Tata Motors has revealed the engine details of the Harrier SUV, which will be launched in the country early next year.
The Harrier will be powered by the 2-litre, 4-cylinder, Multijet II diesel engine, built by Fiat Chrysler. The engine makes 171bhp and 350Nm of peak twist. The Jeep Compass sold in India is powered by the same engine. However, Tata Motors has christened the engine as ‘2.0L KRYOTEC’. The SUV will have multiple drive modes. The Tata Harrier is built on the OMEGA architecture, which is based on the Land Rover D8 architecture and it will be the first production vehicle to sport the company’s ‘Impact 2.0’ design language.
A few days back, the company also released a video of the Harrier going through water wading test. Click here to watch the video.
The Tata Harrier will compete with the Hyundai Creta and the Jeep Compass when it arrives in 2019.
Here is the full text of the press release from Tata Motors:
The best in Diesel Engine technology is here. Tata Motors today introduced the all-new 2.0L KRYOTEC Diesel engine for its much awaited SUV – the Tata Harrier. KRYOTEC is inspired from Cryogenic rocket engine for its power and reliability. It has been benchmarked against global standards of performance and refinement.
Engineered to deliver exceptionally refined drivability and performance on every drive, this powerful 4- cylinder, 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.
Multi Drive Modes are a part of Tata Motors product DNA and the KRYOTEC engine takes it to the next level by marrying the Multi Drive Modes to the Terrain Response Modes of the ESP. The Advanced Electronically Controlled Variable Geometry Turbocharger (eVGT) will ensure excellent power & pickup to take on any terrain. The KRYOTEC 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.
Sporting an intriguing amalgamation of power-packed performance of KRYOTEC, futuristic IMPACT 2.0 design language and OMEGA architecture, the Tata Harrier, #BornofPedigree, will set new benchmarks for SUVs in India in early 2019.