Tata Motors has just officially revealed the Safari for the Indian market. The new flagship SUV from Tata Motors will be showcased on 26th January. The production of the Safari has already begun and the first Safari has already rolled out the production facility of the Pune plant. The SUV is expected to hit the showrooms by the end of January with the bookings starting shortly thereafter. The SUV has been designed with Impact 2.0 design language of Tata Motors. However, the official price of Tata Safari is not yet revealed.
Being the flagship SUV of the homegrown manufacturer it comes with all the bells and whistles that Tata has to offer. The Safari is a three-row SUV so it can be used as a daily lifestyle vehicle. The exterior of the SUV seems to be inspired by the Harrier. In fact, the Safari is almost identical till the C-pillar of the Harrier. So, there is a split headlamp design where the LED Daytime Running Lamp is placed above and the main projector headlamp sits below.
The Safari gets a more premium grille design than the Harrier. It gets tri-arrow elements all over that are finished in chrome and the seamlessly integrates with the LED Daytime Running Lamp. At the side, we can see the same alloy wheels as the 2020 Harrier, shark-fin antenna and a larger rear quarter window. The biggest difference from the side is the stepped-up roof and the longer rear overhang that helps in accommodating the third-row of seats and also open up headroom for the rear occupants.
The Safari is 63 mm longer and 80 mm taller than the Harrier. While the width and wheelbase stay the same. It is the rear where there are most of the differences, the Safari gets sleek LED tail lamps, flatter tailgate, different rear bumper, reflectors and a glossy black strip that joins both the tail lamps.
The interior of the Safari gets a dual-tone theme which is lighter than that of Harrier. So, there will be an Oyester White theme paired to an Ash Wood dashboard. The panoramic sunroof and a dual-tone cabin make the cabin feel airier. It continues to get the same 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment unit that comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, the infotainment is connected to speakers sourced from JBL, 7-inch TFT digital instrument cluster with an analogue speedometer.
It will get an electric parking brake and rear disc brakes also. As teased by Tata Motors before, they will be offering a 6-seater and a 7-seater version of Safari. So, there will be an option for a bench seat for the second row that will seat three people at once or there will be two captain chairs for a more luxurious experience.
Tata Safari will be powered by the same 2.0-litre Kyrotec diesel engine that produces 170 PS of max power and 350 Nm of peak torque. It will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.