On this Republic Day, the all-new Tata Safari SUV is going to make its grand debut. The carmaker has released a teaser picture ahead of the official revelation. The picture reveals details like front chrome grille with the signature Bi-arrow design elements as well as the large logo at the middle. The Gravitas concept was somehow different from the black honeycomb grille. But the split headlamp setup comes with LED DRLs as well as a fog lamp. This makes the model similar to Gravitas.
We will get further details regarding the design of the production-ready Safari. We still do have a vague idea of the designs. For instance, the car will most probably retain longer rear overhang, stepped roof, larger side windows, taillamps, differently designed rear bumper, just like the Gravitas concept. The taillamps of the concept are connected by using a black strip, similar to Harrier.
This model is going to be the second production model for the brand, which is to be based on the Omega platform. The same platform underpins the Harrier as well. The length and breadth of the car have been increased in order to make room for the third row of seats. It is 70mm longer and 80mm taller than its 5-seater counterpart. It has a wheelbase of 2741mm.
The Tata Safari will also be sharing its gearboxes and engine with the Harrier. The 7-seater SUV will be equipped with a 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine. It is capable of churning out power worth 170bhp and 350Nm of torque. Buyers will get the option of 6-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. It will come with a two-wheel drive system in the initial phase.
The Tata Safari will be locking horns with the likes of Mahindra XUV500 and Hector Plus 6/7-seater SUV. The Tata Safari SUV will cost you around Rs 15 lakh.