The buzz word in the Indian automobile industry for a while now, Tata Safari, has officially been unveiled. The iconic SUV from Tata comes in the form of a flagship offering, with a 6 or 7 seat arrangement. A lot has already been written about the new Safari. So let’s directly dive into what it has to offer.
2021 Tata Safari – Exterior and Dimensions
The Safari is the longer version of the Harrier which is already one of the better-looking SUVs around. The front end resembles the Harrier with the LED DRLs on the bonnet, Xenon HID Projector headlamp unit on the bonnet and the chrome tri-arrow marking on the front grille. The side lets you know the length and the typical silhouette of the Safari with the stepped-up rear roof and roof rails. The large 18-inch machined alloys make the SUV look bold and muscular. The rear looks sporty with LED tail lamps connected by a blacked-out glass housing. Overall, the flagship offering from Tata Motors does look premium enough from the outside.
2021 Tata Safari – Interior
Tata is known for its rich and feature-rich cabin interiors. We have seen it in the Harrier and it is even more apparent in the Safari. There are ton of features to let you know that you are sitting inside the best that Tata has to offer. When you enter inside the new Safari, you are greeted with the Oyster White colour scheme with Ashwood insert on the dashboard with a soft touch and anti-reflective surface. The Oyster White theme continues even on the perforated leather upholstry and door panels. Built on the award-winning OMEGARC platform allows for a design that makes sure that the passengers sitting in the third row are taken care of. There is a lot of legroom and headroom even in the third-row. The ergonomics have been taken care of for the third row with features like AC vents, Cup holders, USB mobile holder and charger and reading lamps.
2021 Tata Safari – Convenience and Safety Features
The Safari is filled with features to the brim including a large Panoramic Sunroof with anti-pinch function, Reclining Second Row Seats, Ambient Mood Lighting, Automatic Temperature Control, Cooled Storage Box, 6-way Powered Driver Seat with adjustable lumbar support. On the tech front, there is an 8-inch Floating Island Touch Screen Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 9-speaker JBL audio system, Instrument Cluster with 7-inch Coloured TFT Display, Voice Recognition and Bluetooth connectivity. Then there is the connected car tech from Tata Motors called the iRA (Intelligent Real-time Assist) with functions like Geo and time-fencing, Valet Mode, Live Tracking, Intrusion Alert, Live Vehicle Diagnostics, Drive Pattern Analysis, Remote Commands, Over-the-air updates and much more.
Safety features include a plethora of functions like All Disc Brakes, 6 Airbags, Front Fog Lamp with Cornering Function, Child Seat ISOFIX Anchor Points, Reverse Parking Camera, ABS with EBD and ESC, Electronic Traction Control, Corner Stability Control, Hill Hold and Descent Control, Roll Over Mitigation, Hydraulic Brake Assist, Dynamic Wheel Torque by Brake and much more. Tata is already a pioneer in vehicle safety and we expect nothing less from Tata this time around as well.
2021 Tata Safari – Engine, Transmission and Rivals
The Safari comes with a 2.0-litre Kryotec Diesel engine making 170PS and 350Nm mated to either a 6-speed manual or an automatic gearbox option. Then there are multiple drive modes and terrain responses. This gives it a lot of stability and handling characteristics. Once launched next month, the Safari will go up against the upcoming Mahindra XUV500 and currently on sale Hector Plus with 6 and 7 seat arrangement. This will make this segment very competitive and this year very exciting for the Indian automobile industry.