Tata Safari Storme facelift – IAB Rendering
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Expected to launch in mid 2015.
The Tata Safari Storme has been in the market for about two years now, and Tata Motors is readying a mild facelift for the vehicle, which is expected to launch in mid-2015. And to give you a glimpse of how the Storme facelift is going to look like, here is Shoeb Kalania’s rendering based on spyshots.
The front-end appears to have received subtle changes that include a new honeycomb radiator grille and a similar treatment for the airdam. The headlamps, bumper, and the chrome strip above the grille remain unchanged.
Moving on to the interior, the vehicle is expected to get a new touchscreen infotainment system and better plastics for the dashboard. The jump-seats will make way for a front-facing third row, while the second row can get comfier captain seats, on the top-spec version, says an earlier report.
On the mechanical side of things, Tata will continue using the same 2.2-litre VariCOR diesel engine, but a slight increase in power ratings is expected – about 150 hp and 320 Nm of maximum torque. Like now, it will be available with a 5-speed manual gearbox, and an automatic transmission (showcased on the Aria at the Indonesian Motor Show) can be added to the range at a later stage.
Competitors: Renault Duster, Mahindra Scorpio
Expected Price: Rs 10-14 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date: By mid-2015