ⓘ Tata Safari
The engine of the first version was a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel 1948 cc effective, equipped with indirect injection and KKK turbocharger with two valves per cylinder distribution capable of delivering 92 horsepower Euro 2. The engine is derived from the Peugeot XD88 unit built under license by Tata in India and used by Tata Telcoline and Sierra. With the Euro 3 standard power was reduced to 87 horsepower.
A 2.1 litre 16V petrol engine was added in 2003. Is a straight-4 naturally aspirated developed by Tata Motors and AVL delivering 135 horsepower. In 2005, the 2.1 litre was discontinued.
The 3.0 Dicor engine acronym for Direct injection common rail is the first direct injection diesel engine fitted by the Indian company, a modern four-cylinder engine derived from a Mercedes-Benz commercial unit, with common rail injection and sixteen valve distribution. It delivers maximum power of 116 hp 85 kW and complies with Euro 3 regulations. Maximum torque is 300 N m delivered between 1.600 and 2.000 rpm. The 3.0 Dicor diesel has been removed from the European price list in 2007 with the entry of the 2.2 Dicor engine but for the foreign markets the production of 3.0 has continued since it has found a robust and elastic engine despite the few horsepower in relation to the displacement.
The 2.2 Dicor engine based on the PSA Group 2.179 cc DW12 unit, revisited by the Austrian company AVL and produced in India is always a four-cylinder 16V with common rail direct injection and intercooler, delivers 140 hp 103 kW with maximum torque of 320 N m available between 1.700 and 2.700 rpm. The new engine delivers several more horsepower than the previous units but consumption is lower than in the past: on the mixed cycle the Tata declares 7.7 liters to travel 100 km, with average emissions of 205 grams of carbon dioxide emitted per km. The 2.2 Dicor engine is the first Euro 4 approved engine made.
1. Safari Storme 2012–2019
The Tata Safari Storme was unveiled in January 2012 during the 11th Auto Expo 2012 and was launched in October 2012. The Safari Storme is a facelift version of the previous Safari: the main changes concern new front and rear lights, new grille and redesigned bumpers, the rear spare wheel has been moved under the floor and the tailgate is new. More than 100 changes have been done in comparison to the Tata Safari Dicor. The body shell is completely new. But the overall design silhouette remains unchanged though.
The Tata X2 platform has been modified at the rear with the adoption of the new five-arms multi-link suspension the same of the Tata Aria which has a stronger hydro-formed chassis sections. It will have an upgraded BorgWarner G76-Mark II gearbox.
Its Varicor Variable Turbine Technology 32-bit Electronically Controlled, Direct Injection Common Rail engine is available in 5-speed manual transmission capable of 150 PS 4000 rpm and 320 NM 1700-2700 rpm of maximum torque. This engine is a large step forward of the previous Dicor engine. In 2015, the new 2.2 Varicor 400 engine was introduced and is available with 6-speed manual transmission in both the 4x2 and 4x4 flagship versions. The 2.2 Varicor 400 engine is an evolution of the previous Varicor and is capable of 156 PS 4000 rpm and 400 Nm 1750-2500 rpm of maximum torque. The Dicor engine is not available in Safari Storme.
In December 2016, Tata Motors was contracted to provide around 3.192 Safari Stormes, as the official vehicle of Indian Army, becoming the successor of Maruti Gypsy. The Tata Safari Storme had to fend off competition from the Mahindra Scorpio, and both vehicles are said to have undergone rigorous analysis which included them being tested on snow, high-terrain as well as marshy lands.
The Storme passed the Armys GS800 General Service 800 vehicle classification which calls for a hard top vehicle with a minimum 800 kg payload and air-conditioning.
While the Storme is in service with the Indian Army and Border Security Force, the Storme was exported to the Seychelles for the Seychelles Police Force. 10 Stormes were handed to the Tatmadaw by the Indian ambassador to Myanmar.
Its scheduled to be replaced after 2019 by the Tata Gravitas.