Tata Motors, one of the leading automakers in India, is gearing up to launch the facelifted versions of its popular SUVs, the Harrier and the Safari, in October 2023. The updated models will feature significant changes in terms of design, features, and powertrain options. Moreover, the company will also introduce the electric variants of both SUVs in the same month. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming Tata Harrier and Safari facelift Bookings.
Design and styling
The Harrier and Safari facelifts will draw inspiration from the Curvv concept that Tata Motors showcased at various events. The front end of both SUVs will get a new look with vertically stacked headlamps, a revised grille, and an LED light bar that connects the DRLs. The side profile will feature new alloy wheel designs, while the rear end will sport a new LED taillight cluster with a connected look and sequential turn indicators.
The Harrier and Safari EVs will have some distinctive elements to differentiate them from their ICE counterparts. For instance, the Harrier EV will get a blue accent on the grille, bumper, and alloy wheels, while the Safari EV will get a green accent. Both EVs will also have a closed-off grille and a revised rear bumper.
Interior and features
The interior of the Harrier and Safari facelifts will undergo a major overhaul with a new dashboard layout. The cabin will get a new two-spoke steering wheel with an illuminated Tata logo, an all-digital instrument cluster with navigation support, a redesigned centre console with a smaller and premium-looking gear lever, touch-based HVAC controls, and a larger touchscreen infotainment system. The seat upholstery will also be updated with fresh leatherette material.
The feature list of both SUVs will be quite extensive as well. Some of the highlights include a 360-degree surround camera, ADAS tech, panoramic sunroof, wireless charging, ambient lighting, cruise control, auto-dimming IRVM, and more.
Engine and performance
The Harrier and Safari facelifts will continue to be powered by the same 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine that produces 170PS of power and 350Nm of torque. The engine will be paired with either a six-speed manual or an automatic torque converter gearbox. However, Tata Motors might also introduce a new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine that was displayed at the Auto Expo 2023. The power and torque figures of this engine are not known yet.
The Harrier and Safari EVs will use Tata’s Ziptron technology that powers the Nexon EV. The battery capacity and range of these models are also not revealed yet, but we expect them to offer better performance than the Nexon EV, which has a 30.2kWh battery pack and a claimed range of 312km.
Price and Safari Facelift and Harrier Facelift Bookings
Tata Motors has not announced the official prices of the Harrier and Safari facelifts yet, but we expect them to be slightly higher than the current models. The existing Harrier has a price range of Rs 15-22 lakh (ex-showroom), while the Safari costs between Rs 16-17 lakh (ex-showroom). The EV versions of both SUVs will be more expensive than their ICE counterparts.
Some authorised dealerships across the country have started accepting unofficial bookings for the upcoming SUV duo for a token amount of Rs 25,000 for the Safari facelift and Rs 21,000 for the Harrier facelift. The official bookings are likely to open soon as well.
The Harrier and Safari facelifts are expected to launch in October 2023 along with their EV iterations. The SUV duo will compete with the likes of MG Hector, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Mahindra XUV700, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, and more in the Indian market.
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