Tata Motors has updated the XT and XZ variants of its flagship Safari SUV with a slew of new amenities. The XT and XTA variants now have an air purifier, while the XZ and XZA variants now have a wireless charger as well as wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. These trimmings haven’t been altered in any way.
Tata Safari XT and XZ trims
At the moment, the Tata Safari XT trim includes an 8-speaker audio system, iRA connected car technology, rearview camera, ambient lighting, rear centre armrest, keyless entry and go, automatic climate control, cruise control, tyre pressure monitoring system, power-folding wing mirrors, auto headlamps and wipers, LED DRLs, and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The Safari XZ and XZA trims get some exclusive features over the XT trim, such as an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 9-speaker JBL audio system, semi-digital instrument console with 7.0-inch TFT display, 6-way electric adjust driver seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, oyster white leatherette upholstery, terrain response modes, electronic parking brake with auto hold, hill descent control, and more.
The Tata Safari is powered by a 2.0L Kryotec diesel engine with a peak power of 170bhp and torque of 350 Nm. The powertrain is the same as that used in the Harrier. A 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission is available on select variants, while a 6-speed manual transmission is standard.
Tata Safari Gold edition
The Tata Safari Gold Edition, which has cosmetic changes inside and out, was recently introduced by the automaker. The model is available in two colour schemes: White Gold with a Frost White body and a Black roof, and Black Gold with a Black body and Gold highlights. The new Gold Edition costs Rs 21.89 lakh for the XZ+ manual variant and Rs 23.18 lakh for the XZA+ fully automated variant (all, ex-showroom).
Tata Motors has been doing well in the SUV segment with Harrier and the Safari SUVs grabbing a lot of attention. To increase their market share Tata is prepping to launch their new sub-compact SUV, Punch. The compact SUV is placed to go against the Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger and the upcoming Hyundai Caper and Citroen C3.