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2021 Tata Safari bookings open on February 4

Nishmanya Bahadur
·4-min read

Bookings for the all-new Tata Safari will commence on February 4, before the SUV launches later in the month. The Safari is the production-spec version of the Tata Gravitas, which was showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo, and is now the carmaker’s flagship SUV offering in India.

  • Safari to be available in six variants

  • Safari shares its platform with the Harrier, though it is longer and taller

  • It comes with a 170hp, 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine and manual and automatic gearbox options

2021 Tata Safari XE

  • Dual front airbags

  • ESP

  • Hill-hold assist

  • Roll-over mitigation

  • Traction control

  • Rear disc brakes

  • Rear parking sensors

  • Central locking

  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel

  • Projector headlights

  • LED DRLs

  • Roof rails

  • 60:40 split, folding and recline second sow seats

  • Boss mode - a button that moves the front passenger seat forward from the rear

  • 50:50 split folding third row

  • AC vents and controls in third row

  • Charging ports in the second and third rows

2021 Tata Safari XM/XMA

  • Front fog lamps

  • Rear wiper

  • Follow-me-home headlights

  • Remote cenral locking

  • Drive modes for the engine

  • 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system

  • 6 speakers

  • Steering mounted controls

  • Driver's seat height adjust

  • Power adjustable wing mirrors

2021 Tata Safari XT

  • Tyre pressure monitor

  • Auto-dimming inside rear view mirror

  • Rear parking camera

  • Automatic climate control

  • Auto headlights and wipers

  • 18-inch alloy wheels

  • Power folding and adjustable wing mirrors

  • Keyless entry and go

  • Ambient mood lighting

  • 8 speakers

  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

  • iRA connected car tech

  • Cruise control

  • Rear centre armrest

2021 Tata Safari XT+

  • Panoramic sunroof

2021 Tata Safari XZ/XZA

  • Side and curtain airbags

  • Hill-descent control

  • Electronic parking brake

  • ISOFIX child seat mounts

  • 18-inch machined alloy wheels

  • Xenon HID headlights

  • Front fog lights with a cornering function

  • Terrain Response Modes

  • 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment screen

  • 9-speaker JBL audio system

  • 7.0-inch digital display in the instrument cluster

  • Leatherette upholstery

  • 6-way power adjustable driver's seat

2021 Tata Safari XZ+/XZA+

  • Panoramic sunroof

  • 6-seat option

New colour options include a Royal Blue finish; the white and grey options available with the Harrier wil also be on offer, among others that have yet to be announced.

New Tata Safari design and platform

The second-gen Tata Safari shares its Omega Arc platform with the smaller Harrier SUV, though, it is 63mm longer and 80mm taller than the Harrier (to accommodate the extra row of seats). The Safari also has some commonalities with the Harrier in terms of its design, as the front end of the two SUVs are quite similar. However, when viewed from the side and rear (from the C-pillar onwards), the Safari differentiates itself with its larger rear overhang, stepped roof design and larger 18-inch alloy wheels on higher variants.

Other design changes include the roof rails with silver inserts carrying the Safari inscription, a large rear-quarter glass (for third row occupants) and a more upright rear section, with a new tailgate and revised tail-lights.

New Tata Safari engine gearbox

Under the hood, the new Tata Safari features the same 2.0-litre Kryotec turbo-diesel engine producing 170hp and 350Nm as in the Harrier. Gearbox options are also the same as the Harrier, as Tata offers both the 6-speed manual and 6-speed torque convertor automatic with the Safari.

The new Safari uses the Land Rover-derived Omega architecture, which is designed to incorporate a four-wheel-drive system and even electrification solutions. This could mean a 4x4 variant of the new Safari could join the line-up at a later date.

New Tata Safari interiors

On the inside, the biggest talking point is the three rows of seats offered with the new Safari. As we previously reported, the second-gen SUV comes with both 6-seat and a 7-seat layout, with the former getting a bench-seat setup in the middle row and the latter getting captain’s seats.

The interior also features a new black and beige interior theme, giving it a more upmarket appearance. Though, besides the new theme, the rest of the interior design and layout is very similar to the Harrier.

New Tata Safari rivals

In terms of competition, the 2021 Tata Safari will take on other 7-seat models such as the MG Hector Plus and the current-gen Mahindra XUV500. It’s worth mentioning that later in the year, the segment will heat up with the arrival of the next-gen Mahindra XUV500, as well as Hyundai’s new 7-seat Creta-based SUV.

Also see:

2021 Tata Safari what to expect video