Tata Motors is ready to launch the much awaited Safari SUV in the country which is also the 3-row version of the Harrier. The car gets a different looking grille and extensive use of chrome on the front and profile. It gets 18 inch alloy wheels on the top end XZ variant only and all other variants get 16 inchers. Towards the rear the SUV gets a stepped up roof and a roof rail side cap which reminds of the earlier Safari. The car is 63 mm longer than the Safari while the wheelbase remains the same. Like the Harrier, the new Tata Safari is also built on the Land Rover D8 platform derived Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture or OMEGARC. The white palette used inside is nothing like the Harrier. The Oyster white theme to be precise, and I have to say it is rather plush looking. The dash in dual tone black and white looks appealing and the 8.8-inch floating island touchscreen system sits right in the centre. It is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, voice recognition and voice alerts. Tata's now famous iRA or Intelligent Real Time Assist connected car tech also finds a place on Safari. The 9 speaker JBL system, 7 inch TFT display instrument cluster, electrically adjustable driver seat, leather upholstery and electric parking brake only find their way in the top XZ variant of the SUV. The option of a big panoramic sunroof which is called the Majestic Skydome by Tata is available on the top 2 variants while captain seats on the second row are only available on this top trim. The 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo Diesel does its duty on the Harrier as well so nothing changes when it comes to figures. At your disposal is maximum power of 168 bhp and peak torque of 350 Nm which kicks in at 1750 rpm and stays till 2500 rpm. And the good thing is that unlike a few of its recent cars including the Harrier, Tata is offering the manual as well as Automatic option right from word go. Siddharth Vinayak Patankar drives the car.