Tata Motors recently launched the updated 2023 Harrier and Tata Safari with new features, but an extensive facelift is in the works. The Harrier EV displayed at Auto Expo 2023 previewed the design changes set to be applied on both vehicles. The latest spy shots of the updated Safari reveal plentiful new details.
New Design Changes
This is the first time the facelifted Tata Safari has been spotted with production-spec LED headlamps which seem to be vertically stacked. Above the unit is the new grille design and what looks like the LED DRLs spanning the entire width of the dash. In profile, you can see the redesigned alloys underneath the camo, while the rear-end is expected to get revised tail lamps and bumper.
Minor Cabin Changes
The cabin of the facelifted Tata Safari will get minor design changes, including a Land Rover-like gear lever. The steering wheel controls will have gloss black and silver touches. Apart from that, the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system and 7-inch digital driver’s display will be carried forward as well.
Underneath the hood, the 1.5-litre T-GDI petrol engine that debuted at Auto Expo 2023 could make its way into the facelifted Safari. It will be sold alongside the 170PS, 2-litre diesel engine. Both units should get manual and automatic transmission options, with the petrol engine likely to get a DCT.
Tata is expected to take the wraps of the facelifted Safari sometime around 2024. It could command a few extra bucks over the current model that is priced from Rs 15.65 lakh (ex-showroom). It will lock horns with the Hyundai Alcazar, Mahindra XUV700, and the MG Hector Plus.