Tata Safari is confirmed to hit the showrooms on February 22nd. The upcoming model will share the same 2.0-litre Kyrotec diesel engine with the Tata Harrier.
Recently, Tata released a video teaser revealing the official launch date of the much-anticipated Tata Safari. The SUV will make its debut on February 22nd. Apart from the launch date, there isn't any related detail of the upcoming model included except for the slogan “Reclaim your life”. This slogan has been a part of the promotion campaign for the Tata Safari since the beginning.
Tata Safari is claimed to be the seven-seater version of the Tata Harrier. Accordingly, the seven-seater will share a lot in common with its predecessor, including the same 2.0-litre Kyrotec diesel engine. This engine is powerful enough to churn out a maximum power of 170 PS and a top torque of 350 Nm. It will be mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. It will come with a front-wheel drive system only. Initially, Tata Motors will not include 4x4 or all-wheel-drive system on the Safari.
Dimensionally, the Safari will see some changes compared to its predecessor. It will be longer and taller than the Harrier by 60mm and 80 mm. The increase in height helps the Safari gain a better road presence while the extended length allows the car to accommodate the third row.
With regards to the styling, the Safari will feature a somewhat similar design to the Harrier. It will get the identical split setting for the headlights, with a thin LED turn indicators on the upper part and the main headlights with projector will be located on the lower area. The major difference is the front grille with the chrome-finished tri-arrow pattern that makes the Safari look more imposing than the Harrier. For the side profile, instead of getting the same 17-inch alloy wheels, the Safari will come with larger 18-inch wheels. As for the rear end, the change is comprehensive. The seven-seater SUV now gets a sleek LED taillight with an upright boot lid.
In terms of features, the Safari will get some highlights, such as touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control, JBL audio system, auto-dimming IRVM, and tyre pressure monitoring. More importantly, Tata provides the latest iRA connectivity car technologies as well as a panoramic sunroof on the Safari.
In the beginning, Tata will offer the Safari in six variants, including XE, XM, XT, XT+, XZ, and XZ+. All the variants, except for the top-spec XZ+ will be offered with 7-seater configuration only. The customers can get a six-seater seating layout with two captain seats for the second row when opting for the top-of-the-line variant.
Prices of the Tata Safari will be out on the launch date. At launch, Tata Safari will rival against the like of MG Hector Plus and the new-gen Mahindra XUV500.