Both 2024 Tata Harrier facelift and Tata Safari facelift are expected to launch before the end of this year in India
Tata has lately been on a roll and is now riding high on the recent launch of the updated 2023 Nexon whose prices were also recently announced. After the compact SUV, it looks like Tata will be rolling out the big guns in the form of the facelifted Harrier and Safari. In this article, we will look at what we know so far based on the spy shots and leaks available until now.
Test mules of both the Harrier and the Safari were spotted in Pune, near the company’s manufacturing plant, based on which we can confirm a few things. Let’s list it out:
1. Technical Specifications
Unfortunately, there is not much change to be expected here and both the models will continue to be powered by the same Kryotec 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel mill that churns out 168 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque and will be mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter transmission.
Frankly speaking, there is nothing left to be wanted in this department since this powertrain does an excellent job and “ Why fix something that ain’t broken? “. With the global shift towards cleaner fuel, Tata is working on a new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol unit that might come mated to a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCA transmission. There is no official confirmation that it will be introduced anytime soon so it’s only the oil burner for now.
The changes on the exterior are expected to be major as you can tell that the styling will be influenced by the Harrier EV Concept. This includes slightly revised tail lamps, updated split headlamps, sleeker DRLs, revised front and rear bumpers, and a brand new design on the alloy wheels.
We believe that the interior is the one that benefits the most and will be heavily inspired by the recently updated Nexon. We can expect the larger 12.3-inch infotainment unit to make its way into the Safari as well as the Harrier combined with the touch-based HVAC controls to make the cabin look modern and luxurious. Both models will get the newly introduced 2-spoke steering wheel with an illuminated Tata logo at the centre along with the completely digital instrument cluster.
The Harrier-Safari duo will get a long list of features that include a panoramic sunroof, ambient interior lighting, 360-degree camera, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay, wireless charger, Level 2 ADAS features like Front Collision Warning, Auto Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Auto High Beam Assist. As of now, both the Safari and the Harrier do not come equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keep Assist which might be provided on the facelifted versions.
The Harrier and Safari have very good build quality and seem to be built tough. We believe that the facelifted versions will add more spice to the segment where there is already a lot of competition, especially from Mahindra, Hyundai and Toyota.