Congratulations @ramji. Is the Sound proofing done at Speedfreaks ? Hence, the overall sense of space and boot killed Compass for me. BHPian ramjiramu recently shared this with other enthusiasts. 15.45 lakh, Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT launched at Rs.
For glass areas, 3D brand co-polymers was used. Hence, I decided to get another layer added to additional protection. Moreover in the manual variant many people have reported dashboard hitting the knee when clutch is operated, so with AT box he won't be facing that issue as well. An extended warranty is a must, please take that asap. Mahindra recalls XUV700 AWD over rear suspension issue, R.I.P. Tata if you are listening, give the Safari 4*4 and see how it flies off the shelvesLet Fortuner be for the more fortunate,lesser mortals like me are happy with this.. Why not carry over the same dash as the dark Harrier? alphadog, digitalnirvana, GreenerPlanet, Maverick5490, nalinsaxena23, noblecr, RavenAvi, revved_up, Rshreyansh, Skyline_GT, AGupta, comfortablynumb, GipsyDanger, mayd85, PowerSpike, revved_up, sauravm_89, anandtheleo, ashvek3141, caffeineAM, CEF_Beasts, Col Mehta, comfortablynumb, digitalnirvana, Dry Ice, GaryTSI, GipsyDanger, InControl, KuvamBansal, Light, MoTo_meister, nalinsaxena23, na_agrawal, oakajale, Potatopoco, PowerSpike, ramjiramu, RavenAvi, Redline6800, Sen, sierrabravo98, silentstorm, swiftnfurious, theexperthand, Turbanator, ysjoy. This is about 3/4th highway driving and 1/4th city driving, with some extended idling in between. They request for feedback after service and if there are issues reported in feedback via app, I found the service centre takes it a bit more seriously. Harrier has this 5 year unlimited mileage warranty option for around Rs 30,000, I am not sure if it's available for Safari. It gives a much more upmarket feel. Some updates and reasons behind them are listed here. I took it in for the third service. It has to be manually released by pressing the brake button. The delivery experience was smooth from KHT Motors. 2. If paid, how much, please?
That's how all black interiors roll! I feel bad that I couldn't give it a fair chance by at least taking a test drive. Looks slick - however not sure if it is practical in the hotter parts of India. It's the attitude of customer service that is simply horrendous and un acceptable. It has been driven almost 9900 kms. Thanks to our forum for their excellent unbiased opinions and views that helped me to choose something I started loving.
I'm surprised you chose not to name and shame the dealership - unless it's somewhere in the thread of replies and I've missed it. These are my personal parameters and thoughts. Tata Motors takes action and listens to the complaints.
It is as if they don't care. Ithey have'nt been reported random restart of the screens thereafter and mine is the only car which has reported this. amoi, Bibendum90949, charade, greyhound82, GTO, HSR21, MMV, Mr.U, Poitive, PrasannaDhana, Puffdamgcdragon, quantobigboot, rehaan2, romil.shroff, Rshreyansh, sinharishi, Sreejith V, tarik.arora, theexperthand, TorqMaster, vikas2211, ynike99. 15.45 lakh, Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT launched at Rs. Hence reluctantly took a test drive while passing by the Tata showroom on a weekend. Seems like my wait for a new silver box is going to extend. @revved_up - I feel your pain, particularly after paying huge big ones it is expected that the car should be majorly issue less. Hand brake engages automatically when the drive mode is set to "P" and doesnt disengage when the drive mode is changed to "D". 15.45 lakh, Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT launched at Rs. Honda CRF300L spotted in India; launch on August 8? Brand new car having issues is embarrassing, TATA knowing the issue and not recalling the cars is another thing. There was atleast two layers of dust all over on the car and mud splotches / bird droppings on the hood. The poor infotainment system is the only issue stopping me from pulling the trigger. Ola to set up new battery R&D facility in Bangalore. Here's what BHPian revved_up had to say on the matter: Congrats on your new car! If you are apathetic and simply wash off your hands by saying, no ETA, do you seriously think we should invest our hard-earned money in your products? Who are these dealerships/service centers? Makes me all the more excited to go see mine in person once it's delivered. Just waiting for a few bank-related procedures & it will be mine in XZA+ trim. 2.57 crore, Rumour: Zac Hollis relocating, moving on from Skoda India, Tesla allegedly tried to cover up structural crack with paint, BMW 5 Series '50 Jahre M Edition' launched