Archive Article: 2002/01/18

18 January 2002

Indian maker Tata has launched a high-spec, low-price commercial version of its Safari 4WD. Called the Safari Access, it costs just £9995 (ex VAT), has the firms familiar 90hp turbodiesel and a payload of 780kg. Much is being made of the equipment levels, which include air-conditioning, power steering, electric windows/mirrors and central locking. The 1.8sq m load bed has metal runners and half-height forward bulkhead. It unusually also retains its rear side doors to improve load access. Off-road capability includes pushbutton shifting from 2WD to 4WD, low-ratio box for rough terrain and a three year/60,000 mile warranty.

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