BHPian satyapj recently shared this with other enthusiasts. 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. Ola to set up new battery R&D facility in Bangalore.
Here is an update to my vibration/noise issue posted here earlier which is now resolved. Getting ready for overnight curing in clean workshop: Blue sparkle in black color: This makes it look navy blue in bright sunlight. I got some time last week and raised a complaint through IRA call customer care option.
Going by all the reviews available online and offline, automatic is the gearbox to go for. After all the hardships faced with getting a test drive car from 2 different dealerships over 4 months and 2 different test drive requests, KHT Motors came through with a test drive vehicle after booking a test drive on the TMO website. Dont want Creta or Seltos for not being a major upgrade & safety. 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? 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! Yours looks majestic in Black, but I have finalised Grey. gischethans, HappyWheels, samaspire, SaurabhSaran, srikanthmadhava, Torque_Curve, WhiteSierra. The service centres are a mess (I am not just talking of TATA). I had considered a wide range of options but will limit it to a few contenders. BHPian ramjiramu recently shared this with other enthusiasts. Partial Ceramic & PPF: 3D Ceramic & Garware TPU PPF (from local workshop - Moto Moto Works, Pune).
Every enthusiastic Tata customer knows that niggles are a matter of when, not if. To our surprise, got a phone call 9 days later saying the car is allotted and it was on the way to the dealership. Given the initial ownership reports, its painful to see that major functions go blank requiring replacement of parts.
My wife did the pooja and my daughter started the engine. Surprisingly, TML team got back to me within 2 hours and followed through like crazy over the entire week to get the Safari checked at their service center nearby. These are my personal parameters and thoughts.
I asked for a test drive many times but never got one. Keep yourself tuned in to the Indian automotive scene via Twitter, Youtube or RSS feeds. Is there any iPhone around that you can try and see if the restarts disappear? Seems like my wait for a new silver box is going to extend. The delivery experience was smooth from KHT Motors. Brand new car having issues is embarrassing, TATA knowing the issue and not recalling the cars is another thing. Honda CRF300L spotted in India; launch on August 8? IMO the monocoque design has failed the so called Safari. I booked an appointment with Rudra Motors, Pune with lot of hesitation worrying about what other problems they will add on top. 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. I feel the Harrier looked much more menacing in the dark edition. Sorry to hear about your experience. Escalated to their customer care and they closed the ticket saying thanks for taking the test drive. . They haven't closed my complaint yet and said will keep it open for few days for observation. 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. anshuman1117, ask, NitSat, ramjiramu, silentstorm. @Moderators - thanks for approving my membership request. 2. CARDEEP, ramjiramu, sachin_cs, shancz, theexperthand, Turbo_Torq, Congrats on your new Safari. 1. Keep yourself tuned in to the Indian automotive scene via Twitter, Youtube or RSS feeds. 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. I think it is not all black, look closely you will see a textured shade of grey.. amoi, Doonite, Shrayus_shirali, swiftnfurious, WhiteSierra.
In all other areas, except space & resale, it lags to others.
So far, I am happy and pleasantly surprised with TML service. Been closely following this car for a few months now. For rest of the body, 3D brand Ceramic was used.
Which month did you purchase? 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.. apache_aayush, AROO7, AVR, A_Abhiraam, Bhalla, Crazy_cars_guy, krishnakarthik1, NarediAni7518, Raghunath Singh, Shrayus_shirali, swarnava.ch, ZeroDark.
Tata has long way to go for cars which exudes quality. It is not just TATA, even brands like Visteon are generating bad reputation. Sorry to hear about the troubles with your new car.
