A Tata Safari joins Isuzu D-max in an aggressive tug of war match. Who is the winner? Who is the loser? Read on our to figure it out
Have you ever wondered how it could be when we put the long-in-the-tooth Tata Safari SUV in a tug of war match with the well-received Isuzu D-Max V-Cross? If so, the video below by Jatt Land is made to please your inquisitive mind.
Well, “old but gold”! The Tata Safari, as far as it’s concerned, is one of the oldest sports utility vehicles in the Indian market. First launched in 1998, it has already written its own 20-year storyboard. Meanwhile, the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is a widely-known powerful pickup truck. The D-Max V-Cross has even managed in popularizing the pickup segment in our country, which is something that vehicles like Tata Xenon XT never achieved. Now, these two SUVs come together and battle it out against each other in a strength competition.
Tata Safari vs Isuzu D-Max V-Cross in the tug of war video | Jatt Land
It turns out to be a drawn battle between the two brutes, as can be seen in the video and neither of them could be crowned the winner. The Safari shares with the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross an equal power output which is a key factor involved in the battle. Besides, it is worth noting that neither of the two badass SUVs here was in 4x4 mode during the tug of war. The D-Max V-Cross is available with a 4x4 drivetrain system while its contender Safari has both 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains options. In this battle, the Japanese candidate was used in the 4x2 mode to give fair competition to the Safari, which was a 4x2 variant.
The older SUV here features a 2.2-litre VTT DiCOR diesel engine tuned for 138 bhp of max power and 320 Nm of peak torque. It tips the scales at around 2200 kg. On the other hand, the D-Max V-Cross has a 2.5-litre diesel engine that produces 134 bhp and 320 Nm of torque and weighs over 1915 kg, which makes it a slightly better performer than the Safari. Frankly, the D-Max V-Cross is even utilizing a set of better off-roading-spec tires when compared to the Tata model but the final outcome still comes out as a draw.
The two candidates are in a dead heat in the competition
It is obviously intriguing to see such tug of war videos between some four-wheelers. However, it is also highly advised that you should never imitate it with your own cars. Now that such competitions put the engine, transmission as well as drivetrain system under huge pressure, they will cause severe damages to your vehicles one way or another if not done properly.