Tata Motors has discontinued the Safari Dicor in India, as per confirmation provided by a company dealer in Delhi. According to the dealer, the car manufacturer has discontinued the SUV from its portfolio due to poor sales, since the customers prefer Safari Storme over the Dicor as it has more features on offer. Tata Safari Dicor has also been removed from the brand's official website. The Tata SUV range now comprises of the Hexa, Safari Storme and the Sumo Gold. The company is also not planning a Safari Dicor facelift model or a replacement for it, bringing an end to the model in the Indian car market.
Tata launched the first generation Safari Dicor back in 1998 and it went on to be one of the most popular SUVs in the country. It was powered by a 2-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine. Later, the car manufacturer launched several new-generation and facelifted models. The latest model, which is now discontinued, was available in two variants - LX and EX. The Safari Dicor was sold alongside the Safari Storme, which is based on the Tata Aria's X2 platform.
Both variants are powered by a 2.2-litre direct injection common rail diesel engine with a Variable Turbine Technology (VVT). The engine produced 136 hp of power and 320 Nm of torque and was paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The SUV came equipped with safety features like disc brakes at the front, anti-submarine seats, a collapsible steering column, side intrusion beam for all doors, engine immobiliser, central locking and keyless entry. Some of the other key features included body coloured bumpers, power steering, alloy wheels and music system with USB, AUX and Bluetooth.