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Old 28th February 2007, 15:25   #316
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How come the safari is sporting a TN registration and has a tamil driver,Does telco manufacture safari in Tamil Nadu now.

Also why would an export model come for homologation to ARAI,if it had come for only vehicle testing then I think there is a similar facility in Tamil nadu too which was inaugurated recently amidst great fanfare by the Union minister.

The test Safari has Coimbatore Registration (temporary), if im not wrong, it may be tuned by Mr. J.Anand from coimbatore, he use to tune tata cars, i have seen Marina before it's launch doing test rounds in Coimbatore with similar temp number plates.
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Actually the Safari is made on a seperate Assembly Line (even a 'block' - Tata Motors people will know).
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I think Delphi's facility is in Tamil Nadu - Hosur if I'm not mistaken.
AFAIK, Delphi's only facility in south-india is in Bangalore. All other facilities are in north-india (Haryana, Noida..)
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Old 28th February 2007, 17:14   #319
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In North, I have seen them testing on Noida-Greater Noida expressway. Week before the launch of swift diesel , I saw it getting tested on that road but I have never seen a safari on that road off late

I am planning to go for a test drive the safari dicor over the weekend. Do these guys allow a long drive like around 1-->2 hours

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I dont think I quite understand the utility of attracting attention like this on a in-production body with panel protectors. It seems they are wanting to see what people like us are saying here. Otherwise they would just not disguise it, as who's going to understand whats under the hood anyway.
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I dont think I quite understand the utility of attracting attention like this on a in-production body with panel protectors. It seems they are wanting to see what people like us are saying here. Otherwise they would just not disguise it, as who's going to understand whats under the hood anyway.
May be the release is imminent? Why on earth would they parade/ test a TN-37 car in Pune otherwise? Tushky, was it a LHD or RHD?

Mr.Bond on here said a month or so ago that these are being exported, but if one asks where to no one seems to know. ACI mentioned that these will be available abroad in January, but they are wrong too.

Let me just say that I wouldn't be surprised if the 2.2L is released very soon in India.
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It was LHD Tata Safari. but there are some RHD safari's too.
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RHD and 2.2 L ? I am just hoping that we are getting close to the launch.
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but i saw 2.2L written on LHD safari. but i didnt see 2.2l written on RHD safari. y???
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RHD and 2.2 L ?
There are RHD 2.2s running around the countryside from as far back as September last year. Most of them were prototypes and test mules.
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There are RHD 2.2s running around the countryside from as far back as September last year. Most of them were prototypes and test mules.
Correction as far back as June 06 :-) .......
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SUV and Steeroid,

I dont know why, but I am getting a very strong feeling that one of you actually drives one of these 2.2L test vehicles..

Please please help fellow BHPians with more information .... And if possible allow us to experience it.. Am I asking for too much

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RHD and 2.2 L ? I am just hoping that we are getting close to the launch.
RHD does not necessarily imply that it's meant for India. So many foreign markets have RHD, notably South Africa where Tata sells almost its entire range.
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SUV and Steeroid,

I dont know why, but I am getting a very strong feeling that one of you actually drives one of these 2.2L test vehicles..

Please please help fellow BHPians with more information .... And if possible allow us to experience it.. Am I asking for too much

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Ooops ... Noep i dont OWN one as yet ... Dont know about Steer though ..Besides July is not very far away .. you can experience one and even own one

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I am planning to go for a test drive the safari dicor over the weekend. Do these guys allow a long drive like around 1-->2 hours?

Also is the 2.2L launch happening in July ?
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