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All-New Tata Safari SUV: How Fuel efficient is it? [video]

Tata Motors recently launched the all-new SUV Safari in the market. It is currently the flagship model in Tata Motors’ portfolio. The all-new Safari is different from the older version in every way and it competes with cars like MG Hector Plus, Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming Hyundai Alcazar. Safari has already reached dealerships across country and the deliveries for the same has also started. Even after so many years, we Indians still have one question in mind whenever we see a new vehicle on road and that is ‘Kitna deti hai?’ or how much does it return. Well here we have a video that shows how fuel efficient the all-Safari can actually be in highway driving conditions.

The video has been uploaded by Bunny Punia on his YouTube channel. The video starts by filling full tank diesel in the tank. Bunny was driving the all-new Safari towards Manali and the fuel economy was actually a mix of both highway and city road conditions. Before moving the fuel efficiency figures, let’s have a look at the Tata Safari’s engine. It is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates 170 Ps and 350 Nm of peak torque. The Safari comes with both manual and automatic gearbox options. The Safari used in this video is an automatic variant.

Auto cut method is used in this video to find out the fuel efficiency of Safari. Both the trip meters were reset for the fuel economy run. As Bunny had started this run, early morning, there was not much traffic on road. They soon covered city roads and joined the highway. The Safari maintaining a speed of 90 kmph which is the speed limit on the highway. Due to the ongoing farmer’s protest at Singhu border, they had to take a diversion. It was a broken patch of road and was crowded too. Soon they joined the highway back and after 50 kms, the displayed fuel economy on the instrument cluster was 15.5 kmpl.

For this fuel efficiency run, There were two occupants and some luggage, AC was switched On and it was also being driven in the City drive mode. After 80 kms, a small refreshment break is taken and after that, they continue the economy run. At 100 kms mark, Safari was displaying an economy of 16.0 kmpl which is a good sign considering the type of traffic and the roads they had encountered in this trip.

After covering over 176 kms, Tata Safari’s display was showing an economy of 16. kmpl. As the highways opened up and there were less diversions or traffic, the economy was going up. The cruise control was set to 90 kmph on the highway. They soon crossed Haryana and entered Punjab. The fuel economy was slowly increasing and at 200 kms mark, it was showing a displayed economy of 16.9 kmpl.

At 250 kms mark, the fuel economy slightly dropped to 16.6 kmpl as they had entered a single lane highway for some time. At 310 kms mark, the fuel economy run came to an end. The displayed economy on the screen was 16.7 kmpl. The car is then refuelled and it took in 20.42 litre of diesel. It consumed 20.42 litres of fuel to cover 310 kms which converts to an actual fuel economy of 15.02 kmpl.