2015 Safari Storme facelift gets 10 PS power bump and now offers 150 PS on tap, there’s a new premium 6-speaker Harman audio system, and yeah not to miss the new Land Rover-esque grille!
Tata Motors has launched the anticipated Safari Storme facelift in the country at a starting price of Rs. 9.99 lac (Ex-Showroom New Delhi). The 2015 Safari Storme has no major stylistic changes, rather it adds new features and subtle tweaks to the 2.2-liter VARICOR motor.
Prices (Ex-Showroom New Delhi) Tata Safari Storme LX facelift – Rs. 9,99,000 Tata Safari Storme EX facelift- Rs. 11,60,499 Tata Safari Storme VX facelift – Rs. 13,02,000 Tata Safari Storme VX 4×4 facelift – Rs. 14,34,999
What’s new! There is a new honeycombed grille extending to the air dams, and looks heavily inspired by Tata’s own Land Rover marque. Indeed, they are saying - ‘inspired by premium international SUV brands’!
The 2.2-liter VTT VARICOR gets a nearly 10 PS power bump and now generates class leading 150 PS of max power at 4000 rpm while torque remains same at 320 Nm extracting at 1700-2700 rpm. And as of now, the engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission, available in 2WD and 4WD options
There’s a new 260 mm diameter self-adjusting clutch on offer As there's a power uprate, 0-100 kmph time gets slight bump, it now gets to 100 kmph mark in 14 seconds and fuel efficiency has also increased nearly a km, 2015 model gets ARAI certified - 14.1 kmpl Tata has also increased the fuel tank capacity of the new Storme, it’s now at 63 liters, increasing the overall range considerably
It’s the interiors where you’ll find a plethora of changes, to start with the cabin is now all-black with silver inserts. And there’s a new Zest borrowed three-spoke steering wheel There’s a new Tata’s ConnectNext Harman-made audio system with an LCD display, decibels are powered by a 6-speaker Harman system The top VX trims offer standard parking sensors with graphical display on the ConnectNext audio system
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. 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 launched today is based on Tata Motors HORIZONEXT, having evolved for a more engaging and connected drive, boasting added masculinity, with increased power. The new Safari Storme has a host of integrated connectivity features for a more complete vehicle experience, new design elements to the exteriors and the interiors, for added dynamism, boldness and aggression, along with a superior road presence.”
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