Tata Harrier Petrol MT And AT Confirmed, But There Is A Wait

The petrol variants of Tata's flagship SUV will come to India next year, most likely after the BSVI norms kick in

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Tata Harrier
  • Will get in-house-developed 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine.
  • Petrol will come with a 6-speed MT and a torque converter AT.
  • The torque converter will later be replaced by a DCT.
  • Diesel-automatic likely to launch this year.
  • Harrier 7-seater expected in late 2019.


Tata Harrier

If you have been eying the Tata Harrier but want a city-going petrol or an automatic variant, you might be in luck. At the ongoing Geneva Motor Show, the company has confirmed that they will be plonking an in-house-developed 1.6-litre petrol engine in the Harrier. This engine will also get an automatic transmission option. But this motor is currently under development and the petrol-powered Harrier can only be expected in India by mid-2020 when the BSVI fuel norms kick in.

Tata Harrier

The 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine will also feature direct injection tech (GDI) which offers better performance and efficiency than MPFI. Hence, the 1.6-litre unit is expected to make close to 140PS of power, which can be increased by adding a turbo later for larger cars. Initially, this engine will be offered with a 6-speed manual and a torque converter automatic. This automatic will later be swapped with a dual-clutch transmission which will be shared with the diesel engine, as well as the smaller Tata cars based on the AlphARC platform like the Altroz and the H2X.

Tata Harrier
Tata Harrier 7-seater (Buzzard)

The petrol engine will also be powering the 7-seater Harrier, which is called the Buzzard in the European market. Currently, both these SUVs feature a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre diesel motor with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The automatic gearbox for this engine is expected to launch later this year. Even the 7-seater Harrier (Buzzard) is expected to arrive in India by late 2019.

There is a lot happening at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and we are covering it live. Stay tuned!

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  • Vijay | 5 months ago Should I buy diseal manual or wait for automatic.....??? I have plans for buying it this week.... If automatic is released in next 3 months... I will be shattered.... If any 1 have info kindly sharee 5 Reply
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