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Tata Safari Dicor Key Features

Harman Kardon Sound System Tata Safari Dicor

Harman Kardon Sound System

Tata has fitted the Zest with Harman Kardon, known for one of the best sounding music systems.

Steering Mounted Control Tata Safari Dicor

Steering Mounted Control

Controls mounted right on the steering wheel give you a safer way to make and receive calls via Bluetooth.

ECON Air-Conditioner Tata Safari Dicor

ECON Air-Conditioner

Set the temperature to your liking and Automatic Temperature Control adjustments to maintain your chosen setting.

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  • Engine performance
  • Spacious cabin
  • Macho Looks


  • Low Mileage
  • Engine noise
  • Interiors lacks finesse
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Tata Safari Dicor Reviews (117)

Great SUV

Overall rating: 4.5 Reviewed By: Linoj on 03 June 2019
Soft ride..very .comfortable seats..lot and lots of space..2lcd screens on backrest..iluminated door pads,abs,airbags,blaupunkt music system...centralised ac,and lots of other goodies  Read More »

Best car ever

Overall rating: 5 Reviewed By: Aryan on 17 May 2018
Best best SUV ever it has good comfort best mileage in my calculations it is the best SUV ever  Read More »

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Tata Safari Dicor Overview

The Tata Safari is an SUV manufactured by the Tata Motors. It is the first SUV to be designed, developed and manufactured entirely in India. Utility Vehicle segment has been the favourite domain of the Tata Motors and has led to some spectacular products like Sumo, Sierra and Safari. Tata Safari has been ruling the roost since decades and was once synonymous with SUV.
Tata Safari Dicor Overview
Tata Motors had first launched Safari with a 2 L turbocharged Diesel engine that yielded 90 bhp of power. The next version housed a 2.1 L engine that produced 135 bhp of power but failed to cast an impression owing to its inferior mileage. Tata Safari was substantially amended in August 2005, which included the addition of a new 3 L DiCOR engine along with a revamped exterior and a redone interior. This 3 L engine is the first diesel engine from Tata Motors with common rail technology. A 2 L Petrol engine (MPFi) was also added to the range that same year. It was this rehashed version that won the Motor Forum's Car of the Year for 2007, in the SUV category. In 2007, Tata unveiled the 2.2 L Safari DiCOR which had an increased power output of 140.98 bhp. It was shortly replaced by the more advanced DiCOR 2.2 VTT (Variable Turbine Technology) engine which had a power output of 138 bhp at 4000 rpm and a torque output of 320 Nm at 1700?2700 rpm. It is widely regarded as the best engine used by the Tata Motors.Tata Safari Dicor Overview
Tata Motors recently launched a new version of Safari called Safari GX. The Safari GX sits just below current top?end variant Safari VX. Safari GX has a tone bi?tonal exterior, unique leather?cum?fabric upholstery, Reverse Guide System (without a camera which along with the Screen in the Internal Rearview Mirror is only available in the VX variant). Another new feature is indicators on the Outer Rear?View Mirrors (ORVMs). Tata Safari comes equipped with anti-submarine seats that protect the driver and co-driver in the event of a collision. The tiltable 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. Safari has also been tested and certified as per 74/297/EEC (European Regulations). The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) ensures efficient braking and minimized skidding, especially during cornering at a high speed. Safari’s high ground clearance of 205 m, high approach and departure angles, high ramp over and the extra grip of the 4WD makes it an unstoppable automobile. It doesn’t compromise on comfort and drivability even while off-roading.

