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Tata Motors has announced the launch of the Safari Storme in India. The new Safari was first showcased at the 2012 Auto Expo, earlier this year. The Tata Safari Storme might look quite similar to the current Safari and that is because the vehicle has the same dimensions as the old Safari. However the new Tata Safari Storme has vast changes underneath, which makes it a much better vehicle overall. Power comes in from the same 2.2-litre diesel engine which is now known as the VariCOR. This motor produces 140 BHP of peak power at 4000 RPM and 320 Nm of peak torque bwtween 1700-2700 RPM. This engine is mated to a new G-76 mark-II 5-speed manual gearbox and 100 km/hr is achieved in 15 seconds. The Safari Storme is offered in 4 variants, with shift on the fly 4×4 (with limited slip differential) being available on the top-end model.

Tata Safari Storme Prices – (on-road, New Delhi)

Safari Storme LX – Rs. 11.06 lakhs
Safari Storme EX – Rs. 12.39 lakhs
Safari Storme VX – Rs. 14.21 lakhs
Safari Storme VX 4×4 – Rs. 16.02 lakhs

The Tata Safari Strome gets a lighter and stronger ladder frame with hydro-form technology from the Aria (X2 platform), which is shortened for the Safari. The track is now wider and thus the turning radius has reduced to 5.4-meters, from the earlier 6.0-meters. Weight has also reduced and the Safari Storme weighs 2000 kgs (4×2 variants) and 2095 kgs (4×4 variant). Ground clearance is 200 mm. The 4×2 variant of the Safari Strome returns an ARAI certified mileage of 14 km/l, while the 4×4 variant returns 13.2 km/l.

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The Tata Safari Storme is offered with features like front airbags, ABS, EBD, reverse guide system, leather interiors, roof rails, approach lights, etc. ABS and EBD is available on all variants. Tata Motors is offering a 3-years/1-lakh kms warranty on the Safari Storme, which can be extended by 1-year/50,000 kms (which ever is earlier).

Tata Motors will continue to sell the old Safari, positioning it below the Safari Storme as an entry level SUV. The Safari Storme was delayed as the company wanted to keep both the models together. The Safari Storme doesn’t have the spare wheel mounted on the rear door, however this can be added as an option. The Safari Storme is available in 7 colors – pearl white, black, bronze, red, silver, champagne and arctic white.

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Engine2.2L VariCOR
Type2.2L 16 Valve DOHC VTT VariCOR (Variable Turbine Technology)
(32 Bit Electronically Controlled) (Direct Engine Common Rail)
Capacity (cc)2179
Max. Output (PS) @ rpm140 @ 4000
Max. Torque (NM) @ rpm320 @ 1700-2700
High Intertia FlywheelYes
GearboxG-76 (Mark II)
FrontIndependent Double Wishbone Type with Coil Springs Over Shock Absorber
Rear5-Link Suspension with Coil Springs
SteeringRack & Pinion Power Steering
BrakeVacuum Assisted Independent Hydraulic
Front and RearVentilated Disc Brakes
Dimensions (mm)
Length (over Rear Bumper)4655
Width (with Footsteps)1965
Tyres235/70 R16
Ground Clearence200
Turning Circle Diameter (m)10.8
Kerb Weight (Kgs)2000200020002095
Gross Vehicle Weight (Kgs)2555255525552650
Fuel Tank Capacity (Ltrs.)55
Seating6 + Driver
Emission StandardBS IV
4×4 – Performance
4 Wheel Drive -Electronic Shift-On-Fly Mechanismxxx
Limited Slip Differentialxxx
Comfort and Convenience
Power Steering
Adjustable Steering Column
HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and A/C)
Roof Mounted Rear A/C
All Power Windows with Express Down Feature
Electrically Adjustable Side Rearview Mirrors
Power Foldable Side Rearview Mirrorxx
Electrically Operated Remote Fuel Flap
Electrical Rear Glass Demister
Remote Central Locking
Master Light Switch
Master Light Switch with Fog Lamp Controlsx
Height Adjustable Driver’s Seat
3 Position Lumbar Support for Front Seats
Arm Rest for Drive and Co-driverx
60:40 Split with Tumble Fold
Cigarette Lighter in Front Console
Auxiliary Sockets2233
Music System – iPod, USB and Bluetooth Compatible
Combi-swith with Music Controlsxx
Rear Wash and Wipex
Approach Lights
In-car Illumination: Front Roof Lamp-Cum-Spot
Reading Lamp, Middle Row andCargo Area Lamp,
Ignition Key Slot and Window Winding Switches,
Puddle Lamps on Four Doors
Instrument Cluster:
2 Digital Trip Meters and Analog Tachometer
Digital Outside Temperature Indicator
Low Fuel Indicator Warning
Luggage Retention Sysem in Compartment Area
Safety & Security
Dual Airbags (For Driver and Front Passanger)xx
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS 8.1) with
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
Side Impact Bars
Crumple Zones
Engine Immobilizer
Reverse Guide System with Display in IRVMxx
Clear Lens Front Fog Lampsx
Rear Fog Lamps with Reflex Reflectorx
Motorised Head Lamps Adjustment
Central Locking and Child Safety Lock
Antiglare Rearview Mirrorx
Seat Belt Unfastened Warning
Door Open Warning
Headlamps On Key-out warning
Chrome Bonnet Finisher with STORME Embossing
Roof Mounted Antenna
Roof RailsCharcoal GreyStarlight Silver
Tie-down BarCharcoal GreyStarlight Silver
ORVMsBody ColouredChrome Plated
B Pillar Styling Tapex
Side FootstepsCharcoal GreyBody Coloured
Wheel RimsStylised SteelAlloy
ExhaustDual Exhaust with Chrome Finish
Chrome Tailgate Finisher with TATA Embossing
Spare WheelUnderfloor Spare Wheel Mounting
Elegant Scuff Plates on all the Doors
InteriorsJava Black/
Sandstone Beige/
Java Black
Java Black/
Sandstone Beige/
Sandstone Beige
Sahara Beige/
Sandstone Beige/
Sandstone Beige
Sahara Beige/
Sandstone Beige/
Sandstone Beige
Soft Touch Dashboard
Finish on Centre ConsoleJava BlackWenge Wood
Elegant Analog Clock
Deco FinisherBrushed AluminiumWenge Wood
Stowage Recess above Centre Stackxx
Stowage Bin with Hinged Lid above Centre Stackxx