Tata Motors loves to introduce special editions of the vehicles in its product portfolio, which is a great thing as it allows its buyers to experience a level of uniqueness while keeping their products up to date. Following the introduction of the Dark and Kaziranga editions, the Indian manufacturer has introduced yet another edition, called the Jet Edition. As the name suggests, this edition draws inspiration from the comfort and luxury levels offered by Business Jets. Limited to only the SUVs (excluding the Punch) in Tata’s lineup, the Jet Edition aims to deliver a more premium experience over the vanilla versions. So, what does one get by opting for the Jet Edition? Read on to find out.
What’s it like on the outside?
Looks are the first thing that draws anyone’s attention, and the Jet Edition SUVs do a fantastic job of it. Finished in a dual-tone shade of what Tata calls Starlight, the cars are painted in Earthy Bronze body colour contrasted by a platinum silver roof. To further complement the livery, the alloy wheels are finished in Jet Black, matte black lettering for the badges and Granite Black roof rails. Additionally, the chrome grille and bezel surrounding the headlamps on the Safari and Harrier are finished in black. Meanwhile, the beltline on the Nexon and Nexon EV also receives a blacked-out finish.
And the cabin is like?
The bronze treatment continues onto the cabin on the dashboard, around the door handles and other interior panels giving the cabin a dual-tone bronze-black look. The seats are draped in luxurious Oyster white leatherette covers with contrasting bronze stitching, delivering that business-class feel. The front headrests on all the SUVs get ‘#Jet’ inscribed in bronze. Additionally, only the Safari comes with more premium head restraints for the second row that folds inwards from either side for extra support and comfort. As for specs variant-wise, the Nexon is based on the top-spec XZ+(P) trim, while the Nexon EV is based on the XZ+ Lux trim. Meanwhile, the Safari and Harrier Jet Editions are based on their respective XZ+ trims.
Apart from being feature-loaded, the Jet Edition SUVs get a few more features to stand out from the standard top-spec variants. While the Nexon gets a wireless charger, the Safari and Harrier have been updated with additional safety features like panic brake alert, driver drowsiness alert and post-impact braking. Furthermore, there are Type-C USB ports in all rows.
And under the hood?
Sadly, nothing new here. All the Jet Edition SUVs continue to be powered by the same respective powertrains that they come with. The Nexon is offered with a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol unit and a 1.5-litre diesel, both paired with a six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. The Nexon EV, on the other hand, is capable of delivering 127bhp and 24.98kgm in the Prime trim, and 141bhp and 25.49kgm in the Max trim.
Not under the hood, but the Harrier does see a significant update — disc brakes all-around for the Jet Edition. In addition, the mechanical handbrake has been replaced with an electronic handbrake with an Auto Hold function.
How much do they cost then?
Tata Motor’s Jet Edition sits above the standard top-spec variants of the above-mentioned SUVs. Regarding pricing, the Nexon Jet Edition is available in two variants with prices starting from Rs 12.14 lakh. As for the Harrier, the Jet Edition of the SUV carries a sticker price starting at Rs 20.90 lakh, meanwhile, the Safari Jet Edition fetches a price tag that starts from Rs 21.35 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom.