Take a look at this video clip where thieves were trying to steal a Tata Safari, but they were caught by a police patrol.
Cars are a prized possession for everyone. Buying one in India holds an aspirational value, thus people consider them as an important part of their life. However, cases of car thefts are often reported in the country. But, the police force has been apt at catching the culprits. Here’s a video that showcases a similar scenario where thieves are seen trying to steal a Tata Safari, but then police comes and catches the thieves. This incident was recorded via a CCTV camera. Well, this comes up as a great move from the police force’s side as they end up destroying the robbers’ plan. The car that they were trying to steal here is the Tata Safari Dicor.
Tata Safari was on sale in the country till late 2019, but it is not on sale anymore as it failed to comply with BS-6 emission norms. Tata Safari was underpinned by a hydroformed ladder-frame chassis. It used double wishbones with coil spring at the front and a solid rear axle with the multi-link suspension at the rear. The final version of Safari featured the Strome suffix. It was powered by a 2.2L 4-cylinder Varicor 400 diesel engine, which belted out a peak power output of 156 PS and max torque of 400 Nm.
As of now, Tata Motors is planning to introduce the Gravitas in the Indian market, which is a 7-seater version of the brand’s current flagship – Harrier. The Gravitas will be powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder diesel engine, sourced from FCA. It will put out a peak power output of 172 PS and 350 Nm of max torque. The gearbox options on the Gravitas will include a 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT. Unlike, the Tata Safari, it will feature an FWD layout only. The AWD layout will not be offered even as an option.
Talking of the features list, the Gravitas will be as loaded the Harrier but will miss out on the panoramic sunroof. It is likely to go on sale by early next year. Once launched, it will rival the likes of Mahindra XUV500, MG Hector Plus, upcoming Hyundai Creta 7-seater and more.