Tata Motors has opened its order books for its new flagship model – the 2021 Safari. The booking amount is set at ₹30,000, and Tata has confirmed that the prices of the new Safari will be revealed on 22nd February. In case you missed it, you can check out our 2021 Tata Safari first-drive review here or simply watch it below.
Essentially, the new Safari is a seven-seater version of the Harrier. Which means that it shares most of its exterior design, powertrain, and interior with the Harrier. But to set the Safari apart from its five-seater sibling, Tata has given it some design changes, such as a revised front grille, new taillamps, longer rear overhang, and roof rails. To accommodate the third row, the overall length has also been increased by 63mm. Also, Tata has given the Safari a stepped-roof design, which harks back to that of the older model.
Likewise, the interior is pretty much the same as that of the Harrier. Changes come in the form of six/seven-seat layout options and a new Oyster White interior upholstery colour. In both seating configurations, the third-row will remain part of standard fitment and the variation will be offered in the middle row, with either captain seats (six-seater) or a full bench row (seven-seater).
As mentioned above, the powertrain options will remains the same as that of the Harrier. This means that the 2021 Safari will also be powered by the 2.0-litre Kryotec turbo diesel unit, which develops 168bhp & 350Nm of torque. Its gearbox options will include a six-speed manual and a six-speed torque-converter automatic. It's also worth mentioning that the new Safari, unlike its predecessors, is a front-wheel-drive machine and will not be offered with four-wheel drive.
You can read all about the 2021 Tata Safari variant and feature details here.