XZ+ and XZA+ variants of the Tata Safari will now come with ventilated seats, a feature not on offer on the Mahindra XUV700
Launched in February 2021, the Tata Safari made incredible sense for all those wishing for some more from the Harrier. It also made quite a case for itself as a suitable option for those willing to upgrade from the old Safari or even those who have always been fascinated by the brand name. Come October 2021, however, the flagship SUV from Tata Motors suddenly faced a huge roadblock in its road to success in the form of the Mahindra XUV700.
Now, the Mahindra XUV700 has been selling in great numbers, with over 70,000 bookings since its bookings opened on October 7. On the other hand, the Safari has been clocking low sales numbers, with only about 1,481 units sold last month. The XUV700 certainly has many features that the Safari doesn’t but now, the 7-seater SUV from Tata Motors has just received an important feature that is not available on its arch rival. Basically, the XZ+ and XZA+ variants of this SUV will now come with ventilated seats in the first and second row. Now, this is one feature that’s not available even on the front seats of the Mahindra XUV700.
But with the inclusion of this feature, the fully-loaded Tata Safari has just got a wee bit better as this is one feature that will surely come handy in extreme weather conditions. As the cooled seats on many Hyundai cars have already taught us by now, it’s always great to have the seats cool your backside during extreme heat. And this is exactly what the fully-loaded Safari will now offer, at least on the top-end variants.
Tata Safari vs Mahindra XUV700 Specs
Tata Safari features a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 170 PS and a peak torque of 350 Nm. Transmission options available to the buyers of this SUV include a 6-speed manual and a Hyundai-sourced 6-speed torque-converter automatic unit. The diesel engine of the XUV700, on the other hand, is a 2.2-litre turbocharged unit that produces 185 PS and 420 Nm (450 Nm in automatic version). Even here, the transmission options include either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The higher power and torque in the XUV700 are also reflected in the performance in this drag race video of the two SUVs that we have above.