Tata Motors recently launched the all-new Safari in the market. We have already seen several reviews and off-road videos of the new Safari on internet. Tata has now announced the price of their flagship SUV and has also started delivering it to customers. Tata had only announced at the beginning of 2021 that their upcoming 7-seater SUV will be named Safari. Price for the all-new Safari now starts at Rs 14.69 lakh, ex-showroom and go up to Rs 21.45 lakh, ex-showroom. Here we have a very different kind of video where the actual 0-100 kmph timing of the all-new Safari is tested.
The video has been uploaded by Bunny Punia on his YouTube channel. In this video, 0-100 kmph timing and performance of the all-new Safari automatic is tested using a Dragy performance box. Safari comes with three different drive modes – City, Eco and Sports. Performance of Safari is tested on all three driving modes to check the performance of the SUV. In order to perform this test, the SUV was taken to an empty stretch of road with no traffic.
Bunny sets up the Dragy performance box and connects it with the smartphone to record the readings. He starts in the City mode or the normal mode. In City mode, the Safari moves off the line and quickly touches the 60 kmph mark. From there it took some time to hit the 100 kmph. The safari was pushed till 130 kmph on the odometer before coming to a stop. The timings in the City mode were not that bad. Safari did 0-60 kmph in 5.10 seconds whereas Safari took 11.99 seconds to reach 100 kmph from a stand still. It did the quarter mile run in 18.07 seconds.
Next run was in the Eco or Economy mode. The same process was repeated. Technically, Eco drive mode make the acceleration a bit more linear in the Safari to squeeze out maximum fuel efficiency from the SUV. In Eco mode, Safari did 0-100 kmph in 12.65 seconds which is slower than the City mode. It did the quarter mile run in 18.49 seconds.
last run was done in Sport mode. In this mode, the gear shifts and the throttle response is a bit more crisp than the other two modes. In Sport mode, Safari touched the 100 kmph mark in just 11.54 seconds which is good for a car of this size. Safari is not a performance SUV by any means. It did the quarter mile run in 17.99 seconds which is better than what it achieved in City and Eco Mode. Bunny even tried using the manual mode in Safari automatic but, the timing was slower than the City mode.
Tata Safari is available with the same diesel engine that is seen in Harrier. It is a 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates 170 Ps and 350 Nm of peak torque. It comes with a 6-speed manual or an 6-speed automatic gearbox option. Tata Safari is based on the same platform as Harrier. Safari is taller and longer than Harrier and comes with 6 and 7 seater options. Safari competes with SUVs like MG Hector Plus and the upcoming Mahindra XUV500 and Hyundai Alcazar in the segment.