Recently, Tata Motors announced a price hike across its model range with effect from May 8, 2021. Vehicle price revision was said to be in the average range of 1.8%, obviously depending on the model and variant. More importantly, this also marks the first time prices of Tata's flagship SUV, the Safari, have been increased since its launch in February 2021. The Tata Safari has now become dearer by up to INR 35,500. Here's a detailed look at the updated price list of the 2021 Tata Safari. Compared to the Harrier, the new Tata Safari, which is, in essence, an XL-size version of the former, is almost a lakh rupees costlier for comparable trims.
|Manual Variants||New Price||Old Price||Difference|
|XE||INR 14,99,400||INR 14,69,900||INR 29,500|
|XM||INR 16,36,400||INR 16,00,900||INR 35,500|
|XT||INR 17,81,400||INR 17,45,900||INR 35,500|
|XT+||INR 18,61,400||INR 18,25,900||INR 35,500|
|XZ||INR 189,51,400||INR 19,15,900||INR 35,500|
|XZ+||INR 20,35,400||INR 19,99,900||INR 35,500|
|XZ+ Adventure Persona||INR 20,56,400||INR 20,20,900||INR 35,500|
|XMA||INR 17,61,400||INR 17,25,900||INR 35,500|
|XZA||INR 20,76,400||INR 20,40,900||INR 35,500|
|XZA+||INR 21,61,400||INR 21,25,900||INR 35,500|
|XZA+ Adventure Persona||INR 21,81,400||INR 21,45,900||INR 35,500|
The 2021 Tata Safari is available in seven trims - XE, XM, XT, XT+, XZ, XZ+ and the top-spec Adventure Persona. As you can see in the table above, the price of the base XE trim sees the least hike of INR 29,500. The Safari now starts from just under INR 15 lakh. Meanwhile, prices of all other trims across both manual and automatic variants have been consistently increased by up to INR 35,500. The Adventure Persona automatic variant of the Safari now tops out at INR 21.81 lakh, all prices ex-showroom.
Under the hood, the Tata Safari is powered by the Harrier's Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine that produces 168 bhp of maximum power and 350 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. Just like the Harrier, the Safari is based on the Land Rover-derived Omega architecture. However, unlike the original Safari, which had a 4x4 drivetrain, the new-gen Safari is a front-wheel-drive offering.
The new Tata Safari is largely similar to the Tata Harrier, except for the bugger side profile and a reworked tail-end. However, there are some key differences between the two models. The Safari boasts a unique grille upfront with Tata's signature tri-arrow motifs finished in chrome. There’s more chrome encasing the split headlight clusters. The rear end of the Safari is completely unique with a full rear-quarter glass, a stepped roof, a new tailgate, roof rails with the Safari inscription and a more upright rear section. The interior is mostly identical as well.
In terms of features, the new Tata Safari gets an 8.8-inch touchscreen system, 7.0-inch digital display in the instrument cluster, panoramic sunroof, automatic climate control, drive modes (Eco, City and Sports) and ESP-based Terrain modes (Normal, Rough and Wet), electric parking brake, hill-descent control, ambient lighting, powered driver seat, iRA connected car tech and much more. The Safari is a genuine three-row SUV and it does not have an apologetic third row of seats. It currently only rivals the MG Hector Plus but will soon see competition from the upcoming Hyundai Alcazar and Mahindra XUV700.