Just a second thought on your opinion with buying Safari.
If you are thinking for a road presence as first priority then SAFARI could be first on your list. But for other things buying a lower variant do not makes a big sense.
For Space, Comfortable ride, handling in city traffic, agile on highway Safari is not a great deal, instead you can think of RENAULT DUSTER 110 RXZ or RXZ AMT. This will tick all the requirements except one - "The Road Presence" [as compared to SAFARI].
SAFARI is big hefty car with comes in a category of SUV. While a SUV should be equipped 4x4 with ESP+TCS and multi-drive mode features. So if you are buying a SUV without all those features, then its like a big box with just powerful engine. And thus the lower variants of SAFARI are.
Now a days trend for buying car is changing rapidly, so if you are going to keep the car for next 8 year than, you should think of car with advance features. For example think 8 years back definition for car does not include ABS
+Airbag, but now buyers are much aware about safety and advance technology.
My choice in case you are going to keep the car for next 8 years then Renault Duster 110 RXZ AMT. But if you are specially thinking for SUV character then Duster 110 AWD or Safari STROME VX 4x4. This will increase your budget but worth buying.