Tata has unveiled the all-new Safari today. Tata showcased the all-new Safari as the Gravitas at the 2020 Auto Expo. It Tata’s second vehicle on the OMEGA-ARC platform after the Tata Harrier. Tata is yet to announce the price of the all-new Safari and the announcement will happen on 4th February most likely as the test drives will start on that day . We will review the Safari soon and will publish it on 1st February 2021 at 9 AM so keep an eye out for that and keep checking the space.
The all-new Safari will come in 6 variants. Even the base version of the vehicle offers all-disc brakes, hill hold control, dual airbags and more. The top-end fully loaded version gets all the bells and whistles.
The all-new Safari has a face that is similar to the Tata Harrier. The all-new Safari offers 6 seats and 7 seat variants and will compete with the MG Hector Plus and the upcoming Mahindra XUV500, which will be launched in an all-new version in the coming months.
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The Safari gets a split headlamps set-up like the Tata Harrier. The grille of the vehicle has the tri-arrow design of the Safari. On the side, the Safari gets a stepped roofline like the original Safari. However, the raised roof is not as aggressive as it was on the original Safari. The rear gets sleek tail lamps that extend to the edges of the vehicle. Both the tail lamps are connected with a black stripe. The Safari also gets twin exhaust tips in the rear.
The cabin gets three-row seating making it the only Tata vehicle to get it at the present. The rows get stadium seating set-up so that all the occupants get a clear view of the road ahead. Tata Motors also chose the Oyester White for the cabin theme that adds a spacious ambience of the vehicle. Also, the all-new Safari gets a panoramic sunroof and touchscreen infotainment system. The instrument cluster is a mix of analogue and digital, just like the Tata Harrier. The infotainment system also gets connected features like iRA.
The all-new Safari does not get an AWD or 4X4 system, which does not stay true to the DNA of the original Safari. However, Tata says that the OMEGA-Arc platform can be modified to incorporate the system in the future if the need arises. The car gets the same 2.0-litre diesel engine that is available with the Tata Harrier. It generates a maximum power of 170 PS and peak torque of 350 Nm. The new Safari gets a 6-speed manual as well as a 6-speed automatic transmission. A petrol engine is not available with the all-new Safari at the moment. However, Tata may launch a petrol version of the Safari as well as the Harrier in the future. The vehicle gets multiple drive modes and terrain response system like the Harrier.
Tata Motors says that they have tested the vehicle extensively and they even took it to Khardung La and have tested the vehicle in various Indian conditions. Tata vehicle will offer dual AC units to ensure that the cabin gets even temperature quicker since it is a big vehicle. To provide maximum comfort to the occupants, Tata offers massive 18-inch wheels with 60 cross section tyres. It ensures that the tyres absorb the bad road patches easily.
Tata Safari’s top-end version offers six airbags, an electronic parking brake, electronic stability program, and many more safety features. It also gets disc brakes on all the four wheels too. The seven-trip version of the Safari gets 9 seating options.
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