Tata Motors commences bookings of its new flagship SUV – the Safari
Tata Motors has announced the opening of bookings for the new Safari starting today. Customers can book this new premium SUV at a refundable amount of Rs 30,000 on the brand’s online portal or visit the nearest Tata Motors authorised dealership to be on the priority delivery list. The vehicles are now on display and available for test drives across the company’s dealer network. Furthermore, price announcement and deliveries of the all-new Safari will begin on February 22, 2021.
According to Shailesh Chandra, president, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors, " The new Safari has received a great response especially with respect to its premium design and outstanding comfort in all 3 rows of seats during the preview drives by our media friends. We are gearing up in full power to launch our iconic brand in this new avatar. Starting today, Safari is available for display, test drive and bookings across our network. We are confident that the Safari will instill a feeling of power, prestige and excitement to our customers.”
Visually, the new Safari (previously called the Gravitas) is essentially a seven-seater version of the Harrier, and stays mechanically unchanged, with the same 167bhp Kryotec diesel engine mated to either a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission. The next significant change is the adoption of larger, 18-inch alloys.
The main changes, then, are in the interiors, with plush Benecke Kaliko Oyster White interiors paired with Ash Wood dashboard, full-length panoramic sunroof, and captain seats in the second row (ahead of the aforementioned third row of seats). The centre console consists of an 8.8-inch floating infotainment system accompanied by nine JBL speakers.
The base XE variant offers dual airbags, all disc brakes, electronic stability program along with hill hold control and roll over mitigation, making it a well-rounded package for all. The sought-after Multi Drive Modes and touchscreen music system starts from XM variant onwards. In addition to the above, the XT variant offers iRA connectivity. Lastly, the top-of-the-line XZ variant offers xenon HID projector headlamps, terrain response modes, six airbags, and electronic parking brake with auto hold replacing the Harrier’s aircraft-style handbrake lever.