Tata Safari EV: New Spyshots Emerge

Tata Motors is planning to set foot in India’s seven-seater EV SUV market with the launch of Safari EV (an extended version of the Harrier EV). This EV will be built on Tata’s new Acti.EV platform, is set to revolutionize the electric SUV segment with its expected driving range of around 500 km on a single charge.

Tata Safari EV: New Spyshots Emerge

Spyshots courtesy CarDekho

The test mule of the Safari EV was spotted recently. Even though the test car was highly camouflaged, it could be made out that it features a design similar to that of its ICE-powered counterpart but without the exhaust pipe.

The Safari EV’s test mule was also spotted earlier. Now, let’s start with the details of this upcoming EV. In terms of design, the overall look remains the same as the ICE Safari. Similar to the regular version, the Safari EV features connected LED DRLs, slightly redesigned 19-inch alloy wheels, and connected LED taillights.

Tata Safari EV: New Spyshots Emerge

The recent spy shots do not reveal the interior of the SUV, but the inside of the Safari EV is expected to offer a cabin layout similar to that of the standard Safari. The Safari EV will feature a four-spoke steering wheel with an illuminated logo, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a similar climate control system.

Also, premium features such as a 10.25-inch digital driver’s display, ventilated seats, JBL sound system, rear sunshades, a gesture-controlled powered tailgate, and a panoramic sunroof will be offered. The Safari EV will offer advanced features such as vehicle-to-load (V2L) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) charging, allowing the SUV to charge other devices or EVs.

Tata Safari EV: New Spyshots Emerge
Speculative render of Tata Safari EV

Safety remains a top priority, with the Safari EV equipped with seven airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, and an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). Other features, such as a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), 360-degree camera, front parking sensors, reverse parking sensors, traction control, hill descent control and many more, will also be available.

No details regarding the powertrain specifications are yet available. However, some reports suggest it could offer a 60 kWh battery pack that will deliver a driving range of up to 500 km. If this happens, it will set a new benchmark in the Indian EV segment. Additionally, the Safari EV could be offered in both front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) variants.

The Tata Safari EV is anticipated to launch in early 2025 with a starting price of around Rs 32 lakh (ex-showroom). Upon launch, it will compete with rivals such as the MG ZS EV, BYD Atto 3, and upcoming offerings such as the Hyundai Creta EV and Maruti eVX.

The Safari EV, along with the upcoming Harrier EV, will join Tata’s existing lineup of EVs, which includes Nexon EV, Tiago EV, Tigor EV, and Punch EV. In addition to this, Tata has plans to launch Altroz EV, Sierra EV, and the Curvv EV in the near future. With these new launches, Tata aims to capture a fair share of the Indian EV market by providing buyers with an EV in every segment.