Tata Motors is one of the leading car manufacturer in Indian market. The manufacturer is actually known for building safe vehicles. Couple of years ago, Tata launched their mid-size SUV Harrier in the market. Earlier this year, Tata launched a 7-seater SUV, that is named after their legendary 4×4 SUV Safari. It is based on the same platform as Harrier and shares several features too. Safari is doing pretty well in terms of sales and we also started seeing, modified examples of Safari on the internet. The all-new Safari is not a 4×4 SUV but, here we have a render image where an all-new Safari has been imagined as a hard core off-road SUV with snow chains.
The render image has been shared by zephyr_designz on their Instagram page. The artist has made subtle changes to give it a distinct look. The artist has given the Safari a very unique looking paint job. It now gets a light grey paint that goes well with the surrounding. Coming to the modifications, all the chrome elements on the front grille of the Safari has been completely blacked out. The SUV retains, LED DRLs, and the projector headlamps.
The bumper however has been completely modified. The SUV now comes with a metal bumper with a set of auxiliary lamps and an LED light bar is also installed on it. An electric winch has also been installed on the front bumper. Coming to the side profile, the SUV now sits a lot more higher than stock version. This has resulted in increasing the ground clearance on this SUV. The main highlight here however are wheels. The original dual tone alloy wheels on this Tata Safari has been replaced for broad aftermarket alloy wheels.
The off-road tyres also get snow chains for better grip in snowy roads. A metal foot board has also been installed for easier ingress and egress. Overall design of the SUV remains similar to the stock version. On the roof, a carrier box has been installed on the roof along with additional auxiliary lamps on it. Overall, the design looks pretty neat and it looks like a modifications that we might have seen if Tata had launched a 4×4 or AWD variant of the Safari in India. In this render, the Safari is imagined as a 4×4 SUV.
Tata Safari as mentioned above, is based on the same platform as Harrier. The SUV is slightly longer and taller than the 5-seater Harrier. Safari comes in both 6 and 7 seat configurations. The SUV offers features like a panoramic sunroof, touchscreen infotainment screen, leather wrapped seats and steering, cruise control, automatic climate control and so on. Tata Safari competes with cars like MG Hector Plus and recently launched Hyundai Alcazar. The safari is also powered by the same engine as Harrier. It is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine that is used in Jeep Compass, MG Hector & Hector Plus and Harrier. The 2.0 litre engine generates 170 Ps and 350 Nm of torque. It is available with both manual and automatic transmission option.