Tata Motors had launched several new and updated models in the Indian market last year. Last year at the Auto Expo, Tata had showcased several existing and upcoming car models in their pavilion. One such product was the 7-seater version of Harrier which was known as Gravitas. Few days ago announced that they will be launching the all-new 7-seater SUV in the market later this month and they also renamed the SUV’s name to Safari. It was an iconic SUV and Tata is now bringing back the name on their new 7-seater SUV. Tata has now released an teaser image of the upcoming SUV that shows the front end. Tata has made some changes and it looks a bit different from the version that we saw at the expo last year.
Tata had initially showcased Safari at Geneva motor show back in 2019. It was named as Buzzard for the international audience. When they brought it to India, they renamed it as Gravitas and finally Tata announced that the production version will be known as Safari. The teaser image released by Tata Motors shows a portion of the front grille on the upcoming SUV. When Safari will be launched in the market, it will automatically become the flagship model. In order to give it that premium look and feel, Tata is offering a chrome studded front grille.
The dual function LED DRLs are placed on either ends of the grille. They still look like an extension of the grille, like seen in Harrier. There is a chrome outline running across the lower part of the grille and the grille itself has chrome plated tri-arrow inserts in them. The teaser image also shows the single projector headlamps on the bumper. The bumper however looks similar to what we have seen in the Harrier. In this teaser image, Tata is also showing the new blue colour in which Safari will be available.
Upcoming Tata Safari as we know is based on Tata Harrier which was launched in the market back in 2019. The Safari is also based on the same platform as Harrier. Although, both SUVs are based on the same platform, Safari will be a bit more longer and taller than Harrier. It will be 63 mm longer and 80 mm taller to be precise. The length of SUV has been increased in order to accommodate the third row of seats. Although, Safari will be longer than Harrier, it is not known whether, they both will have same wheelbase or not.
Tata Safari will be offered with features like a touchscreen infotainment screen, leather wrapped seats, electrically adjustable seats, panoramic sunroof, auto-dimming IRVMs, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, JBL speaker system, drive modes and so on. It might also come with a different looking alloy wheel too. Upcoming Tata safari will be powered by the same 2 liter turbocharged diesel as seen in Harrier.
This turbocharged engine will generates a maximum of 170 Ps and 350 Nmof peak torque. it will be available with a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox option. Tata will be offering Safari in a 2WD setup but, they might make some changes in future to include a 4WD system. Tata will be launching the all-new Safari on 26 January 2021.