December 10, 2014: The homegrown manufacturer Tata Motors is offering its potent SUV Safari Dicor with benefits upto Rs 53,000. The SUV embraces a 2.2-litre, DiCOR diesel engine and churns a max power of 138.1bhp at 4000rpm with peak torque of 320Nm at 1700 to 2700rpm. The engine is mated to five speed manual transmission gearbox, which sends the engine power to its front wheels. With the help of a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system the vehicle delivers a decent fuel economy.
Tata New Safari is a muscular sports utility vehicle, which is a tough competitor of Mahindra Scorpio, Chevrolet Tavera, Force One and others in this segment. It is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine, which has been fitted with 4 cylinders and 16 valves. This performance packed motor is incorporated with a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system, which has the ability to deliver a healthy fuel economy. It is mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box and can produce about 138.1bhp of power in combination with 320Nm of peak torque output. The company is selling this model series in four variants, which are LX 4x2 BSIII, LX 4x2 BSIV, EX 4x2 BSIII and EX 4x2 BSIV for the buyers to choose from. The exteriors are designed with a massive radiator grille that has been embossed with a prominent company logo in the center. It has a neatly carved headlight cluster, sleek bonnet with a couple of visible character lines, alloy wheels and sporty roof rails that gives the vehicle an impressive appearance. Its internal cabin is designed in dual tone color scheme and incorporated with a lot of comfort features. Its well cushioned seats are quite comfortable and covered with fabric upholstery. It has some remarkable convenience features that are integrated, which includes a responsive power steering wheel, an advanced music system, a powerful HVAC (Heating, ventilation and air conditioner) unit, all four power windows, electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors and several other aspects. In terms of safety, it has been bestowed a number of safety features, which ensures proper protection and security for the passengers as well as the vehicle. Its rigid body structure has side impact beams and crumple zones that protect the occupants inside the cabin in case of any collision. Apart from these, it also has collapsible steering column, central locking system and many other such aspects. The car manufacturer is offering this SUV with a standard warranty of two years or 75000 Kilometers, whichever comes first. The customers can also avail an extended warranty of one year or 50000 Kilometers at an additional cost paid to authorized dealer.
The designers have done a brilliant job with its exteriors. The overall body structure is aerodynamic and its frontage looks bold and aggressive. The side profile has body colored door handles and external rear view mirrors, which are integrated with side turn blinkers. It also has grey colored side claddings that protect the sides from any minor damages. Its pronounced wheel arches have been fitted with a modish set of 16 inch light alloy wheels that are covered with tubeless radial tyres. It also has black colored styling tape on the B-Pillar along with body colored side claddings that adds to the classiness of this SUV. Its front facade has a neatly designed radiator grille that also gets some chrome treated slats. It is embedded with a prominent company logo in the center. This grille is flanked by a large head light cluster, which has been fitted with high intensity halogen lamps and side turn indicator. Below this is the body colored bumper with cladding and it houses a wide air dam for cooling the engine quickly. This bumper has also been fitted with a pair of radiant fog lamps that enhances the visibility of driver in adverse conditions. The front windscreen is made of toughened laminated glass and have been equipped with two intermittent wipers. At the same time, its rear end gets a bright tail lamp cluster, stylized roof rails, which is making its look sporty and a body colored bumper with a pair of reflectors. The windscreen is integrated with a defogger and a wiper as well. Its top end variants also get a sporty rear spoiler along with a high mounted brake lamp for added safety.
The overall dimensions of this SUV are quite liberal and can accommodate seven passengers with ease. Its total length is 4650mm along with an overall width of 1918mm, which also includes the external rear view mirrors. This SUV has a height is 1925mm and a minimum ground clearance of 205mm, which is rather good to take this vehicle over any terrain. It has a large wheelbase of 2650mm that ensures a spacious cabin inside. The steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 6 meters. Its boot compartment can hold up to 981 litres of luggage.
