After the unveiling of the Harrier EV at the Auto Expo 2023, reports have emerged suggesting that Tata Motors is planning to introduce a facelifted version of the Harrier, inspired by the Harrier EV. The updated Tata Harrier has been spotted several times undergoing test runs on public roads, indicating that the facelifted model will be launched in India before the end of 2023. To provide a glimpse of the changes, a digital rendering comparison has been created to showcase the expected appearance of the Harrier facelift in comparison to the current model.
In a YouTube video uploaded by “Bagrawala Designs,” digital renderings of the current Tata Harrier and an imagined version of the Harrier facelift are presented side by side. The video aims to illustrate the potential exterior differences between the current model and the upcoming facelifted version, set to debut by the end of 2023.
In terms of the front fascia, the digital rendering of the Harrier facelift exhibits sharper design elements compared to the current Harrier. Taking inspiration from the Harrier EV showcased at the Auto Expo 2023, the facelifted model features sleek triangular headlamp housings instead of the larger ones seen on the current model.
While the grille maintains its sleek trapezoidal shape, it receives mild restyling with new daytime running LEDs that span the width of the front profile in the form of a single LED light bar. This light bar extends downwards, forming a “T” shape reminiscent of the Tata Motors logo.
Looks similar to the current version from side
The side profile of the Tata Harrier facelift showcases minimal changes in comparison to the current version. It maintains its muscular appearance with chrome garnish on the C-pillar and a chrome finish along the window waistline. Notably, the facelifted Harrier features concept car-inspired alloy wheels, which may differ from the final production model.
At the rear, the Harrier facelift retains the windscreen, roof spoiler, and rear bumper design of the current model. However, the facelifted version introduces LED tail lamps, similar to the current model, along with an LED light bar spanning the width of the boot lid, akin to many modern SUVs. The thick body cladding on the rear bumper features a thin chrome strip along its upper edge.
The Tata Harrier facelift is expected to arrive in showrooms during the last quarter of 2023 and will feature notable visual enhancements both inside and out. It will retain the existing features and be powered by the same 2.0-litre diesel engine, available with a choice of 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions, as found in the current Harrier.