Tata Motors had unveiled the all-new Safari in India a few weeks ago and we even got a chance to drive it. The Safari will be officially launched in the market later this month. Production for Safari has already started and it has also started reaching the dealerships across the country. In the last couple of weeks we have seen several review, off-road and even drag race videos on new Safari on the internet. The new SUV has no resemblance to the older Safari was discontinued years ago. It is based on Harrier that was launched in the market in 2019. Here we have a render video that shows the Explorer Edition of new Safari could look like.
The video has been uploaded by SRK Designs on their youtube channel. The render artist makes several changes to the stock Tata Safari to give it an Explorer Edition look. He starts with the wheels. The dual tone alloys on the Safari were replaced with all black off-road rims with chunky looking All-terrain tyres. The red brake calipers at both front and rear enhance the look of the SUV.
Other noticeable changes on the side profile are the metal footboard. All the chrome garnishes and inserts on the Safari have been removed or blacked out in the Explorer Edition. Chrome on door handles, lower window garnish and roof have also been blacked out. The roof itself gets a black shade and a roof mounted luggage box is also installed. The other modification in this Safari is the long twin LED bar for better visibility at night.
Moving to the front, the tri-arrow design on the front grille has been removed completely. A mesh type all black grille is installed in place of that. The dual function LED DRLs are still there but, the chrome highlights have been blacked out. The silver coloured garnish around the headlamp has also been blacked out for a uniform look. The front bumper on this Safari has been slightly redesigned. The silver coloured section that looked like a skid plate has been extended upward and the lower grille has become big.
Other than that, no major changes are seen on the Safari. It should be noted that, Safari comes with a 2WD system only. It is not meant for doing extreme off-roading but, can manage slightly rough surfaces. The Safari gets terrain response modes which would make things easier for it. The Safari is actually based on the same platform as Harrier. Safari offers features like electronic parking brake, white leather seats with ash grey inserts on dashboard, panoramic sunroof, electrically adjustable seats, touchscreen infotainment screen and so on. Safari is a bit longer and taller than the Harrier.
It is available in six trims – XE, XM, XT, XT+, XZ and XZ+. It is available with both 6 and 7-seater options. Safari uses the same engine as Harrier. It is powered by a litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates 170 PS and 350 Nm of peak torque. It comes with both manual and automatic transmission. Safari will be launched in the market on 22 February 2021.