The 2021 Tata Safari has been a much awaited vehicle after old one was discontinued. The new SUV comes in a wide range of trim levels, and today we check out the base XE trim of the Safari.
The all-new Tata Safari was launched in February 2021, and has met with a very positive response. The 7-seat SUV had 3,000 bookings already taking place in the first month of being on sale. Based on the same platform as the Harrier, the new Safari is a completely new model and only shares the nameplate with its predecessors. The old Safari was on sale for over two decades and was the first vehicle that was marketed as a lifestyle vehicle as much as a utility tool. Today we came across this walkaround video of the new Safari in its base XE trim.
The video has been uploaded by Motor Planet Official in which we can see this detailed walkaround of the Tata Safari XE base trim. As it the most affordable variant, it misses out on a few features compared to the more expensive trim levels. The front-end gets yellow DRLs instead of white, and the projector headlamps are halogen units. The Safari XE misses out on fog lamps as well. Coming to the side profile, the XE gets 16-inch steel wheels, black door handles, and manually adjustable ORVMs. The rear profile remains similar to the rest of the range with the chrome garnish and LED taillights, but misses out on the reversing camera and gets two rear parking sensors only.
Moving to the interior of the Tata Safari XE, it gets a twin-dial analogue instrument cluster with a MID in the middle. The interior gets a black theme and upholstery instead of the flagship variants. There’s no electronic parking brake in the Safari XE, instead, it gets the same aero-style handbrake as the Harrier. There’s only a manual AC, no infotainment system and the second row misses out on the central armrest as well. The Safari remains a spacious vehicle though, and comes with comfortable seating for all rows, and gets individual AC vents for all of them as well.
In comparison, the 2021 Tata Safari’s top variants come loaded with features like auto projector headlights with LED DRLs with indicator function, LED taillights, an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, semi-digital instrument cluster, auto-dimming IRVM, cruise control, driving modes, rain-sensing wipers, height-adjustable driver’s seat, tilt and telescoping adjustable steering wheel, a tyre pressure monitoring system, an 8-speaker audio system and more. Safety features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, Hill Hold Assist, roll-over mitigation, rear disc brakes and an Electronic Stability Program.
Prices for the Tata Safari start from Rs 14.69 lakh for the base XE and goes up to Rs 21.45 lakh for the Adventure Persona Edition. Do note that all prices are ex-showroom. It is powered by the FCA-sourced 2-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine that produces 170 PS/350 Nm of peak power and torque figures. It can be paired with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic.