Tata Motors recently introduced an all-new XMS trim in the Safari line-up; At a starting price of Rs. 17.97 lakh (ex-showroom), here are some of the premium features of the new variant explained via a video.
Tata Safari’s new XMS variant was launched on September 26 and it sits between the XM and mid-spec XT trim. Available in both manual (XMS) and automatic (XMAS) trim, it brings some useful features to the table at a lower price point, making it a steal deal for budget buyers. Along with diversifying the line-up, the XMS trim gets a panoramic sunroof, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Multi Drive Modes and more. The manual XMS is priced at Rs. 17.97 lakh (ex-showroom), while the automatic XMAS trim will set you back by Rs. 19.27 lakh (ex-showroom), thereby commanding a constant premium of Rs. 1.17 lakh over the XM (manual) and XMA (automatic) trims.
Tata Safari XMS: Premium Features
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The video starts by showcasing some dynamic shots of the Safari portraying its butch stance and strong road presence. Although the SUV in the video is a top-spec XZ+ variant, however, the intention of the video is to highlight the premium features of the newly launched variant. To begin with, Safari uses the OMEGARC (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Architecture) platform, derived from JLR’s D8 platform. It is an extremely lightweight monocoque construction that lends the SUV supreme driving dynamics without compromising on the ride quality. Further, the 2.0-litre Fiat-sourced Kryotec diesel engine putting out 170 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque is a hoot to drive. It comes paired with a 6-speed manual (XMS) and 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission (XMA-S).
The Multi-Drive modes are another useful addition to the XMS trim. The Eco, City and Sport drive modes let you tame the SUV’s raw power and use it according to your requirements. The rain-sensing wipers and automatic headlamps are very useful features which saves you from the hassle of manually controlling the toggles of wipers and headlamps. In terms of safety, the XMS trim gets advanced ESP features such as cornering stability control, roll-over mitigation, electronic traction control, electronic stability control, hill hold control & hill descend control, brake disc wiping, electronic brake prefill and more. Last but not the least, the video also shows the 7-inch free-standing touchscreen infotainment unit coupled with a reverse parking camera and 8-speaker system.
Tata Safari: Details
The Safari is priced in the range of Rs. 15.35 lakh to Rs. 23.56 lakh (ex-showroom). Available in XE, XM, XMS, XT, XT+, XZ and XZ+ trim levels, it comes in both 6 and 7-seater configurations. Apart from this, the SUV gets a bunch of special editions such as Dark, Kaziranga, Adventure Persona, Gold and Jet Edition. Currently, Safari is the flagship product of Tata Motors in India. Dimension wise, the SUV measures 4661 mm long, 1894 mm wide and 1786 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2741mm. In terms of equipment, the Safari comes with array of features such as boss mode, ambient lighting, tilt & telescopic adjustable steering wheel, automatic climate control, 9 speaker JBL sound system, iRA connected car tech, electronic parking brake, ventilated seats and more.
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