Tata Motors has finally started accepting the pre-bookings for the new Safari. One can book the 2021 Tata Safari by paying a token amount of Rs 30,000. Read more about it here.
Tata Motors has just revealed the all-new Safari last week with bookings commencing from 4th February. The carmaker hadn’t started to accept the pre-bookings until today. But one can now pre-book a 2021 Tata Safari for Rs 30,000, and interested buyers can reserve one by visiting an authorized Tata dealership. Prices for the Safari are expected to be announced once it goes on sale later in February. The Safari nameplate is one of the oldest and beloved in the Indian auto industry. The first Tata Safari arrived in 1998 and helped usher in a new age for the Indian auto giant as well glamourizing the lifestyle segment. The Safari was in production for two decades but got discontinued as BS-VI regulations kicked in.
The 2021 Tata Safari will launch with a total of 6 available variants - XE, XM, XT, XT+, XZ, XZ+. All of them are powered by the Harrier's Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that produces 170 PS/350 Nm of peak power and torque figures. The engine will come mated to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
As for the matter of looks, you’ll notice that the new Tata Safari draw heavy inspiration from the Harrier and it can be mistaken for the other at first glance. But Tata has added some distinct features like a new chrome grille, signature Safari stepped roof and roof rails, LED taillights and more. The interior of the new Tata Safari largely remains the same to the Harrier with identical dashboard, centre console, instrument cluster, etc, except for a new colour theme. The new Safari will launch in 6-seater and 7-seater configurations, with the former getting captain seats instead of a bench for the middle row.
A possible point of contention for former Tata Safari owners will be that the new model will be front-wheel-drive car only, at least during launch, unlike its predecessor which came with the option of a 4x4 drivetrain. This has been seen as somewhat of a downer for enthusiasts who love the original Safari. Tata Motors has assured, however, that the Land Rover Discovery-derived D8 platform can be adapted to incorporate a four-wheel-drive system. The carmaker has also said that based on customer feedback and research, they may explore the idea of a 4x4 Safari in the future.