Tata acquired Land Rover and we thought that we will get some flavor of Land Rovers in the second generation of Tata Safari, but that didn’t actually happened and Tata unveiled Safari Storme (supposed to be named as Tata Safari Merlin) at Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi. Only things that got matched with Land Rover design theory were the front fascia and the roof rails of Safari Storme. In some terms we can say sophistication is redefined.
Redefining refinement, the TATA Safari Storme is still a rugged beast at heart. Sense its aggression in its stance and imposing road presence, exuding style and tenacity. You see its interiors and you will feel somewhat new from the older gen. Safari. If it pass by you on highways you can still sense that its Safari, you won’t go crazy like see-thats-new-Safari. Leaner, lighter and stronger with a state-of-the-art chassis, it is more responsive, powerful, yet quiet. Wilder, yet more precise than ever. It’s everything a real SUV should be. Length is now 4655mm (4650mm for older Safari) and width is 1965mm (1918mm for older Safari) with height of 1922 mm (1925mm for older Safari). Seating capacity is same as six people with driver.
Actually the thing is Tata was more worried about, if they completely changed the new Safari Storme chances maybe Safari enthusiasts won’t appreciate, but the truth is Tata should have made a difference in order to give people something new. Business is all about taking chances. They went into the theory what Maruti Suzuki modified their old Swift to the new Swift.
Advanced R&P (Rack and Pinion) Steering | Turning radius, 5.4 meters | Indulge interiors, leather trimmings, in-mould graining (IMG) | Common Rail Direct Injection 2.2 Litre 16 Valve DOHC “VariCOR ” Diesel Engine with Variable Turbine Technology(VTT) | 4-wheel-drive with Electronic Shift-on-Fly
Models: Lx (4×2) | Ex (4×2) | Vx (4×2) (4×4)
Alternative: Mahindra XUV 500 W8 | Mahindra Scorpio VLX | Toyota Fortuner
Price: Starts at ₹9.95 to ₹13.66 lacs
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