As per the news, the car caught fire due to extra fitments from outside. And, any car before releasing from the factory is tested on various checkpoints to assure the proper functioning of the car and the safety of the passengers. It is not possible to give any verdict on the basis of a single case.
Tata offers the Harrier with a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission only and as of now, there is no official update for the launch of automatic variant. Stay tuned for further updates.