As per the latest teaser images of the upcoming Tata Safari, it is expected that the new SUV will go on sale with both six- and seven-seater seating configurations.
This year, Tata is set to launch the much-anticipated Safari in the domestic market. It is revealed earlier that the Tata will restore “Safari” nameplate on the upcoming SUV. Ahead of the launch date, Tata has revealed the images of the production-ready Safari. As the launch is getting close, the homegrown carmaker has revealed more details of the upcoming model.
As per the recent reveal, the Tata Safari is going to get captain seats for the second row, indicating that there will be a six-seater version on offer. On the other hand, Tata has always emphasized the fact that the Tata Safari will be a true seven-seater SUV, which means that there will be two seating options, 6 and 7-seater configurations. It should be noted that the SUV showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo was also a 6-seater version with two captain seats for the middle-row.
Tata Safari will be available as the flagship model on Tata’s line-up. It is likely that Tata Safari will be offered in three or four variants at launch. After observing the customers’ demand, the car brand will adjust the line-up by adding or removing variants accordingly. It might even come with the Black Edition and Camo Edition, similar to the offers on Tata Harrier.
The Safari is basically the seven-seater version of the Tata Harrier. In order to accommodate the third row, Tata has extended the length of the Harrier by 80 mm. It is also underpinned by the same Land Rover-sourced Omega architecture. In addition, Tata suggested that they might consider introducing a 4x4 drive system on the Safari at a later stage. Until now, Tata has not yet revealed the interior of the Safari. However, it is expected to carry forward the dashboard of the Harrier to Safari.
Under the hood, Tata Safari will receive power from a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine that churns out 168 BHP of maximum power and 350 of maximum torque. This engine will be mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. About the pricing, the seven-seater SUV is expected to command a premium over the regular Tata Harrier. The Harrier is currently priced from Rs 13.84-20.30 lakh. It is likely to take on the likes of MG Hector Plus and next-gen Mahindra XUV500.