Finally after a lot of speculations, Tata Motors has finalized the launch schedule of the Safari Storme, It will be rolled out in September. The Safari Storme is the same car that was displayed earlier this year, at the Auto Expo. Our sources claim that the Safari Storme that will be launched will have some changes on the inside and the new car will be much more polished than what we had seen at Pragati Maidan.
It is believed that the Safari Storme was displayed at Auto Expo to get feedback from auto experts and Tata has been working hard and doing its homework as per the feedback it has received. The Safari Storme might not replace the existing Safati and it will be placed above the existing Safari. The car is likely to be priced between Rs 9-12lakh and this car is based on the X2 platform, just like the new Aria. So, if you think the Safari Storme is just a facelift, you might have to reconsider your ideas.
At this price bracket, it is likely to compete with the existing Mahindra Scorpio and the upcoming Renault Duster. The Tata Safari Storme, fills in the gap between Safari and the Aria. The Safari Storme is in its 2.2-litre 16-valve common rail (DiCOR) engine (138bhp power; 320Nm torque) with a variable geometry turbo, mated with a 5-speed manual transmission. Electronic shift-on-the-fly (ESOF) enables shifting from 2WD to 4WD even on the move. With 5.4m of turning radius, Tata claims it to be best-in-class, 200mm ground clearance, electrically operated ORVMs and a reverse parking system makes driving convenient.