another major step towards becoming a comprehensive automobile manufacturer,
TELCO launched the country's first indigenously designed five-door sports utility
vehicle, the Tata Safari. An eight-seater off-roader with state of the art features,
the Tata Safari is a trailblazer for such vehicles in India. It offers a unique
combination of ruggedness, power and sophistication. The Tata Safari, a major
milestone in TELCO's plans, matches international brands poised to enter the
Indian market. Powered by a 1948 cc diesel turbo-charged inter-cooled engine
generating an output of 90 hp, the vehicle also meets European Union emission
norms and uses CFC-free airconditioning gas.
Toyota Qualis is no raving beauty but Toyota's formidable reputation for reliability
and value will bring great joy to many who had to tolerate India's poor existing
range of utility vehicles that were unreliable, uncomfortable, noisy and hard
to drive. It is roughly the size of a Sumo with sensible clean lines and a big
top-hinged rear hatch. The 175mm tyres are on smal 14 inch wheel rims that make
city driving crisp and easy but have enough clearance for the rough roads.
A well proven diesel fired 75 bhp, 2446 cc, L2 engine, Torque of 15.4 kgm at