The Tata Motor Group is one of the most dependable car makers in the country, since a very long time now. They have an incredible fleet of vehicles prevailing in the Indian automobile marketplace, which have been doing remarkable sales for them. One of their most successful SUV's is the Tata Safari model series, which has been doing quite well since the time it was introduced in the car market. There are quite a few different variants for the customers to choose from in accordance with their requirements. The entry level variant in this SUV series is the Tata New Safari DICOR 2.2 LX 4x2 , which has been fitted with quite a number of comfort and safety aspects, that will certainly entice the customers. Some of these remarkable convenience features are a responsive power steering wheel, a powerful air conditioner unit that has a heater and ventilation system as well, front and rear power windows with express down feature for the driver side window, 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, a 60:40 split and completely folding middle row seat for bringing in more luggage if required, a cigarette lighter in the front console and an ashtray for the front and middle row seats, a 12V power socket for the front as well as the middle row, a rear wash function along with a wiper, "Follow me home" lights 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 power train. This incredible power plant 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 company has done up the exteriors of this formidable SUV very proficiently and skilfully. The overall body structure is aerodynamic and the frontage of this masculine SUV looks bold and aggressive. The front fascia has a stylishly designed hefty radiator grille, which is making this SUV look dapper. This grille is flanked by a large head light cluster, which has been fitted with high intensity halogen lamps. Below this is the body colored bumper with cladding, which has a wide air dam to cool the powerful diesel engine quickly. The sides have body colored pull type handles and external rear view mirrors with side turn indicator integrated in them and side claddings as well. The pronounced and trimly carved 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 on any terrain across the country. 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 entry level trim look sporty.
Along with the outsides, the company has also done up the insides of this incredible SUV with flamboyance. There are a lot of impressive interior features in this entry level Tata New Safari DICOR 2.2 LX 4x2. The list includes extremely comfortable seats that provide ample leg room along with decent shoulder and head space. These seats have been covered with premium fabric upholstery and a refreshing interior scheme. The steering wheel is also covered with leather and there is a 'Safari' embossing on the front seats as well as the front head rests and also a stylish gear shift knob . The central console is finished in silver color and this SUV also has a graphic instrument cluster and elegant front and tail gate scuff plates.
Engine and Performance:
The company has fitted this formidable SUV with a power packed 2.2-litre diesel engine, which 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 close to 2179cc and is also incorporated with a DOHC (dual overhead camshaft) and also a VTT (Variable Turbine Technology) for enhanced working of the engine. This engine has the ability to generate a maximum yield of 137.20bhp at 4000rpm in combination with a peak torque output 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 front axle of this SUV trim has been equipped with a independent double wishbone type of a mechanism along with a torsion bar. While the rear axle has been fitted with a 5-link suspension mechanism along with coil springs. On the other hand, the front wheels of this Tata New Safari DICOR 2.2 LX 4x2 has been equipped with a ventilated disc brake with twin pot caliper and the rear wheels have been given solid drum brakes, which are of auto adjusting type.
This SUV has been fitted with quite a number of comfort features such as a power steering, an influential air conditioning unit, front and rear power windows with express down feature, electrically adjustable external rear view mirrors, a three position lumbar support for both the front seats, armrest between the front seats , a 60:40 split and completely folding middle row seat, cup holders on floor console, cigarette lighter in front console and ash tray for the front and middle row, a 12V power point for the front and middle row, a rear wash function for the windscreen wiper, the advanced "Follow Me Home" illumination after parking the vehicle, puddle lamps on front doors, 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, coat hooks on the door, magazine pockets in the door pads, storage net in luggage compartment area and many more such remarkable convenience features.
The list of these safety features integrated in this SUV include side impact bars, crumple zones, a collapsible 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 seat belt not wearing warning, door open warning, headlamp ON and key out warning lamp, low fuel indicator warning and a few more such important aspects.
1. Engine power and performance is remarkable.
2. Interior space and comfort features are quite good.
1. Engine noise and harshness can be reduced.
2. Safety standards are below par.