The Tata Safari SUV was presented at the 2020 auto show as a Gravitas concept
The new Tata Safari is currently one of the most anticipated SUVs in the Indian market. And, everything is ready to go on sale tomorrow across India. The new Safari SUV was unveiled in the country last month on the 72nd Republic Day. It will be positioned as a new flagship offering in Tata Motors’ product portfolio. The three-row version of the Harrier was presented at Auto Expo 2020 as a Gravitas concept. Here’s what we can expect from the new Tata Safari SUV.
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The Indian automaker is already accepting reservations for the flagship SUV in the symbolic amount of ₹ 30,000. Interested buyers can pre-book the SUV at any authorized Tata Motors dealer in India. The company will begin deliveries of the SUV immediately after launch. The new Safari will be offered in a total of six variants – XE, XM, XT, XT +, XZ, XZ +. We already know that the SUV will be offered in six- and seven-seater configurations, with the former getting captain’s seats in the middle row. All variants will be offered with a 7-seat configuration, while the XZ + and XZA + variants will have a 6-seat configuration.
The 2021 Safari SUV is supported by the OMEGARC (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture) platform derived from the Land Rover D8. Dimensionally, the SUV is 4661mm in length, 1894mm in width and 1786mm in height while the wheelbase is 2741mm. It will be offered in three exterior shades – Daytona Gray, Royale Blue, Orcus White.
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The aesthetic appeal of the SUV is accentuated by a chrome three-arrow grille, HID xenon projector headlamps with dual-function LED daytime running lights, signature dual LED taillight, 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails with the Safari branding, and more. Inside, the SUV adorns a two-tone Oyster White color scheme complemented by an ash dashboard. It also benefits from an 8.8-inch floating infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as Tata’s IRA connected car technology with voice recognition.
Other features include premium Benecke Kaliko Oyster White leather seat upholstery, seven-inch dashboard, nine-speaker JBL audio system, electric parking brake, panoramic sunroof, lighting ambient, push-button start, rain-sensing wipers, power folding and adjustable exterior mirrors, 6-way power driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support, steering wheel with tilt and telescopic adjustment, Boss mode, seats second row, fully automatic temperature control (FATC), among others.
For added safety, it is equipped with six airbags, an anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), all-disc brakes, a tire pressure monitoring system. tires (TPMS), reversing camera, hill descent control, automatic attenuating IRVM, ISOFIX child seat, rear parking sensors, traction control, hill-hold control and Moreover.
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Under the hood, the new Tata Safari gets a BS6-compliant 2.0-liter four-cylinder Kryotec turbocharged diesel engine, which also powers the 5-seat Harrier. The oil burner is capable of producing 168hp at 3750rpm with 350Nm of torque at 1750-2500rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed automatic torque converter automatic gearbox, optionally provided by Hyundai.
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