Tata Motors has just launched the Safari Storme Explorer Edition, which was showcased recently in June at the HORIZONEXT campaign, where the carmaker introduced a slew of facelifts. The Explorer Edition comes with accessorised exterior and interior to attract buyers. On the outside, the Safari Storme gets an additional nudge guard, chrome garnish on the headlamps and tail lamps, door visors, Explorer badging all around and Explorer compass decal on the hood. Other optional accessories include cycle carrier, cargo basket and roof-mounted canopy.
On the inside, the Safari Storme Explorer Edition comes with leather seat covers and additional features such as 2-DIN touch screen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and provision for reverse parking camera. There is an additional Garmin navigation device too. The Explorer Edition is available at all showrooms starting at Rs. 10,86,000/- (ex-showroom, Delhi). The base LX variant of the Safari Storme retails at Rs. 10.29 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) so there is a price difference of Rs. 57,000/-. The special edition Safari has been launched in order to push sales, which stand at 598 units for the month of July.
The competition of the Tata Safari Storme, which includes Mahindra XUV500, Mahindra Scorpio and so on, is way ahead in terms of volumes. The overpriced positioning of the Safari is the reason for its poor demand. Reminding you of the tech specs, the Safari Storme comes with a 2.2-litre VariCOR turbo diesel engine that produces 140 PS of power with 320 Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. It is a class leading off-roader, equipped with electronic shift-on-fly system to toggle between 4×2 and 4×4 modes, available on the top-end VX trim.