Tata Motors has officially announced that the upcoming Harrier SUV would be powered by an all-new 2.0L KRYOTEC diesel engine. The term 'KRYOTEC' is inspired from Cryogenic rocket engine for its power and reliability while it has been benchmarked against global standards of performance and refinement. Tata Harrier is expected to be unveiled on January 19, 2019 at Mumbai Marathon with launch taking place shortly thereafter. The company has also stated that the Harrier SUV will come with multi drive modes.
Flaunting the futuristic IMPACT 2.0 design language and based on the Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced (OMEGA) architecture, Tata Harrier will have the multi drive modes linked to the Terrain Response Modes of the ESP. The SUV will boast of Advanced Electronically Controlled Variable Geometry Turbocharger (eVGT) to ensure excellent power & pickup to take on any terrain. The KRYOTEC engine comes with Low Friction Valve Train Architecture and an Advanced EGR to deliver exceptional fuel economy and to meet stringent emission requirements. This engine has been tested extensively on Tata Harrier for endurance under harsh conditions and optimized for performance by pushing it to its extremes.
The 2.0L 4-cylinder KRYOTECH next generation diesel engine is equipped with state of the art engine management system. The exhaust after treatment systems are tuned to deliver extremely low carbon footprint. This engine will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox and a Hyundai-sourced 6-speed automatic transmission with torque converter. It is still not clear if Tata will also introduce the SUV in petrol fuel trim. However, one can expect an all-wheel-drive system in the range-topping variants. Tata Harrier will challenge the likes of Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson, Mahindra XUV500 etc. to name a few in the Indian market. The prices can be expected to start from Rs 13 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom).