The Tata Safari is the latest Tata model to receive a Dark Edition, with the carmaker all set to launch this new variant on January 17. Like all the other Dark Edition models, the Safari will get a number of cosmetic changes on the interior and exterior.
- The Safari Dark Edition will get all-black interiors and exteriors
- Will use the same 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine
- Expected to be around Rs 30,000 more expensive than equivalent trims
2022 Tata Safari Dark Edition: what to expect
In terms of the updates, the Safari Dark Edition will be very much in line with the Dark Editions of the Altroz, Nexon, Nexon EV and Harrier. This means the Safari will sport a gloss black paint shade (possibly the same Oberon Black colour seen on the Harrier Dark Edition), which will be accompanied by gloss black accents on the grille, headlight surrounds and window surrounds – that are finished in chrome on the standard model. Even the 18-inch alloy wheels will be painted black. The only chrome on the Safari Dark Edition will be on the Tata and Dark Edition badges.
Moving to the interior, we can expect an all-black theme across the cabin of the three-row SUV. This will be a first for the Safari, as all the iterations of the SUV thus far, namely the standard, Adventure and Gold edition variants, have had either white or beige interiors.
Given that the Safari Dark Edition is likely to be based on the higher XZ and XZ+ trims, it will be fairly well equipped. Features on offer will include 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple and Android connectivity support, a wireless charger, JBL audio system, 7.0-inch part-digital instrument cluster, a panoramic sunroof and leatherette seat upholstery.
2022 Tata Safari Dark Edition: engine and gearbox
Under the hood, the new Safari Dark edition will feature the same 170hp, 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, as seen in the standard Safari. Given that it will be mechanically identical to the standard model, it will come with both a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox option.
2022 Tata Safari Dark Edition: rivals and expected pricing
As with the standard Safari, the Dark Edition will also compete with the likes of the recently launched Mahindra XUV700 as well as the MG Hector Plus and Hyundai Alcazar. On the pricing front, we can expect the Dark edition variants to cost around Rs 30,000 more than the trim they are based on (a similar mark-up to what we see on the Harrier Dark).