The forms, 5-door seven seater SUV, TATA Safari has been here long and has seen certain changes in its lifetime to rejuvenate itself. With Safari Dicor's refined engine technology, epitome ride quality, and style, it has a number of odds on its side making the Safari favorite as 'Bad-Boy' car of India. A renowned version of TATA safari was launched as Safari Dicor in October 2007 where Dicor stands for 'Direct injection common Rail' engine. Though the originally Safari was introduced back in 1998 & after that Safari has seen several form respectively Safari Storm, Safari Dicor LX 3.0 & the most recent avatar is 2.2 DiCOR VTT 4x4 with an only available option of diesel engine. If you are contemplating about the right car to take a road trip to Leh, roam the mountains and cruise the desert then you don't have to think twice anymore as it's the best ever variant of the Safari equipped with mechanical and technological gems to amaze you!
Tata Safari Performance & Mileage
Sadly, the safari is no longer available in petrol variant but with its The height inline cylinder, 2179cc, 2.2L variable geometry turbo equipped Dicor power plant churns out 140ps@4000rpm 320Nm@1700-2700 rpm of torque with power to weight ratio of 66.82ps/ton, the Safari Dicor is no slouch on the road. With the top speed of 154.30Kmph, Safari Dicor can reach 0-100kmph in mere 16 seconds and can stop from 100kmph-0 in just amazingly 47.77/4.23seconds. Moreover, the latest Dicor engine is a matted with synchromesh forward 5 speed manual gear box and 4 wheel drive system which will not let it go down when it comes to cruising through rough road and leaves other SUV in the dirt of its generation. Even with the kerb weight of 2096kgs, Safari Dicor manages to give you the whooping mileage of 17.9Kmpl on the highways and 12.2kmpl when driving across the city thanks to its Double overhead camshaft (DOHC) valve arrangement that electronically control the combustion process along with fuel management system for maximum mileage and power at the same time. Other top-notch variants of Safari such as VX storm is proved very capable off-roader with its long travel suspension and shift on the fly four wheel drive system. Midrange model Tata Safari Dicor 4X2 LX DICOR BS IV is the base diesel model with 138bhp and 139nm and rear wheel drive system. The main difference or you can say an advantage of four wheel drive over rear wheel drive is top speed and higher fuel efficiency. In Dicor 2.2 VTT, the 4WD engagement is completely controlled by ECU while in other variants you will have to come completely stands still position to active 4WD. Auto engagement of freewheeling hub when you select 4wd takes it to another level when it comes to performance.
Face to face, the Safari Dicor has tried to borrow its look from Land Rovers while carrying much of its old DNA with certain changes to the front and rear end. Safari Dicor is 4655mm long and 1918 mm wide creating wheelbase of 205mm and 209mm of ground clearance. Height of Safari Dicor is 1922mm which is quite enough to house seven inside comfortably. An amazingly crafter Safari Dicor looks quite aggressive. The way large TATA signature grille meets the edgy headlamps of the car give it Macho look. Engine compartment covered with bonnet is quite longer while the B, C and D pillars manage to cover 70% of the car body. The colors offered by TATA are also quite impressive which as Quartz Black plus Real Earth, Arctic Silver, Arctic White & Cycus Grey plus Arctic Silver. On top of all, Safari Dicro manages to remain favorite as Bad-Boy car of India.
Tata Safari Safari Interior
The spacious cabin comes with Aria-inspired, beautifully crafted which houses seven seats, climate control system, air bags and over all control systems. Interiors of the Safari are a bit plain but it has boot volume of 981ltr with 950mm of rear knee room while two jump seats allow it house seven person. The climate control system allows you to control the inside temperature and air flow regulation inside the car while the car is also equipped with power full rear AC and automatic temperature controller. Safari Dicor offers you tonnes of gadget to play with such as in built MP3 player added with touch screen for navigation. The seats provide amazing cushioning effects even when encountering the rough roads. The interiors are finished with the touch of high-quality wood and make Safari look even superior from inside with the various color combination.
Safari Comfort and ride quality
Safari Dicor is quite comfortable from inside and outside with large boot capacity added with extra space for luggage and amazing driving dynamics. From the inside, Safari Dicor is equipped with top-notch climate control system, MP3 audio system with touch screen and spacious cabin. On another hand, from outside, the Safari Dicor has independent double wishbone suspension with coil over shock absorber in front and five-link suspension with coil springs to provide maximum comforts against all type of road obstacles. Improved driving dynamics makes Safari Dicor a best handling car in entry level SUV segment. When it comes to steering, TATA equipped Dicor with power steering which let you control the car without much human efforts.
Tata Safari Safety
The car is equppied with loads of air bags which are proved most effective during crash tests. Moreover, the Safari Dicor is built on ladder chassis and received completely new underpinnings which helps to prevent body roll during high-speed cornering. The car comes with the plethora of electronic safety system which includes ABS, parking sensor and traction control which helps to prevent under and over steering. Safari Dicor contained power windows added with power door child lock which will not let children open the car door when it's moving. The limited slip differential (LSD) will not let the car slip during continues hard braking. Moreover, the breaks are ventilated disc brakes both in the front and rear which can stop the car at the rate of 47.77 meters in 4.2 seconds making car untimely safe cage.
When it comes to Safari Dicor it is only available in diesel variant. The starter pack of Safari Dicor called Tata Safari Dicor 2.2 LX 4×2 MFL which will cost you 9.77 Lakh (Ex-showroom Price New Delhi). While the most renowned version of Safar, the Dicor 2.2 VTT ( 4-cylinder, 2.2 L,16 Valve, DOHC, VTT DiCOR) will cost you almost 14Lakh(Ex-showroom New Delhi) when you can have the option to choose between rear wheel drive and four wheel drive variant of Dicor.
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