Tata Harrier, Safari get new XTA+ variants

    Harrier XTA+ priced from Rs 19.14 lakh (ex-showroom) and available in standard and Dark edition; Safari XTA+ priced at Rs 20.09 lakh (ex-showroom).

    Published On Aug 10, 2021 03:28:00 PM


    The Tata Harrier and Safari are now available with new automatic variants in XTA+ mid-spec trim. Positioned between the XMA and XZA trims, the new XTA+ variants offer a more affordable alternative to the XZA – the Harrier XTA+ is cheaper by Rs 47,000 while the Safari XTA+ is down by a more notable Rs 87,000. The Harrier XTA+ is additionally available with the Dark Edition package.

    • Harrier XTA+ available in standard and Dark Edition
    • Prices undercut higher-spec XZA by up to Rs 87,000
    • Equipment shared with respective XT+ manual variants

    Tata Harrier XTA+: what’s to know

    Priced at Rs 19.14 lakh for the standard and Rs 19.34 lakh for the Dark Edition respectively, the Harrier XTA+ adds the convenience of the 6-speed automatic variant to the mid-spec XT+ trim for a Rs 1.3 lakh premium over the manual. The XTA+ Dark Edition is now the most affordable Harrier automatic in the Dark Edition line-up with prices down by Rs 1.75 lakh over the higher-spec XZA+ Dark edition.

    There is no change to the equipment list compared to the manual XT+ which gets kit such as 17-inch alloys, 7.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay connectivity, key-less go, rear view camera, auto headlamp and wipers, auto climate control, cruise control and a panoramic sunroof. Safety kit includes dual airbags, ABS, ESP and traction control to name a few.

    Tata Safari XTA+: what’s new

    Similar to the Harrier, the biggest talking point for the Safari XTA+ is the addition of the 6-speed automatic gearbox to the existing XT+ trim. Prices here are also up by Rs 1.3 lakh over the regular manual with no feature enrichment.

    Equipment carried over from the XT+ manual includes a panoramic sunroof, auto headlamp and wipers, keyless go, ambient lighting, 18-inch alloys, tyre pressure monitor and a 7.0-inch touchscreen with connected car tech.

    Tata Harrier, Safari XTA+: engine and gearbox

    Both of Tata’s SUVs use the same 170hp, 350Nm, 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine. In these XTA+ variants, it is paired with a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.

    Tata Harrier, Safari: rivals

    Coming to rivals, the Harrier goes up against mid-size five-seater SUVs such as the MG Hector, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and Skoda Kushaq. The Safari meanwhile takes on SUVs with three rows such as the MG Hector Plus, Mahindra XUV500 and Hyundai Alcazar.

    Tata India: future launches

    Tata’s next big launch for the Indian market is expected to be its all-new micro-SUV that was previewed at the 2020 Auto Expo as the HBX concept. The HBX will rival Hyundai's upcoming Casper small SUV and also go up against models such as the Maruti Suzuki Ignis.

    Also see:

    Dark edition for Tata Tiago NRG a possibility

    Vivek Srivatsa on the 2021 Tata Tiago NRG, growing sales over pandemic and more

    Tata Safari production crosses 10,000 unit milestone

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