Tata Motors, the homegrown automaker has finally launched the much-anticipated all-new Safari in India at a starting price of Rs 14.69 lakh (ex-showroom). The new Safari is available in 11 variants and the top spec model is priced at Rs 21.45 Lakh (ex-showroom). Tata Safari, which was showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo as Tata Gravitas is essentially an extended Harrier which now gets 6- and 7-seater cabin options.
Check the variant wise prices of all-new Tata Safari here-
Tata Motors recently opened the pre-bookings for the Safari SUV in India at Rs 30,000 in India. There are two cabin configurations on offer, a 6-seater and a 7-seater cabin. While the 6-seater gets captain seats in the middle row, the seven-seater version will have bench-type seat with adjustable headrests.
You can watch our test drive review here-
From the front, it looks similar to the Harrier SUV, the only exception being a slightly redesigned bumper in the rear. However, there is a considerable change in the roofline and space inside the SUV — the height has been raised and the rear has a more upright position, creating more space. The rear also includes new-look tail-lamps. In terms of length, the Safari is longer and taller than the Harrier by 63mm and 80mm, respectively. To keep the look distinct and different from the Harrier, the Safari will have the option of new colours.
As for the engine options, the Tata Safari SUV gets only a diesel powered 2.0-litre Kryotech unit that produces 177 ps and 350 Nm of torque and gets both manual and diesel gearbox options. There are also drive and terrain modes to choose from.
In terms of features, the all-new Tata Safari is most loaded Tata cars ever and gets a panoramic sunroof, dashtop mounted floating touchscreen infotainment system, coloured TFT digital display, electronic parking brake, electronic driver side front seat among others.
In the domestic market, Tata Safari goes up against the likes of MG Hector Plus, which is available both in 6- and 7-seats configuration and also Mahindra XUV 500.