The sibling SUVs for the Indian market benefit from refreshed exterior and interior design
October 18, 2023 at 11:00
Tata revealed the facelifted versions of the Harrier and Safari SUVs, introducing a number of styling and technological updates.
The Tata Harrier was launched in India back in 2019, with the larger Safari following in 2021. Still, Tata decided to update both SUVs at the same time. Exterior changes are focused on the redesigned face, adopting Tata’s latest styling language introduced by the Curvv Concept. Both the Harrier and Safari benefit from full-width LED DRLs and interconnected bumper intakes housing the smaller lower section of the split headlights. Those are joined by a new pattern for the grille and the lower intake. Each model has its own distinct look, although they still look like members of the same family.
The profile is largely unchanged, aside from the new alloy wheels, but the rear end gains new taillights with full-width LED graphics and a revised rear bumper with sporty-looking decorative inlets mirroring the design of the front. Of course, the Safari has a longer and more upright tail compared to the Harrier, making room for a more spacious cabin with a three-row seating layout.
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Moving inside, the dashboard has been redesigned with a free-standing infotainment touchscreen measuring either 10.25 inches or 12.3 inches in diameter and combined with a larger 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster. Tata had updated the Harrier and Safari with a new infotainment in early 2023, so the software is retained. Other changes include the new steering wheel with an illuminated Tata emblem, the new touch-sensitive climate controls, and fresh options for the trim and upholstery.
Depending on the trim, the equipment can include bi-LED headlights, a power tailgate, 19-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, a 13-speaker Harman audio system, Adaptive Cruise Control, and 7 airbags.
Both the Tata Harrier and Safari retain the budget version of Jaguar Land Rover’s D8 underpinnings, which are used in the Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque, and Jaguar E-Pace models. Another thing that is carried over from the outgoing versions is Fiat’s 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine that produces 170 hp (125 kW / 168 PS) and is shared with the rival Jeep Compass. Globalization is also evident in the Hyundai-supplied 6-speed automatic gearbox, which is offered alongside a manual option.
In the future, Tata will expand the powertrain lineup of the Harrier and Safari, adding a new 1.5-litre TGDi petrol option. There will also be fully electric variants, expanding the zero-emission range of the Indian automaker.
The facelifted Tata Harrier and Safari are already available to order in India. Pricing starts from Rs 15.49 lakh ($18,603) for the Harrier, and from Rs 16.19 lakh ($19,443) for the Safari.