The 2021 Tata Safari is officially breaking in all its glory ahead of launch later this month.
(LR) Shailesh Chandra, President, PVBU, and Rajendra Petkar, President and CTO, deploy the new Safari
Tata Motors has started production of the all-new Safari SUV, ahead of its launch later this month. This is also the first official reveal of the 2021 Tata Safari production specification in all its glory. The first production model has rolled off the assembly line at the company’s manufacturing facility in Pune, Maharashtra, and will soon be available in showrooms. In addition, Tata Motors also launched the Tata Safari Imaginator suite which offers a virtual view of the SUV using augmented reality (AR), as well as a number of interactive features. Reservations for the new Safari are expected to begin soon.
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Speaking at the unveiling, Guenter Butschek, CEO and Managing Director of Tata Motors, said, “The Safari is our flagship offering to connect the aspirations of the discerning and evolved Indian customer. He had introduced India to the SUV lifestyle and in his new avatar, pursue this rich idea to strengthen his legacy. The new Tata Safari is ideal for families and groups with a multifaceted lifestyle, who prefer to drive together for work or leisure, as it offers an incomparable combination of exceptionally strong lineage, sturdy quality construction, top finishes. range and 4P’s of power, performance, presence and prestige to “get your life back”. We are looking forward to doing the Indian Road Safari again. “
The 2021 Tata Safari has its origins in the H7X concept, with the first prototype bearing the Buzzard badge at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The SUV was later called Gravitas for India when it was presented at the exhibition automotive 2020. Based on the OMEGARC platform, the new Safari shares its foundations with the Harrier, while sporting the Impact Design 2.0 style. The model is however 70mm longer than the Harrier in total length, while the wheelbase and track remain the same.
Some of the key elements of the front design include the massive grille in chrome finish up front, split LED headlamps with projector lens, two-tone machine-cut alloy rims, flared wheel arches and stepped roof that pays homage to the original Safari. At the rear, the SUV comes with wraparound LED taillights with a distinctive pattern, skid plate, and a glossy black finish on the tailgate. The SUV also comes with roof racks which also carry the Safari moniker on the side and a panoramic sunroof.
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Inside, the 2021 Tata Safari gets an Oyster White interior theme paired with an ash wood finish on the dashboard. The new Tata SUV will be a seven-seater, and the automaker is pushing the luxury quotient on offer with soft-touch materials. Expect the model to be loaded up front, including the semi-digital console, touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, leatherette seats, automatic climate control, and more. The new Safari is also likely to benefit from iRA connected car technology from launch with Xpress Cool, voice control, What3words navigation, and more.
The all-new Tata Safari will derive its power from the 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine that also powers the Harrier. Expect to see the manual and automatic versions go forward with power sent to the front wheels. An all-wheel-drive version could be introduced depending on demand, Tata says.
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