2021 Tata Safari Spotted Undisguised: Tata Motors has recently announced that it is bringing its Safari nameplate back this month and the new SUV has been spotted in blue and white colours ahead of the official launch. The undisguised spy images have been clicked inside the manufacturing plant indicating that the production has already begun.
2021 Safari is basically the production name for the Gravitas (7-seater Harrier), and it is the brand’s much-awaited flagship three-row SUV. The car is production-ready and it will be officially unveiled on January 26, 2021. The upcoming model is the third-generation version of Safari and the second-gen version was known as Safari Storme.
The next-gen Tata Safari will be 63mm longer and 80mm taller than the Harrier 5-seater model to make extra room for the third row. It will also be accompanied by a stepped-up roof for an airier third row. The 2021 Safari will most likely be available in a 6-seater and a 7-seater option.
The new Safari will be upgraded to differentiate from the Harrier, this includes a larger rear quarter glass, a new C-pillar rear quarter design, and also a flatter boot lid. It will get a slightly different front grille with a tri-arrow pattern, while the side profile along with the headlamps and front bumper is the same as Tata Harrier.
The two engine options include a 2.0-litre diesel engine churning out 170PS of maximum power and 350 Nm of peak torque, and a 1.5-litre petrol engine is also on the cards. The transmission options will include a 6-speed manual gearbox and 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. It is also being rumoured that Tata Motor will also launch a 4×4 version of 2021 Tata Safari at a later stage.
Some of the other key features include a dual-tone white-black interior theme, front parking sensors, electronic parking brake, JBL audio system, 8.8″ infotainment touch screen system, six airbags, and a panoramic sunroof. The next-gen Tata Safari is expected to be priced a lakh over the price of Harrier, which is currently available with a starting ex-showroom price tag of INR 13.84 lakhs.