Tata Motors has recently taken the wraps off the facelifted Harrier and Safari models, introducing substantial updates in both their exteriors and interiors. The good news for enthusiasts and prospective buyers is that the prices for these revamped SUVs are set to be officially disclosed on October 17, and according to insider information from our trusted dealership sources, deliveries are expected to commence either in late October or during the first week of November.
Revamped Exteriors for Harrier and Safari One of the most noticeable changes in the facelifted Harrier and Safari models is their revamped exteriors. These SUVs now feature new front and rear designs, in alignment with Tata Motors’ latest design language, as seen in the new Nexon. This design coherence lends a unified family appearance to the company’s SUV lineup. Key exterior updates include full-width LED light bars at the front and rear, a reimagined split headlamp design, new bumpers with pronounced protrusions, and an array of striking new color choices. Additionally, top-tier trims of both the Harrier and Safari are equipped with impressive 19-inch alloy wheels. It’s also worth noting that these facelifts have made the two SUVs even more distinct from each other visually.
Comprehensive Interior Redesign and Enhanced Features The interior of the Harrier and Safari facelifts has undergone a comprehensive redesign. It now boasts larger infotainment screens, which measure up to 12.3 inches. This sizable screen real estate is complemented by a new digital instrument cluster with navigation features, Tata’s innovative four-spoke steering wheel, adorned with a backlit logo. The dashboard receives a fresh aesthetic with leatherette padding, gloss black surfaces, and body-colored inserts, showcasing unique Persona trim characteristics that offer distinctive exterior and interior enhancements.
Feature-Rich Upgrades While the Harrier and Safari were already well-equipped, Tata Motors has elevated the features in these facelifted models. Both SUVs now come equipped with dual-zone automatic climate control, a high-quality 10-speaker JBL sound system, paddle shifters for automatic variants, rear window sunshades, ventilated and power-adjustable front seats with a memory function, and a gesture-controlled powered tailgate. The Safari, in particular, goes further by offering seat ventilation for the second row. Moreover, safety features are enhanced, with both SUVs boasting up to seven airbags, including six standard across the entire range.
Powerful Performance Continues Under the hood, the facelifted Harrier and Safari continue to be powered by the robust 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine, delivering 170hp and 350Nm of torque. These powerplants can be mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox, driving the front wheels. Notably, both SUVs now come with Electric Power Steering, replacing the previous hydraulic system. They also feature steering modes, offering Regular and Sport options that align with the drive modes.
Looking Ahead With these updates, the Harrier and Safari are well-prepared to compete in the market. The Harrier remains a strong contender against models like the MG Hector, Mahindra XUV700, and Jeep Compass. Meanwhile, the Safari will continue to rival SUVs such as the Scorpio N, Hyundai Alcazar, and MG Hector Plus. Stay tuned for our first drive review of the updated Harrier on October 14 at 12 noon, followed by the Safari review on October 15 at 4 pm.