Tata Motors rolled out the all-new Safari facelift in the Indian market for a starting price of Rs 16.19 lakh. The top-spec version of the SUV carries a price tag of Rs 25.49 lakh, whereas for the Dark Variant, the cost begins at Rs 20.69 lakh. All mentioned figures are ex-showroom. The model is offered for purchase in 5 broad trims. These include Smart, Pure, Adventure, Accomplished, and Dark. Furthermore, interested buyers can choose from a range of 7 appealing paint jobs - Lunar Slate, Cosmic Gold, Galactic Sapphire, Oberon Black, Stardust Ash, Stellar Frost, and Supernova Coper. The Safari has been a popular choice among car buyers since its launch in 2021. Therefore, it is not surprising that the model generally commands a significantly long waiting period. For the newly launched 2023 iteration of the Safari, the current waiting duration stands between 6 to 8 weeks (2 months). This waiting period is Mumbai-specific and might vary depending on the variant, region, showroom, and other aspects.
2023 Tata Safari: Design Highlights
Regarding the appearance, the Tata Safari now has LED DRLs that stretch the entire length of the SUV. The model also gained a new rectangular housing for the headlamps as well as an altered grille design as part of the revisions. The rear portion has undergone similar alterations, including a new tail lamp design connected by an LED strip. Besides this, the alloy wheels, rear skid plates, and Safari logo imprinted on the side of the car also received styling updates. While the Accomplished and Dark editions of the SUV feature 19-inch wheels, the Smart and Pure models have 18-inch alloy wheels.
2023 Tata Safari: Powertrain Details
The 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine that powers the Tata Safari is still paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The engine is able to produce 168bhp of peak power and a maximum torque of 350Nm. It now has traction and driving modes. The claimed fuel economy for the SUV stands at 14.50km/l for the automatic version and 16.30km/l for the manual version.
2023 Tata Safari: Interior Layout and Features Onboard
Each Safari version's interior has its own theme and aesthetic. The Adventure variations have a chocolate brown theme, whereas the Smart/Pure versions sport grey upholstery. The top-of-the-line Accomplished models, on the other hand, come with a white-grey dual-tone paint job. Additionally, the Dark variant has a cabin that is all-black.
The SUV's dashboard layout has changed, now sporting wider central AC vents and slim accents. A gloss black panel beneath it houses the modern touch panel for climate control and other vehicle comforts. The interior of the SUV has an illuminated logo, a four-spoke steering wheel, and backlit buttons that control music/calls and the instrument cluster. Furthermore, a large 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a gesture-controlled motor-powered tailgate, a 10.25-inch instrument cluster, ambient lighting, a revised gear lever with a mode selector dial, a 10-speaker JBL system, an air purifier, a 360-degree surround camera, paddle shifters, powered and ventilated front seats, a wireless charger, and more are all included in the new Safari as well as its sibling, the Harrier facelift.
2023 Tata Safari: Safety Net and Rivals
The new Safari comes standard with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), six airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, and other amenities. The higher-spec variants have an additional driver knee airbag. The Adventure+ A, Accomplished+, and Accomplished+ Dark models all have the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). Recently, the automaker has confirmed that it will soon add the lane keep assist feature to both SUVs. For those unaware, the 2023 Tata Safari and Harrier SUVs have obtained the highest Global NCAP rating for adult and child occupant safety, which is an impressive achievement.
Speaking of the market competitors, the Safari goes up against the likes of the Hyundai Alcazar, the MG Hector Plus, and the Mahindra XUV700, among others.