Tata launched the all-new Safari SUV in the market earlier this year. Just like any other modern day car, Tata is offering variety of safety features with the SUV. Some of the features like Airbags, ABS, EBD, traction control are available with the SUV as standard. One such feature which is available even with the base variant of Tata Safari is ESP which comes in handy while you are driving at slippery surfaces. Here we have a video where a Tata Safari owner is seen driving on a steep and slippery climb with the traction control turned off.
The video has been uploaded by All in One Entertainment on their YouTube channel. In this video, the vlogger who happens to live in a hilly area owns a Tata Safari 2021 and he is checking out the ESP feature on his car. Video starts with vlogger driving up a steep hilly section of a mud road which is quite wet.
Initially, he keeps the ESP turned ON and then he starts climbing the section with some momentum. Everything looked good and it felt like, the driver will easily climb till the top but, in order to make things interesting, it looks like the wheels were spinning the mud when he started and that triggered ESP to act. That could be the reason why he could not maintain a constant speed.
Within seconds, Tata Safari came to a place where it could not move forward. The ESP as mentioned was turned On and the owner was seen accelerating hard. The ESP is actually a system where it works ABS and traction control of a vehicle to counter any skid movements. The same can be seen here. The driver was accelerating hard and the wheels can be seen spinning as there was no traction.
At this point, the ABS and traction control came into action. The wheel spin action was interrupted by the ESP and this helped car not losing its control and slip away from the mud track. The vlogger then takes the SUV back and then comes up once again and at the same spot, the car loses traction as ESP was interrupting.
He then goes down and then turns Off the ESP and then climbs up the same stretch with some momentum and this time, he maintained a constant speed and the SUV climbed the steep slippery section. The wheels did slip at couple of places but the ESP did not interrupt as it was turned Off and affect the momentum of the car.
Tata Safari is actually based on Tata Harrier that was launched in the market couple of years ago. It looks similar to a the 5-seater Harrier in terms of design and also share many features too. The 2021 Tata Safari is not a 4WD SUV like the older one. It is a 7-seater SUV and comes with features like panoramic sunroof, captain seats, electrically adjustable driver seat, touchscreen infotainment screen, cruise control and so on. It is available with a 2..0 litre turbo diesel engine only. The engine comes with both 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox options.