The Tata Harrier and Safari, which comprise the brand’s flagship SUV lineup, are due to undergo significant changes. According to sources, the extensively modified Tata Harrier and Safari would most certainly be available in October 2023. Both facelifts will have a new exterior design, interior features, greater technology, and possibly an updated powertrain.
Tata Motors has already begun testing the Harrier and Safari facelifts on the road. A Safari facelift test mule was recently seen on the outskirts of Pune, and a closer look revealed that it shared some visual ideas with the Harrier EV concept, which was previewed at Auto Expo 2023.
Both facelifts will have an entirely new front fascia, along with the classic split headlight design. The main headlamp cluster on the new bumper is expected to be positioned vertically and closer to the edges as part of the design upgrade. The redesigned grille also gets a new look with vertical slats. A full LED lightbar above the grille connecting the headlights is anticipated, a feature also expected in the next Nexon facelift, which will go on sale in August of this year.
The updated Harrier and Safari facelifts will continue to be powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine producing 170hp and 350Nm of torque and coupled to either a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. Tata Motors debuted the new 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine at the 2023 Auto Expo. This engine, which produces 170 horsepower and 280 Newton-meters of torque, could be used in the upgraded Harrier and Safari SUVs.
Tata Motors will begin production of the Harrier and Safari facelifts at its Omega factory within the Pimpri plant in September 2023, with a market launch scheduled for October 2023, shortly before Diwali. It will compete with the 7-seat Mahindra XUV700, the Hyundai Alcazar, and the updated MG Hector Plus when it is released.