Tata Motors has finally launched the long-awaited Tata Safari in India, with an introductory price of Rs 14.69 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). Bookings for the all-new Safari and Tata’s flagship SUV had begun earlier this month, with the amount being set at Rs 30,000.
Alongside the regular Safari, Tata also launched the Safari Adventure Edition, priced at Rs 20.20 lakh, which brings with it additions to the cosmetics of the car both to the interior and exterior, as well as an exclusive blue hue dubbed Tropical Mist.
The Adventure Edition also features 18-inch allows with a blackened out appearance as well as black finishes on the front grille and roof rails.
As for the interior of the Adventure edition, there is a brown and white finish instead of the standard Safari’s black and white dual done interior.
Design and Engine
The Tata Safari makes use of the Omega Arc platform that is used with Tata’s smaller Harrier SUV, on which the Safari is based. In terms of length, the Safari is 63mm longer and 80mm taller than the Harrier so as to accommodate the third row of seats.
One can also see the design is carried over from the Harrier, with the front profile being near identical.
When viewed from the side and rear, especially from the C-pillar, the differences in design are quite visible, with the Safari getting a rather bulkier look when compared to the slightly more subtle Harrier.
Additional design changes include roof rails to the top with the Safari branding, larger rear-quarter glass and a more upright rear section, complete with a new tailgate and new tail-lights.
In terms of the power, under the hood, the Safari makes use of the same 2.0 litre Kryotec turbo-diesel engine found on the Harrier, capable of providing 170 bhp and 350nm of torque. This is mated with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic, similar to the smaller Harrier,
As of now there is no 4×4 option, but since the platform in use is shared with Land Rover, we could expect to see an All Wheel Drive variant in the near future.
Interior and Features
Moving to the inside, the biggest stand out feature is undoubtedly the third row of seats, with the second-gen Safari coming with both 6-seater and 7-seater options, with the former coming with a bench set up for the middle row and the later featuring captain’s seats.
Do note, the 6-seat option, as of now is available only with the XZ+ variant.
The interior itself features a black and beige theme, providing a rather upmarket feel. The rest of the interior is shared with the Harrier, which is not a bad thing.
As for the equipment on offer, the Safari XZ+ trim is well equipped, since it gets 6 airbags, multiple terrain response modes, 18-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights, a panoramic sunroof, an electronic parking brake.
To add to all of this, there is also an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system paired with a 9-speaker JBL audio system, a 7.0-inch digital display for the instrument cluster and much more.
Tata Safari: Complete Pricing List
The Tata Safari is available in two models, regular and Adventure edition, both of which are priced well apart. Readers can refer to the chart below to see the exact Ex-Showroom prices of the Tata Safari. This data is for New-Delhi and will vary from place to place.
|Tata Safari 2021 Ex-Showroom Prices (Including Adventure Edition)|
|XE||Rs 14.69 lakh|
|XM||Rs 16.00 lakh|
|XMA||Rs 17.25 lakh|
|XT||Rs 17.45 lakh|
|XT+||Rs 18.25 lakh|
|XZ||Rs 19.15 lakh|
|XZA||Rs 20.40 lakh|
|XZ+||Rs 19.99 lakh|
|XZA+||Rs 21.25 lakh|
|XZ+ Adventure Edition||Rs 20.20 lakh|
|XZA+ Adventure Edition||Rs 21.45 lakh|