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Should you buy the Tata Harrier ADAS now or wait for the facelift?

Written by Kanad Kalasur

Tata Motors’ Harrier has been selling in good numbers since its launch. Now, the Indian carmaker is already selling the refreshed version with ADAS features. However, we are also seeing test mules of the Facelift Harrier out on the roads which means that the launch of the car is very near.

Should one buy the Harrier now or wait for the facelift?

To answer this question, we first have to look at the facts in hand. The Harrier facelift is bound to get a price hike thanks to the new updates and features that Tata will offer.

In terms of visual changes, the test mule is camouflaged, but we can certainly make out some changes. Overall though, the car appears more of an evolution than an all-new model. Some aesthetic changes include a new front grille with horizontal slats, lower grille with horizontal slats to name a few.

Tata could offer revised headlamps and tail lamps. The test car has them covered up. The Harrier facelift could also get LED lighting all around with LED DRLs and more. Tata could also incorporate connected tail lights at the back as is the trend these days. Further, customers can also expect new design alloys with the Harrier facelift.

On the inside, we can expect the SUV to come with revised interior trims and upholstery. Tata could also offer Multi-coloured ambient lights. The car already comes with a revised infotainment system with a 10.25-inch touchscreen, a 9-speaker JBL audio and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Harrier also gets a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, and features like voice command in 6 languages along with connected car tech.

Hence, if diesel is the choice of engines it might make sense to get the current on sale at a lower price rather than the facelift which will most likely be priced higher. On the other hand, customers preferring a petrol motor could wait and see if the new Harrier comes with a petrol motor.

Powertrain of the Tata Harrier facelift

Tata could consider offering a petrol engine with the Harrier facelift. This could be a 2.0-litre turbo petrol unit with 168 BHP of power and 280 Nm of peak torque. As of now, the Harrier only comes with a 2.0-litre diesel engine rated at 168 BHP and 350 Nm. Transmission options are likely to include a 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox.

Competition of the Tata Harrier Facelift

The Harrier heads-up against the likes of the Mahindra XUV700, Mahindra Scorpio N and the MG Hector to name a few. Hence the facelift version has good competition in the market and staying competitive is the way to go.

Also Read – 2023 Tata Harrier launched with ADAS, Red Dark priced at INR 21.77 lakh.