Tata Safari

The Tata Safari was the first in the SUV class to be completely manufactured in India. First released in 1998, it came with a 1.9-liter Turbo Diesel engine, but was later developed into a 3 liter DiCor engine. There was also a 2-liter petrol engine developed in that year by the company. In 2007, Tata unveiled the 2.2-litre Safari DiCOR which had an increased power output of 143 PS (105 KW). But it was shortly replaced by the more advanced DiCOR 2.2 vtt (Variable Turbine Technology) engine which had a power output of 140 PS (103 kW) at 4000 rpm and a torque output of 320 N·m (236 ft·lbf) at 1700 rpm. It is widely regarded as the best engine used by Tata motors today.

Weighing in at 2,115 kg, the Tata Safari is one of the heaviest in its class. The new Tata Safari DiCOR (DiCOR standing for “Direct Injection Common Rail engine”) is powered by a 3000 cc inline-four cylinder engine that develops 116 PS (85 kW) at 3000 rpm and 300 N·m (221 ft·lbf) of torque between 1600 and 2000 rpm. The engine is taken from the Tata 407, a truck manufactured by Tata Motors.The new engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox, with a new, sporty gear lever.Tata displayed the EURO 4 compliant 2.2-litre DiCOR engine with 140 PS (103 kW) and 320 N·m (236 ft·lbf) of torque at the 2006 Bologna Motor Show. It was launched on October 5, 2007.

It has some improved interior features like two-tone upholstery and leather seats. The high end version of the Safari comes with full safety features like airbags and ABS with EBD. Additional features like rear AC vents, reversing camera, DVD player with LCD screens in the front seats headrests and dimming lights too are also available as an option. Four-wheel drive options are available on EX, GX and VX variants which, uses a Borg Warner shift on the fly transfer case.

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