Tata Safari Review
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Tata Safari Review by Expert
Tata Safari is one of the most successful SUV from the Indian car manufacturer. The model ha helped the company establish a good hold on the segment. The stunning models is now offered with 2.2 DiCOR which is a real promising combination in Tata Safari series.
The new avatar of Tata Safari has imbibed some prominent changes in the looks and performance both. The exterior of new Tata Safari though will not scream a bigger change but hints can be seen in the front grille which is given a thick bar which divides it in two. The other area of change is the bumper and also new wheel cover at the rear. With al these new styling Tata Safari has become sportier compared to its ancestors. Though good changes are made in the new Tata safari but still the patent looks are maintained well in it.
Stepping in the new Tata Safari one could find improved seating arrangements with better comfort. Rest interiors also remain similar to the earlier models of Tata Safari. The interior trims are not much impressive but still overall looks are impressive. In the new model, interior is further improved with the use of tan colour as against that of dull grey in earlier car. Coming to last but not the least change, gearbox looks improved and classier.
The purpose of launching a new powerterain was to bring a cleaner option with improved emission standards. The all new Tata Safari can meet Euro IV standards and assures better fuel efficiency. The SUV is loaded with 2.2-litre engine which is based on high technology advancement both in case of performance and fuel efficiency. The new engine is less noisy vibrate lesser than its parent models. The engine gives commendable performance on higher speeds which is a major advantage in its segment. This new engine is mated so well that it assures smoother power delivery with torque spread effectively. This overall improves the driving experience with all new Tata Safari.
The performance of this engine makes the SUV feel lighter at all speeds. The car picks up from standstill to a speed of 100kph in a span of 15.1 seconds. If one needs to taste the real performance of all new Tata Safari, drive the unchained devil on freeways as the car has it all to take over some real famous car models on road. The new version can touch a top speed of 156kph. The control on drive is yet good with disc brakes used in front tyres measuring 302mm. the SUV will offer a mileage of 8.7 kmpl on city roads while it can streatch the figure to 13.1kpl on freeways. With the application of this new engine, Tata Safari has lost a weight of 80kg making it more controllable and vibrant. Improver steering wheel also helps in better control of the SUV. If compared to its main competitor, Mahindra Scorpio, Tata Safari is more stable on road. One can explore off-road drive with confidence as Tata Safari gives best in terms of ground clearance. New Tata Safari also sports tubeless tyres which increase reliability of the car.
Among other attractive features, Tata Safari sports dual airbags, reversing camera, ABS, DVD screens in the headrests and power. The pricing of new Tata Safari is smart and is a value to every penny spent on it.
Tata Safari Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
|Tata Safari Models||Mileage (City)||Mileage (Highway)|
|Tata Safari Dicor LX BS III||10 kmpl||14 kmpl|
|Tata Safari Dicor EX BS III||10 kmpl||14 kmpl|
|Tata Safari Dicor LX BS IV||10.5 kmpl||14.5 kmpl|
|Tata Safari Dicor EX BS IV||10.5 kmpl||14.5 kmpl|
|Tata Safari Dicor GX BS IV||10.5 kmpl||14.5 kmpl|
|Tata Safari Dicor VX BS IV||10.5 kmpl||14.5 kmpl|
|Tata Safari Dicor VX BS IV (4X4)||9.5 kmpl||15.5 kmpl|
There are different fuel efficiencies delivered across the long list of variants of Tata Safari. The mileage offered by the long running beast of Tata Motors is applauding considering the ruggedness it carries inside the bonnet. The initial BS III versions offer a good mileage of 10 kmpl and 14 kmpl in city and highway conditions. While the BS IV emission norm obedient models that comprise of LX, EX, GX and VX deliver some amazing numbers of 10.5 kmpl in city conditions and a decent 14.5 kmpl on the highways. These fuel economy numbers were for the Tata Safari two-wheel-drive variants. The sole VX variant with 4x4 capability returns a city mileage of 9.5 kmpl together with 15.5 kmpl on the open roads or highways.
