Peak power up from 140 PS to 150 PS.
Motoring World has driven the Tata Safari Storme facelift which is due to go on sale this month. Seen here are images of the modestly revised SUV.
Changes on the outside are reserved to a Land Rover inspired honeycomb grille and airdam, and new Varicor badges on the side fenders.
Inside, the striking differences are the new 3-spoke short diameter steering wheel (borrowed from the Zest) and the silver finish for the center console. The steering wheel now gets audio controls for the new Harman Kardon music system as well, which is integrated with the parking sensor display.
Aside from this, the Safari Storme facelift gets new trim materials and colors for the seats. Another change Tata has made is the repositioning of the 4WD dial from the central tunnel to the center console.
Powering the Safari Storme facelift is the same 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine, but thanks to a new power map, the SUV makes 10 additional PS at 150 PS, though torque remains the same at 320 Nm. A 260 mm diameter self-adjusting clutch and a larger fuel tank are among the other changes.
Rivals:Renault Duster, Mahindra Scorpio
Expected Price: Rs 10-14 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Tentative Launch date: This month (reported)
[Images from Motoring]