Tata Motors is one of India’s popular car brand. They have variety of products in the line up and they are knpwn for their build quality. Earlier this year, Tata launched their 7-seater SUV Safari in the market. It is different from the iconic Safari SUV that was available on sale in the market years ago. The all-new Safari is actually based on Tata Harrier which is another popular SUV in the segment. Several videos of all-new Safari are available online and here we have a video where an owner shares why he chose Tata Safari over Toyota Fortuner.
The video has been uploaded by Fuel Injected on their YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger introduces one of his friend who recently bought a brand new Tata Safari SUV. Vlogger’s friend was already using Renault Duster and he thought of upgrading his vehicle initially when he saw Tata Harrier’s Dark Edition. As he was planning to buy one, lockdown was imposed all across the country and that delayed his plans.
He postponed the plan and it was then when Tata launched its Safari in the market. By then, he had plans to buy a Toyota Fortuner which is a popular SUV in the segment. Before making a final decision the owner had a closer look at both the SUVs and came to a conclusion that Tata Safari is a value for money product.
Toyota Fortuner is definitely an expensive SUV and many features that the owner was getting with the Safari were not available with Fortuner even as an option. A proper 4×4 SUV was never a feature that the owner was looking in the SUV and that made things even much more easier. Price difference between Toyota Fortuner and Tata Safari was too much and that made Tata Safari quite tempting.
The owner bought the top-end XZA variant which comes with all the features that Tata offers. So far, the owner is very satisfied with the SUV. He even mentions that Tata is trying hard to improve their aftersales experience. The only negative or suggestion he had about the whole Tata Safari buying experience was that the dealership personnel are not well versed with the features in the SUV. He mentions a particular incident where the personnel struggled to explain the iRA feature in the vehicle. Apart from that the dealership staff and the all documents processing work was done without any issues.
Tata Safari is a three row SUV that competes with cars like MG Hector and Hyundai Alcazar in the market. The SUV is based on the same platform as Harrier. It is available with both six and seven seater options. Tata offers features like JBLS speaker system, touchscreen infotainment screen, large panoramic sunroof, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, semi-digital instrument cluster, leather wrapped seats, electrically adjustable driver seat and so on. Tata Safari is powered by the same engine as Harrier. It uses a 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates 170 Ps and 350 Nm of peak torque. The engine is available with manual and automatic gearbox options