Tata Safari Models and Features
|Tata Safari Models||Features|
|Tata Safari LX BS III||Some important features in this base model comprise of 3-way position lumbar support for front seats, tilt-able and collapsible steering column, arm rests and 60:40 split seats along with completely folding middle row seats. The convenience and safety aspects include cup holders and cigarette lighter on floor console and front console respectively, while other consists of front seatbelt unfastened warning and door ajar indicator.|
|Tata Safari EX BS III||The key features in this mid variant are roof mounted rear AC, adjustable height function for driver seat, engine immobilizer and analog clock on central console. Furthermore electrical rear-glass demister electrically powered remote fuel flap and keyless entry besides all features as in base variant are offered.|
|Tata Safari LX||The features in this BSIV compliant variant are similar to that in BSIII version and this incorporate grey front grille, sporty looking rear spoiler with brake lamp and elegant appearing front & tail gate scuff plates. The other handy features consists of middle-row and cargo area lamp, silver central console finish and 12V socket in front & middle row alongside grey-colored interiors with fabric seats.|
|Tata Safari EX||The feature list in this mid BSIV compliant trim is somewhat identical that consists of chrome stylized front-grille, dual-tone beige interiors with fabric seats, parking-lot car locator, CD and MP3 player, clear lens fog lamps for safety and exclusive wooden finish on central console. Moreover, there are alloy wheels and surround sound speakers.|
|Tata Safari GX||The mid variant is loaded with features like chrome stylized front grille, dark graphite leather and tan fabric seats along with reverse guide system with ultrasonic sensors for better safety. Moreover, there is tan leather wrapped steering wheel, chrome ORVMs, alloy wheel for solid stance and side claddings, while the rest features are similar to that with the EX variant.|
|Tata Safari VX||The high end 4x2 model has got some premium aspects like parking rear-view camera with display in IRVM, Alpine DVD player with head rest mounted LCD display, dual airbags for driver and co- driver, rest all other features common with the GX variant.|
|Tata Safari VX (4X4)||This 4X4 version has all the elements same as the usual VX variant apart from 4x4 mechanism. To name some, the attributes consists of ABS with EBD and tilt-able/collapsible steering column along with all tan leather upholstery for apt comfort on long journeys.|
Tata Safari Colors
Tata Safari comes with seven colors : Cycus Grey, Quartz Black, Arctic Silver, Arctic White, Pearl White, Quartz Black + Real Earth, Cycus Grey + Arctic Silver.
Tata Safari Engine, Power and Performance
Tata Safari Dicor being an SUV comes with only Diesel accomplice as common with the rest of the cars in the segment suiting well to the profile of the vehicle. Following is the Dicor Engine.
2.2 l DICOR VTT
The name Tata Safari Dicor itself has been taken from the technology the SUV is built on. The muscular Gulliver is empowered by the new 2.2 l Direct Injection Common Rail (DICOR) Engine that comes well equipped and accompanied with a performance enhancing Variable Turbine Technology and a highly fuel efficient 16 valve DOHC. The new Tata Safari is also well operated by a 32- bit electronic control unit that is responsible for unleashing the supreme power, the SUV is known for. The VTT is not only powerful but also equally fuel efficient and hence can be seen in the performance statistics of the vehicle.
Tata Safari Pick Up and Acceleration
|Engine Type||Max Power (PS/RPM)||Max Torque (Nm/RPM)||Pick Up (0-100 kmph)||Top Speed|
|2.2L, DICOR VTT||140/4000||320/2700||15.8 Seconds||162 kmph|
The bold and powerful 2.2 l DICOR VTT Diesel Engine of the all new Tata Safari Dicor churns out a bashing power of 140 ps at 4000 rpm and a torque of about 320 Nm at 2700 rpm. The Engine has a superb pickup reaching 0-100 within a span of 15.8 seconds and delivers a top speed of about 160 Km/h at an ease. The Statistics reveal the super strong power that the new Tata Safari has to offer with a minimal cost that is well suited as per such astonishing features.
Tata Safari Interiors and Features
Tata Safari has a lot to talk about the power and gigantic looks that it offers but only a few would know about the new world of pure luxury that it veils. The Dark graphite and beige interiors make a whole new couture of their own and the plush leather upholstery in dark graphite and perforated tan faux wood on the centre console looks like a delight. The all new leather steering wrap and the all newly designed and enhanced instrument cluster look too good and eye catching. The Scintillating finishing of the wood and lusture of the chrome polish at the corners and borders of these instruments together with the cluster are not only attractive but openly speak and announce of the grandeur of a ‘Made for Kings’ vehicle. The gigantic and imposing dash board looks sturdy and suits the built of the SUV. As a matter of fact the car is nothing but the real architectural sophistication, Tata has offered in the reclamation.
