Tata Motors seems to have silently discontinued the Safari Dicor from its product portfolio. Although the company has not made an official regarding the same, the model has been removed from the official website, hinting that it is no longer on sale in India.
With the Safari Dicor now standing discontinued, the Safari Storme will be the only model to keep the Safari brand alive. Tata Motors is likely to have discontinued the Safari Dicor so that the company can concentrate on other products such as the Hexa and the upcoming Nexon compact SUV.
First introduced back in 1998, the Safari was one of the most popular SUV’s to be sold in India. Initially, the model was powered by an 86 bhp 2.0-litre four cylinder diesel engine. Post the facelift model that came in 2005, the company mated the model to a 3.0-litre Direct Injection Common Rail (DICOR) engine that produced 115 bhp and 300 Nm of torque, mated to a five speed manual gearbox.
The current generation Tata Safari Storme
Later in the year 2012, Tata Motors launched a new variant of the Safari, christened as the Safari Storme. The model sources power from a Varicor 400 motor that is capable of producing 154 bhp and 400 Nm of torque. This engine comes paired to a six speed manual transmission.