The Tata Safari Storme was introduced in 2012 and is due for a facelift soon. The test mules of the revised car have been spotted testing several times in our country. The revamped version is expected to get a few changes to the exterior and interior as well and has made a roll out and it’s a facelift to that existing Tata Storme.
The range is available in four variants, LX (4×2), EX (4×2), VX (4×2 and 4×4), in five classy colors – Arctic Silver, Urban Bronze, Pearl White, Astern Black and Arctic White. The new Safari Storme will also come with a warranty of 3 years or 100,000 kms, whichever is earlier, extendable upto 4 years or 150,000 kms.
The revised iteration of the Storme has got some cosmetic changes setting it apart from the previous model. The interiors too have been refreshed with a Java Black colour theme, highlighted by a Warm Silver accents on the dashboard and door handles.The car might get restyled headlamps and redesigned fog lamps. At the back, the bumper gets a collapsible step while the inclusion of LED tail lamps will be a good change and in line with the updates that most face lifted cars receive. The new car comes equipped with new performance and connectivity features – of DriveNext & ConnectNext, based on the company’s customer focused HorizeNext strategy.
The current models of the Tata Safari Storme are powered by the 2.2-litre VariCOR diesel engine that produces 140bhp of power. The power output of this mill might be increased to 150bhp of power and 320Nm of torque like the Tata Aria. The motor will continue to be mated to the existing five-speed manual transmission. Tata might tweak the chassis to improve the ride and handling characteristics of the upcoming Storme. Tata claims that this will now provide a better and smoother drive.
Thereafter, you particularly don’t need to carry one device for the music system to run good. The new Safari Storme has a fully integrated Connect Next infotainment system powered by Harman. The infotainment system features an LCD screen, with Bluetooth connectivity, iPod-in, USB-in and AUX-in, along with a CD and AM-FM player. It also has six speakers and steering mounted controls.
Tata has given the SUV new upper and lower front look grill in charcoal grey and ocean grey, a new diamond motif, ‘Storme’ now embossed in black, on the silver cladding of the hood of the vehicle.
The refreshed Safari Storme is priced to be at Rs 9.99lakh and will rival the refreshed Mahindra Scorpio.