Tata Safari Dicor Exterior

Tata Motors has repeatedly been giving facelifts to the Safari but has retained the same chassis. Safari DICOR has been designed to impress in terms of both, looks and performance. It comes with a refurnished chrome grill and chrome?treated Outer Mirrors.
Tata Safari Dicor Exterior
The magnificent Ferrari silver sump guard and the Ferrari silver spare wheel cover add to the oomph of this SUV. Indicators on the Outer Rear?View Mirrors (ORVMs), alloy wheel rims, stylized roof rails, black styling tape on B?pillar, rear spoiler with brake lamp, bumpers and side claddings add a breathtaking ?lan to Tata Safari.Tata Safari Dicor Exterior
Dimensionally, the Tata Safari runs 4.65 m in length, is 1.92 m wide and 1.93 m high.

Tata Safari Dicor Interior

With such panache on its outside, the interior of Safari just had to ooze sophistication. The colour scheme is bi?tonal with Dark Graphite and Beige while the upholstery comes in Dark Graphite and Perforated Tan. Safari’s instrument cluster is beautifully placed and along with the new faux wood trim, gives a vibrant look to the interior.
Safari comes with a power steering, power windows in the front as well as the rear with express?down feature. The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) unit is highly effective and Safari is equipped with a roof?mounted rear AC. The side rear?view mirrors are electrically adjustable. Keyless entry with parking?lot?car?locator and an electrically operated remote fuel flap are very prudent features.Tata Safari Dicor Interior
On?board entertainment is very well taken care of by the DVD MP3 system that comes with dual headrest?mounted LCD screens. It makes sure that long journeys seem shorter and sweeter. The driver’s seat is height?adjustable and the front seats are endowed with 3?position lumbar support. An arm?rest is provided on the driver’s and co?driver’s side. The middle row seats can be split 60:40 or folded completely. Safari embossing can be seen on the front seats and head rests. Safari comes with various other features like cup holders on its floor console, a cigarette lighter in front console, ashtray in the front and for the middle row, a 12 V power point for front and middle row, rear wash-and-wipe function and an electrical rear glass demister.Tata Safari Dicor Interior
The in-car illumination is adequate owing to front roof-cum-spot reading lamps with delay function, middle row and cargo area lamp, glove box lamp, illuminated ignition key slot and window winding switches. The light intensity on the instrument panel is also adjustable. Hooks Side footsteps, coat hooks on the door, magazine pockets in the door pads and storage net in the luggage compartment area add to the carefully-designed interior. The seats are perfectly cushioned and contoured and ensure maximum legroom, headroom and shoulderroom.

Tata Safari Dicor Engine & Transmission

Tata Safari comes powered by a 2.2 L Direct Injection Common Rail (DICOR) engine that is equipped with a performance?enhancing Variable Turbine Technology (VTT) and a fuel?efficient 1 valve DOHC. It is also operated by a 32?bit electronic control unit with enables it to generate a maximum power output of 138 bhp (@ 4000 rpm) and a maximum torque yield of 320 Nm (@1700?2700 rpm).
Tata Safari Dicor Engine & Transmission

Tata Safari Dicor Mileage

Tata Safari registers a healthy mileage of 12 kmpl intra-city and 13.5 kmpl on highways.

Tata Safari Dicor Braking and Safety

Tata Safari has vacuum-assisted independent hydraulic ventilated disc brakes with twin pot caliper for the front wheels. The auto-adjusting drum brakes are for the rear wheels.
Safety features like dual airbags (for driver and co-driver), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), a Reverse Guide System add to the security of the driver and the passengers. Precisely, 40 milliseconds is all the time it takes for the airbags to self-inflate in the Tata Safari. Safari comes with a tiltable and collapsible steering column, side impact bars, crumple zones, tubeless tyres and an engine immobilizer. Motorized headlamps, clear-lens fog lamps, anti-glare rear-view mirrors, central locking and child safety lock further enhance the safety value. SUVs often have a rear visibility problem. To tackle this, Safari is equipped with a weatherproof camera below the rear number plate. Slip into reverse gear and a part of the internal rear-view mirror is lit up to display an unobstructed view of what’s behind. Adding caution to function, Tata Safari comes with several indicators like front-seatbelt-unfastened warning, door open warning, head lamps on key-out warning and low fuel indicator warning.

