Is Tata upto something? This is the question everyone is asking? As recently a fully camouflages version of the Tata Safari has been spotted testing on Indian roads.

This has been the second or third time when a fully camouflaged Tata Safari has been spotted testing. Does this indicate that Tata might be working upon launching either a new variant or a new engine?

It is also speculated that Tata could also introduce a new 4WD version of the recently launched 7-seater version of the Harrier.

Tata Safari Test Mule
Tata Safari Test Mule

Although some leading media reports also suggest we could also see a new 1.5-litre turbo petrol powertrain soon. The test mule could be a limited edition variant. Some also suggest that this could be Tata testing a new powertrain or a drivetrain, for which the possibility is quite scarce but you never know Tata.

What powers the MG Hector Rival?

Tata 2.0-litre engine
Tata 2.0-litre engine
  • It gets a 2.0-litre Kryotec turbo diesel engine, that puts 170hp of max power and 350Nm of peak torque, the same as on the Tata Harrier.
  • Sending power to the front wheels is a 6-speed manual transmission but the car also gets an option of a 6-speed AT torque converter.
  • Because the new Safari underpins the Land Rover’s Omega architecture, it is possible that Tata introduces a 4X4 drivetrain in the future.

What’s on the feature end?

  • To begin with, we get to see the third row of seat.
  • An option of a 6/7 seater.
  • Lighter cabin shades for the seats but dark colour for the dashboard.
  • Apart from that the overall aesthetics of the interior remains unchanged and is similar to that of the Harrier.
2020 Tata Safari
  • Nevertheless, the Safari is longer wider taller than the Harrier, which is to accommodate the third row of seats.
  • Also, from the front, it looks the same, minus the new grille and slightly changed bumper.
2021 Tata Safari | Interior
2021 Tata Safari | Interior
  • At the rear, the similarity with the Harrier continues. The taillights though a little different looks similar to a common man’s eye.

How much does it cost?

Tata Safari Prices (Ex-showroom)

Variants Prices 
XE ₹14.69 Lakhs
XM ₹16.00 Lakhs
XMA ₹17.25 Lakhs
XT ₹17.45 Lakhs
XT+ ₹18.25 Lakhs
XZ ₹19.15 Lakhs
XZA ₹20.40 Lakhs
XZ+ ₹19.99 Lakhs
XZA+ ₹21.25 Lakhs
Adventure Edition MT ₹20.20 Lakhs
Adventure Edition AT ₹21.45 Lakhs

 

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