At Auto Expo 2023, Tata showed off the Harrier Red Dark edition and the Safari Red Dark edition. The car company already has a “dark” version of each of the two SUVs, but the “red” version has more changes than just the color. This new edition of the Harrier and Safari adds a bigger, better touchscreen and ADAS technology. It also gives a sneak peek at features that are likely to be added to the regular models. Later this year, Tata will release the Harrier and Safari Red Dark editions.
The most interesting thing about the Red Dark edition is that it is the first Tata SUV with ADAS technology. Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Forward Collision Alert, Lane Assist, and even Traffic Sign Recognition are all features of the ADAS technology in the Harrier and Safari Red Dark editions. The Red Dark edition also has six airbags in addition to these high-tech features that help avoid crashes.
Tata’s new, better infotainment system is also being shown off for the first time here. The touchscreen is now 10.25 inches wide, and it has the same nine-speaker JBL sound system as before. Also, the Harrier and Safari Red Dark editions get a new instrument cluster that is fully digital instead of the semi-digital one that comes with regular versions. A 360-degree camera is also a new thing.
There are also ventilated front seats and a driver’s seat that can be adjusted electrically and has a memory function. The three-row Safari also has a ventilation system for the second row, a powered front passenger seat with a “Boss” mode that lets the person in the back move the seat forward, and ambient lighting around the panoramic sunroof.
The Red Dark edition is also all black on the outside, but it is a slightly different shade of black that Tata calls “Oberon Black.” It has red brake callipers on its 18-inch wheels and a small red insert on the front grille.
The Red Dark edition lives up to its name on the inside. It has “Carnelian” red seats with a quilted pattern, red leatherette grab handles, grey trim on the dashboard, and piano black inserts on the steering wheel.
The two SUVs haven’t changed in the way they work, and they still have the same 2.0-liter diesel engine. Tata says that the Harrier and Safari Red Dark editions will be released this year, but they don’t know when exactly.
This year, Tata has a large booth at the Auto Expo. The homegrown car company also showed off the Harrier EV, the Curvv coupe-SUV, the Sierra, and the Altroz Racer.