Tata Motors recently brought back Safari name in the market in an all-new avatar. The all-new Safari actually has nothing in common with the older version except the name. The new version of Safari is actually based on the Harrier 5-seater SUV that got launched in 2019. Bookings for the 2021 Safari has already started and it will be launched in the market on 22nd February. We have seen several review and off-road videos of the all-new Safari on the internet. We have driven the all-new Safari and if you want to check out the detailed review, click here. Here we have a video of a Safari owner who has been using the SUV for almost 11 years now.
The video has been uploaded by Ridiculously Amazing on their youtube channel. In this video, the vlogger talks to Mr. Raghav who is retired Defence personnel about the Safari that he owns. In this video, the owner is seen talking about the condition of the vehicle, how expensive it is to maintain Safari and all the things that he like and dislike about the SUV.
The vlogger starts by talking about the condition of the vehicle. This is a 2010 model Safari and the owner has kept good care of it. The paint on the SUV has not faded away and no major scratches are also seen on it. According to the video, the owner has other vehicles in his garage but, he uses Safari as his daily drive vehicle. The car has done over 3 lakh kilometers in the odometer and is showing no signs of age or issue. Over these years, the owner only had one major issue with the vehicle. He mentions that it happened because of his carelessness. The engined got seized because of overheating as the coolant dried out.
After that he has not faced any such issues with the Safari. The main reason why he is still holding on to this car is because it gives him confidence whenever he is on the road. As part of his social work, he has to travel to the rural part of the country a lot and Safari is perfect for such mud roads and broken road conditions. He also has encountered couple of accidents in this Safari and according to him, the car and occupants both have never suffered much damage. He services his Safari from authorised Tata service centers only and the according to him, the overall maintenance cost of this SUV per month is around Rs 40,000.
Tata Safari seen in the video is a 2.2 litre Dicor engine variant. The 2179-cc, 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine of the Safari generated 138 Bhp and 320 Nm of torque. It was mated to a manual gearbox and was available with both 2WD and 4×4 options. The one seen in the video is a 2WD version. The owner feels very proud to be an owner of this Safari and the only problem he has with the old Safari is the way its engine sounds while starting. He even talks a bit about the new Safari and says that a portion customers who take these SUVs to extreme conditions would have loved the AWD or 4×4 option in the new Safari. Tata has said that, they might come with an AWD or 4WD version of the new Safari if the need arises. The new version is powered by a 2.0 litre turbodiesel engine option and comes with manual and automatic gearbox option.