Tata Motors is gearing up to launch the facelifted version of its flagship SUV, the Harrier, in India by October 2023. The Harrier, along with its seven-seater sibling, the Safari, will receive major updates in terms of design, features and powertrain. Here’s what we know so far about the Tata Harrier facelift with the help of photos.
Tata Harrier Facelift Exterior – Photos
The Harrier facelift will sport a completely new front fascia with a split headlamp design. The main headlamp cluster will be position vertically and more towards the edges, giving the SUV a sharper and more aggressive look. The grille will also get a new design with vertical slats and a full LED lightbar above it, connecting the headlamps with each other.
This feature is also seen in the upcoming Nexon facelift that will go on sale by August this year. The rear end of the Harrier facelift will also get a makeover with rework tail-lamps connected with an LED light bar and a mildly altere tailgate design. The alloy wheels will also get a new look, while the side profile may remain Unchanged. The Harrier facelift’s design is inspired by the Harrier EV concept that was showcased at the Auto Expo 2023. The Harrier EV is a fully-electric version of the SUV that is expected to launch in 2024. However, the Harrier facelift will feature a conventional grille instead of a closed one and some styling elements may be toned down on the production-ready version.
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Features: A More Premium and Tech-Savvy Cabin
The Harrier facelift will also get some updates inside the cabin to make it more premium and tech-savvy. The dashboard will get some design tweaks and new textures and shades for the interior. The higher-spec trims will also get a new 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that was recently added to the current models along with some more features like ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems). The Harrier facelift will also offer a Red Dark edition that will feature an all-black interior with red accents on the seats, dashboard and door panels. This edition was also showcase at the Auto Expo 2023 along with the Safari Red Dark edition.
Powertrain: A New Turbo-Petrol Option
The Harrier facelift will continue to be get its 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine that produces 170hp and 350Nm of torque, mated to either 6-speed manual or automatic gearboxes. However, it may also get a new 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that was showcased at the Auto Expo 2023. This engine is good for 170hp and 280Nm of torque and could offer better performance and fuel efficiency than the diesel option.
Harrier Facelift Price and Competition
The Tata Harrier facelift is expected to be priced between ₹15 lakh and ₹22 lakh (ex-showroom). It will compete with other mid-size SUVs like the Tata Safari, MG Hector, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and Skoda Kushaq in the Indian market.
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Tata Harrier Facelift: Specifications Comparison
To give you an idea of how the Tata Harrier facelift compares with its rivals, here’s a table showing some key specifications of each model.
|Model||Engine||Power||Torque||Transmission||Price Range (ex-showroom)|
|Tata Harrier Facelift||2.0L Diesel / 1.5L Petrol||170hp / 170hp||350Nm / 280Nm||6MT / 6AT||₹15-22 lakh|
|Tata Safari||2.0L Diesel||170hp||350Nm||6MT / 6AT||₹14.99-21.81 lakh|
|MG Hector||2.0L Diesel / 1.5L Petrol / 1.5L Petrol Hybrid||170hp / 143hp / 143hp||350Nm /250Nm / 250Nm||6MT / CVT / DCT / MT||₹13.49-19.38 lakh|
|Hyundai Creta||1.5L Diesel / 1.5L Petrol / 1.4L Turbo-Petrol||115hp / 115hp /140hp||250Nm/144Nm /242Nm||6MT/6AT/IVT/7DCT||₹10.16-17.87 lakh|
|Kia Seltos||1.5L Diesel / 1.5L Petrol / 1.4L Turbo-Petrol||115hp / 115hp /140hp||250Nm/144Nm /242Nm||6MT/6AT/IVT/7DCT||₹9.95-17.65 lakh|
|Skoda Kushaq||1.0L Turbo-Petrol / 1.5L Turbo-Petrol||115hp / 150hp||178Nm / 250Nm||6MT/ 6AT / DSG||₹10.50-17.60 lakh|
Tata Harrier Facelift: Verdict
The Tata Harrier facelift is expected to be a significant upgrade over the current model in terms of design, features and powertrain. It will also offer a new turbo-petrol option that could appeal to many buyers who prefer a petrol-powered SUV. The Harrier facelift will also retain its strengths of being spacious, comfortable and rugged. It will be interesting to see how it fares against its rivals in the competitive mid-size SUV segment.