Sipradi Trading Pvt. Ltd, in partnership with Tata Motors, India, has launched the all-new Safari in Nepal. With the rollout of the premium flagship SUV, currently, in its third generation, the company has brought the iconic nameplate back. Announced at an introductory price of Rs 81.99 lakh in Nepal, the seven-seater offers a compelling blend of comfort, performance, and prestige.
The all-new Tata Safari, which has had a massive fan-following since its first generation, is essentially the Harrier with minimal changes–the Safari is substantially larger, with a few design tweaks to accommodate the third-row seats. While the Safari’s split headlamps with chrome inserts along with other angles are similar to its sibling’s, the differing elements, among others, are the tri-arrow pattern with chrome finish on the grille, higher roofline, longer rear overhang, full-size rear quarter glass, and an upright tail end aiding the third-row seats. On the exterior, however, the new Safari continues to flaunt the chunky roof rails design in a way to suggest a steeped roof–which is something of a trademark element on the original Safari.
The flagship SUV is offered with almost the same interior layout as the Harrier’s, with minor changes on the dash and the seating arrangements. The leatherette upholstery now comes in light and bright dual-tone Oyster White paint, and the brightness of the cabin is further enhanced by the massive panoramic sunroof, which Tata was reluctant to install in their products a few years ago. However, one of the biggest attractions luring the consumers from the old Safari to the new one will be its second row (captain seats), theatre-style seating, which is positioned slightly upright for a better view upfront (the standard version of the Safar gets seven seats, and the range-topping Safari gets six seats). The Ashwood dash features a cutting-edge 8.8-inch floating island infotainment system–with Tata’s IRA connected car technology, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and voice recognition compatibility–and a 7-inch digital console.
In its new avatar, the Safari takes forward the brand’s legacy by combining Tata Motors’ Impact 2.0 design language with the proven capability of OMEGARC–the architecture derived from the renowned D8 platform from the Land Rover. The Safari is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged Kyrotec engine that generates a maximum power of 168 bhp and a maximum torque of 350 Nm. The engine is paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
The Safari boasts a plethora of features like an advanced ESP with 14 functionalities and the Boss Mode that provide enhanced ride comfort and ensure safety–making the SUV a compelling option for the fast-evolving Nepali market. The vehicle comes in colour options of Daytona Grey, Orcus White, and the signature Royal Blue.
Tata Motors has also unveiled the Adventure Persona of the Safari that accentuates the “rugged and sporty” styling of the SUV, while adding a flamboyant look for customers to choose the best match for their personality. Launched in an expressive Tropical Mist colour scheme, it has a tough and stylish exterior with true-blue SUV characteristics.
Taking the style quotient a little higher, the Adventure Persona comes with R18 black-tinted Charcoal Grey machined alloys and a piano black finish on its grille, roof rails, and outer door-handles, and the Safari mascot on the bonnet. The interior looks plush, with its signature Earthy Brown upholstery; dark chrome accents on air vents, knobs, switches, inner-door handles, and instrument cluster; and a piano black on the steering wheel, grab handles, floor console frame, and IP mid-pad finisher.
The Safari is available in nine variants, starting from XE and going all the way up to the XZA+. Sipradi Trading Pvt. Ltd has their vehicles on display, and test drives are available from across the dealer networks.
“We’re extremely delighted to announce the launch of our premium flagship SUV, the all-new Safari, in Nepal. The Safari is the culmination of our bold aspirations and unstinting commitment to design, safety, and driving pleasure–the key pillars of the ‘New Forever’ range,” said Mayank Baldi, Head PVIB, Tata Motors, during the launch event. “With its performance-engineered body, born out of the Omega Architecture, carrying the legendary JLR pedigree, best-in-class features, and premium finish, the new Safari personifies the pinnacle of SUVs, augmenting the brand’s iconic legacy in the fastest growing market segment. Successfully crossing a significant milestone of 10,000 production units for the Indian market in a span of fewer than 6 months, we couldn’t be happier with our customers’ response and continued trust in Tata Motors. Wishing for a similar love and adulation for the new Safari from our Nepali customers and brand enthusiasts.”
Commenting on the occasion, Rajesh Prasad Giri, Chief Operating Officer, Sipradi Trading Pvt. Ltd, said: “The introduction of the Safari marks another milestone in our partnership with Tata Motors, considering that it is a unique offering to suit the aspirations and lifestyles of the Nepalese customers, while also promoting the uptake of SUVs. The Safari is an iconic brand, and we are delighted to partake in this exciting journey and bring the best of the products to our customers in Nepal, before this year’s festive season. Additionally, as a part of our initiative to give the best to our customers, we will also be displaying the Safari at a first of its kind experience zone at Labim Mall, in the heart of Lalitpur city. This experience zone also provides a privileged parking space for all Tata Motors’ customers, while also giving them a seamless experience to learn more about the products and services from the company, while sipping their choice of freshly brewed coffee.”
|Engine type||2.0-litre Kryotec|
|Valves||4 valves/cylinder, DOHC|
|Power (bhp)||168 bhp at 3750 rpm|
|Torque (Nm)||350 Nm at 1750 rpm|
|Driving range||807 km|
|Mileage (ARAI)||16.14 kmpl|
|Number of gears||6|
|Dimensions||4661 x 1894 x 1786 mm|
|Kerb weight||1825 kg|
|Ground clearance||205 mm|
|Boot space||447 litres|
|Fuel tank capacity||50 litres|
|Front tyre||235/70 R16|
|Rear tyre||235/70 R16|
|Wheel size||16 inches|
The price of the 2021 Tata Safari starts from Rs 81,99,000 in Nepal.
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