Tata is going to have a mega second half of the year. In the next few months, it is going to completely change the look of its entire lineup. We have the Nexon facelift and Harrier/Safari facelift. Tata is testing all these cars. Now we have close-up spy shots of the Safari facelift. In today’s article, let’s talk about the Safari facelift 2023.
Exterior spy shots
The spy shots were sent to us by one of our readers, Intrinsic Thinker, on Twitter. In this, we get a close-up look at the Safari facelift. Starting from the front, we have a new upright grille a major change from the sloping one we have on the current model. Above that, we seem to have a new element separating the grille from the bonnet. Headlamp housing has shrunk in size, but this could be just due to the camo. We can also see the new alloy wheel design. Coming to the rear, we can see a new tailgate design.
Safari facelift 2023 – Interior shots
We also get a slight sneak peek into the interiors. At the centre, we have a probable new 12-inch floating infotainment system. Below them, we have new AC vents. We can’t get a proper view below that, but we seem to have full-touch sensitive AC controls. Another major change seems to be the new centre console with a Nexon EV-like rotary drive mode selector. Tata has also changed the gear lever giving it a more premium look. We get to see the new two-spoke steering wheel, which is still a mystery.
The Safari facelift is rumoured to come with the new 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine Tata showcased at the Auto Expo. This engine is capable of producing 165bhp and 280Nm of torque. Still, this engine could debut later on the Curvv and then make its way on the Safari facelift. The diesel 2.0-litre unit will continue on the facelift. Both engines should come with manual and automatic gearboxes.
Safari facelift 2023 – Launch timeline
According to rumours, Tata plans to launch several new SUVs by the end of this year. In this timeline, the Safari facelift could be launched by September or October this year. Pricing-wise, the Safari facelift could be Rs Rs 60k to 80k more expensive than the current top model pricing.
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