Tata Safari Dicor Performance and Handling

Tata Safari comes endowed with a heavy?duty suspension designed to take on any terrain. The suspension system of Tata Safari is an independent, Double Wishbone type with torsion bar for the front axle. The rear axle has a 5-link suspension with coil springs. It ensures a superior ride and handling comfort, both on the road and off it.
The turning radius of Tata Safari is 6 m and its ground clearance is 205 m. A 4x4 Shift-On-Fly transmits 138 bhp power and 320 Nm torque to all wheels. The Limited Slip Differential mechanism enables the axle to provide traction where it is most needed.

What do we think about Tata Safari Dicor?

Tata Safari had the first mover advantage in the SUV segment and with the added bonus of totally Indianized parts, it used to literally rule this segment. As compared to its predecessors, a more refined engine with way higher bhp of 138, gives Safari the sportiness that one expects from an SUV. The previous engine was slightly on the sluggish side and the introduction of the common rail diesel engine i.e. 2.2 L DICOR, gave it the edge. Unfortunately, the trend could not continue for long due to tough competition given by its new competitors with high mileage, to the tune of 20 kmpl given by Duster, and a more comfortable driving experience. India being a very price-sensitive market, Duster and Terrano have turned the tide in their favour with lower cost and way more mileage. One must not forget that Tata Safari has its own set of probable customers who buy an SUV for the adrenaline rush it offers. Tata Safari, with a lighter engine and more bhp, addresses the needs of this genre of consumers. Though Scorpio has the same engine capacity, it lacks on the power yield front that defines a vehicle’s pick-up. Mahindra XUV, on the other side, has similar engine dimensions but lacks on the features matrix in its entry version that forms a part of this segment. Duster and Terrano, with way lower bhp, offer sluggish drives from the yardstick of this segment. Those wanting a superior off-roading experience, are the people that Tata Motors has eyed and this makes Safari, the envy of its competitors. It offers a decisive edge in this regard that the urbane lifestyle SUVs do not. Tata has a country- wide presence of dealers which makes the after-sales service more convenient along with the lower cost of spare parts. Another advantage that works in Safari’s favour is the space that it offers, making it a good comfortable family car. Additional space also provides more area for luggage and makes it a good out?station drive car. Tata Motors must have a market strategy that puts forth its forte viz. enhanced engine power and robust chassis. While simultaneously, it must also continuously try to innovate and keep abreast with the latest technologies being used by the new entrants.

Tata Safari Dicor Competitors

In the C-Segment of the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), Tata Safari competes with Mahindra Scorpio, Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and the entry version of Mahindra XUV 500 with last three on the list having contemporary looks. It also faces competition by Multi Utility vehicles (MUVs) like Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo etc. Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano, in the recent past, have made a very major impact in this segment. These two have good driving comfort with a much shorter turning radius of 5.2 meters and being smaller in terms of outer dimensions, these vehicles are much more maneuverable and way more suited for intra?city driving. Tata Safari has the advantage of being the first mover and having all India?made parts, the cost of its spare parts comes out to be much more affordable. Tata Safari leads the pack with a higher engine capacity of 2.2L and higher bhp of 138, almost equivalent to that of XUV 500 (but not to forget this price range only includes the entry variant of XUV 500), which gives it the advantage of higher pick-up and more power. The negative effect of this extra pick-up is the low mileage where the contemporary vehicles fare much better. In terms of safety and comfort features, all the vehicles are neck?to?neck with advanced features like ABS, EBD, airbags etc. In terms of in-cabin space offered by Safari, Duster and Terrano fall way behind and get defined as urbane lifestyle SUVs that are more apt for city driving. The new face?lifted model of Toyota Innova that comes in this range is the G-variant, which lacks majorly on the features front. The higher-end variants of Innova cost beyond 13 L, thus going out of this segment.

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