Expect better cabin experience and more style
Tata Harrier is a hugely successful nameplate from the Indian manufacturer. The SUV has been in huge demand since its market debut. The butch proportions, intimidating stance, comfortable cabin, powerful diesel engine and striking design are all loved by people across the country. However, the Harrier is awaiting a major facelift and leaked information around the same suggest heartwarming updates incoming.
2022 Tata Harrier Facelift Feature Revisions:
Recently we had spied a Harrier mule on test in Bangalore, chased it for a couple of kilometers (and still couldn’t get a snap. Sigh!) and it seems there is a lot to expect on the equipment front. The outgoing Harrier is decently kitted and offers ample amounts of comfort features and equipment. However, the facelift is expected to add a lot to it, alongside improving the existing ones. 2022 Tata Harrier would come with a fully digital instrument cluster (the current vehicle has an analogue-digital combination cluster). We could spot this on the mule.
The new SUV will have a bigger touchscreen for the infotainment system. Although we saw it on the mule, the camo and limited visibility inside made it impossible to guess the screen size. However, presence of cameras on rear view mirrors confirm the previous rumours of Harrier facelift getting 360 parking cams. But that’s not it. Trustworthy sources suggest that the vehicle will come with ADAS, which seems very convincing considering its key rival- the XUV 700 and the upcoming MG Hector, that have this onboard. Courtesy of the kit tweaks, you can expect a new design for the cabin and the dash.
2022 Tata Harrier Facelift: Expected Design Changes
In its exterior design, the Harrier facelift will have most of the changes confined to the front fascia. The mule had heavy camo up front, suggesting reworked headlamp, DRL, grille and bumper designs. Most of the side profile could stay untouched, except the wheels. The rear could also make do with smaller overhauls compared to those at the front.
Tata Harrier Facelift Possible Powertrains
In terms of powertrain, the new Harrier would most likely retain the existing 2.0L FCA-sourced Kryotec diesel engine. However, some reports sugget that Tata Motors could resurrect the 2.2 DICOR engine, in its BS6 form, for use on the new vehicle. This could be a great idea, as the proven DICOR can put up a worthy fight against the massive 2.2L mHawks of the XUV700 (and the Scorpio N, should that count as well!) and possibly annihilate the safety and practicality concerns posed by the FCA diesel. Details of this are scarce at the moment.
A lot of buzz has been around the possibility of a turbo petrol debuting on the Safari and the Harrier, but turns out these rumours would die as rumours! Tata Motors recently confirmed that they will not offer petrols on these SUVs owing to future emission norms. Thus, it would just the diesels that we should be expecting on the facelift…