Tata will soon launch the all-new Safari in the Indian market. It’ll derive power from the 2.0-litre turbo diesel unit.
Tata Motors is back with Safari nameplate. Tata has plans to launch its flagship SUV, which will carry the Safari name tag. It was showcased early this year, at the 2020 Auto Expo as Gravitas, which is also known as 7-seater Harrier. The carmaker has now decided to retail Gravitas in our market as Safari. As compared to Tata Harrier, the upcoming Tata Safari is meant to aim a different set of buyers.
Announcing the formal branding of its forthcoming SUV as the ‘Tata Safari’, Mr Shailesh Chandra – President, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit (PVBU), Tata Motors,said, “We are proud and elated to re-introduce our flagship SUV–Safari. The Safari, an iconic brand with a strong following, has been the most sought after SUV on Indian roads for well over two decades. In its new avatar, the Safari will appeal to the socially active, fun-loving customers who seek out unique experiences and adventure. Its design, performance, versatility, features, and long-lasting build quality, reinforce the SUV lifestyle to provide unending pleasure. We are confident that the launch of the Safari will once again re-energise the market, amplifying its cult status.”
As compared to Tata Harrier, the new Tata Safari is 63mm longer to accommodate an extra row of seats and is also 80mm taller. To make it look different from Harrier, the carmaker will make subtle tweaks on the exterior and interior of the SUV along with some vibrant colour shade options. Mechanically, it will derive power from a 2.0-litre Kryotec turbocharged diesel mill, which churns out 170bhp of peak power.
The engine will come coupled to a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The automaker will soon reveal the price of the all-new Tata Safari. One can expect it to be slightly expensive than the Harrier. Once launched, it’ll rub shoulders with the likes of MG Hector Plus and Mahindra XUV500. As per the carmaker, the bookings of the 2021 Tata Safari will start from this month.