The Safari Black Edition is up on the Website. However my piece of advise if that the car is a piece of equipment that has thousands of assembled vendor supplied parts, and sadly even one part on it misbehaves puts the entire equipment and the ownership experience at disdain.
amoi, ph03n!x, ramjiramu, revved_up, silentstorm. 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 photo below is for reference. I even tested the Innova Crysta but found it only better than Alcazar in terms of performance. neel@makrand, RavenAvi, Researcher, revved_up. I can't go through the trauma again while writing it here. This can be transferred to the new owner if the car is sold within the warranty period. amoi, Jude300, Shreyas Aterkar, Sreejith V, swiftnfurious, theexperthand. Booked the XZA+ Dark Edition 7 seater in late March after all of us in the family loved the test drive. We carried the entire world with us where ever we went. Auto AC resets to 22C every time car is locked. Feels like it's an overdose of black. Once there, to my shock, the SA called a sound expert and he immediately acknowledged the issue and told me that he knows the exact fix. 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. Like MSIL created Nexa, Tata Motors too should revamp their network for their premium cars and have the support structure too re-built. Everyone suggested as not required but when the car was put on ramp we found patchy work in underbody coat by Tata. 3. Installing a dashcam on my MG Hector Plus on my own, 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, Mahindra Scorpio-N Automatic range starts at Rs. Looks like the hint of dark chrome Door handles and centre console trims too have been taken out. Edition/ Variants are like booster shot in the product life cycle, useful if on time but overall impact is limited. I have seen silver box complaints earlier on the XUV. I checked GFX mats in person at local store and found them to be non-smelly and easy to use & maintain. Their showrooms and overall customer experience are at par with brands like Jeep, Hyundai & MG. PPF on door edges: I didn't like these personally and will get them removed after sometime. My long wait to own an SUV has come to an end with Tata Safari delivered on 31st Mar 2022. We chose the Safari over the Harrier for the added flexibility of the additional seats for short city commutes. 15.45 lakh, Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT launched at Rs. Thank you for sharing. They are indeed turning out to be best decision. 19.05 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Here is my overall decision making, buying and ownership experience. I made a visit today to KHT Motors stockyard intend in doing a personal PDI of the Safari Dark XZ+ allocated to me. On the inside, the SUV gets a Blackstone Dark theme, which includes a Blackstone Matrix dashboard and Nappa Granite Black upholstery with Blue Tri-Arrow perforations and Blue stitching. I am in love with it and it's butter smooth. 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! Safari was not on my list and was strongly recommended by my brother and a few friends. Also, Tucson is seriously awaiting an upgrade to be launched in India. In my observation its the Navigation that taxes this system and after some time the location starts to lag behind , especially in large junctions with multiple exits it can get confusing. Have booked an automatic after much deliberations and taking delivery on the Republic Day. Keep yourself tuned in to the Indian automotive scene via Twitter, Youtube or RSS feeds. Furthermore , one of the tail lights was missing which was news even to the Salesperson. Hence, the overall sense of space and boot killed Compass for me. So if you end up having buggy situation and if it requires a reboot, you got to stop the car, off the engine and open the door. 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. Honda CRF300L spotted in India; launch on August 8?
15.45 lakh, Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT launched at Rs.
My 2nd choice but can't wait for 18 months. I have already driven around 150kms and it impressed me in every way. Check out BHPian comments for more insights and information. , and that pairing was done just to test the new part. Why not carry over the same dash as the dark Harrier? You have bought the most expensive model in its special edition avatar from TATA, yet they treat you this way.
Sales Advisor lead me to a inadequately lit basement where the vehicle was parked among 50 others. autoweirdo, neel911, Sushil Pingua, theexperthand, varunswnt. it's true that Tata listen to complaints and a little pressure applied can bring faster results. Keep yourself tuned in to the Indian automotive scene via Twitter, Youtube or RSS feeds. I can imagine the pain one goes through after spending such a hefty amount and facing issues with brand new car. Special thanks to Kaushik's vlogs on YouTube and his drive vlogs for giving a sense of optimism about Indian car brands. This is about 3/4th highway driving and 1/4th city driving, with some extended idling in between. Sound system in XZA Plus which also has a subwoofer is definitely very good. This was a wild card entry in my list. BHPian ramjiramu recently shared this with other enthusiasts. Finally, took the delivery of my Tata Safari #Dark yesterday.
The PPF provider obliged to my last minute request to add PPF to some of the glossy plastic parts at no additional cost. Who are these dealerships/service centers? The poor infotainment system is the only issue stopping me from pulling the trigger. I decided for few updates as discussed earlier in my threads. But for now, it just seems Iike someone spray painted the whole of the interiors with black paint. My Safari completed 1 year on 6th April.
