The Harrier and Safari have been incredibly successful in the Indian market. The combined share of both SUVs is 41.2 percent. Tata Motors has introduced a new variant of the Harrier and Safari. It is called XTA+ and it will sit above the XT+ variant. The new variant will further help in strengthening the market position of the SUVs. The Harrier’s XTA+ variant is priced at Rs. 19.14 lakhs ex-showroom while the Safari’s XTA+ variant starts at Rs. 20.08 lakhs ex-showroom.
The XTA+ variant adds an automatic transmission to the XT+ variant which was not available earlier. There is also a panoramic sunroof available on this variant. You can also get the Dark Edition with the Harrier’s XTA+ but for that, you would have to pay extra. It costs Rs. 19.34 lakhs ex-showroom. The XTA+ is Rs. 1.3 lakhs more expensive than the regular XT+ and the same goes for the Dark Edition too.
The Safari’s XT+ variant costs Rs. 18.78 lakhs ex-showroom. So, the XTA+ variant costs Rs. 1.3 lakhs more. As of now, Tata has not launched any Dark Edition of the Safari but there is an Adventure Persona Edition available that comes with cosmetic upgrades over the standard Safari.
Commenting on the introduction of these new variant, Mr. Vivek Srivatsa, Head – Marketing, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors said, “We are ecstatic at the response received by the Harrier and the Safari. The sheer love of our customers has helped us attain the pole position in the high SUV segment. Keeping our customer’s requirement as the top most priority and in line with our New Forever philosophy of continuously updating our portfolio with new products and features, we are delighted to introduce the latest variants – The Harrier XTA+ and The Safari XTA+. Equipped with two of the most demanded features, these XTA+ variants will come equipped with a 6 speed Automatic Transmission providing an effortless driving experience and a Panoramic Sunroof with functionalities like Global Close, Anti Pinch & Rain Sensing closure to name a few.”
The engine and gearbox stay the same on both the SUVs. Both are offered with a 2.0-litre Kyrotech diesel engine that produces 170 PS of max power and 350 Nm of peak torque. You can get it with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
Both the SUVs comes with a panoramic sunroof, soft-touch dashboard, push button to start/stop, rear parking camera, automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, cruise control, rear armrest, LED Daytime Running Lamps, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, electrically foldable outside rearview mirrors and speakers sourced from Harman.
The Harrier gets 17-inch alloy wheels or 18-inches if you get the Dark Edition. Safari being a more premium SUV gets more equipment such as 18-inch alloy wheels, mood lighting, tyre pressure monitoring system and iRA connectivity.