Although you’ve probably never heard of the Tata Safari, it’s a pretty big seller in other parts of the world. For 2011, there is a new model, although it still appears to be stuck in 1999. It will go on sale in India in the early part of 2011, followed by Europe later in the year.

The new model will pick up where the old one left off, but with more technical updates, a new design, and more attention to fit and finish. This means that the price will rise, but Tata is debating on continuing the production of the previous model, as a low cost variant. Hard to imagine BMW doing that with one of their models isn’t it?

The 2011 Tata Safari SUV will be based on its sibling Aria’s platform which will make the car more rigid and a better handler. The new model will also have lots of space and will be loaded with features such as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a silver finish on the center console, Climate Control, and much more.

Tata will also use some of the technical know how from Jaguar Land Rover on the new Safari to help sales in Europe. The motor should be 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel with 140 horsepower.

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Now that Tata owns Land Rover, we expect a great deal of improvements in the off-road capabilities of the Safari. The current model already comes as standard with limited slip differentials, an automatic hub lock for the front axle, and electronically controlled four wheel drive system, so it should be interesting to see what extra features the new one has for 2011.

The car is expected to be lighter than the outgoing model to make it more fuel efficient. With European markets in mind, the car has been developed to comply by the EuroNCAP safety norms. Safety features include ABS, two air bags, and seat belt warnings.

The new Safari will need to compete with strong players, such as theFord Endeavour and the Mahindra Scorpio. The Ford was designed to be a perfect family car while being great on and off the roads. The motor puts out 141 horses and that’s one of the highest in the country. The Scorpio is the favorite among business types, thanks to its great design. The 120 horsepower output matched the foreign made cars at all levels.

It won’t be an easy road, but the Safari looks like it should be a big seller for Tata.

Source: RushLane

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  (762) posted on 07.3.2012

It’s greatest in accommodating.

  (402) posted on 06.29.2012

I only like its wide interior space.

  (317) posted on 06.6.2012

It’s fun to ride this one; it’s competitive, but the safety is proven by the security features.

  (630) posted on 05.31.2012

Indian Market is used to this kind of cars, but how about in the US? US prefers more appearance and Speed specification while India on the space, ride and comfort. 

  (314) posted on 05.30.2012

It’s really only like a cabin on wheels. The style is merely plain, and the design is minimalist.

  (599) posted on 05.29.2012

It’s merely created for a safe and comfortable ride.

  (474) posted on 05.10.2012

Even if it is not as fashionable as other MPVs, I can assure you that it is a great safety and comfort package.

  (797) posted on 04.23.2012

If you’re looking for a powerful vehicle packed with safety features, then this one is for you. It insures your security, as well as your comfort as its interior has a nice ambiance.

  (613) posted on 03.30.2012

Tata Safari is perfect for long trips. Your luggage will be well-kept at the back while you can relax comfortably on the seats.

  (580) posted on 03.30.2012

Oh, Tata’s Uvs are really different from their compact mini cars. This one seems to be fully dedicated on performance and reliability.

  (692) posted on 03.15.2012

This safari is simple, but they made improvements for the safety of the customers who are going to buy. It has a spacious room where you can arrange your luggage for long trips.

  (1211) posted on 03.15.2012

It’s a 4x4 that is equipped with the best safety features like airbags and seatbelt. I give it thumbs up for its protection, but the appearance looks simple to me.

  (558) posted on 03.13.2012

I can see why it is a best seller there. The rear has a roomy interior, and they are fond of spacious cabins over there.

  (526) posted on 03.9.2012

This Safari may look simple as you see it, but you can trust this one for its safety. A 4x4 that’s focused on its safety for customers and handlers, that’s what it is.

  (676) posted on 01.31.2012

this Safari is equipped heavily for protection. It has two airbags and seat belt warnings. It’s give protection while on the move.

  (397) posted on 10.10.2011

Me either, I can’t see any interesting or special features of this Safari. It is so simple and very ordinary, but I must say that I will still be looking forward to knowing the other details of this one.

  (714) posted on 09.27.2011

Not my type and interest, though it look to be strong powered engine. Dealing with its specification, system and function still can be reliable.

  (228) posted on 03.23.2011

I can’t see any interesting part on this SUV! The platform is based from the Aria, which is honestly, not so good production except for the fact that its space efficient and bloat loaded features!

  (377) posted on 11.1.2010

it hard to imagine that one of the BMW model would actually needs debate whether to continue the production or not...

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