The Safari is the new flagship of Tata Motors. One of the biggest selling points of the Safari is its design. It looks butch and imposing when compared to other SUVs. The Safari is based on Tata’s IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy. There are many renders on the internet. Artists have imagined the Safari as a pick-up truck, convertible, off-road vehicle etc. Here is another render is done by bimbledesigns. The pictures are shared on Instagram. The artist has imagined the Safari as a track-only vehicle.
The artist has kept the overall profile of the SUV but has made a lot of changes. The artist calls it Safari ST 2021 TRACK ONLY CONCEPT. The artist says that he has imagined the SUV with a 6.2L Hemi V8 engine that is supercharged and is borrowed from Jeep Trackhawk.
The body is now finished in silver colour which looks like has a matte paint job. The artist has given massive black strips to the SUV too which looks very sporty. There is also a scoop on the bonnet that feeds air to the massive engine. The front grille is the same as the Safari but the Tata badge has been blacked out and it has been finished in black.
The bumper is also different with smoother lines. This ensures that the SUV is able to cut through the air smoothly. There is also a honeycomb mesh grille in the air dam. The artist has also deleted removed the headlamps as he was not liking the design.
At the side, there are massive wheel arches that are filled with track tyres from Toyo. The alloys are also different and are finished in black. There is also an ST badge on the front door and a big “SAFARI” decal on the side. The roof rails and the B and C-pillar are finished in black. Along with this, the ground clearance has been lowered so the stance of the SUV has been enhanced significantly.
At the rear, it gets the same LED tail lamps setup but there are additional lights placed in the lower reflector. The plastic piece that connects both the lamps is also finished in black along with a black Tata badge. The lower half of the bumper is also finished in dark chrome. The strips are continued to the rear also. It also gets a Safari badge that sits right in the middle with an ST badge below it.
The stock Safari gets a 2.0-litre Kyrotec diesel engine that produces 170 PS of max power and 350 Nm of peak torque. The power is sent to only the front wheels. This is what disappointed some of the true Safari enthusiasts. The Safari is now a more premium Safari rather than being rugged and off-road focused.
The Safari starts at Rs. 14.99 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 21.81 lakhs ex-showroom. It competes against MG Hector Plus, Hyundai Alcazar and the upcoming Mahindra XUV 700.