The Tata Harrier Facelift has been spotted while undergoing testing in India. According to market reports, the domestic carmaker will launch the redesigned SUV in the country in early 2024. Before its launch, the SUV caught market attention with several spy photos emerging on the digital platform. As seen in recent spy pictures, the facelifted Harrier will get a two-spoke multifunction steering wheel, similar to the new Safari SUV. Also, there will be a sizable touchscreen infotainment system in the central console. In India, the current model retails between Rs 15 lakh-24.07 lakh (ex-showroom, India). There is no official confirmation, but industry speculations claim that the facelift model could command a hefty premium over the existing version. Now, let's take a closer look at the recently surfaced spy shots of the SUV.
Tata Harrier Facelift: Key Interior Details
According to the spy photos, the Harrier facelift will have an updated interior with new central AC vents and a touch-based screen for HVAC controls. A new gear lever, similar to the one seen in the Curvv concept, and a rotary selector for driving modes are also apparent. The upcoming Harrier facelift is anticipated to be equipped with Tata Motors' brand-new two-spoke steering wheel, which will have a digital display, an illuminated emblem, and perhaps paddle shifters. These improvements will also be incorporated into the updated Safari. Further, the SUV will boast features like an electronic parking brake, a panoramic sunroof, as well as an auto-dimming IRVM.
Tata Harrier Facelift: Engine and Transmission
Speaking of the powertrain, the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine churning out 168bhp of maximum power and 350Nm of peak torque is anticipated to remain under the hood of the Harrier facelift, along with the 6-speed manual and automatic gears that are already available. Apart from that, the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine also producing 168bhp, which was also displayed at the 2023 Auto Expo in January this year, might be offered with the all-new model.
Tata Harrier Facelift: Design
The fascia of the most recent test mule appears to be mainly comparable to that of the older Harrier while being heavily camouflaged. The split headlight style it will most likely have differs just a little from the test mules for the Safari facelift. However, it will have redesigned taillights and headlights that are joined by an LED bar, similar to those on the Safari.
Tata Harrier Facelift: Expected Price and India Launch
The new Harrier will compete with the Jeep Compass, the MG Hector, and the Mahindra XUV700 when it arrives in the Indian market. The Harrier makeover is anticipated to go into production by September, with an October launch likely. The facelift is anticipated to cost somewhat more than the Harrier's existing price range of Rs 15 lakh to Rs 24.07 lakh (ex-showroom, India).