- The automatic variant of the Tata Harrier will get a six-speed torque converter.
- Its automatic transmission is rumoured to be sourced from Hyundai.
- Expected to be revealed in the coming few months.
Tata Motors launched the much-anticipated Harrier in India last month in a surprising price bracket Rs 12.69 – 16.25 lakh (ex-showroom). However, the all-new Harrier was offered with a single powertrain option – diesel manual – with no choice of petrol or automatic transmission. Now, for the first time, an automatic version of the Tata’s premium SUV was spotted ahead of its official launch.
If rumours are to be believed, Tata will source the automatic transmission for the Harrier from Hyundai. This six-speed torque converter is the same unit which is found in the Hyundai Creta. Akin to the manual counterpart, the Harrier automatic has three driving modes – with Eco, City and Sport – alongside terrain response modes such as Normal, Wet and Rough.
The automatic trims of the Harrier will be XMA, XTA, XZA and XZA Plus. All the variants are decently loaded with features. Prices are expected to begin from Rs 14-15 lakhs. Now, it remains to be seen as to when Tata will introduce a petrol version or the four-wheel-drive configuration in the Harrier.