2021 Tata Safari crosses 10,000-unit production mark in 5 months
Tata Motors' flagship SUV, the Tata Safari, has crossed the 10,000-unit production mark since the first units started rolling out of carmaker's Pune facility in late January. Tata Motors says 9,900 units have rolled out in the last four months with only 100 units produced in February 2021. With this milestone, the Tata Safari is currently the largest selling SUV in its segment with a 25.2 per cent market share. In the large mid-sized SUV segment, the Tata Safari and the two-row Tata Harrier together hold a 41.2 per cent share.
2021 Tata Safari architecture, engine
The Tata Safari is based on the Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture (Omega arc) from Tata Motors. This architecture is derived from Jaguar Land Rover's entry-level D8 SUV platform, variations of which supported cars like the pre-facelift Land Rover Discovery Sport, Jaguar E-Pace and the last-gen Range Rover Evoque. The Tata platform is based on a steel structure unlike JLR's aluminium one and also incorporates more affordable suspension tech like a rear torsion beam instead of a multi-link set-up.
The same 2.0-litre FCA-sourced Multijet diesel engine from the Tata Harrier, which Tata calls Kryotec, is fitted to the Safari with 172PS and 350Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual and a six-speed automatic gearbox . Also, the traction-based drive and off-road modes that the Harrier first introduced to the Indian market have been carried over here too, although there is still no confirmation of a full-fledged 4x4 model like the original Safari.
2021 Tata Safari interiors, features
The interiors feature a lighter Oyster White upholstery and door trim while the dash is now finished in a dark Ash Wood pattern. The original Safari's theatre-style seating has been incorporated here too, in the optional captain seats. These are reclinable and come with a 'boss mode' for added legroom on the passenger side. As for the third row, these seats are reclinable too with a separate AC unit, USB port and cubby holes. Boot space is more than the Harrier with the third row folded at 447 litres, going up to 910l with the 2nd row put away. Read our Tata Safari road test review here.
Notable new feature additions are the iRA suite of connected-car tech, mood lighting, TPMS and an electronic parking brake with an auto-hold function. Carried over from the Harrier are the large panoramic sunroof, the 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto/Apple Carplay, 9-speaker JBL audio, 7-inch digital instrument cluster, auto headlamps and wipers, climate control, six-way powered driver's seats, tilt and telescopic steering, cruise control and a reverse parking camera.
Safety features include 6 airbags, the new added rear disc brakes, auto-dimming IRVMS, TPMS, ISOFIX child seat mounts, corner function foglamps, hill-hold, hill-descent control, corner-function fog lamps and a rear-view camera.
2021 Tata Safari price, rivals
Prices for the Tata Safari start from Rs 15 lakh for the base XE variant, going up to Rs 21.8 lakh for the XZA Plus Adventure Persona. The Safri competes most closely with the recently launched Hyundai Alcazar and the MG Hector Plus.
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