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2021 Tata Safari SUV with Manual Transmission: Can it deliver 18 Kmpl mileage

Tata Motors is currently one of India’s leading car manufacturer. They have a variety of products in their passenger car portfolio. Earlier this year, Tata launched their 7-seater SUV Safari in the market. The all-new Safari has nothing to do with the older generation iconic SUV that was discontinued from the market years ago. The all-new Safari is based on a same platform as Tata Harrier which was launched in the market back in 2019. We have already seen several video where owners are driving all-new Safari on tough terrains and are modifying it to their likings. Here we have a video that shows how fuel efficient the Tata Safari SUV can be.

The video has been uploaded by CRUNCH REVIEWS (తెలుగులో) on their YouTube channel. It is a short video where the vlogger shows the fuel efficiency that the all-new Tata Safari returns on highway runs. The vlogger simply shows the touchscreen infotainment screen that shows all the information regarding fuel efficiency.

The vlogger mentions in the description area that he achieved this fuel economy on a zero traffic highway which was nearly 20 kms long. The cruise control on the car was set at 80 kmph and it was being driven in Economy mode with AC turned on all the time. There were two people in the car while this video was being shot and the Safari seen in the video is a top-end variant XZ+ manual Safari.

2021 Tata Safari SUV with Manual Transmission: Can it deliver 18 Kmpl mileage

The display is clearly seen in the video and the car is returning a fuel economy of 18 kilometers to a litre. This is actually interesting considering the fact that Tata Safari is a three row SUV which is heavier that the 5-seater Harrier. Tata Safari has an ARAI certified fuel economy of 16.14 kmpl and the 18 kmpl is almost 2 kmpl more the certified one. The fuel economy shows in the video is as per the display and the actual fuel economy might be slightly lower than the display. Even then, the economy that it returned as quite impressive.

Tata Safari is powered by a 2.0 litre diesel engine and that is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. This helps the car cruise at lower RPMs without putting too much pressure or stress on the engine. If it were the automatic version, the fuel efficiency might have been a bit less. Tata Safari as mentioned above is based on the Harrier that got introduced in the market couple of years ago.

Tata Safari gets a redesigned front grille with chrome finished tri-arrow designs on it. The SUV gets projector headlamps and dual function LED DRLs. In comparison to Harrier, Safari is slightly taller and longer and this has been done in order to accommodate the third row of seats. Higher variants of Safari come with features like panoramic sunroof, electrically adjustable driver seat, cruise control, leather wrapped seats and steering and so on. The engine used in Safari is a 2.0 litre Fiat sourced turbo diesel engine that generates 170 Ps and 350 Nm of peak torque. We feel that the vlogger could have achieved even more fuel efficiency, if he had a road with less traffic.