Tata Motors is currently developing their much-awaited mid-size SUV, the Harrier for India. The vehicle will be launched in mid-2019 and has created quite a buzz among the Indian public. Now, the company has revealed the engine which will be powering the Harrier.
Named the Kryotec, this engine is basically a reworked version of Fiat’s Multijet 2.0 turbocharged petrol engine. There has been no official information yet regarding the specifications and output of the engine. We can expect the Kryotec to deliver about 140 BHP of power and 300 Nm of torque.
Modifications on this engine include an electronic variable geometry turbocharger, low friction valve train and an improved EGR system. This engine will be undergoing various testing phases before it will be launched. Tata will no doubt put a lot of effort in improving the reliability and power conversion rate of the engine.
The Kryotec engine has its name derived from the Cryogenic rocket engine. This rocket engine uses both cryogenic fuel and liquefied gases at low temperature for power supply. Tata will pair this engine with a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic transmission sourced from Hyundai.
The Harrier will have its rivals in the form of the Jeep Compass, Hyundai Creta along with the upcoming Kia Trazor and MG Motor ZS. Tata is preparing on launching the Tigor facelift and the JTP version of the Tiago during the busy festive period. After that, the company will solely concentrate on bringing the Harrier to the market by mid-2019.
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