Tata Safari has added the XMS and XMAS models to its lineup of Safari variations. These variations cost 17.96 lakh and 19.26 lakh (both ex-showroom). These vehicles fall between the corresponding XM and XT variations.
Tata has introduced two new Safari SUV variations, the XMS and XMAS, based on the XM and XMA models already available. Both the manual and automatic versions of these new variants are priced by the automaker at Rs 17.97 lakh and Rs 19.27 lakh (both ex-showroom, Mumbai). Due to the addition of new features, the XMS and XMAS versions of the Safari are both Rs 1.17 lakh more expensive than the XM and XMA versions, respectively.
- The Harrier SUV’s XMS and XMAS models were also introduced earlier this month by Tata Motors.
- Variants of the XMS and XMAS get panoramic sunroofs.
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For the Harrier SUV, which is essentially the Safari’s sister in terms of platform and mechanicals, Tata Motors is developing an electric drivetrain. The Harrier Electric SUV is expected to go on sale in 2023. The Tata Safari might also be equipped with the same powerplant. Tata Motors hasn’t formally endorsed anything, though. Tata Motors will introduce the Tiago Electric hatchback later this week, and sometime in the following year, it will introduce the Punch mini SUV in electric form. The upcoming 2023 Auto Expo should shed light on Tata Motors’ ambitions to electrify its lineup of passenger vehicles.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included in both new models.
The Tata Safari XMS and XMAS variants offer more features compared to the XM, including a panoramic sunroof, drive models (Eco, City, and Sport), a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, four speakers, and four tweeters, steering-mounted controls, a reverse parking camera, rain-sensing wipers, a height-adjustable driver seat, auto headlamps, and electrically fold.
The same 2.0-liter Kryotec diesel engine, which generates 168 nhp and 350 Nm of torque, powers this Tata Safari. Both a six-speed manual and automatic transmission are used with this powerplant. Tata Motors unveiled the Harrier XMS model earlier this month, with prices beginning at 17.20 lakh (ex-showroom). Tata Motors is using the slogan “ReclaimYourLife” in their advertisement for the brand-new Harrier XMS and XMAS.
The new Safari “builds on the tradition of prestige and great performance; by fusing Tata Motors’ Impact 2.0 design language with the established capability,” according to the official website of OMEGARC, architecture derived from the well-known D8 platform from Land Rover, which in and of itself is the gold standard of SUVs worldwide.”
A panoramic sunroof, formerly only available with the XT+, XTA+, XZ, XZA+, XZS, and XZAS variants, is now standard on the all-new Harrier. The XMS and XMAS versions also come equipped with automated headlights, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, an eight-speaker audio system, rain-sensing wipers, a touch-screen interface, an electronically foldable outside rearview mirror, and a reverse parking camera.
Tata Safari: new features for XMS and XMAS
Tata is now selling a panoramic sunroof, which was previously available on the XT+, XTA+, XZ+, and XZA+ variations, as standard on the new Safari models. The XMS and XMAS models receive automatic headlights, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, an 8-speaker system, rain-sensing wipers, electrically foldable outside rearview mirrors (ORVM), and a reverse parking camera in addition to the amenities offered on the XM and XMA variations.
Powertrain: Tata Safari XMS, XMAS
The new Safari models have not undergone any mechanical modifications from Tata. The identical 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine, producing 170 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque, powers each of them. The XMAS variant receives a 6-speed automated gearbox in contrast to the XMS variant’s 6-speed manual gearbox.
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The prospective plans for Tata Motors
Tata is preparing to introduce the Tiago EV on September 28 after the Punch Camo Edition had its market debut. Shailesh Chandra, MD, passenger vehicles and electric mobility, Tata Motors, stated at the 62nd annual convention of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) in Delhi that he expects sales of all EVs in the automaker’s lineup, including the Nexon EV and Tigor EV, to reach 50,000 units this year.
Tata is also developing the updated facelift versions of the Tata Harrier and Tata Safari for the Indian market. The new facelift version will have improved dynamics, a new dashboard interface, and enhanced features. In addition, a new turbocharged petrol engine is anticipated to be offered alongside the diesel engine in the facelift version. It goes without saying that manual and automatic transmission options will be available for both of these engines.
Tata is reportedly developing a new 2.2L diesel engine for the Indian market that will be used in the company’s larger SUVs. The current 2.0L oil burner from Fiat will be replaced by a new, more potent 2.2L diesel engine. The Indian automaker has not yet provided any other information, though.