Spotless Safari … best available SUV under 10 lakh
Pros : 2.2L DICOR, performance, pickup
Cons : NVH, brakes, steering wheel
I am looking for an SUV around 9-10Lakh, two weeks back I test drove Tata Safari EX model in Delhi. It is said that this safari has got mileage, performance, refinement and I felt all of three while driving safari on the highway. If you want to seriously play with 2.2L motor, it is responsive and will satisfy till last moment, which I found impressive, fire-power is key. At idle the noise and vibration are good, but not at running.
The lag and vibration disappears at high speeds, while low speed it matters. You land in smooth world after 1500rpm. The acceleration is good at 0-100 in 15.2 seconds, I tried till 140kmph but could dare to go above, as I realized the braking was hard and steering too could have been lighter. It may not be perfect, but best SUV available.