Tata Motors has revealed that last month, the sales of its passenger vehicles in India increased by 7 per cent. In October 2023, the Indian automaker sold 48,337 units in the home market, however, in the same month the previous year, the firm sold 45,217 units domestically. Both electric and internal combustion engine-powered vehicles are included in this figure. Besides this, the manufacturer confirmed that the sales of its electric vehicles in October witnessed a dramatic surge of 28 per cent. In both domestic and foreign markets, the company sold 5,465 electric vehicle units, an increase over the 4,277 units delivered in the same month last year. For those unaware, the current EV lineup of Tata Motors in India comprises models such as the Nexon EV, the Tigor EV, and the Tiago EV. The carmaker is also gearing up to launch the Punch EV shortly.
Tata Motors October Sales Figures
Tata Motors sold 48,637 passenger vehicles overall last month, experiencing a boost of 7 per cent from 45,423 units sold in the same month last year. This figure includes both domestic and foreign markets' sales of electric and internal combustion engine-powered vehicles. According to a regulatory filing from the firm, the company's total domestic sales increased by 6 per cent to 80,825 units last month from 76,537 units in October last year. Last month, Tata Motors sold 82,954 units overall, up 5.89 per cent from 78,335 units in the same month in 2022, the company announced. It also asserted that in October of this year, its exports of passenger cars increased significantly by 46 per cent.
Compared to 206 units registered in the same month previous year, it shipped 300 passenger cars to foreign markets last month. The auto giant has been making a lot of effort to take a bigger share of the rapidly expanding Indian SUV industry in recent years. A few weeks ago, it rolled out the 2023 iteration of the Safari and Harrier SUVs for the Indian market to meet this objective. In fact, before this, the company also launched the ICE and EV versions of the all-new Nexon Let's take a look at the important details about the newly launched models.
2023 Tata Harrier, Safari: Engine Details and Features
In terms of powertrain, both SUVs are powered by the same 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine, which is mated to an automatic or six-speed manual torque converter transmission. This BS6 phase-2 compliant unit has been tuned to produce 350Nm of peak torque and 168bhp of maximum power.
When it comes to the feature list, the facelifted SUVs come with a redesigned gear lever with a mode selector dial, ambient lighting, a 12-speaker JBL system, powered and ventilated front seats, a wireless charger, an air purifier, an ADAS suite, a four-spoke steering wheel with an illuminated Tata logo, an all-digital instrument cluster with navigation, dual-zone climate control, touch-based HVAC controls, and a panoramic sunroof, among other amenities.
2023 Tata Harrier, Safari: Exterior Highlights
A bunch of visual modifications have been made to the Harrier and Safari facelifts to give them a more modern appearance without drastically deviating from their original designs. The 2023 Tata Safari has a reworked front fascia with tweaked headlamps, fog light casings, and a new grille. An expanded DRL light bar with signature lights for "Welcome" and "Goodbye" is part of its front profile. The SUV's rear end has an identical light bar in addition to updated alloys.
The updated Tata Harrier also boasts a more sophisticated exterior that lends it a sportier look. Moreover, it features a new vertical housing for the headlights and fog lights, a revised front grille, and an extended LED tail light bar alongside the Safari's front counterpart of an expanded DRL bar.
2023 Tata Harrier, Safari: Colour Options and Pricing Details
The Sunlit Yellow, Coral Red, Pebble Grey, Lunar White, Oberon Black, Seaweed Green, and Ash Grey are the available paint jobs for the new Harrier. In contrast, the 2023 Safari is available in seven different exterior colour schemes: Cosmic Gold, Galactic Sapphire, Lunar Slate, Oberon Black, Stardust Ash, Stellar Frost, and Supernova Copper. Both SUVs can also be had in a striking "Dark" variant.
Regarding cost, the Harrier Facelift has a starting price of Rs 15.49 lakh and goes up to Rs 26.44 lakh. However, the Harrier is less expensive than the new Safari, which presently retails for between Rs 16.19 lakh and Rs 27.34 lakh. All mentioned figures are ex-showroom.