Tata brings back the iconic Safari nameplate

The upcoming Gravitas 7-seater SUV will be called Safari.

Tata Motors has announced that the upcoming Gravitas 7-seater SUV will be called Safari. Bookings for the new model will open later this month.

The Tata Safari was one of the first proper SUVs that were introduced in the Indian market. While it wasn't the most well sorted, it still has gained iconic status among the masses.

The new Safari is essentially a 7-seater version of the Harrier with 3 rows of seats. It shares the same OMEGARC platform that is derived from Land Rover's D8 architecture.

The styling of the new Safari is based on Tata's Impact 2.0 design language. The front fascia is similar to the Harrier, but it gets a more upright rear section to accommodate the third row of seats. The SUV will be offered with optional captain seats in the second row. The dashboard of the car is also similar to the Harrier and features a floating touchscreen infotainment head-unit and a semi-digital instrument cluster.

The Safari is expected to be offered with a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine producing 170 BHP and 350 Nm of torque. The engine could be mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

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