Multinational automotive giant Tata Motors has launched the much-hyped Tata Safari SUV in India with prices ranging from Rs 14.69-21.45 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The flagship Tata SUV is the second generation model of the iconic ‘Safari’ nameplate. The 6/7-seater SUV is offered in seven trim levels – XE, XM, XT, XT+, XZ, XZ+ and Adventure Edition – and a new paint scheme choice. The 2021 Safari was unwrapped on Republic Day last month. The bookings of the Safari had commenced earlier this month.
Powered by the BS6 2.0L, 170hp Kryotec turbo-diesel engine new Safari gets the choice of 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT. The Safari sees the underpinnings of the Harrier, however turn out to be longer and taller. Some of the fascinating premium equipment in Safari comprise ergonomic 3rd-row seats, iRA – connected car tech, captain seats, electronic parking brake and R18 machined alloy wheels. The Safari line-up also features ‘Adventure Edition’ flaunting cosmetic tweaks on the exteriors and interiors.
Based on the Land Rover-derived Omega construction, the new Tata Safari does not feature a 4×4 loaded system in any of its trims. However, is expected to get it in near future. Its 2.0L, 1956cc inline 4-cylinder Kryotec turbo-diesel engine gives out 170hp at 3750rpm and 350Nm at 1750-2500rpm. The engine is similar to the one offered on the Tata Harrier SUV. Alongside, the gearbox options also remain identical with 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
The ‘Safari Adventure Edition’ top-end trim is priced at Rs 20.20 lakh (XZ+) and Rs 21.45 lakh (XZA) (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi). In addition to the cosmetic changes, it also features an exclusive new blue exterior shade called Tropical Mist. The 18-inch alloys come with a blacked-out guise, while there is a triangular treatment on the front grille and the roof rails. In comparison to the standard black-n-white interior theme, the Adventure edition dons a brown and white finish.
In terms of appearance, especially from the front, the latest-gen Safari borrows several cues from its younger sibling Harrier. Moreover, inside the cabin, there is a three-row setup on offer. Made available in a choice of 6- and 7-seater options, the former receives bench-type seat arrangement for the middle seat, whereas the latter is endowed with captain seats for the middle row. Further, the new black and beige cabin theme provides it with a premium appeal, while the remaining interior layout echoes the Harrier.
The tech and entertainment element comprise of an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, iRA connected car tech, 9-speaker JBL audio system, a 7.0-inch digital display, panoramic sunroof, Xenon HID headlamps, signature twin-light LED tail lamps, dual-tone 18-inch alloys and many more.
Safety and security of the occupants is taken care by the protection gears such as 6 airbags, terrain response modes, advanced ESP, all-disc brakes, hill hold/hill descent control, TPMS, electronic parking brake, perimetric alarm system and others.