Indian automobiles giant Tata is gearing up to reintroduce Safari in the Indian market. Last year, Safari was discontinued due to the emission norms. The SUV is all set to be introduced on January 26. Its launch is probable in the forthcoming weeks. Already the informal pre-bookings have started across select dealerships. Essentially, the Safari is a three-row SUV based on the Harrier having the same engine and transmission options. To make space for the passengers of third-row, it is 63mm longer and 80mm taller. Apart from this, it gets a stepped-up roof which will make the cabin airier. It is likely to come in 6- and 7-seater variants.
Although its cosmetic upgrades onboard will be subtle but sufficient to distinguish it from the Harrier. In addition to the light blue shade witnessed on the Gravitas at the Auto Expo 2020, it will get an exclusive dark blue shade. Apart from this, other prominent upgradations consist of a new chrome-finished tri-arrow grille, chrome detailing around the headlamps.
Talking about the cabin, it is yet to be revealed. However, you can expect a dual-tone black and cream interior theme as witnessed on the near-production spec Gravitas. The other prevailing specs will consist of one 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, bi-Xenon headlamps, a panoramic sunroof, a semi-digital instrument cluster and electrically adjustable driver’s seat. Coming to safety, it will be covered by rear parking camera, rear disc brakes, six airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors and ESC. The Safari will compete with the likes of the 2021 new-gen Mahindra XUV500 and MG Hector Plus.