Tata Motors has launched a new
Safari Storme loaded with new performance and connectivity features. The vehicle will cost Rs Rs 9.99 lakh
(ex-showroom Delhi) onward.
The new Safari Storme has a 2.2
L Varicor engine which produces 148bhp and delivers an improved low end torque
and a peak torque of 320Nm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Other
features include a new Integrated Connectnext infotainment system by Harman, Stylised
Java Black interiors with silver accents, a new Tata Signature multi-function
steering wheel and an ultrasonic reverse parking sensors. The upper and lower
front grill too has changed to give it a more aggressive look.
The vehicle comes in both a
4X4 as well as 4X2 version. In the 4X4 model, it has an Electronic Shift on-Fly.
The vehicle has a ground clearance of 200 mm. As for comfort and safety, the
SUV comes with dual air-conditioning, with built-in rear vents for all-round
cooling, Airbags for the top end VX variants and ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
& EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution).
Crumple zones, side intrusion beams on all four doors, dual SRS airbags
and the collapsible steering column keeps passengers safe from all sides.
In an exigency, the inertia
switch automatically cuts off the fuel supply to the engine, unlocks all the
doors and also switches on the hazard warning lights, warning other road users.
The vehicle’s projector headlamps come with PES (Poly Ellipsoid System) Rings.
Girish Wagh, Senior Vice President,
PPPM (Program, Planning and Project Management), Passenger Vehicles Business
Unit, Tata Motors, said, “As India’s first SUV – the Tata Safari has constantly
evolved catering to varied requirements of the Indian car buyer, inspiring them
to not only think big, but to also think adventure with their families. The new
Safari Storme is based on Tata Motors Horizonext, having evolved for a more
engaging and connected drive, boasting added masculinity, with increased
On the performance front, the new
Safari Storme does a 0 - 100 km/hr sprint in 14 seconds. The vehicle boasts of
a fuel efficiency at 14.1 kmpl.
The Safari Storme’s rigid
ladder frame chassis constructed with advanced hydro-formed members for high
structural strength, adds robustness, enabling best load carrying capabilities,
enhancing rigidity, while simultaneously reducing weight.
The new Safari Storme is
available in four variants, LX (4x2), EX (4x2), VX (4x2 and 4x4).
Source: Tata Motors / Motown India
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