Safari is a looker and comes with some nice colours. May be I might change my opinion when I see it in real than pic. Tata Motors takes action and listens to the complaints. It is as if they don't care. All good so far. Check out BHPian comments for more insights and information. Android auto with google maps and songs on Spotify. I should say we share the close date of owning the black beauty.
Tata Safari Dark Edition teased ahead of its unveil tomorrow. Driving pleasure is simply superb and unbeatable across all my choices. How is the car to drive/manoeuvre in the city as I've heard the steering is a bit heavy compared to XUV700? I got a chance to drive my Safari Dark for a small trip (~150km) and the SUV continues to impress me every bit. Here's what BHPian Cresterk had to say on the matter: Hoo boy, it looks absolutely stunning in that shade of black. Maybe a Safari 'tech' edition ! 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. None of the vehicles in close vicinity had this issue of missing tail light.
Tata Motors has launched the Safari Dark edition with a price tag of Rs. Dear Tata, if you are reading this, please note that, while issues may happen, it is how you help us customers to resolve them matters more. I too have a similar experience with my Tiago's front accidental repair. Ola to set up new battery R&D facility in Bangalore. Is this Dark edition and ventilated seats also offered in 7 seater variant? I absolutely loved this feature. Since 2000 kms so far no system restart issue has happened. Harrier has this 5 year unlimited mileage warranty option for around Rs 30,000, I am not sure if it's available for Safari. Hi All, this is my first post in Team-BHP. Citroen C3 vs Tata Nexon: Ride quality, space & boot compared in detail, Jeep Compass windows make strange sounds when on uneven roads, Tata fails to resolve issues on my Harrier AT; wants to replace engine, Volkswagen T-Roc: Observations after a mix of highway & city driving, Mahindra XUV700 AX5 & Tata Safari XT: Diesel variant feature comparison, Mahindra Scorpio-N Automatic range starts at Rs. Couple of things that stick out are: What is running on the infotainment unit while this is happening? Great package overall but worried about service as most parts are imported and not available easily. I was expecting him to say tire noise etc. 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! Saw the dark edition in flesh and it looks drop dead gorgeous. 2. I think, instead of all white or all black, Tata should launch some interesting colors in the interior like tan, brown etc. Its sheer size and dark looks are making heads turn and people give way. Mahindra recalls XUV700 AWD over rear suspension issue, R.I.P.
Seems like the wireless charger is given a miss on the dark editions. I loved the Diesel 4x4 top-end model for its super silent cabin. 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. A bit about myself: I am from Bangalore and I presently drive a 3rd generation Honda City which is about 10.5 years old. It's the attitude of customer service that is simply horrendous and un acceptable. An extended warranty is a must, please take that asap.
Another strange bug which is really annoying. Also, I feel proud to own an Indian brand and was simply wowed by Tata's work in putting this on road. Wish Tata would listen to my prayers and just update that awful screen sometime soon. Mahindra XUV700 AX5 & Tata Safari XT: Diesel variant feature comparison, 5 Mahindra Thars go on a 2800 km road trip across 3 Indian states, Tata Motors fixes Safari Dark Edition steering vibration noise issue, Steering comparison: Tata Safari, Nissan Kicks (HPS) vs others (EPS), My MG ZS EV completes 8000 km: Observations driving in city & highway, Mahindra Scorpio-N Automatic range starts at Rs. For such a big vehicle it is small. AMC is your choice, my suggestion will be to give it a pass. At least the SA was more enthusiastic and pro active. arunabh002, digitalnirvana, gb97ce6, InControl, JigarKansagara, PowerSpike, Sen. That is a tough thing to have. Mahindra recalls XUV700 AWD over rear suspension issue, R.I.P.
My first choice and dream car, but utterly disappointed by the lack of space (boot & 2nd row).
Here's what BHPian revved_up had to say on the matter: Congrats on your new car! This is one car where I just can not find any scope for modification to improve the looks.