Tata Motors is soon going to launch the Safari facelift that will see it getting major updates over the outgoing one like exterior changes, big interior changes, and addition of new features. But to understand what changes the facelift will get over the outgoing one, we’ll have to compare the two versions to deeply understand how much changes Tata made on the facelift compare to the current version.
Tata Safari Old vs New – Exterior Differences
The current Tata Safari comes with an LED DRLs and tri-arrow pattern on the grille with chrome line around the grille and LED DRLs that gives a spreaded V-look. Below that is the LED headlamps with chrome covering around it and below that is the LED fog lamps and at the bottom center, you can see the box-shape radar for the ADAS and the bumpers finished in faux silver skid plate both front and rear. Moving to the side, it has chrome line at the bottom of the window frame, functional roof rails on top, thin wheel cladding, and rides on 18-inch alloy wheels. At the rear, it has a sleek LED taillamps with a roof spoiler, and shark fin antenna on top.
In the upcoming facelift, the Safari has gone through some exterior changes such as the ront fascia as been changed completely with changes to the grille, bumpers, and headlamps. A full-width LED strip is above the grille that spans across the front body, side profile of the Safari will likely be same except it will sport new alloy wheel design. Moving to the rear, changes extend to the bumpers, skid plate, and new Audi inspired LED taillights connected by an LED strip.
Tata Safari Old vs New – Interior Differences
The Current Safari has the 10.25-inch infotainment system above the AC vents and at the sides it has horizontally positioned AC vent. The Safari has the dual-tone dashboard option. It has multi-function three-spoke steering wheel with digital instrument cluster, and a huge panoramic sunroof. It has two USB ports at the front, two in second row, and two in the third row. It has drive modes selector in front of gear lever, electric parking brake with auto hold, and buttons for the ventilated seats at the side of the seat, and if you opt for 6 seater config, you ventilated seats in second row as well. The third row has a 40:60 split seat and second row has 60:40 split seats.
The interior have undergone changes as well as it will be getting the new 12.3-inch infotainment system that will be thinner, sharper and smoother than the outgoing version, new Steptronic Gear shifter, rotary dial for the drive mode, digital display on the four-spoke steering wheel that illuminates Tata logo in the center, and control the new configurable 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster that can display navigation maps, touch-sensitive screen on the center console for climate control, and ambient lighting on the dashboard, around sunroof, and doors.
Tata Safari Old vs New – Powertrains
|Tata Safari (Old)||Tata Safari (New)|
|Engine||2.0 L 4 Cylinder Turbo Diesel||1.5 L 4 Cylinder Turbo Petrol|
|Power||167.67 BHP||170 BHP|
|Torque||350 NM||280 NM|
|Transmission Type||6 Speed MT / AT||6 Speed MT, 7 Speed DCT|
When it comes to Engine Options, the Old Safari was available only with one powertrain, and that is the 2.0 L 4 Cylinder Turbocharged Diesel Engine producing 167.67 BHP and 350 NM mated to 6 Speed Manual and Automatic Gearbox.
However, the upcoming Safari Facelift will not only sport the turbocharged diesel engine, but it’ll be getting a new 1.5 L 4 Cylinder Turbocharged Petrol engine generating 170 BHP and 280 NM of torque mated to 6 Speed Manual, and 7 Speed DCT Gearbox.
Tata Safari Old vs New – Features
The Current Safari is already loaded with features such as LED Projector headlamps, LED taillights, 18-inch alloy wheels, Panoramic Sunroof, leather seat upholstery, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, ambient light, ventilated seats (in 6-seater variant, second row also gets ventilated seats), 10.25-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay/Android Auto, 7-inch digital instrument cluster, voice commands, air purifier, 9-speaker JBL sound system, 6-Way Powered Driver Seat, 4-Way Powered Passenger Seat, wireless charging, and cooled glovebox.
Safety features includes six airbags, 360-degree camera with rear parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers, TPMS, ABS with EBD, ESC, Hill Assist, Traction Control, Disc Brakes, ISOFIX anchorages, automatic headlamps, and Level 1 ADAS with features like Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Traffic Sign Recognition, High Beam Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Alert, Door Open Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Rear Collision Warning.
In the Facelift, the features list will extend like the Multi-color Ambient lightings, powered tailgate with gesture opening, dual zone, electric parking brake with auto hold function, 4-way powered seats for co-passenger, and in safety, it’ll get front parking sensors, new 19-inch alloy wheels, and Level 2 ADAS features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, and many more.
Tata Safari Old vs New – Price and Verdict
The Current Tata Safari starts at Rs.15.85 lakh for the base variant ‘XE’, and goes up to Rs. 25.21 lakh for the top variant, ‘XZA+ (O) Red Dark Edition Automatic.’ As for the Facelift, it is expected to be little high around Rs. 50,000 – Rs. 1,00,000 for the entry-level variant, and possibly could start at Rs. 16.85 lakh.
In the end, the decision to buy which Safari version depends totally on you, however, if you ask us, you can opt for the current Safari that’s on sale as it comes with impressive features that it’s rivals doesn’t have, the engine is powerful, and performance is good as well. Well, for the facelift, it’ll get a new powertrain, few new features, and new look as well. So, if you’re willing to wait for for the facelift, then it’s a good decision as you’ll get the latest offering for Safari from Tata, or you can go ahead and buy the current Safari, it won’t be a bad choice either. So, what are you going to do?