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Tata - 3-door Offroader

From Tata's press release:

Tata also presented a concept of a 3-door Sports Utility Vehicle. Built on the same platform as Tata’s current large-sized 5-door 4x4 offering, the Tata Safari, the 3-door modification has been carried out by Heuliez of France. The 5-door Tata Safari off-roader has been marketed in Europe since 1998 and currently enjoys close to 2 per cent  and 2.5  per cent  share of the target segment in Italy and Spain respectively. The Safari is also available in the UK and Portugal and is now on offer in Switzerland as well. Tata is at an advanced stage of finalising its plans to integrate an outsourced high performance diesel engine on the Safari, which is currently powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged intercooled engine. At 2450 mm wheelbase, the 3-door concept version is 200 mm shorter than the current Safari's wheelbase and has all the features of the 5-door version like air-conditioning, power steering, power windows, central locking, electronic shift-on-the-fly, limited slip differential, airbags, ABS etc. As the phenomenal growth of the SUV market in Europe, both in the 5-door and 3-door versions, continues, Tata's 3-door Safari variant is likely to considerably enhance its presence in this segment of the European market.

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