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Tata Harrier (H5X) will use the Jeep Compass engine & Hyundai Tucson gearbox

Written by Parichay Malvankar

The Tata Harrier SUV is taking shape slowly and steadily. And there’s a lot of buzz around this upcoming SUV. With the Nexon & Hexa having given Tata Motors a good start in the SUV space, the Harrier is all set to take on products which car global models. The Harrier when launched will rival the likes of Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V, Jeep Compass and the likes.

We’ve all known that the Tata Harrier will make use of an engine sourced from Fiat. But now, more details have emerged. The Tata Harrier will get a Fiat-sourced 2.0L diesel motor which is already seen on the Compass. And, the gearbox matched to this motor will be a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox from the Hyundai Tucson. Tata thinks this is the best combination for the Harrier in terms of performance and economies of scale. Thus, Fiat is ditching plans of adding a 9-speed automatic gearbox for the Harrier which will eventually make it to India on the Compass.

The Tata Harrier 6-seater variant will get a 6-speed automatic gearbox coupled to a 2.0L diesel engine which will produce 140 HP of power. Also, the 7-seater variant will get the same combination, but with a 170 HP power output. Tata Motors will offer AWD system on both the cars.