So, Tata Motors launched the Harrier/Safari Facelift, and in this update, it got some big update like more ADAS features, exterior redesigned for bold look, new features, and so on. But today, Tata confirmed it’ll be launching the Turbo Petrol engine for the SUV by next year.
Tata Safari/Harrier Turbo Petrol: What you need to know!
Tata Motors showcased the 1.5 L 4 Cylinder Turbo Petrol engine at the Auto Expo 2023 which produced 167.67 BHP and 280 NM of torque. The expected options of Transmission could be the 6 Speed Manual, and 7 Speed DCT Transmission. A Petrol option benefits the customers, and the Tata Motors. The Harrier range starts from Rs. 15.49 Lakh for Manual, Automatic variants start at Rs. 19.99 Lakh, Sunroof Variants start at Rs. 18.69 Lakh, and the ADAS variant starts at Rs. 21.69 Lakh.
The Safari on the other hand, starts at Rs. 16.19 Lakh for Manual, Automatic at Rs. 20.69 Lakh, Sunroof at Rs. 19.39 Lakh, and Rs. 22.49 Lakh for the ADAS variant. With the launch of the Turbo Petrol engine, the SUV could become even more affordable by Rs. 1 Lakh making it accessible to wider audience. It’s rivals like the Hyundai Alcazar, Mahindra XUV700, and MG Hector all has more sales than the Harrier/Safari because of the fuel options.
There are reports that states the Harrier/Safari could have performed much better in sales than it currently does if the Petrol option was available. Meanwhile, Tata Motors is also working the electric version of the SUVs with possibility of 4×4 available for off-roading. The range could be somewhere between 500 – 600 KMs given the Harrier 4×4 drive type was showcased at the Auto Expo 2023.
Nevertheless, the Harrier and Safari until next year will continue with the 2.0 L 4 Cylinder Turbo Diesel Engine generating 167.67 BHP and 350 NM of torque mated to 6 Speed Manual and Automatic Gearbox.