TATA MOTORS Safari Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 2
First production year: 2005
Engines: Diesel, Gasoline
Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)

2012 - Present

The Tata Safari was introduced on the market in 1998 and it featured a body-on-frame structure that was kept along the way. It was transferred to the 2012 model Safari Storm, which was very similar. Tata is one of the biggest car-maker in India and it owns the Jaguar-Land Rover group. Despite having one of the most experienced off-road brands in the world, it didn't rebadge one of the British vehicles. It just improved the existing Safari. The exterior look is very similar to the original, 1998, Safari. The front and the rear were changed. A new pair of headlights with clear lense...

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diesel engines:

TATA MOTORS Safari Storme 2.2 VariCOR 4x2 5MT (140 HP)

TATA MOTORS Safari Storme 2.2 VariCOR 4x4 5MT (140 HP)


2005 - 2010

Tata Motors was far from reaching international credits in 2005 when introducing the facelifted version for the Safari SUV model. The Safari came on the Indian market in 1988, and it was the first original Indian SUV. It was an instant success and, thanks to the 2.2-liter turbo-diesel version, it made it on the European continent, where its sales were slow. Still, the carmaker continued producing it for its home market, where it checked the top of the sales charts in its segment. In 2005, the carmaker brought a second generation, which mainly looked like the first generation, but with bet...

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diesel engines:

TATA MOTORS Safari 1.9L TDI 5MT (87 HP)

TATA MOTORS Safari 3.0L CRD 5MT (116 HP)

gasoline engines:

TATA MOTORS Safari 2.1L 5MT (126 HP)