in India, More images: Next-gen Maruti Suzuki Alto spied sans camouflage, 2023 Honda Civic Type R globally unveiled, Royal Enfield Hunter 350 starts reaching dealerships, Scoop! @Moderators - thanks for approving my membership request. My 2nd choice but can't wait for 18 months. IMO the monocoque design has failed the so called Safari. If it is really due to additional load of android auto, and (assuming) it does not happen without android auto, do you recommend not using it at all? Hector was only viewed as not tested as they never offered test-drive despite me leaving contact details at 2 dealerships. I can't go through the trauma again while writing it here. How is the car to drive/manoeuvre in the city as I've heard the steering is a bit heavy compared to XUV700? ( Really who designs something like this?). Honda CRF300L spotted in India; launch on August 8? I finally bought Creta even though the wait time was high. Here's what BHPian CARDEEP had to say on the matter: I echo most of your observations regarding the vehicles that you had shortlisted. Also planning to get the EW and/or AMC soon. I think it is not all black, look closely you will see a textured shade of grey.. amoi, Doonite, Shrayus_shirali, swiftnfurious, WhiteSierra. Like MSIL created Nexa, Tata Motors too should revamp their network for their premium cars and have the support structure too re-built. The dealership experience over the phone was poor. The SA had absolutely no interest to sell the car. Have just finalized the Safari as it offers more features over Harrier. This one is not matte, its glossy black on the Safari Dark Edition. Ford EcoSport: Last unit rolls off assembly line in India. Finally, took the delivery of my Tata Safari #Dark yesterday. abhisheksircar, amoi, ArTigor, arun1100, bamaboy, catchjyoti, chinmaypillay, Col Mehta, deepfreak15, Goku_YNWA, HSR21, JoshMachine, KuvamBansal, LordSharan, mrvenka, mr_robot, msk_kapoor, myavu, NarediAni7518, nkaru, PrasunBannerjee, quantobigboot, romil.shroff, Rshreyansh, Seenz, Shrayus_shirali, Shreyas Aterkar, sriramr9, sunnsood, swiftnfurious, theexperthand, The_Outsider!, TorqueIndia, vigneshkumar31, aman9393, amoi, arun1100, CEF_Beasts, chinmaypillay, HSR21, reinhardt93, Shrayus_shirali, swiftnfurious, theexperthand. Honda CRF300L spotted in India; launch on August 8? You have bought the most expensive model in its special edition avatar from TATA, yet they treat you this way. Been closely following this car for a few months now. Ford EcoSport: Last unit rolls off assembly line in India. I got a chance to drive my Safari Dark for a small trip (~150km) and the SUV continues to impress me every bit. 2.57 crore, Rumour: Zac Hollis relocating, moving on from Skoda India, Tesla allegedly tried to cover up structural crack with paint, BMW 5 Series '50 Jahre M Edition' launched in India, More images: Next-gen Maruti Suzuki Alto spied sans camouflage, 2023 Honda Civic Type R globally unveiled, Royal Enfield Hunter 350 starts reaching dealerships, Scoop! I had considered a wide range of options but will limit it to a few contenders. Saw the dark edition in flesh and it looks drop dead gorgeous. Alcazar is there only for being the longer Creta, & is mediocre as compared to others. PPF on door edges: I didn't like these personally and will get them removed after sometime. This can be transferred to the new owner if the car is sold within the warranty period. Planning to get it fixed when I go for the first service in the next month or so. Do not use your phone via Android Auto, just use Bluetooth or if possible, do not connect the phone at all and then observe if it still gets restarted. This is one car where I just can not find any scope for modification to improve the looks. amit_purohit20, amoi, anandhsub, drive2eternity, Jude300, MMV, romil.shroff, SinghP09, Sreejith V. IMO the monocoque design has failed the so called Safari. There were no discounts on offer apart from the 40K exchange bonus if we were exchanging a car. The photo below is for reference. Ford EcoSport: Last unit rolls off assembly line in India. Mahindra recalls XUV700 AWD over rear suspension issue, R.I.P. Tata Safari Dark Edition has been launched with prices starting at Rs 19.05 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Brilliantly handles during quick low speed overtakes. 15.45 lakh, Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT launched at Rs. I took delivery of a Harrier XZ+ Dark Edition on March 18th and got the 1st service done on April 16th, at around 1800 km. Hence, decided for 70Mai which had decent specs to fulfill my needs.There are not many options online and offline and checking our Team-BHP forum found this to be best option.
I think we will end up living with the same old tata nitty gittys. Since budget is a bit stretch for me I find XMA quite VFM for my requirement. For someone looking for 5 seater, I wish they add those missing features to Harrier from Safari(Auto Hold as an example). Mahindra XUV700 AX5 & Tata Safari XT: Diesel variant feature comparison, Tata Motors fixes Safari Dark Edition steering vibration noise issue, Steering comparison: Tata Safari, Nissan Kicks (HPS) vs others (EPS), Reasons it's worth paying 4L more for an Innova Crysta over a Safari AT, Advice needed: Which SUV for my dad under 30L, Mahindra Scorpio-N Automatic range starts at Rs. We got spoiled too much by Honda City's large 2nd-row space and 500-litre boot space. In terms of features, the Safari Dark is equipped with ventilated seats in both 1st and 2nd row, an air purifier and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Hi All, this is my first post in Team-BHP. Every enthusiastic Tata customer knows that niggles are a matter of when, not if. Also, Tucson is seriously awaiting an upgrade to be launched in India. Primary reason for cancelling Carens was doubt on build quality (Creta is also 3 star so doubt Carens will exceed that)and delay in delivery timelines. One suggestion for complaint regarding service is to book via their TMSC app.
Tata Sale or After Sales service is turning in to worst these days. I am no expert in mechanical parts and hence will keep it simple focusing on what my heart & brain felt. Yes it has been deleted from the dark edition. Ola to set up new battery R&D facility in Bangalore. The service centres are a mess (I am not just talking of TATA). Mahindra recalls XUV700 AWD over rear suspension issue, R.I.P. But the MID was showing a mileage of 12.3 km/l. We chose the Safari over the Harrier for the added flexibility of the additional seats for short city commutes. AMC is your choice, my suggestion will be to give it a pass. 2. I would highly recommend the automatic variant. Honda CRF300L spotted in India; launch on August 8? The comfort levels are excellent and there was no fatigue for anyone.
2.57 crore, Rumour: Zac Hollis relocating, moving on from Skoda India, Tesla allegedly tried to cover up structural crack with paint, BMW 5 Series '50 Jahre M Edition' launched in India, More images: Next-gen Maruti Suzuki Alto spied sans camouflage, 2023 Honda Civic Type R globally unveiled, Royal Enfield Hunter 350 starts reaching dealerships, Scoop! arunabh002, digitalnirvana, gb97ce6, InControl, JigarKansagara, PowerSpike, Sen. That is a tough thing to have.
Sunroof closes automatically when the vehicle is locked. Booked the XZA+ Dark Edition 7 seater in late March after all of us in the family loved the test drive. How is the car to drive/manoeuvre in the city as I've heard the steering is a bit heavy compared to XUV700? Maybe a Safari 'tech' edition ! BHPian satyapj recently shared this with other enthusiasts. My long wait to own an SUV has come to an end with Tata Safari delivered on 31st Mar 2022. If yes, any issues with sidewalls touching the wheel arch? Here is an update to my vibration/noise issue posted here earlier which is now resolved. And the strange part was that vehicle had Tata PDI OK stickers pasted on it. My Safari completed 1 year on 6th April. CARDEEP, myavu, ph03n!x, ramjiramu, revved_up, silentstorm, theexperthand, Turbo_Torq, Venku2015. Sound volume automatically reduces to lowest when reverse gear is engaged and returns back to normal when the drive mode is engaged. I doubt they will.
