Launched production of the new crossover Tata Safari

Launched production of the new crossover Tata Safari

January 17, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The rival to the seven-seat Hyundai Creta is a three-row variant of the Tata Harrier crossover.

Almost two years ago, at the Geneva Motor Show, Tata Motors presented a show car called the Buzzard. This concept was the harbinger of the serial crossover Tata Safari, whose release started on January 14th.

Dealers of the brand will begin to issue pre-orders in the last days of January, and in February the market debut of the SUV will take place. It was originally planned that the new product would be called Gravitas, but later the cross was renamed. The name Tata Safari has been revived for him. We will remind, earlier this was the name of a three-row frame SUV, produced from 1998 to 2019.

The manufacturer not only announced the launch of production of its new SUV, but also unveiled teasers of the novelty.

In fact, we have in front of us a stretched version of the Tata Harrier with a redesigned rear bumper, a different radiator grill and a different design of the headlights – the new product has got chrome, not glossy decor. The tailgate is new here, and the windows in the C-pillars have grown noticeably. Safari’s dimensions are still a secret. The Gravitas was six centimeters longer than the Harrier, but the wheelbase of the two SUVs was the same – 2,741 mm.

The cross will be released in five- and seven-seater versions.
The novelty will get climate control, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, the Terrain Response system, which will help you choose the optimal mode for driving on different surfaces, etc.

The car is set in motion by a two-liter 170-horsepower turbodiesel, combined with a 6MKPP or automatic transmission. The drive is still uncontested front. However, the platform also supports four-wheel drive, so over time it will be possible to see a 4×4 cross.

Earlier it became known that the electric minivan Volkswagen ID.Buzz is delayed – it will have to wait until 2023. In the meantime, the manufacturer is re-equipping the plant, which will be entrusted with the release of the novelty.