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2021 Tata Safari SUV becomes more expensive, still worth it?

Written by Nizam Shaikh

On 8th May 2021, Tata Motors announced a price hike across its passenger vehicle portfolio. The brand announced that all models and variants in the line-up would become dearer by 1.8% (Average) on the ex-showroom price.

The price hike is the result of the rise in commodity prices and input cost in manufacturing. But, Tata also promises price protection for the customers who booked Tata passenger vehicles on or before 7th May 2021. 

Tata Safari Price Hike

The new price hike also affects the latest entrant from the brand, which is the Tata Safari. This means the Tata Safari SUV will receive its first price hike since its launch. Depending on the variant, the Tata Safari is now dearer by INR 35,500. Compared to the Tata Harrier, the price gap is now close to INR 70,000 on the entry-level model and nearly INR 1 lakh on the comparable top-spec trims.

Variant Wise Price Hike

The Tata Safari SUV after 8th May 2021 will come with a starting price of INR 14,99,400 ex-showroom. This new price means the entry-level XE trim is dearer by INR 29,500. Apart from the XE, all other variants, including the Manual and Automatic transmission options and the Adventure Persona model, get a price hike of INR 35,500 on the ex-showroom price. 

Tata Safari Engine 

The Tata Safari SUV comes with the same FCA-derived 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel motor from the Harrier. The engine produces 170 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque. Tata offers a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed torque converter type automatic gearbox option on the Safari. The Safari remains unchanged in terms of mechanical or cosmetic features. 

Tata Safari Size & Features

The Tata Safari SUV features the Land Rover D8 derived OMEGA-ARC platform. The SUV measures 4661mm in length, 1894mm in width, 1786mm in height and accommodates 7-seats in three rows.  On the inside, the SUV features 7-inch digital instruments with an analogue speedometer and 8.8-inch infotainment with IRA connected features.  The cabin offers a premium Ashwood finished dashboard, soft-touch top and Oyster White upholstery. The SUV also gets a plethora of active and passive safety features available right from the base trim.

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