Tata Motors is one of India’s most leading passenger vehicle manufacturer in the country. Tata is known in the market for manufacturing safe vehicles. Earlier this year, Tata launched a new 7-seater SUV named after their iconic 4×4 SUV Safari in the market. The 2021 iteration of Safari is entirely different from the older generation and is offered with number of features and misses out on some. Deliveries for the same have already started and we have also started seeing several videos of the SUV online. The all-new Safari is not a 4WD SUV but we often see videos online where the owner tries driving the all-new Safari in off-road conditions and here we have one such video.
The video has been uploaded by Gagan Kumar on his YouTube channel. Vlogger starts this video by explaining what he has planned for the video. The owner or vlogger is very much aware of the fact that all-new Safari is 2WD or a front wheel drive SUV. The owner also mentions that the Safari now comes with Drive Terrain Response System and they will be using the Rough Road mode for this video.
The video then shows Tata Safari being driven on a mud road. Tata Safari driver then drives the Safari to the side where the soil was a lot more loose than in the center. The road not even and has several pits as well. Once the SUV was in, the driver starts accelerating and as the soil was loose here, the wheels started to spin a bit. There was also a small bump between front and rear wheels which was not allowing the SUV to drive out easily.
The driver tried accelerating hard couple of times but, it was of no use. Then he reversed the SUV a bit and then tried getting out. After couple of tries, with the help of momentum, driver drove it out of the section. Then drove on some rough roads and reaches a dried up river bed. Here the sand was a lot more looser than the first spot and any mistake would have only meant that SUV will get stuck. The driver drove it on the sandy surfaces smoothly without accelerating much.
Tata Safari successfully did the mild off-roading in the video But, if you own a Safari or any 2WD SUV we would not recommend doing such stunts. If you really want to, then never do it alone like this vlogger. Safari is a 2WD SUV and chances of it getting stuck even at a simple obstacle are pretty high. In such a situation, if the driver is alone he and the vehicle both might be stranded. If you travel in groups for such activities there is always a backup vehicle whom the driver can rely on if he gets stuck. Tata Safari is actually based on the 5-seater Harrier SUV and it is available in both 6 and 7 seater configuration. The SUV is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates 170 Ps and 350 Nm of peak torque. The SUV comes with both manual and automatic gearbox options and the one seen in the video is a top-end XZA+ automatic SUV.