Tata Safari has a cult following in India. The SUV has spawned generations of loyalists and fans since its launch in 1998. The carmaker, currently, sells only the Storme version of the SUV. It’s based on the X2 platform and derives power from a BS4-compliant 2.2.L Varicor diesel engine. Read – Next-gen Safari Storme Could Use The Harrier’s Platform
Speculations suggest that the Tata Safari Storme could be discontinued with the implementation of the BS6 norms from 1st April, 2020. But what if, Tata will give a generation change to its iconic Safari SUV?
The rendering we have here gives us a taste of things that might happen – i.e. 2020 Tata Safari. The rendered Safari carries the next-generation Impact Design 2.0 philosophy and features a bold grille similar to the Harrier SUV. Read – Tata Blackbird SUV Might Share Components With Chery Tiggo 5X
Upfront, the 2020 Tata Safari gets split headlamps, muscular bumper, underbody skid plate and Harrier-inspired fog lamp assembly. The raked windshield, black ORVMs, black side moulding, pronounced wheel arches and bold shoulder creases give a sporty look to its side profile.
If the Tata Safari will enter into its new generation, it will be meet the stricter safety norms. Similar to the current model, it will underpin the body-on-ladder chassis that could be modified for improving its structural integrity. Last year, Tata updated the Safari Storme with bigger alloy wheels.
The 2020 Tata Safari might share its powertrain with the Harrier – i.e. 2.0L turbo diesel. It will meet the upcoming BS6 emission norms. Transmission choices will include both manual and automatic.