The Indian carmaker Tata is on its toes lately with a car launch here and a facelift there. Recently again Tata teased their new legendary vehicle Safari. Although the new Safari will share the platform and most of the components with Harrier it sure will be a turning point for the company.
Tata Safari was first showcased at the world’s largest motor show in Geneva back in 2019 by the name Gravitas. And later we saw the engineered render of the new Tata Safari at the Auto Expo last year in India, again, here too it was badged as Tata Gravitas. It wasn’t until a week back that this 7/8 seater vehicle from Tata got the legendary name Safari.
What does the New Tata Safari Look Like?
The initial impression tells us that the new Tata Safari will share the same platform as the Harrier.
- Tata Safari will not only share the platform but also half of the Harriers body kit. This got clear after Tata released another teaser.
- The front profile of the new Safari is identical when compared to its counterpart Harrier. The only visible change is the new front grille that gets a newly designed pattern similar to the one on Nexon.
- The rear section is a little extended to make room for the 3rd row of seats, allowing more people or luggage.
- Also, this added length will definitely give the vehicle its signature character on the road.
- Up till now, Tata Safari always got a swing type tailgate but this time it might be the traditional lift-up type boot lid.
- On the inside, we assume that the Safari will carry the same interiors as the Harrier but with changes in the colour scheme.
2021 Tata Safari Does Pack Some Punch
Tata Safari is deeply connected with the Harrier as this will likely get the same drive and powertrain. The engine is a 2.0-liter Kryotec turbo diesel that is sourced from Fiat. Interesting Fact: This engine does duties in the Jeep Compass and also in the MG Hector in almost the same state of tune.
- This diesel motor is capable of generating 170hp and 350Nm of peak torque.
- The gem engine will likely come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed AT (Torque Converter).
- Like the previous Tata Safari, the new might also boast of a 4×4 drivetrain in the future. But as of now, this is just speculation.
Will the Prices Be Mouth Watering?
Tata prices their vehicles competitively, this is prominent as the Tata Harrier which also happens to be the current company’s flagship vehicle starts at ₹13.84 lakhs and goes all the way up to ₹20.30 lakhs (ex-Showroom). Without any doubt, Safari will witness a slight increase in its price over the Harrier, but by how much? Well, this is something that will be cleared on 26th Jan 2021. Additionally, the new Tata Safari will rival the upcoming Mahindra XUV500, MG Hector Plus, and more.
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