Tata Motors has updated its Dark Edition lineup—more specifically the Dark Edition SUV lineup—for 2023. As you know, the #DARK SUV lineup includes Nexon Dark Edition, Harrier Dark Edition and Safari Dark Edition. The following is the list of ex-showroom prices:
|Model||Regular model base price||#DARK edition base price|
|Nexon petrol||7.80 lakh||12.35 lakh|
|Nexon diesel||9.99 lakh||13.70 lakh|
|Harrier||15.00 lakh||21.77 lakh|
|Safari 7S||15.65 lakh||22.61 lakh|
|Safari 6S||22.26 lakh||22.71 lakh|
Yes, the basic formula is the same as before. The cars get completely drenched in black, but as you can probably see, this time around, the exterior gets subtle flashes of red: on the grille, calipers and the #DARK branding on the front fenders, in an attempt to produce sinister looks. On the inside, things are not subtle, as the seats are upholstered in Carnelian Red leatherette. You can also notice the handles in the same red color, and the floor mats have a red outlining as well. The rest of the things are in black.
Since these #DARK Editions are based on the range-topping XZ+ trims, you get all the creature comforts and safety equipment you could possibly need. These include a 10.2-inch central touchscreen; a 6-way power driver seat with memory and welcome function; ventilated front seats (Safari 6S gets two-row ventilated seats); a 9-speaker JBL audio system; a panoramic sunroof with mood lighting; iRA connected car technology; a wireless smartphone charging pad; A-type and C-type charging ports, and a few more.
Passive safety includes 6 airbags. And as you might have heard, the 2023 Harrier and Safari models have been updated with ADAS—which include Autonomous Emergency Braking (including pedestrian and cyclist detection), Forward Collision Warning, Rear Collision Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Detection, Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert, and High Beam Assist.
No mechanical changes. The 2023 Harrier and Safari lineup continues to be powered by a Fiat-sourced 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine that pumps out 125 kW (170 metric hp) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. The engine can be coupled with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Petrol powertrain options continue to be unavailable.
As for the Nexon Dark Edition, well, the design team at Tata Motors has decided to make the outer part of the fog light surround red as opposed to making the calipers red. On the inside, the lower spoke of the flat-bottom steering is red as opposed to the handles we saw in the Harrier-Safari duo above.
Other key highlights of the Nexon Dark Edition include a 7-inch touchscreen; 8-speakers; Android Auto & Apple CarPlay connectivity; iRA connected car technology; height-adjustable driver’s seat; ventilated front seats; auto AC; rear AC vents; cruise control, and more. Safety equipment includes dual front airbags; ABS with EBD; front fog lights with cornering function; rear defogger; TPMS, and a few more.
No mechanical changes. The 2023 Nexon lineup continues to offer 1.2L 3-cylinder turbo petrol and 1.5L 4-cylinder turbo diesel options. The petrol pumps out 88 kW (120 metric hp) and 170 Nm (125 lb-ft), while the diesel dishes out 84.5 kW (115 metric hp) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft). Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed AMT.