All the seats in new Tata Safari are huge, spacious and comfortable. Both the front and the rear seats are equally comfortable offering luxury at their very best. The very perfectly cushioned and contoured seating arrangement with maximum legroom, headroom and shoulder room makes the SUV just next to perfect in terms of design. The head rests both in front and rears of the car are quite comfortable. The leather wrapped steering looks elegant and the cluster display is well- lit and illuminated.
The centre console with the DVD/ Mp3 music system with the LCD display provides comprehensive entertainment system. The all new Alpine music system with dual LCD screens makes long and hard journeys easier to bear. However Tata has somewhat failed to offer the grandeur or say a beautiful or attractive design when it comes to talking about the trims and fabrics. The new Tata Safari has an overall simple layout yet some of the features are pretty exquisite and interesting at the same time including the dual Air conditioners, both in the front and the rear portions of the cabin. The pull types inside door handles however feel too clumsy and inappropriate as compared to the rest of the features of the Tata Safari. One notable feature here is the unique gear knob design and finish that attracts from every sight and the tan appearance of the finish gives a masculine look. Apart from all these, the new Tata Safari has a massive boot space that can take in anything with sheer ease.
Some other features incorporated in the all new Tata Safari Dicor include the dual airbags, ABS, reversing camera, LCD DVD screens embedded in the headrests and flip and fold seats. The all new interior lights have a dimming, theatre like effect that is common among many other SUVs as well.
Tata Safari Exteriors and Features
As Tata boasts of its all new Tata Safari, most of the talking would be a cup cake but as a matter of fact, the SUV is a marvel and has been truly designed to carve its own niche above the rest of the vehicles of the segment. With a gigantic appeal, The Dicor announces life, King Size. The all new chrome grille and chrome Outside Rear View Mirrors is simply eye catching. Apart from the massively imposing structure of the car, it looks elegantly sensuous too.
The sheer body of the new Tata Safari feels to be a super power or an energy beyond the reach of mankind however it is nothing but a loaded muscle defined by masculine and sharp edgy features that give it such an appearance. The Strong lines and rebellious stances of the Tata Safari Dicor are some of the striking features. The huge sharp headlamps and the gigantic Tata logo in the front confront all odds that come in its way. The Rears of the car are equally strong and sturdy.
The tail lamps that are both curvy and sophisticatedly shaped cater to simplicity and perfection. The majestic Ferrari silver sump guard and the Ferrari silver spare wheel cover further add to the style of the SUV.
The Front fascia with the massive bumpers and the huge wheels together with the rear portion endorsing the spoiler complete the epic. The alloy rims and the roof rails further add a sporty touch to the giant.
Safety Features in Tata Safari
Tata has well kept in mind all safety features and the all new Tata Safari Dicor comes well equipped with almost all of the advanced features once again in a nutshell, making a complete SUV that is ready for anything, rather everything. The Safari Dicor has dual airbags for driver and co- driver in the front. Also, the new Tata Safari comes equipped with anti- submarine seats that protect the driver and co- driver in case of a collision. Moreover, the Steering column has a 3- stage collapsible design to minimize the injury to the driver’s chest in the event of a full frontal collision; Even the fuel-feed system and electrical systems have been designed to minimize the risk of leakage or fuel-sustained fires. The new Tata Safari is also well compatible to the ABS with EBD technology for efficient braking and minimized risk of skidding on slippery surfaces even when cornering with higher speeds.
Tata Safari Driving and Handling
The all new Tata Safari Dicor is truly a pleasure to drive. Being a 4 X 4 legacy, the SUV has some great steering mechanism, full swing control, great tyre grips, and the exceptional gear change aspects. The Braking is well defined by the ABS and some very useful features like the Reverse Guide System add to its charm. A weatherproof camera placed right under the rear number plate has a connection with the display at the inside rear view mirror displaying all obstructions behind your wheels. Moreover, the Tata Safari comes equipped with a heavy duty suspension designed to take on any terrain. It has a double wishbone system with torsion bars at the front and a 5 link-suspension with coil springs at the rear that ensures a superior ride and handling comfort, both on the road and off it. The 4 X 4 axle provides great traction control on muddy surfaces with firm and stable hold on to the gravity.
Tata Safari Accessories
The Safari has an excellent support of A DVD/ Mp3 player with LCD Screens as well delivering sharper, clear acoustics no matter whichever row you are seated. Apart from the stereo and music, plenty of other stock accessories are also available.
Tata Safari Conclusion
In a nutshell, Tata Safari has almost everything for which it speaks ‘Reclaim your life’ in a price tag that is not so heavy, a 4 X 4 legacy should do well.
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