Tata Motors is all set to bring facelift versions of its popular Harrier and Safari to the Indian market in stages. The petrol and EV are now pending after the diesel. The test mules of both SUVs have been recently spotted albeit in a heavily camouflaged manner. The refreshed models are likely to come with a host of cosmetic changes as we saw in the facelift launch in October 2023.
Features list as we know will include 360-degree surround camera system, ADAS, ventilated seats and a wireless charging system and other features which we saw in the facelift. When launched, they will be identical to the diesel cars that just have been launched in October 2023.
Under the hood, the most prominent change that might manifest will be in the form of a petrol engine for both SUVs. Given the fact that Mahindra has aggressively priced petrol versions of its XUV 700 and Scorpio N, Tata must have felt the need for the gasoline heart for both Harrier and Safari. The company is reportedly working on a 1.5-litre turbocharged version of its petrol engine which is likely to put out 150 bhp of max power.
The availability of the petrol engines for both Harrier and Safari is likely to bring down the starting price of both SUVs, making them more affordable to buy for a range of prospective buyers. Tata almost confirms there is some difficulties in the process and it will take another year to get it right. The lack of home made automatic gearbox, getting the engine to have a 20 year of regulation compliance ready and being reliable and fun to drive the core ideas. We are going to see the 1.2 petrol TGDi which is also a brand new engine come early in 2024 with the CURVV SUV which is a Skoda Kushaq rival.