New Tata Harrier and Safari facelifts debut

Tata Motors finally revealed the Tata Harrier and Safari facelifts after giving us a series of glimpses via teasers. The company has officially started bookings for both models for an amount of Rs 25,000, while the prices will be announced later.

Both the Tata Harrier and Safari facelifts get some thorough updates both outside and inside along with several new features.

Tata Harrier and Safari facelifts
Tata Harrier and Safari facelifts

Tata Harrier facelift – Updates in Design and features

The new Harrier gets thoroughly updated in terms of exterior design. The front is divided into two sections via a contrasting black band in between. In the upper section, we get the grille that’s sharper and wider than before and wears the full-width LED bar as its crown.

Tata Harrier facelift 1

The lower section features a big air intake that sits atop a thick plastic cladding. The main Headlamp clusters are also newly designed and are housed within C-shaped sections that are moved towards the edges, giving the front a wider stance.

You also get a new design for the 5-poke alloy wheels and at the rear, the tail-lamp bar has also been refreshed with LEDs. The provisions for reflectors and the rear bumpers have also been revised with glossy black skid plates.

However, not much has been changed in the overall body profile and only the soft plastic parts have been updated, unlike the Nexon facelift which got some sheet metal changes.

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The interior of the new Harrier has also been comprehensively updated and the dashboard now uses a mix of materials including gloss black surfaces, a textured top panel, and leatherette padding with contrast stitching. The central touchscreen is a free-standing unit and is offered in two sizes, depending on the trim, 10.25-inch or 12.3-inch. A slim LED ambient light step also runs beneath the dashboard.

Tata Harrier Interior 1

Apart from that, the centre console has also been revised with a shorter gear lever, along with a new touch-based HVAC panel from Nexon, a 4-stroke steering wheel with a backlit Tata logo, a new rotary dial for the drive mode selector with a digital display and a 10.25-inch customizable digital instrument cluster with navigation support. The lower trims retain the aircraft-style handbrake lever (fun fact: The Harrier is the name of a fighter jet), while the higher trims also get an electronic parking brake.

Equipment-wise, the Harrier gets some significant upgrades like 19-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic AC, 10-speaker JBL sound system, paddle shifters, welcome and goodbye animations by LED DRLs, gesture-controlled tailgate, bi-LED projector headlamps and now it also gets 7 airbags on some trims while the 6 are standard across the range.

Other functions like the 360-degree camera, panoramic sunroof, ADAS and wireless charger are carried forward.

Tata Safari facelift – Similar update to its Harrier sibling

The new Safari gets a refreshed front and is now differentiated from the Harrier, which is currently identical. The biggest change is the headlamps which now have a bit higher stance and rectangular shape. The grille design is also new and broader on the Safari, though the LED light bar remains the same on both models.

Tata Safari Facelift

In the rear, there’s a new tail-lamp band with a connected bar and the bumper now gets a cleaner design with rectangular provisions at the edges, similar to the front. The safari also gets a unique 19-inch alloy wheels design.

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The interior is similar to the Harrier except for a different central dashboard finish. Features of both the Harrier and Safari facelifts are also similar.

Tata Safari facelift Interior

Tata Harrier and Safari facelifts – Trim details

Tata Harrier and Safari facelifts now ditch their old trims hierarchy and adopt new trims similar to the new Nexon. The Harrier now comes in Smart, Pure, Adventure and Accomplished trims with their unique colour options.

Like the Harrier gets a unique yellow paint with yellow accents while the Safari gets a unique gold finish. And fret not, the models will retain the dark edition on their trims.

Tata Harrier and Safari facelifts – Powertrain

Both the SUVs remain unchanged from before, and continue to be powered by the 170 hp producing, 2.0-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine that also produces 350 Nm of torque mated to either a 6-speed manual or torque converter automatic gearbox.

The Tata Harrier and Safari facelifts once launched will continue to lock horns with their respective segment rivals.