Tata Motors, the prominent Indian car maker after the successful launch of the new Tata Nexon facelift earlier this year, revealed the new Tata Harrier and Tata Safari 2023 facelifts a few days back and opened bookings for both of them too at a token amount.
- All-new front design with blacked-out grill
- Connected day and tail lights are Tata’s new language
- New colour options
- Refreshed back designed with new bumpers and reflectors
- Large 12.2-inch touchscreen with JBL 10 speaker sound system
- 7 Airbags and ADAS
- Sunroof and Dashboard with Moonlighting
Tata Harrier Exterior and Styling
Since it’s a facelift there aren’t chassis-based changes in the car but just styling updates like daytime connected lights, with sequential turn indicators. A bigger blacked-out grill with tons of chrome elements which gives the car a much sportier look than the previous edition is something to be noted.
The side profile gets all-new badging of HARRIER on the front door. Something very similar to the approach seen in the Jeep Compass. Something interesting is the size of the alloys is now upgraded to 18 inches, something which is the highest in the segment out there.
The rear is marked with new bumpers with silver skid plates and newly positioned reflectors which adds to the sports theme formula seen in front. Just like younger sibling Nexon, Harrier also gets connected tail lights with a Z-shaped design which again adds to the design language seen in the recently launched Nexon.
Tata Harrier Interiors
Tata Harrier has a luxury interior
Well, the biggest changes are made in the interior of the car where first and foremost noticeable change is the addition of a new 12.3 inch touchscreen infotainment system over the older 10.1 inch one. Alongside there is a new 10.25 inch digital instrument cluster gauge which is more refined and looks upmarket. Another noticeable change is accents which mark similarity with the colour of the car. Let’s say the all-new Sunlit Yellow color of Tata Harrier then on the inside you will see yellow accents over the door handles and the dashboard. Alongside the all-new gear knob and terrain mode selector looks very slick!
The talking point everywhere is the all-new steering wheel presented by Tata in their newer cars which has an illuminated Tata logo in between and is 4 spoke wheel steering with all new buttons over the steering. Ambient lighting is also added to the Sunroof alongside the Dashboard is coined as Moonlighting by Tata. Something never seen in this price segment til now. This addition makes the whole car feel extremely modern and makes it stand out from the rest of the competition.
Tata Harrier Features
The all-new Harrier contains many more features let’s list them all:
- 10-speaker JBL sound surround system.
- It comes with 4 voice assistants now like Tata’s own voice assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s assistant.
- Tata Connected Vehicle Technology (IRA 2.0) gets more updates and is more refined no.
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Wireless Charging and Type C charger with 45W support.
- Electronic parking brake and Auto Hill Hold assist
- 7 airbags for added safety in the Knee region
- 360-degree camera
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
- ADAS with 11 features.
- Memory function in driver and co-driver seats.
- Ventilated seats for front row.
- Ambient climate control.
- Rain-sensing wipers.
- Winged headrest.
- Cooled storage and armrest.
- Air Purifier.
The list boasts the very updates, right? Even I was shocked to see so many changes.
Tata Harrier Engine
The place where Tata’s hasn’t changed much is under the bonnet, it is powered by a 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual and a six-speed torque converter unit. This engine has figures of 168bhp and 350Nm. It is worthwhile to mention that rumors of the Petrol option sound like not on Tata’s work plan, but at the same time, an electric Tata Harrier based on the same facelift is expected to meet us soon. This engine is sourced by Fiat and is also seen among other options like the Jeep Compass and MG Hector lineup too.
Tata Harrier Variants and Pricing
Tata’s new language is also called variants as Personas and they are from Smart, Pure, Adventure, Adventure Plus, Fearless, and Fearless Plus. Pricing is not yet revealed but it looks most probably on the lines of current pricing itself which was around Rs. 14 Lakhs to Rs. 22 Lakhs depending upon the variant. By the way #DARK edition is also coming with Adventure Plus and above personas.
Tata Harrier Colors
Tata has come up with updated color options available with facelifted variants are Sunlit Yellow, Coral Red, Pebble Grey, Lunar White, Oberon Black, Seaweed Green, and Ash Grey. In my liking is honestly the #DARK edition of Tata harrier with Blacked-out accents and Oberon Black colour.
Well, Tata has honestly nailed it with the new Tata Harrier, especially in the styling and features department where it does get various bases conquered as compared to it’s rivals and hence, it makes certainly a great option for most people. However, the much-awaited petrol option could have made the shift since all new government laws are making it more of a Petrol and alternative fuel options more feasible in comparison to Diesel cars and that’s where Tata Harrier lacks!
It’s a fabulous car, in my opinion. It is interesting to note that Tata’s Harrier and Safari don’t have any crash rating yet, even over the older version; sources suggest that we would be soon seeing it with Bharat NCAP testing.
Even just like previously where the lineup made it too complex to choose the right variant for self, the all-new personas are also something that will take time to get a hang on. It’s just personal thinking, but do you also find that the new Tata Harrier is becoming more and more like Land Rover Discovery with which it shares Omega Arc platform,do let us know what are your views over the all-new Tata Harrier.