Tata Motors launched the all-new Safari in India yesterday, with prices starting from INR 14.69 lakh and going up to INR 21.45 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The biggest surprise at the launch yesterday was certainly the introduction of the new Safari Adventure Persona - the top-of-the-line variant that comes with unique exterior and interior alterations which really make it stand out. In fact, we would say that this would be our pick of the lot from the Safari range. So here's a closer look at what the Tata Safari Adventure Persona so special.
Tata Safari Adventure Persona - Exterior
If you are fed up with the increasing amount of chrome in our cars. the Safari Adventure Persona is just the right vehicle. This trim deletes all chrome for gloss black or granite black finishes. The Safari Adventure Persona comes in an exclusive and sole 'Tropical Mist' blue paint shade. The colour contrasts beautifully with the blacked-out elements on the new Safari.
Further, the grille, door handles, headlamp surround, window line, badging, and roof rails are all finished in glossy black. These elements come finished in chrome in the standard Safari. There's also a bold 'Safari' lettering embossed on the bonnet. The silver skid plates on the front and rear bumpers have also been blacked out. The 18-inch alloy wheels are similar in design to the standard Safari but are finished in gunmetal grey.
Tata Safari Adventure Persona - Interior
Stepping inside the cabin, the interiors of the Safari Adventure Persona also has their own unique identity. If the black and white interior colour scheme of the regular Safari stand for premiumness and luxury, the black and brown interior colour scheme on the Adventure Persona is meant to highlight the Adventure theme. The upholstery and the door pads are thus finished in a light brown shade. It will also be easier to maintain than the white seats on the standard Safari.
The dashboard, meanwhile, has been finished with an all-black look with new dark chrome and piano black trims and furnishing. The centre console, however, gets a light brown insert around the gear lever. The Safari Adventure Persona will be available in both 6- and 7-seater configuration. As its based on the top-spec trims, the Safari Adventure Persona c0mes loaded with all the bells and whistles that's offered with the regular Safari.
Tata Safari Adventure Persona - Engine Options
There are no mechanical changes on the Safari Adventure Persona over the regular Safari. It thus comes powered by the Harrier's Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine that produces 168 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque. The Adventure Persona is available with both the 6-speed manual and the 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox options. It also gets three ESP-based off-road modes - normal, rough, and wet - as well as three drive modes - eco, city and sport.
Just like the Tata Harrier gets Dark and Camo Editions based on the top-spec trims, the Tata Safari Adventure Persona is based on the top-spec XZ+/XZA+ variants. Priced at INR 20.20 lakh for the manual variant and INR 21.45 lakh for the automatic, it is INR 21,000 more expensive over the standard variant. However, given the killer looks and perhaps more practically appointed interiors, this would reallny be our pick of the lot. We still haven't got over it's looks yet.