Tata has been expanding its lineup a lot in the past couple of years and one of the biggest addition was a new SUV, called Safari. Today’s market is all about SUVs and crossover, so it’s no wonder that the Indian carmaker decided to launch another one. This one is capable, but also practical and functional. It was introduced last year, so we don’t expect to see bigger changes for the next year. The 2022 Tata Safari will bring a familiar layout and the only possible changes are those regarding new color options, new standard equipment and similar things.
Even if the novelties come, the overall layout will remain the same. In other words, you may count on an SUV that offers a great balance between capability and functionality. We like its off-road capabilities but we also like that the company managed to pack three rows of seats in this relatively small vehicle.
Considering that there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2022 Tata Safari’s launch date will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year.
2022 Tata Safari Redesign
Design-wise, this SUV takes a lot of inspiration from Land Rover’s models. It rides on the same platform ad models like Land Rover and Range Rover Evoque, so it’s no wonder that many parts are shared with these two. Still, this is Tata’s product, so there are numerous unique design solutions as well. This particularly refers to the drivetrain and overall layout, considering that this is basically an FWD car. Of course, AWD is available too.
When it comes to styling, the 2022 Tata Safari will continue in the same way, offering a modern look that combined design solutions like sharp edges, narrow headlights and a massive grille. For the next year, the best we could see are minor tweaks like new color options and similar things.
Interior changes aren’t expected either, and that’s not a bad thing at all. Simply, this SUV looks very modern from the inside. It features a clean dashboard design, characterized by lots of horizontal lines. That provides a classic look, which should age well. Also, there is a fair amount of tech features, which makes this cabin look quite upscale.
Still, the more important thing about this cabin is its functionality. Although it measures less than 108 inches in wheelbase, this SUV has a seating capacity for seven passengers. Of course, it would be too much to expect an adult-friendly third row, but it can be very useful in certain situations. On the other hand, the first two rows are very generous with space and accommodate adult passengers with ease. The driving position is also very good and provides good visibility in all directions.
The 2022 Tata Safari might bring a few novelties regarding the standard and available equipment but we are pretty sure that most of the things are about to remain the same. In the case of this model, base versions are pretty simple and don’t offer too many tech goodies, Still, the essentials are there, as well as a decent list of safety features. You may count on safety and driver-assistance features. Some of them are dual front airbags, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Hill Hold Control, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors etc.
Higher trim levels offer way more. You can get upgrades like an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with iRA connected car tech, a 9-speaker JBL audio system, a 7.0-inch digital display in the instrument cluster, a 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, beige leatherette upholstery, a panoramic sunroof. You may also count on driver aids like hill-descent control, terrain response modes, and electronic parking brake.
2022 Tata Safari Engine
At this moment, there is just one engine option on the offer. We don’t expect that things will change too much for the next year. So, you may count on Fiat’s well-known 2.0-liter turbodiesel, which puts out around 170 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. That’s enough to provide a pretty respectable performance. Also, we like that both manual and automatic transmission options are available. Standard models come with front-wheel drive, while AWD layout is available too.
2022 Tata Safari Release Date and Price
As no bigger changes are planned for the next year, we expect that the 2022 Tata Safari will hit the market sometime late in the year. The base price should go around ₹15 00 000. Translated to dollars, that would be around 20.000.