Spied – Tata Safari Storme facelift’s front fascia

Posted on: Oct 8, 2014 - 5:37pm IST

Minor midlife updates for the Safari Storme around the corner. 

This image from CarToq gives an early look at the refreshed Tata Safari Storme’s front fascia. Changes are subtle, as they extend to a new honeycomb mesh for the grille and airdam.

CarToq reports that a new infotainment system and front-facing third row seats could be seen on the refreshed Storme when it goes on sale later this year or in early 2015.

Tata Safari Storme Facelift front fascia
Grille and lower intake get mild changes.
Tata Safari Storme front
Image of the current Tata Safari Storme’s front added for comparison.

Other reports suggest that the Storme will get the more powerful version of the 2.2-liter VariCOR diesel engine which is seen on the Aria. Where this engine drives out 138 bhp on the current Storme, it could make an additional 10 bhp on the facelifted model. The 320 Nm of torque would continue unchanged and as will the transmission which is a 5-speed manual unit.

Tata Motors has shown the Aria with an automatic transmission in Indonesia, and this technology can be shoe-horned into the Storme, if a new top-end variant is called for.

Also read: Tata Aria gets a price cut of INR 1 lakh, now starts at INR 8.95 lakhs

The Storme’s arch rival, the Mahindra Scorpio, received a massive update last month which saw Mahindra upgrading several systems including the chassis of the car. Thus, it would be a right time for Tata Motors to relaunch the Storme which has fared poorly in its first two years on the market.

Competitors: Mahindra Scorpio, Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano
Expected Price: INR 10-14 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date: Late 2014 or early 2015

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[Spy image from Car Toq]

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6 thoughts on “Spied – Tata Safari Storme facelift’s front fascia

  1. ronit says:

    new head lights doesn’t suit its character. front lights look like of a sedan car. front look{nose of vehicle} still poor and spoils the party.

  2. Govind A Nair says:

    Tata Motors ! 🙂 Lov them.. Safari Is a Real Beast 🙂

  3. Corrnea says:

    It won’t be too long before T A T A becomes the World’s W o r s t Automotive Manufacturer….

  4. Corrnea says:

    It won’t be too long before TATA becomes the World’s Worst Automotive Manufacturer….

  5. Deepak Chablani says:

    Stupid and mindless I’d say ! The Storme and the Aria require comprehensive design changes inside out, make them look stylish, flashy and contemporary and they will sell very good numbers, because they’re solid on the engineering side. This is just too dumb from Tata’s, they just don’t seem to understand the market and the requirements at all. I’ve driven the new Scorpio and XUV and when you compare it to the Storme and Aria, they appear below par with respect to the engineering side. But they score better on the design front and hence, sells way better too.
    Absolutely disappointing stuff. I’m losing my trust on Tata’s and looks like they’re on a suicide mission. They just don’t seem to get it after years of mistakes. Let them die a deserved natural death.


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