Tata Safari Storme facelift to launch in a couple of weeks - Report

01/04/2015 - 11:44 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

Would feature a new Harman Kardon sound system with steering integrated controls.

According to a report on AutoPortal, Tata Motors will introduce the Safari Storme facelift in the second week of this month.

Tata Safari Storme facelift new grille spied
The Storme facelift is given a Land Rover inspired grille, and a mesh-type airdam. These are as far as exterior changes go. Image - TeamBHP

As spyshots have shown, the Safari Storme facelift will get subtle exterior changes. A new, Land Rover like grille and a mesh-type design for the airdam were the only changes observed in spyshots. Another minor change is that the front fenders of the SUV would sport new 'Varicor 400' badges, highlighting the improved engine.

Speaking of the engine, the Storme facelift will continue with the 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine, but will produce a much higher 160 PS and 400 Nm of torque. These figures are about 20 PS and 80 Nm higher than the current Safari Storme. Paired to a 5-speed manual transmission, the Storme will continue to be offered with 2WD and 4WD. An automatic transmission variant is also on the anvil.

2015 Tata Safari Storme VARICOR 400 badge
The Varicor 400 badge indicates that the Storme facelift will put up better power and torque figures. Image - TeamBHP

According to the report, the interior of the Storme facelift will be redone to include a Harman Kardon sound system with steering-mounted controls, optional Captains chairs for the second row, and a forward-facing third row bench.

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Tata Motors hopes these changes will push sales of the Safari Storme, which manages to rake in only about 650 units/month (average sales of the Safari and Safari Storme calculated over a 6 month period).

Rivals: Mahindra Scorpio, Renault Duster
Expected Price: Rs 10-14 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Tentative Launch date: April 2015 (unconfirmed)

[Source AutoPortal]

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