Tata Motors recently introduced two new XMS and XMAS variants to their Safari lineup, priced at Rs. 17.97 million won each, 19.27 lakh (ex-showroom). Tata Motors has released a new TVC detailing 10 reasons to buy the new Safari XMS.
The new XMS and XMAS variants of the Tata Safari are perfect for diversifying the lineup. At a premium of $10,000, the new variant at 1.17 lakh offers additional features on top-of-the-line trims such as a panoramic sunroof, automatic headlamps and rain-sensing wipers compared to the XM and XMA variants. Manual transmission XMS cost Rs. Auto XMAS returns Rs for 17.19 lakh. Tata Motors shared a YouTube video highlighting 10 reasons to buy the new Safari XMS. So let’s take a look at what’s special about these variants.
- Pedigree of OMEGARC
Tata Safari is based on the Optimal Modular Efficient Global Architecture (OMEGARC) platform derived from JLR’s D8 platform. It uses a monocoque construction and has a very lightweight chassis. This architecture provides the best driving dynamics of an SUV without compromising the ride quality. Beyond this, the added benefits of enhanced safety and lightweight construction have been clearly demonstrated and are one reason to consider the Safari XMS variant.
- 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
The Tata Safari XMS variant also comes with an optional six-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Dubbed XMAS, this AT gearbox uses Tiptronic features to provide ultimate driving pleasure while adding convenience to everyday city driving.
- Kryotec 170 PS diesel engine
Powered by the Safari XMS is a 2.0-liter Fiat source Kryotec diesel engine that produces 170bhp and 350Nm of maximum torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission. Safari’s powertrain settings give it enough power to handle all kinds of terrain, and it’s difficult to drive.
- Panoramic sunroof
Yes, the latest XMS and XMAS variants of the Safari lineup have a panoramic sunroof. Usage and practicality in Indian climatic conditions is a controversial topic, but it’s still one of the features you’ll want to have in an SUV.
- 8-speaker system
The higher version of the 8-speaker system is now available in the XMS version, giving it a very good value for money. If you are a music lover, the new variant will definitely appeal to you in terms of fantastic sound quality.
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
The missing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay features have always been a complaint in lower versions of Tata Safari. Now, the XMS variant also has this ability to seamlessly connect the smartphone to the SUV’s infotainment system.
- Multi Drive Modes
Another useful feature the XMS variant gets is the multi-drive mode. The Eco, City and Sport drive modes allow you to tame the pure power of the SUV and use it according to your requirements.
- 7-inch Floating Island Infotainment System
The 7-inch standalone touchscreen infotainment unit in the XMS variant breathes a breath of fresh technology into the cabin. The screen looks pretty smart and works well in terms of overall functionality.
- Reverse Parking Camera
The rear parking camera, which was missing in lower versions of Safari, is visibly missing. The expanded dimensions of Tata Motor’s flagship SUV are now easier to navigate in tight spaces with the help of a rear parking camera.
- Rain Sensing Wipers
Finally, the rain-sensing wiper is a very useful feature that saves you the hassle of turning the wipers on and off and controlling the frequency. Now that the XMS variant of Safari has this important feature, it gives you another reason to consider this price/value variant.