Tata finally dropped the Harrier facelift in the showrooms at an introductory price of Rs 15.49 lakh, ex-showroom for the base variant (Smart(O) MT). The Harrier this time has a refreshed look for both exterior and interior and gets some new features. Earlier this month the new Harrier, along with the Safari facelift had their respective bookings open after both the SUVs were revealed.
Tata Harrier facelift – Exterior and Interior
The exterior style is where the Harrier gets some major upgrades. The SUV now sports a new grille design and split headlight setup, with a full-width LED light strip above the grille (Just like the Verna). The rear bumper has also been revised along with the taillight units which now get new LED elements. The design is very similar to the Harrier EV shown at Auto Expo 2023.
On the inside, the Harrier gets two infotainment display options – a 10.25 and 12.3-inch and that depends on the trim. The dashboard now gets a mix of materials in place of the faux wood trim and now includes black surfaces, textured top panel and leatherette padding with contrast stitching. The dash is also underlined by a strip of LED ambient light.
Apart from that, the SUV also gets features like a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, new 4-spoke steering with a backlit Tata logo, a touch-based panel for HVAC controls in the centre console, a rotary knob for the driver selector with a digital display, dual-zone climate control, 10-speaker JBL sound system, 360=degree camera, panoramic sunroof and safety features such as 7 airbags with 6 of them standard across all the variants, 3-point seatbelts, ADAS, hill assist, and more.
Tata Harrier facelift – Powetrain
Coming to its heart, the Harrier facelift still gets the same 2.0-litre diesel engine that produces 170 hp and 350 Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed manual or AMT transmission, though the latter starts from the Adventure+ variant onwards.
Tata Harrier facelift – Variants and colours
The harrier, similar to the Nexon facelift ditched its old personas and now has 4 core trims – Smart, Pure, Adventure, and Fearless, followed by additional packages that are recognized by “+” and “A” suffixes.
The SUV is also available in three response modes – Normal, Rough and Wet and three driving modes – Eco, City and Sports, and now also has improved suspensions, to better match our roads.
Apart from that, the SUV also comes in 6 colours – Seaweed Green, Ash Grey, Pebble Grey, Lunar White, Sunlit Yellow and Coral Red. Actually, 7, if you include the Oberon Black, which is only limited to the Dark Edition variants.
Also, Harrier facelift variants will come with their own unique exterior and interior colour options, just like its Nexon sibling.
Tata Harrier facelift – Rivals
The Harrier facelift will continue to lock heads with its existing rivals like the Mahindra XUV700, Kia Seltos, MG Hector, Jeep Compass, and the segment king Hyundai Creta, which will also get a facelift soon.
The new Harrier has been launched alongside the Safari facelift, which also received a major cosmetic upgrade.