Both the new Tata Safari and the Harrier is based on the Land Rover derived OMEGARC platform. Though both SUVs may look similar to you in first glance, there are a few distinct differences. Today we take a look at them.
Tata Motors recently launched the all-new Safari after showcasing it as the Gravitas concept during the 2019 Frankfurt Motor show and 2020 Delhi AutoExpo. The old Safari was in production for over two decades, becoming a beloved SUV and was one of the first vehicles to be launched in India that was marketed as a lifestyle product. The new Safari is based on the same platform as the Harrier, and the two SUVs are fairly similar. Today we came across this video that compares the top variants of the Harrier and the Safari.
The video has been uploaded Next Future on YouTube. The front-end of the new Tata Safari and the Harrier is very similar, but the former gets a new tri-arrow grille and headlight surrounds in chrome while the front skid plate is finished in silver. In the Harrier, all of these elements are black. Over to the side, the most obvious change is the longer length of the Safari to make room for the third row of seats. The Safari also gets a stepped roofline to make way for more headroom, new roof rails, and a larger quarter glass area to let more light come in the last row. The rear profile of the two SUVs is very different, with the Harrier having a curvier design. The Safari gets a more upright boot lid along with new taillights and a silver-finished rear skid plate.
The interior of the two SUVs are very similar, but the Tata Safari gets an exclusive dual-tone black and white interior theme that looks very premium and upmarket in comparison to the Harrier’s black and brown theme. The front-passenger seat for the Safari can be moved forward to free up more legroom for the rear passengers. The Safari also comes with a 6-seat configuration with captain seats for the middle row compared to the bench in the interior.
The feature list is also largely identical between the Tata Safari and Harrier. Both SUVs get features like auto projector headlights with LED DRLs with indicator function, LED taillights, an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, semi-digital instrument cluster, auto-dimming IRVM, cruise control, driving modes, rain-sensing wipers, height-adjustable driver’s seat, tilt and telescoping adjustable steering wheel, a tyre pressure monitoring system, an 8-speaker audio system and more. Safety features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, Hill Hold Assist, roll-over mitigation, and an Electronic Stability Program.
Prices for the Tata Safari range from Rs 14.69 lakh and goes up to Rs 21.45 lakh while the Harrier is priced between Rs 13.99 lakh and Rs 20.45 lakh, ex-showroom. Both SUVs are powered by the FCA-sourced 2-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine that produces 170 PS/350 Nm of peak power and torque figures. Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic.