The comeback of TATA Safari in INDIA: TATA’s Flagship SUV
The car which familiarized the Indian market to the hype of the SUV CAR segments, the Safari from TATA motors is soon to be launched back into the Indian market, as a better and stronger version. It was in -a fact one of the most iconic cars and also the first Indian-made 4-WD SUV that was popular among the automobile enthusiasts of that era. Due to the emergence of new compact SUVs from other competitors and other government norms, Safari had to be phased out in the past, but this comeback into the market is stronger than ever and is to stay long.
TATA motors have recently shared on its Instagram page, a teaser video of the evolution of the Safari from the first-gen Safari to second-gen Safari Dicor to the TATA Safari Storm and highlighting the emergence of the all-new TATA Safari.
The Launch-26 January 2021
The all-new Safari was showcased in the 2020 Auto Expo was codenamed as the Gravitas and in the 2019 Geneva Motor show, it was codenamed as Buzzard. The TATA officials claim that it had always been a vision to introduce the all-new SUV like the new Safari to carry forward the strong legacy that the traditional Safari had imbibed in the market. 26 January 2021 – Republic Day is the expected launch date for the comeback.
Engine Power and Dimensions
The all-new Tata Safari is powered by a 170hp 2.0-litre kryotec turbo-diesel engine with a six-speed manual and six-speed torque converter automatic gearbox options.
The new Safari is 63mm longer and 80mm taller than the Harrier, giving it a broader and spacious look with large spoilers and alloy wheels, roof rails, stepped roof, and many more. The omega architecture of the SUV will provide more scope for enhancements like 4WD and possibilities of electrification in the future.
Model Variants and Expected Price
The SUV will be offered with a 6- and 7-seater variant. Its also expected that the 4X4 variant of the Safari will also be released soon in the market.
The price of the new Safari is expected to be priced higher than the existing Harrier, which is priced between ₹13.49 lakhs to ₹20.30 lakhs.
The other SUVs which would be competing with the new TATA Safari are MG Hector Plus, the new Mahindra XUV 500, also Hyundai’s all-new Creta which is a 7 - seater SUV.