A few months back, Safari was updated with a host of new features, including an air purifier, a wireless charger, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto among others. Recently it was introduced in Dark Edition, Safari Dark Edition has been brought in XT+/XTA+ and XZ+/XZA+ trims which is the top variant. The Tata Safari Dark Edition has been kept in Oberon Black color which is also given in the Dark Edition of other models of the company.
How is Dark Edition?
Dark badges have been given on its fenders and tailgate, as well as 18-inch blackstone alloy wheels have been installed in it. At the same time, premium Blackstone dark theme has been given in its interior. It has been given a dark finish, in which the dashboard has been kept in a special blackstone matrix. At the same time premium dark upholstery has been given. On the other hand, in terms of features, it has been given the option of ventilated seats on the first and second row as well as air purifier, Android Auto and Apple Car Play.
It gets an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 7-inch semi-digital instrument cluster, panoramic sunroof, automatic AC, powered driver seat, wireless charging, airbags, traction control, hill hold control and disc brakes on the right wheels. The company is aiming to further improve sales through the Dark Edition of Safari.
Safari was introduced last year and its sales have crossed 16,000. The SUV crossed the 10,000 mark in 6 months, before the Gold Edition of Safari has been introduced which has received good response from the customers. This SUV has been built on the company’s OMEGARC architecture, as well as on the Land Rover D8 platform.
The company has brought it in the option of both 6 and 7 seater. Talking about the engine of the Tata Safari, it is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that produces 170 Bhp of power and 350 Nm of peak torque. Gearbox options include a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed torque converter autobox.
Over delivery is done through the front wheels and there is no option of an all-wheel drive system. The Dark Edition will not be the first special edition for the Tata Safari. The company has earlier brought many models including Altroz, Nexon EV in dark avatar and now this popular SUV has been brought in dark edition.
Tata Safari directly competes with cars like Mahindra XUV700, MG Hector Plus and Hyundai Alcazar. Currently, none of its competitors is available with such special editions, so Safari will definitely get its benefit, now it has to be seen how much the company can sell it.
This feature was not given in the regular variant of Tata Safari but now it has been updated. In a country like India, it is very important to have a cooling feature on the seat, it will be more comfortable now than before to travel long distances.