Tata Safari Dicor Is No More

  • Jul 17, 2017
Tata Safari Dicor

Tata Motors has decided to take the Safari Dicor off the shelf after a 20-year long stint in India. The Safari was launched in 1998 without the Dicor badge. Back then, it was powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine with a modest power figure of 87PS. Nevertheless, it got a lot of attention from the netas who loved it for the street presence it offered. Other cars just made way for the Safari. Mind you, it was a time when SUVs were rare and hatchbacks and low-slung sedans ruled the roads.

The SUV received an udpate in 2005 and got a bigger 3.0-litre engine that produced a respectable 118PS and 300Nm. This one soon left the gates because of stricter emission norms, and a 2.2-litre diesel engine found a place under the Safari's hood in 2007. Despite a lower displacement, the 2.2-litre powertrain generated a healthy power figure of 140PS and a torque output of 320Nm.

Tata Safari Storme

The launch of Safari Storme further took the limelight away from the Dicor with its affordable price tag and a modern chassis, which it shared with the Aria as well. The Storme also recently got the same 2.2-litre power plant in a higher state of tune with 156PS of power and 400Nm of torque. The same engine is also in use under the Hexa's bonnet.

Tata's utility vehicle lineup today comprises of the Safari Storme, Sumo Gold and Hexa. The Storme will carry forward the Safari's legacy while the upcoming Nexon will expand the company's SUV portfolio in India.


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