The engine is mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. Yours looks majestic in Black, but I have finalised Grey. 3. I really love the interior color of top variant of Crysta, or the one offered on Alturas. While I like the exterior I am quite disappointed with the interior. I can imagine the pain one goes through after spending such a hefty amount and facing issues with brand new car. It has to be manually released by pressing the brake button.
I have seen silver box complaints earlier on the XUV. Based on my previous cars experience, I decided to go for full front PPF (Bonnet, Fenders, front bumper) apart from this I got standard 14points (4 door cups, 4 door sills, 2 rear view mirrors, 4 bumper corners) PPF done. , and that pairing was done just to test the new part. It gives a navy blue colour when kept under the sun. I am in love with it and it's butter smooth. AC cooling even under the harsh sun is simply magical. I simply refused and asked the salesperson to find out about the tail light, clean the vehicle and bring it out in the open daylight. Oberon Black has a blue sparkle in the paint.
Love that Dark edition inside out and it should look even better in person. The Safari Black Edition is up on the Website.
Most of the SUVs that I shortlisted didnt impress me and didn't have many hopes.
This is absolutely crazy if it has ventilated rear seats as well. I almost bought the Harrier if not for the lackluster experience at the dealer. ECS kicks in very well during tight corners even at low speeds. I wanted the 'S' variant but could buy a small car for the extra file on that. Also, managed to do the first drive with my family from Bangalore to Shimoga and back. Special thanks to Kaushik's vlogs on YouTube and his drive vlogs for giving a sense of optimism about Indian car brands. I too have a similar experience with my Tiago's front accidental repair.
anandhsub, bednbath, CrAzY dRiVeR, GaryTSI, goandude, Latheesh, revved_up. It's an eyeopener of sorts. Honda CRF300L spotted in India; launch on August 8? 400notout, anandhsub, apache_aayush, AROO7, arun1100, chiefpk, Coastrider, DeepCarTalk, GrammarNazi, ike, Kireek, MarutiGuy1977, Nitish B Shetty, Raghunath Singh, romil.shroff, RoverX, Safari_Beast, sainyamk95, Shrayus_shirali, t3rm1n80r, The Alchemist, The_Outsider!, TorqMaster, TorqueIndia, Vandit, vishy76, WhiteKnight.
What it really needs are.
The SUV is available in four variants: XT+, XTA+, XZ+ and XZA+. Safari is a looker and comes with some nice colours. I should say we share the close date of owning the black beauty. I think the ugly big eye of harrier/safari + the chrome grill is softened out very well ONLY in this color and this why it looks so very good. The Safari Dark gets an Oberon Black exterior and 18-inch Blackstone alloy wheels. I was expecting him to say tire noise etc.
ramjiramu, Rshreyansh, sajands, sierrabravo98, varunswnt, amvj, grimmreaper_gtr, Highh5, hortons15, katoom, Leoshashi, Nature&Me, ramjiramu, Researcher, Rshreyansh, SahilS, sunnsood, Swarup5, theexperthand, TorqMaster, Turbo_Torq, batish, beast_within, carbon17, HappyWheels, jeeva, Rshreyansh, Venku2015, vikas2211. Test drive knocked me out in terms of many feel-good factors and after a few days of pondering and multiple test drives, I and my family fell for Tata Safari. Will help others if you share some names please, CARDEEP, Puffdamgcdragon, ram87pune, Sreejith V, swiftnfurious, theexperthand, Safari is already the best looking vehicle in sub thirty lakh category.
