The Tata Safari is one of the most popular SUVs in India, known for its rugged design and impressive off-road capabilities. The all-new 2023 model bought some exciting updates to the Safari lineup, including the highly anticipated Dark Red edition. Here through the post, We are sharing our experience with the Tata Safari Dark Red edition after a short test drive.

Safari Dark Red Edition Exterior


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The Safari Dark edition comes with some cosmetic changes that make it a very perfect car. On the front grille, there is a red element on the offer that reminds us that the Safari now comes with a Dark Red theme. Tata Safari looks perfectly like a mafia SUV in black colour. We can’t just express our feelings in words as this mini–Land Rover just looks amazing. It gives a feeling of a Land Rover car because of the way Tata has designed the SUV.

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Manufacturers should learn from Tata Motors how to design a car as the brand doesn’t make controversial designs. Tata Safari has a way better design than many of the manufacturers who make very unappealing designs. There is not very much differentiation in comparison to the normal Dark edition. The alloy wheels on the car look very much stellar in a way that people will fall in love with the design.

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Tata had made a lot of considerations to design the new Safari. It’s not something OG safari lovers would like but those who like modern SUVs will love this. Safari. This model also gets LED taillights that look stellar when they are enabled after breaking.

Safari Dark Red Edition Interior


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Many customers have complained about Tata Safari lacking in terms of features. The good news for Tata fanboys is that Tata has offered a new 10.25-inches touchscreen that has better resolution and sharper graphics. This variant gets red coloured theme on seats and panels that looks great on the Safari. Another cool feature is the 360 camera with dynamic guidelines that work well on Safari. We even tested the touchscreen, and it’s better than the one on Mahindra XUV700. Tata Motors had levelled up their game with ADAS that’s present on the new variant of the car. Another great edition that’s present is the front ventilated seats. Now just say goodbye to summers and hello to the chilled cabins.

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Those who sit in the second row can feel the space that’s present and no doubt a person with an average height will be comfortable.  No passenger in the car will feel trapped and that’s another, which is another good thing due to the large windows and better headroom sitting in the third row for long travels as that’s suitable more for the kids. There is one more great thing about the Safari and that’s the JBL sound system. The JBL sound system is something that’s very much perfect for those who love music.

Tata Safari Diesel Performance

This mini Land Rover is just mid-blowing in terms of design

Driving a 2-litre Kyrotec Diesel engine is just another crazy. Tata Safari Diesel surely feels punchy but the thing is that it’s not very refined as the engine. The engine noise is very much audible inside the cabin when you rev the engine a bit on the harder side. We liked the diesel engine’s performance as the torque rush is evident when you put the car in sport mode.

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The Safari has a great balance of ride and handling

Tata Safari comes with a Torque Converter gearbox that offers very much smooth shifts. It’s not at all a car that one would drive in the cities as speed thrills but it kills. Here, We are talking about speed limits as speed limits in cities would ruin the fun. Just get the car if you want to just rev it as sport mode will make you go mad while driving the car.

Safari Ride and Handling

Tata Safari dark Red edition is a perfect example of sportiness and performance

Tata offers a very well-balanced suspension as the body roll was not at all evident when we pushed it a little harder. Our advice to all those reading his post is that don’t consider the Safari as a city car. It’s just more of an SUV that one would prefer for the highways. The Safari feels cumbersome in the cities and that’s because of the feel and feedback from the steering. It’s something that ways up well at high speeds but the thing is that the Steering wheels are very hard at low speeds. Just go ahead with the Safari if you are a highway enthusiast and require a car with better handling.

Safety of the Safari

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Tata Safari Dark Red edition now comes with ADAS

Those who are buying a Tata car don’t have to worry about safety. Global NCAP has not yet tested the Safari but still body is very strong. Here I am being honest as the thud of the doors is something you will feel after experiencing it. The Safari comes with a lot of safety features like 6-airbags, ABS and an ADAS system that can prevent collision with other cars.

This was our review after our first drive with the Safari Dark Red edition. Hope that this post will help you decide on consideration of Safari.


The following are the variant-wise ex-showroom prices of the Tata Safari Red Dark editions:

Tata Safari 7 seater: Rs 22.61 lakh (ex-showroom)

Tata Safari 6 seater: Rs 22.71 lakh (ex-showroom)


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  • Abhiraj Jit

    Abhiraj Jit Singh Gandhi,a car lover by heart and a law student by profession who loves anything on four wheels. Automobile has Been my love since my dad got me a Turbocharged Ford Ecosport and that pulled me towards research on the latest cars and launches.


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