One of the most dependable automobile manufacturer in the country is the Tata Motor Group. They have a splendid fleet of vehicles prevalent in the profitable car market of the country. which have been doing incredible revenue generation for the company. One of their most successful SUV model lineup is Tata Safari, which has been doing quite well since the time it was introduced in the car market in year 1998. There are quite a few different variants for the customers to choose from in accordance with their requirements. The mid level variant in this series is the Tata New Safari DICOR 2.2 EX 4x2 , which has been fitted with quite a number of comfort and safety functions. Some of these remarkable convenience features are a responsive power steering wheel, an advanced CD and MP3 player with speakers and a remote control, a powerful HVAC (Heating, ventilation and air conditioner) unit, front and rear power windows with express down feature, electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors, a three position lumbar support for both the front seats, armrest between the driver and the co-passenger for added comfort, foldable middle row seat to take in more luggage, a cigarette lighter in the front console and an ash-tray for the front and middle row seats, a 12 V power socket for the front as well as the middle row, a rear wash function along with a wiper, "Follow me home" function to illuminate the path after parking the vehicle, puddle lamps on the front doors and many more such features, which will astound the customers. The company has fitted this trim with a power packed 2179cc based diesel mill. This incredible engine has been equipped with the highly acclaimed direct injection common rail fuel supply system for better pickup and refined mileage. This seven seater SUV has been cleverly mated with a proficient five speed manual transmission gearbox.
The exteriors of this formidable SUV are done up with style and have many striking features. The frontage has a smart grille that has quite a bit of chrome treatment and is making this SUV look modish. This grille is flanked by a large head light cluster, which has been fitted with high intensity halogen lamps. The body colored bumper has a large air dam to cool the engine quickly and has been incorporated with a pair of radiant clear lens fog lamps as well. The sides have pull type body colored handles and external rear view mirrors with side turn blinkers integrated in them. The pronounced wheel arches have been fitted with 16 inch robust steel wheels , which have been covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 235/70 R 16, 105 S, that have a superior road grip. While the rear end gets a bright tail lamp cluster, rear spoiler with a high mounted brake lamp and also stylized roof rails, which is making this trim look sporty.
The interiors have been done with lavishness and has a lot of comfort for all the passengers in it. There are quite a number of practical features incorporated in this entry level Tata New Safari DICOR 2.2 EX 4x2 variant. The insides have comfortable seats with spacious leg room and decent shoulder space. These seats have been covered with good quality fabric upholstery and the interiors have a two tone beige interior scheme. The steering wheel is covered with leather and so is the gear shift knob as well. The central console has a classy wood finish and this SUV also has a graphic instrument cluster and front and tail gate scuff plates as well.
Engine and Performance:
This formidable trim is fitted with a power packed 2.2-litre diesel engine. This mill has been fitted with four cylinders that has a total of sixteen valves in it. This performance packed motor has also been equipped with the highly acclaimed direct injection common rail fuel supply system for better pickup and improved mileage. This engine can displace 2179cc and is also has a DOHC along with a VTT for enhanced working of the engine. This engine has the ability to generate 137.20bhp at 4000rpm in combination with a maximum torque yield of 320Nm at 1700 to 2700bhp, which is quite remarkable. This influential drive train has been skilfully mated with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox.
Braking and Handling:
The company has fitted the front axle of this trim with an Independent Double Wishbone with Torsion bar. While the rear axle has been fitted with a 5 link Suspension with coil springs. On the other hand, the front wheels of this massive SUV has been equipped with a Ventilated Disc brake with Twin Pot caliper and the rear wheels have been given solid Drum brakes, which are auto adjusting type.
The list includes side impact bars, crumple zones, adjustable steering column, tubeless tyres, motorized head lamps adjustment, central Locking and child safety lock for enhanced protection of the passengers, an anti-glare interior rear-view mirror, front seatbelt unfastened warning, door open warning, headlamp ON and key out warning lamp, low fuel indicator warning, a highly developed engine immobilizer and a few more such essential features as well.
This Tata New Safari DICOR 2.2 EX 4x2 variant has been fitted with a proficient air conditioning unit, front and rear power windows, in-car illumination, front roof lamp and spot reading lamp with delay function, middle row and cargo area lamp, a glove box lamp, illuminated ignition key slot and window winding switches, adjustable light intensity on instrument panel, digital trip meter and tachometer, digital outside temperature indicator, side foot steps, electrically operated remote fuel flap, keyless entry with parking lot car locator function as well that adds to the handiness of the driver, an advanced CD and MP3 player with speakers and a remote control, height adjustable driver's seat for better driving comfort, an electrical rear glass demister, an analog clock on the center console and many more such remarkable comfort features.
1. Powerful diesel engine with good pickup.
2. Magnificently done up interiors
1. Below par fuel economy is a big minus.
2. Engine harshness and vibration can be decreased.