- Harrier SUV might get six-speed automatic transmission
- Test mule spotted doing rounds on Pune outskirts
- Expected to go on sale in 2019
The upcoming Tata Harrier SUV was snapped on test on the outskirts of Pune, Maharashtra recently. Sources say that Tata Motors is considering a six-speed automatic gearbox instead of a nine-speed one on this vehicle.
Earlier reports said that the carmaker might get a Fiat-sourced nine-speed automatic transmission. However, it is now believed that Hyundai's six-speed automatic gearbox is well suited for FCA's 140bhp 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that will power the Harrier. It is being considered as it will also be cheaper than the nine-speed unit.
Tata's SUV portfolio is shaping up to be lined by modern, practical and feature-packed vehicles. We are expecting the Harrier to also bring in this proposition in the first half of 2019 when it is expected to be launched. Apart from this optional six-speed automatic gearbox from the Hyundai Tucson, there will be a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. Another highlight is its all-wheel-drive system that was developed in-house at Tata Motors.
Reports from ACI