After launching the all-new, heavily-updated Nexon compact SUV, Tata Motors is gearing up to introduce heavily-updated versions of its flagship SUVs, the Harrier and Safari. The Indian automaker has teased the facelifted Harrier and Safari on its social media platforms and announced that bookings for both SUVs will commence from October 6th, ahead of a possible launch before the start of the festive season.
Starting with the new Tata Harrier, Tata Motors released a brief teaser that reveals the silhouette of the updated SUV’s front profile. The teaser shows that the new Harrier will feature a connected LED bar between the daytime running LEDs on the corners, all working in harmony to create a signature welcome display. The teaser also hints at revised vertical housings for the LED projector headlamps.
The updated Tata Harrier has been spotted numerous times during testing in recent months, hinting at sleeker LED tail lamps with a connecting LED bar between them. While the side profile is expected to remain largely unchanged, the new Harrier is set to receive a fresh design for its 18-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the cabin layout will be revamped, with expectations of a new-generation full-TFT instrument console and the new 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system from the recently launched Nexon facelift.
Moving on to the updated Safari, Tata Motors released a clearer teaser of the facelifted SUV’s front profile, providing a better view of its appearance. Compared to the outgoing version, the new Tata Safari boasts a larger front grille, a new LED connecting light bar between the daytime running LEDs, and new vertical housings for the headlamps, featuring LED projectors.
Different appearance on Safari
This time, the Safari is expected to have a slightly different appearance from the Harrier, in contrast to the current versions of the two SUVs, which share a very similar front design. The rear profile of the new Tata Safari is also expected to feature refreshed LED tail lamps with a sleek connecting LED light bar. The updated cabin layout with new-generation screens is expected to be shared with the Harrier, although the Safari will offer different upholstery options and both six and seven-seater configurations, unlike the five-seater Harrier.
Under the hood, the heavily updated versions of both the Harrier and Safari will retain the currently available 2.0-litre diesel engine, which was updated earlier this year to comply with BS-6 stage-II emission norms. There are also rumors that Tata Motors may offer a new 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which was showcased by Tata Motors at the 2023 Auto Expo.