Tata Motors is one of the leading car manufacturers in the country. Earlier this year, they launched their all-new seven seater SUV Safari in the market. The SUV is actually based on the 5-seater Harrier SUV that was launched in the market couple of years ago. Tata Safari a 7-seater SUV and it competes with cars like Hyundai Alcazar, MG Hector Plus and Mahindra XUV500. We have already started seeing videos and images of modified Tata Safari on internet and here we have a render image that shows how Safari would have looked like if Tata had launched a Cabriolet version of the SUV.
The render images of all-new Tata Safari Cabriolet version has been shared by auto.thrust on their Instagram page. The Safari is a seven seater SUV and here in the render, the third row seats have been removed. This has been done to accommodate the folding roof mechanism. The SUV still has captain seats for the second row passengers.
In terms of design, the metal roof that came with large panoramic sunroof has been completely chopped off. The SUV is also missing B and C pillars. The windows are now rimless and we are not sure whether the cabriolet version of the Safari would be as safe as other Tata vehicles. The front retains Safari’s original grille with tri-arrow design but, the chrome bits on the grille are now finished in gloss black.
The headlamps, dual function LED DRLs are also retained and the body of the Safari is finished in Blue shade which is not available with the regular version. The company fitted alloy wheels are retained but, they are now finished in gloss black. The Safari Cabriolet version comes with a soft top which is neatly tucked behind the second row seats. It still has a decent amount of boot space left in the Safari.
It looks like the basic layout of the dashboard in Tata Safari has not been changed. The seats however now come with black and white dual tone upholstery which is different from the all white and earth brown colour upholstery in regular Safari. At the rear, the faux silver finished exhaust tips are also finished in gloss black. The LED tail lights are retained and there is a gloss black strip running between the lights here. We are not sure whether the tail gate on the Cabriolet render can be used like the regular models.
Overall, the Tata Safari convertible render looks neat but, it looks very odd for some reason. would we like to see a convertible Safari on road, we don’t think so. Safari comes with features like electrically adjustable driver seat, touchscreen infotainment screen, JBL speakers, multi-function steering wheel, panoramic sunroof and so on. Tata Safari is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine. The same engine is used in Harrier, MG Hector, Hector Plus and Jeep Compass. The engine generates 170 Ps and 350 Nm of peak torque. The engine is available with both manual and automatic gearbox option.