The dual tone internal cabin of this Tata New Safari is quite spacious and incorporated with a lot of sophisticated features. Its seating arrangement is extremely comfortable to take in seven passengers with ease. These seats are covered with premium fabric upholstery for entry level variant, while there is a two tone (beige and dark graphite) interior color scheme for EX trim. The middle row seats comes with foldable function, which helps in increasing boot volume of the vehicle. It has a leather wrapped steering wheel along with gear shift knob and parking lever. The illuminated instrument cluster comes with adjustable light intensity function. It is equipped with a number of notifications like low fuel warning light, digital tripmeter, outside temperature display, door ajar warning and several other notifications for keeping the driver updated. This SUV is bestowed with a lot of utility based aspects like cup holders in front console, front seat back pockets, a large glove box, analog clock on center console, front seats with lumbar support, an ashtray and cigarette lighter in front console. It has a couple of 12V power socket in front and middle row for charging mobiles and other electronic devices. The tilt adjustable steering wheel makes handling quite comfortable even in heavy traffic conditions. The top end variant has also front roof lamp that can be used as a spot reading lamp and it comes with advanced delay function.
The seating arrangement is very comfortable and gives ample leg space along with head and shoulder room to all the passengers. It comes with a head space of 1000mm for front passengers along with 970mm for rear seat occupants. The maximum leg room measures about 2020mm and minimum of 1030mm, which is rather impressive. It has close to 880mm maximum and 680mm of minimum rear knee room. The luggage compartment capacity is about 981 litres, which can be further increased by folding the rear seat.
The internal cabin of this sports utility vehicle has been fitted with a number of highly developed comfort features. It has a manual HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) unit with rear AC vents that regulates the cabin air. The top end variant is bestowed with an advanced music system, which supports CD/MP3 player, USB interface, Aux-in port and speakers, which further enhances the ambiance of its cabin. It has 60:40 split and completely foldable middle row seat that helps in bringing more luggage. Apart from these, it has a rear wash and wipe function (only for EX variant), all four power windows with driver side auto down function, electrically adjustable external rear view mirrors, a three position lumbar support for front seats. In addition to these, it is equipped with a number of comfort features like power steering with tilt adjustable function, follow me home headlamps, puddle lamps on front doors, cargo area light, illuminated ignition key slot and window winding switches. All these features put together will ensure a memorable driving experience for all the passengers in this SUV.
The 2179cc diesel mill has been skilfully mated to a Synchromesh with overdrive based five speed manual transmission gear box, which helps in better acceleration and pickup. It has the ability to attain a top speed in the range of 150 to 160 Kmph, which is really good for this segment. This motor can propel this massive SUV from zero to 100 Kmph in close to 16 seconds.
All the variants of this stylish Tata New Safari model series are fitted with a 2.2-litre, DiCOR diesel engine, which is integrated with four cylinders and sixteen valves using a DOHC configuration. It is incorporated with variable turbine technology and can displace 2179cc. It has the ability to churn out 138.1bhp of maximum power output at 4000rpm in combination with a commanding torque output of 320Nm in the range of 1700 to 2700rpm, which is quite remarkable for this segment. This motor is skilfully mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box, which sends the engine power to its front wheels. With the help of a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system this vehicle can deliver a decent fuel economy.
This Tata New Safari is equipped with a performance packed 2.2-litre DiCOR diesel motor, which is incorporated with a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system. The company claims that it has the ability to generate 8.32 Kmpl within the city limits. While on the highways, it can produce 11.57 Kmpl, which is also certified by automotive research association of India. It has a centrally mounted fuel tank that can take in about 65 litres of diesel in it, which is quite good for the long drives as well.
This DOHC based 2.2-litre diesel motor comes with a variable turbine technology (VTT), which can churn out a maximum power output of 138.1bhp at 4000rpm along with a peak torque output of 320Nm between 1700 to 2700rpm, which is quite decent.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
|Tata New Safari DICOR 2.2 LX 4x2
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|8.32||11.57||138.1bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|Tata New Safari DICOR 2.2 EX 4x2
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|8.32||11.57||138.1bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
The EX trim is equipped with an advanced music system that supports CD/MP3 player radio with AM/FM tuner, USB interface, Aux-in port and speakers. The base variant may lack many features, but buyers can decorate it with exciting aspects like vibrant seat covers, premium quality upholstery, a sophisticated music system, leather covered steering wheel, floor mats, rear parking sensors and many other such features. At the same time, owners can also choose from additional aspects like mud guard, body graphics, rear spoiler, protective cladding, turn indicator on ORVMs and many other such aspects.
The company has fitted the front axle with an independent double wishbone type of mechanism, which also has torsion bar. While the rear axle is assembled with a five link suspension and it is further accompanied by coil springs as well. On the other hand, the company has given this SUV vacuum assisted independent hydraulic braking system . Its front wheels have been paired with a set of ventilated disc brakes that also has twin pot caliper. Whereas the rear wheels get a set of auto adjusting type conventional drum brakes. It is blessed with a power adjustable steering wheel, which is quite responsive and makes handling easier. This tilt adjustable steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of six meters.
This model series is integrated with a number of aspects, which keeps the vehicle as well as its occupants safe. It has a seat belt for all passengers along with driver seat belt reminder notification on instrument panel. The top end variant has an advanced engine immobilizer, which prevents the vehicle from unauthorized entry. Its rigid body structure has side impact bars along with crumple zones for protecting occupants inside the cabin in case of any collision . It has central locking system along with child safety rear door locks for enhanced protection of the passengers. Apart from these, it also has an anti-glare interior rear-view mirror, door open warning and headlamp on notification on instrument panel, collapsible steering column, clear lens fog lamps, motorized headlamp adjustment function and a few other aspects. The high end trim also gets a reverse guide system to make the parking of this massive vehicle simpler.
The neatly carved wheel arches are fitted with a classy set of 16 inch alloy wheel, which enhances the look of its side profile. These rims are further covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 235/70 R 16, 105 S, which offer a superior road grip on any landscape across the country. Apart from these, the company has also equipped all the variants of this SUV with a full size spare wheel, which is a standard feature across all its four trims.
1. Very stable and agile on any road conditions.
2. Service network is quite satisfying.
3. An ideal vehicle for Off-road purposes.
4. Affordable price range is a big plus point.
5. Decent ground clearance adds to its advantage.
1. Poor fuel efficiency is a big disadvantage.
2. Several other safety and comfort aspects can be added.
3. Exterior appearance and Interior design can be improved.
4. Engine noise and harshness can be reduced.
5. Lack of anti lock braking system.
|Tata New Safari DICOR 2.2 LX 4x2 |
|8,90,688||8,92,819||8,94,290||9,01,266||8,72,279||9,02,148||9,05,383||Get On Road Price|
|Tata New Safari DICOR 2.2 EX 4x2 |
|10,20,163||10,20,543||10,22,813||10,21,268||9,97,678||10,31,014||10,34,055||Get On Road Price|
Tata Motors Full Throttle Trails, the half-day off-roading experience with Tata Motors SUVs, will be held in Bhopal, on Sunday, April 7. The event will be flagged- off from Noor-Us-Sabah Palace, Bhopal. 35 Tata Motors SUVs will be participating in the experience.
Tata Safari fans needn’t get disappointed now that Tata Safari Storme has made a stormy entry at the Auto Expo. Tata Mtoors was right on its toes to relay the information that the Tata Safari will continue to sell in the Indian car market despite the existence of its revamped version. The age old Tata Safari has its own place in the Indian car market which is undeterred by any of the new comers, be it its very own shadow, Safari Storme or a new crop from another car manufacturer. Agreed that Tata Motors has been updating the evergreen Tata Safari with the latest diesel powertrains, but ultimately the auto major has decided to give a new name to the biggest ever makeover experimented on the iconic Tata Safari.
At the Auto Expo 2012, New Delhi, Tata Motors displayed a very remarkable concept of Tata Aria AT that would be accompanied with six automatic transmission. The G85 six speed automatic gearbox will not be limited to the upcoming Tata Aria, but is also expected to be installed in the new Tata Safari Strome SUV. The new G85 six speed automatic gearbox that was showcased by Tata on Tata Aria AT concept could easily handle maximum torque of up to 450 Nm, which is a figure that none of the Tata’s sport utility vehicles could handle at present.
The Tata Safari performance is quite good. The 2.2-litre DICOR engine with VTT delivers 138bhp and 320Nm of torque which is quite sufficient in powering this SUV.
Tata New Safari on-road price depends on which state you are living in, because the on-road price is Ex-showroom price + sales tax + vehicle registration + other duties.
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The Tata Safari is available in shades of Cycus Grey, Quartz Black, Arctic Silver, Arctic White and Pearl White.
The Tata Safari houses a 2.2-litre, 16 valve DICOR engine with MPFI that delivers 138bhp and 320Nm of torque.