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Old 21st February 2010, 20:56   #136
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Let them take all the time they want. IMO TATA is targeting this against Fortuner and also M&M's upcoming world SUV. Id' rather TATA get this right than soon.
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Old 21st February 2010, 22:58   #137
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Right front wheel has a hub-cap, whereas left front wheel has none. These kind of hub-caps were available in Safari, if I am correct.
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Old 22nd February 2010, 10:33   #138
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IMHO - they end up getting more attention in this "camouflage" no one will pay any attention - let alone take pictures if they just remove the badges and drive the vehicle.
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Old 22nd February 2010, 10:40   #139
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Even after taking so long and testing it rigidly this vehicle to will have some niggling issues .
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Old 22nd February 2010, 10:57   #140
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But no rear spare wheel on a safari? If it will be launched like that, the car may loose its muscular and huge stance.
may be removed during testing or new designed may have resulted in spare wheel tucked under the rear from below

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The bulge is definitely air and nothing else. The 6th pic of the vehicle at the toll gate shows the the bonnet flat.
Agree. Definetly a bulge due to air. It has flattened as the car can to standstill.

Somehow I feel the car may be a bit wider than the current safari. Bonnet looks much flatter like the land rover.
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Shouldn't you have masked the driver's face? Why screw one fellow's career because of our enthusiasm?
What for? Is it the TATA owned road that the pics have been taken on?
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Old 22nd February 2010, 11:38   #142
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IMHO - they end up getting more attention in this "camouflage" no one will pay any attention - let alone take pictures if they just remove the badges and drive the vehicle.
said so true.

otherwise put a badge of some other brand, like some european OEs are doing.

recently a jaguar was disguised as bmw during road test!
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Old 22nd February 2010, 11:41   #143
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It is the new Tata Safari indeed!
The wheels are a dead giveaway. Notice the rear two exhausts. This is a confirmed upgrade.
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Old 22nd February 2010, 11:41   #144
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What for? Is it the TATA owned road that the pics have been taken on?
Never said that. I felt pity for that chap. I do not think we reduce our fun by masking his face. What mistake has he done?

After all, his face is his, right? Unless you disagree.
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Old 22nd February 2010, 11:47   #145
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I do not think we reduce our fun by masking his face. What mistake has he done?
If TATA asks him to drive on public roads in their prototype and then fires him for showing his face then there is something wrong with TATA. They should have given him a mask then - ala Phanthom. LOL.

Dont worry about that employee nothing will happen to him. Such pictures are taken worldwide.
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Dont worry about that employee nothing will happen to him. Such pictures are taken worldwide.
No established media publish spy shots with drivers' faces. You can check it out yourself - Autocar, CAR etc. Even Brenda Priddy, arguably the most notorious spy photographer, does not do so. Its a question of courtesy here.

Also employment is not about firing/hiring alone. If you work in an Indian office I am sure you will understand what I mean.

I think I have explained enough. You are free to digress. Thank you.
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Thank you.
Chill out man. Looks like a sensitive issue to you. Sorry if you took it to heart.
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^^ No worries mate. Going Off-topic too.

Let me explain a real story. I (once in my life) got a chance to sit in a new vehicle. Seized the chance out of curiosity and enthusiasm. Saw somebody snapping the vehicle. Before I knew my snap got splashed across tbhp! I was never related to that particular vehicle! It was very embarrassing! Hope you now understand the issue.

Anyways, lets get back to the vehicle. One thing we do not know is when the new safari will be launched.
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Old 22nd February 2010, 14:22   #149
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Nice catch doctor, looks like existing safari is undergone plastic surgery than new one. Those dual exhausts are tempting.

Let me start saving for my next machine, safari/aria :-))
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The snaps on Pg 8 seem to be of a Safari for sure - how new is to be doubted.

The vehicle overall is just like the current safari in too many ways, the front too seems only mildy modified, the same rear tail lights, side view mirrors, wheel caps seem to be in use. If they were trying out a new engine they need to do a camoflage of the kind they have done, and if it was just about getting the spare wheel down below the rear, then too the this kind of camoflage would not be necessary.

It seems to be the current safari with a few modifications (in the look aspect.)
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