Tata Safari Facelift Spied in India

  • Expected to launch next year
  • Will get a completely new front-end
  • New turbo-petrol engine to be introduced

February 22, 2023     Team CarLelo
Tata Safari Facelift Spied in India

Tata Motors will soon be launching the 2023 Safari with updated features and ADAS-Tech with bookings already underway. Now, latest spy shots reveal the mid-life facelift model of the SUV being tested on Indian roads. We take a closer look.

Tata Safari Facelift: Exterior Design and Interior Features

The spy shots give us a glimpse of an all-new front end for the facelifted Safari. While clad in heavy camouflage, you can make out the updated split headlight setup that is now set vertically and towards the edges. The grille too gets a vertical slat design with a LED light bar sitting just above it. If you think this looks a bit familiar, it is because we have just seen these design cues on the Harrier EV Concept that was showcased during the 2033 Delhi Auto Expo.

The silhouette of the Safari Facelift will stay the same, except for the new black twin 5-spoke alloy wheels. The rear end of the updated SUV is expected to feature sleeker and slimmer connected LED tail lights and a reworked bumper.

Since the Safari is already getting a major interior upgrade next month, the facelifted model will get very minimal changes on the inside. Expect features like a new 10.25-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, connected car tech, a digital instrument cluster, dual-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, ventilated front seats, a 360-degree camera, and more to be part of the package. The upgraded Safari is also believed to come equipped with ADAS-features like Auto Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, High Beam Assist, Blind Spot Detection, Traffic Sign Detection and Lane Change Alert. 

Tata Safari Facelift: Powertrain Details

Expect Tata to offer the same powertrain choice on the Safari Facelift as the current model, a 2-litre turbo diesel making 170 bhp with 350 Nm of peak torque. Transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.

It is being speculated that the automaker could also introduce a new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine with this update. The powertrain would be capable of churning out 170 bhp alongside 280 Nm peak torque. Transmission duty would be either handled by a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. 

Tata Safari Facelift: Launch and Rivals

The facelifted Tata Safari is slated to go on sale around early-mid 2024. Upon launch, it will compete with the likes of the Hyundai Alcazar, Mahindra XUV700, and the recently updated MG Hector Plus.

Read Also: Tata Harrier and Safari ADAS Bookings Open in India

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