There will be a long wait for the 4×4 version of the Harrier, keeping the off-road enthusiasts biting their nails.

Tata Harrier Test Drive
Tata Motors will currently focus on updating its product line to concur to BS6 norms

Tata Motors has confirmed that there will be a 4×4 variant of the Harrier SUV in the future, but that won’t be a priority currently. Officials of the company have said that they have shifted their focus towards updating their passenger vehicle line-up to comply with the BS6 regulations and that the Harrier 4×4 would eventually be launched.

The company officials have also mentioned that only a minority of people want a 4×4 system while most customers opt for the 4×2 variants. The company is also under a lot of workload due to the challenges that the transformation to BS6 norms imposes.

The 4×4 version of the SUV would require a ton on re-engineering in terms of the position of the propeller shaft. Harrier currently comes equipped with an off-road system that features an elementary Terrain Response system, that comes with 3 modes, namely, Normal, Wet and Rough. The 4×4 variant might be updated with a more complex system that may share bits and pieces with the Land Rover range.

A 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine with direct-injection technology is being developed by Tata Motors and is set to debut on the Harrier in 2020. Along with this, an updated version of the current 2.0-litre FCA-sourced diesel engine will also be featured in 2020.

Tata Harrier 4×4 Launch

– The 4×4 variant isn’t a priority for Tata right npw
– The Omega platform would need to be re-engineered to fit the 4×4 system
– The company is focussing on making its cars BS6 compliant

Tata Harrier Drive Mode
A more complex Terrain Response System is expected on the Harrier 4×4
Tata Harrier
The position of the propeller shaft will have to be changed to feature the 4×4 system

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