Tata Safari Dark Edition launched at Rs 19.05 lakh

    The Safari’s new Dark Edition variant gets cosmetic changes, but remains mechanically unchanged.

    Published On Jan 17, 2022 02:20:00 PM


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    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)
    VariantDark Edition PriceStandard PriceDifference
    XT+Rs 19.05 lakhRs 18.85 lakhRs 20,000
    XTA+Rs 20.35 lakhRs 20.15 lakhRs 20,000
    XZ+ 6 seatRs 21.21 lakhRs 20.49 lakhRs 72,000
    XZ+Rs 21.11 lakhRs 20.64 lakhRs 47,000
    XZA+ 6 seatRs 22.41 lakhRs 21.79 lakhRs 62,000
    XZA+Rs 22.51 lakhRs 21.94 lakhRs 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.

    2022 Tata Safari Dark Edition: competition check

    The new Tata Safari Dark Edition continues to compete with the other three-row midsize SUV offerings in our market like the new Mahindra XUV700, MG Hector Plus and Hyundai Alcazar.

    Also see:

    Mahindra XUV700 vs Tata Safari comparison

    Tata Safari gets new features ahead of XUV700 price announcement

    SCOOP! Tata Sierra to return as an EV only

    SCOOP! Tata Motors Nexon Coupe midsize SUV in the works

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