the Jeep Compass and the MG Hector in the Indian market. However, in the Harrier, the engine is re-tuned to produce lower power.

Tata’s KRYOTEC engine produces a maximum power of 140 PS and peak torque of 350 Nm. Also, Tata currently offers only a 6-speed manual transmission with the Harrier. A unique feature that is available with the Harrier and not with the Jeep Compass and the MG Hector is the Engine Modes. The Engine Mode system changes the power output of the engine, that optimises the fuel efficiency in different situations. There are three drive modes in the Harrier – Eco, City and Sports. The power is maximum in the sports mode while it is least in the Eco mode. This is quite a useful feature and allows the owner to extract maximum fuel efficiency from the SUV.

Even though customers can only choose the manual transmission with the Harrier, soon, the manufacturer will launch a 6-speed automatic transmission with the SUV. Tata has already started working on the BS6 compliant Harrier and currently, they are testing the new engine in various locations in India. Tata is likely to source the 6-speed automatic from Hyundai and it will be the same transmission that is available with the Hyundai Tucson diesel in India. Also, with the updated BS6 compliant engine, Tata Harrier will produce more power. The maximum power is likely to be increased to around 173 PS but the torque output of 350 Nm will remain the same.

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Tata is also working on the all-new Buzzard, which is a seven-seater SUV based on the Tata Harrier. The Buzzard was first revealed at the Geneva Motor Show and is expected to be launched by the end of this year. Because of the proximity of the launch of the Buzzard to the BS6 implementation, Tata will launch the BS6 version of the vehicle from the start. It will also get the same 2.0-litre diesel engine across the variants.