Sharing a few snaps from the day. 5252rpm, Akshay6988, alphadog, amaheshwari, amalji, amit1agrawal, amods, amvj, anshuman1117, arvind71181, Ashtoncastelino, ashvek3141, ask, AutoNoob, AZT, A_Abhiraam, benbsb29, Bibendum90949, BigBrad, caffeineAM, CEF_Beasts, chautob0t, Chhanda Das, Col Mehta, comfortablynumb, Contrapunto, Crazy_cars_guy, Crow, darkfantasy, dicor, digitalnirvana, Doge, Doonite, drive2eternity, evil_grin, Excommunicado, fawad0222, Fuldagap, GaryTSI, GH0ST, GipsyDanger, giri1.8, gischethans, himarg, hortons15, Jangra, JigarKansagara, johy, Jude300, kadanaJ, katoom, kiku007, Knightrider, krish3, krishnakumar, LaRoca, Learner, Light, livyodream, Maedhros, manson, MatteBlack, Maverick5490, mazealot, MoTo_meister, narmad, na_agrawal, Neo18, nishsingh, oakajale, Peri_patetic99, Potatopoco, PowerSpike, PrasunBannerjee, Pratham_V12, pratika, rajvardhanraje, RavenAvi, redohabitat, Researcher, Rocketscience, RT13, sainyamk95, Sameer016, Satyam Hooda, Sen, Shanky_1002, Shonith, silentstorm, Silverfire, Simhi, Small Bot, Sri Vathsa, sunnsood, Sushil Pingua, swiftnfurious, sydras, theexperthand, Torque_Curve, tracerspiff, turbospooler, universal, v1p3r, vishy76, Vitruvius, vredesbyrd, vvivek85, WhiteSierra, yesyeswe, ysjoy, Yuvuz, Zen_forever, AjinkyaP, AkMar, Akshay6988, alphadog, amaheshwari, amalji, amit1agrawal, amods, amoi, Ashtoncastelino, asit.kulkarni93, bednbath, benbsb29, Bibendum90949, BrakeDancer, brohanv, buzzy_boy, CEF_Beasts, chautob0t, Clayton Crasto, clement.lloyd, comfortablynumb, Contrapunto, Crazy_cars_guy, Cresterk, Crow, darkfantasy, DicKy, digitalnirvana, Doge, Doonite, drive2eternity, evil_grin, FrozeninTime, Gamerk, GaryTSI, Geo_Ipe, GH0ST, GipsyDanger, giri1.8, harjeev, hellmet, Herschey, hortons15, InControl, iron.head, Ithaca, John P Daniel, johy, krish3, krishnakumar, KuvamBansal, LaRoca, Learner, livetodrive, Livnletcarsliv, Lucas_2007, manson, matchvan, MatteBlack, Maverick5490, mazealot, MinivanDriver, MoTo_meister, Mr.Ogre, Mridul.S, Mu009, nalinsaxena23, narmad, neel@makrand, Nikhil Beke, ninjatalli, NitSat, one-77, Peri_patetic99, Potatopoco, PowerSpike, prakash24979, PrasunBannerjee, PVS, Raghu M, rajvardhanraje, Rambo-RS, RavenAvi, RazerCrest, redohabitat, Researcher, Rigid Rotor, RoadMonkey, RoboCop13, Rocketscience, sainyamk95, samaspire, Sameer016, sarav100, Satyam Hooda, Sen, Shanky_1002, Small Bot, Sri Vathsa, Suchu90, Sudeep Lakhotia, sunnsood, swiftnfurious, sydras, Thanos-VV, Turbokick, turboNath, TwerkyC0ffee, universal, v1p3r, vredesbyrd, vvivek85, ysjoy. Here's what BHPian revved_up had to say on the matter: Does the bonnet mascot come as standard or did you pay for it? 2.57 crore, Rumour: Zac Hollis relocating, moving on from Skoda India, Tesla allegedly tried to cover up structural crack with paint, BMW 5 Series '50 Jahre M Edition' launched in India, More images: Next-gen Maruti Suzuki Alto spied sans camouflage, 2023 Honda Civic Type R globally unveiled, Royal Enfield Hunter 350 starts reaching dealerships, Scoop! I even tested the Innova Crysta but found it only better than Alcazar in terms of performance. Tata Motors has launched the Safari Dark edition with a price tag of Rs. Safari hasnt released their Safety Test results, with these many obvious so easily visible bugs, I wonder if they will ever meet the safety norms. Love the looks especially with those alloys and as others I do wish a bigger infotainment system. I checked GFX mats in person at local store and found them to be non-smelly and easy to use & maintain. Here is my overall decision making, buying and ownership experience.
I own the Tata Nexon since the past 4 years (43k km) and fortunately have not faced any major issues.