We still maintain that the new Safari scheduled for a January-February 2011 unveil is an improved Safari 2.2 DICOR. We understand the refreshed Safari will have a heavily designed front-end with improvements to engine refinement, suspension and steering system as represent in the attached drawing.
The vehicle will have the same 2.2-liter DICOR engine that generates 140bhp. The engine will operate with lesser noise and vibration on the new Safari.
We don't know of a Safari based on the Aria platform. If such a vehicle is in fact in the works, we'll be surprised to see it before the beginning of 2012.
Tata will work on making the Safari a more appealing and driver-friendly car. I hope they make the clutch a lot lighter. There is nothing unusually different on the new model compared to the outgoing vehicle apart from the slightly feminine front-end.