If the XUV700 replicates the success of Thar, it could pose a challenge to rivals Safari, Harrier, Alcazar and Hector Plus
Tata Motors has introduced some new features for the Safari mid-spec XT and top-spec XZ/XZA variants. With these, the prices have been increased by Rs 7-12k. This follows the launch of the Safari Gold Edition, which is now the top-spec variant of the SUV. Safari Gold Edition is available in the price range of Rs 21.89 Lakh to Rs 23.18 Lakh.
As may be recalled, the Safari Gold Edition came with golden highlights on the exterior and interiors. It gets premium features like Oyster White Diamond Quilted Genuine Leather seats and ventilated front and second row seats.
Other major updates include air purifiers over Wi-Fi, wireless charger, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. These features will now be offered with some standard variants of Safari as well.
Tata Safari Prices September 2021
With the update, the Safari XT and XT+ have become costlier by Rs 7k. The new prices are Rs 18.06 lakh and Rs 18.66 lakh respectively. The other variants XZ, XZA, XZ+, XZA+, XZ+ Adventure, and XZA+ Adventure have become costlier by Rs 12k each. Their price ranges from Rs 20.09 lakh to Rs 22.14 lakh. In terms of features, the XT trims now get an air purifier. Wireless charging and Wi-Fi Android/Apple connectivity will be available with the XZ and XZA and higher variants.
Key features already offered with the Safari XT variant include soft touch dashboard with anti-reflective ‘Nappa’ grain top layer, fully automatic temperature control with HVAC, electrically foldable ORVMs, R18 alloy wheels, mood lighting, tire pressure monitoring system, IRA connected car technology. , cruise control and reverse parking camera. The panoramic sunroof has been introduced with XT+ and XTA+ variants.
Safari XZ and XZA variants come equipped with Xenon HID projector headlamps, premium Beneque Calico Signature Oyster white leather seat upholstery and door pad inserts, leather wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob, Terrain Response Modes (Normal, Rough, Wet), 8.8-inch . Touchscreen infotainment system, JBL sound system, 6-airbags and 7-inch TFT instrument console.
Tata Safari Engine
Under the hood, the Tata Safari gets a 2.0-litre turbo diesel motor. It is capable of generating maximum power of 170 PS at 3750 rpm and peak torque of 350 Nm at 1750-2500 rpm. It is mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Tata Motors is known for introducing updates to most of its cars at regular intervals. This has helped in keeping the portfolio fresh in line with the emerging market trends. In the case of Safari, the update timing seems to be the most appropriate. The Safari will soon take on the Mahindra XUV700, which is expected to go on sale in the coming weeks.
The prices of the XUV700 are expected to be revealed soon. Leaked data indicates that the competitive price of the XUV700 will start at Rs 11.99 lakh. The top-spec variant will be offered in the range of Rs 18.49 lakh to Rs 21.69 lakh. The XUV700 is equipped with segment-first features such as Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). With the update, the Tata Safari can better compete with the XUV700.