Photo of 2023 Tata Harrier Facelift

Tata Engines has taken the wraps off the 2023 Harrier facelift, which highlights a much more chic plan, a redone cabin and bounty of upmarket highlights. It’s the primary midlife plan revive for the SUV, which has been on deal since January 2019. And in this report, we are planning to clarify how much of an overhaul is the facelifted Harrier when compared to the outgoing model.

The pre-facelift Harrier was as of now a great looking show to start with. And with the upgrade, Tata has taken the Harrier’s forceful deportment a score up.

It now features a closed off grille with a connected LED DRLs (a design touch not available in pre facelift) with welcoming and goodbye function. Like before, you continue to get a split headlamp setup, but in the new car, they are now LEDs and housed in an aggressively styled triangular housing.

No major changes have been made to the sheet metal in the side profile. However, the wheel designs are new and is a size larger at 19-inches, while there is a ‘Harrier’ badging on the front door.

At the rear, the facelifted Harrier now gets a new set of connected LED tail lamps that have a sharper motif, taking the X factor up a notch. A tweaked rear bumper design rounds off the overall design updates made to the Harrier.

The overall dashboard layout and design of the 2023 Harrier facelift is same as before, but in the new car, the lines are sharper, giving it a sleeker and upmarket look. Depending on the variant you pick, the  Like before, there is a floating touchscreen infotainment system, which has now been upgraded from a 10.25-inch screen to a larger 12.3-inch unit.

The four-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters, featuring an illuminated Tata logo, is new and welcome. And behind it is the presence of a fully digital 10.25-inch driver’s display, which is an upgrade from the earlier 7-inch unit.

Also, changes have been made in the lower central console as well. You now get a Land Rover-like gear lever for the automatic variants and the terrain selector mode now gets a display in between to show which one you have selected. Really cool!

New features onboard the 2023 Harrier include a fully digital 10.25-inch fully digital driver’s display, a larger 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a knee airbag (total: 7), powered tailgate with gesture opening, rear sunshades and powered co-driver’s seat.

Other kits such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, connected car tech, ventilated front seats, panoramic sunroof, keyless entry with push button start, electronic stability control and ADAS have been carried forward from before.

No change has been made here as the Harrier continues with its existing 170PS 2-litre diesel engine, teamed with a 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions. One change comes in the form of paddle shifters in the facelifted Harrier for a more involving drive experience.

Considering the number of changes, you can expect the facelifted Harrier to command a premium over the outgoing model that was priced from Rs 15.2 lakh (ex-showroom). It will continue to lock horns with the MG Hector, Mahindra XUV700 5-seater and Jeep Compass. Apart from that, it will also lock horns with compact SUVs such as Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.