Tata Safari Storme facelift spotted without camouflage [Update]

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Update 1 – The Tata Safari Storme facelift was spied yet again by Team BHP, showing a new grille design.

Tata Safari Storme facelift new grille spied
The Storme facelift gets a new grille and mesh-type design for the airdam.

 

Tata Safari Storme facelift rear spied
No changes observed to the rear of the car.

 

The 2.2L diesel engine could see a bump in power.

The Tata Safari Storme facelift was caught on test yet again, by a Team BHP member. Reports indicate that Tata Motors is working on a mild cosmetic update for the Storme, and a launch is expected to take place by mid-2015.

Tata Safari Storme facelift front spied
The new honeycomb grille seems to be the only visual change on the outside.
Tata Safari Storme front
Image of the current Storme added for comparison.

On the outside, the new honeycomb grille seems to be the only change, though the airdam appears to get a similar honeycomb grille as well. Changes on the inside are expected to be a lot more comprehensive.

According to one report, the single-din audio system of the Storme will make way for a larger touchscreen infotainment system with an integrated display for the reverse camera.

Tata Safari Storme facelift grille spied
The Storme facelift is likely to see a touchscreen infotainment system with a reverse camera.

In a bid to make the SUV more comfortable, Tata could replace the jump seats at the rear with a bench-type forward facing seat, while the middle row could get captain’s chairs as an option on the top-end variant.

Coming to the mechanical package, the Storme facelift will continue using the 2.2-liter four-cylinder VariCOR diesel engine. Where the current model makes 138 bhp, the Storme facelift is expected to produce 10 bhp more, much like the 2014 Aria.

Tata Safari Storme facelift front quarter spied
The last row jump seats could be replaced with a traditional bench type seat.

Also read: Tata Nano Twist XE launched at INR 2.06 lakhs

The SUV gets a 5-speed manual transmission, though in the future, an automatic variant is expected on the Storme and the Aria.

Competitors: Mahindra Scorpio, Renault Duster
Expected Price: Rs 10-14 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date: By mid-2015

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[Spyshots from Team BHP]

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