The latest addition to the Tata Safari line-up is the new Dark Edition variant, making it the fifth Tata model to be offered with this variant. Prices for the Safari Dark Edition starts at Rs 19.05 lakh and goes up to Rs 22.51 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
- The Dark Edition costs Rs 20,000-72,000 more than standard model
- It gets a black theme on the exteriors and interiors
- Uses the same 170hp, 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine
|Tata Safari Dark Edition prices (ex-showroom, India)|
|Variant||Dark Edition Price||Standard Price||Difference|
|XT+||Rs 19.05 lakh||Rs 18.85 lakh||Rs 20,000|
|XTA+||Rs 20.35 lakh||Rs 20.15 lakh||Rs 20,000|
|XZ+ 6 seat||Rs 21.21 lakh||Rs 20.49 lakh||Rs 72,000|
|XZ+||Rs 21.11 lakh||Rs 20.64 lakh||Rs 47,000|
|XZA+ 6 seat||Rs 22.41 lakh||Rs 21.79 lakh||Rs 62,000|
|XZA+||Rs 22.51 lakh||Rs 21.94 lakh||Rs 57,000|
2022 Tata Safari Dark Edition: exterior changes
The Dark Edition Safari comes finished in a paint shade called Oberon Black (same shade as on the Harrier Dark Edition). Tata has further given gloss black accents on the grille, headlight surrounds and window surrounds (all of which are chrome on the standard model) as well as black 18-inch alloy wheels. The only chrome visible on this new trim is on the Tata and Dark Edition badges. These changes are very much in line with what Tata has done with the other Dark Editions models – Altroz, Nexon, Nexon EV and Harrier.
2022 Tata Safari Dark Edition: interiors
On the inside, the Safari is finally available with an all-black theme across the cabin with a 'Blackstone Matrix' insert on the dashboard. Prior to this, the Safari was only offered with either a white or beige interior theme, even on other special variants like the Adventure and Gold edition.
In terms of equipment, the Safari Dark Edition comes well kitted, considering it is based on the higher XT+ and XZ+ trims of the standard SUV. Hence, its top-spec trim gets features like an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity support, ventilated first and second row seats (also offered on the Safari Gold Edition), a wireless charger, JBL audio system, Tata iRA connected car tech, 7.0-inch part-digital instrument cluster, an air purifier, panoramic sunroof and leatherette seat upholstery.
2022 Tata Safari Dark Edition: engine and gearbox
Powering the new Safari Dark edition is the same 170hp, 350Nm, 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. The Dark Edition trim is also available with the option of both a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox, just like the regular Safari.
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