December 7, 2016: Tata Motors has launched a torquier variant of its powerful SUV, the Safari Storme at Rs 13,25,530 (ex-showroom Delhi). The 2.2L VARICOR engine has been tweaked for more power and now produces 156 PS of power along with 400Nm of torque which is mated to a new 6-speed manual gearbox, with a self-adjusting clutch which gives this SUV a more car-like feel. It also gets company's new integrated CONNECTNEXT infotainment system along with 6-speaker surround sound which is developed by Harman. The Safari Storme is expected to get a 1.9-litre diesel engine in 2017. Tata Safari Storme set to become Indian Army's new choice of vehicle.
The Safari was TATA's entrant to India's 'Big' SUV market back in 1998. It is hard to imagine that it has been almost two decades since, but the Safari is still in production albeit in the 'Storme' disguise. The chief reason being the cult following the vehicle enjoys. Yes, many of you would jump out of your seat at this moment and say In that case, why are the sale figures so low? That's because for most of us, mind triumphs the heart. Yes, the Safari is a car you bu read more 14
Although the basic boxy shape of the Safari has remained the same over the years, Tata has tried to keep it fresh through facelifts and feature additions. The Tata Safari Storme Varicor 400 is the latest and the most powerful version of the Safari.The Safari Storme Varicor 400 is available only in the top-end VX variant in both 2WD and 4WD versions. The 2.2 liter VARICOR diesel engine in it produces 156 PS of power @ 4000 RPM and as it's name implies 400 N-M of torque @ 1750-2500 RP read more 10
Look and Style
I think the looks, style, fit and finish of the new Safari Storme is miles ahead of the previous Safari Dicor. I am really impressed with it and it's really huge when it comes to size. It is higher than the Fortuner, longer than the XUV and wider than the Pajero. I think when it comes to size, the Safari Strome gets full points. When it comes to style, I think the Land Rover-ish look has really made the Safari look a class above. Again, looks and styling are completely depend read more 230
Carrying forward the Safari legacy isn’t exactly an easy task. Naturally, when Tata chose to refresh the brute, it opted for a safe ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix’ approach. The Storme is still easily recognizable as a Safari, but it gets a set of added features, a newer, more efficient engine and more. What’s the latest avatar of one of India’s most loved SUVs like? Let’s take a look -
Things We Like in Safari Storme
Generous amount of space for occupants in the first and second row
200mm of ground clearance, shift-on-the-fly 4x4 means you can take it off-road
Brilliant ride quality demolishes potholes and broken roads
Things We Don't Like in Safari Storme
No automatic transmission variant on offer
Misses out on now-common features such as automatic climate control, a touchscreen infotainment system, multi-information display, etc
Cramped third row of seats best left to kids or shorter adults.
Stand Out Features
Road presence is practically unmatched. People make way for the Safari!
The Varicor400 motor generates a class-leading 400Nm of torque.
Tata’s workhorse is beginning to show its age. Yes, it does offer a healthy blend of performance, space and off-road ability. But, it also misses out on a lot of creature comforts.
"It misses out on a lot of creature comforts"
That said, there are better-specced alternatives, such as the Mahindra Scorpio or even compact SUVs such as the Renault Duster and the Hyundai Creta that are priced on par. Reasons to buy the Safari Storme includes its go-anywhere nature, its ability to command respect and its cult status among auto enthusiasts.
When Tata offered the Safari Storme for a long-term review, I was a little sceptical. The reasons were obvious – too big for a crowded city like Delhi, low fuel efficiency and some reliability doubts with the nameplate (thanks to my past experience). But after living with it for almost 800 kilometres in aroun...
The Safari moniker, is a bit of a legend, isn't it, India's first indigenously developed SUV has come a long way since it first debuted in 1998. The Safari Storme received a refresh earlier this year, lending it refreshed interiors and some extra power. However, Tata Motors decided that wasn't enough. They'v...
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Tata Motors has launched a torquier variant of its powerful SUV, the Safari Storme at Rs 13,25,530 (ex-showroom Delhi). The 2.2L VARICOR engine has been tweaked for more power and now produces 156 PS of power along with 400Nm of torque which is mated to a new 6-speed manual gearbox, with a self-adjusting clutch which gives this SUV a more car like feel. Read Full News