Although the Safari was developed in 2021, the Tata Harrier has been available for purchase since 2019. Nevertheless, despite Tata having a regular presence there with its other products, neither of the two cars ever made it to the Global NCAP crash examination laboratory. The facelifted Tata Harrier and Safari have been nominated for the freshly released Bharat NCAP crash tests, so things will adjust—albeit with a twist. The two flagship Tatas have reportedly been sent off for the crash tests, and the final findings are currently being awaited, according to carandbike.

Equally, as part of the midlife upgrade, SUVs have undergone a number of inside and exterior changes.

The flagship Tatas are among a group of more than 30 cars and lorries that several automakers had designated for the Bharat NCAP crash tests. The OMEGARC system, which is derived from Land Rover’s D8 design and served as the foundation for the previous generation Evoque and the Discovery Sport, forms the bulk of the basis for the Harrier and Safari. Tata significantly redesigned and localised the monocoque OMEGARC platform to make it more cost-effective.

The updated Harrier and Safari both have six airbags as standard.

There is little information available on the structural upgrades made to SUVs, although they now come standard with six airbags, with more expensive models adding a knee airbag. Other safety features include seat belt reminders for all seats, ISOFIX child seat anchors, traction control, digital balancing control, hill hold command, and rollover mitigation. Naturally, there is level 1 ADAS as well.

The Bharat NCAP crash tests include frontal offset barrier test at 64 kmph, side impact, pedestrian safety test, and side pole impact test for vehicles that received more than three stars of safety. Through the delivery of a number of its vehicles, including the Baleno, Brezza, and Grand Vitara, Maruti Suzuki confirmed its involvement in the BNCAP. Although we assume the list will surely include the recently unveiled Exter, Hyundai had also confirmed that it had sent several automobiles but hadn’t yet identified the names.