After recently spying the interiors of the Tata Safari Storme facelift, interiors of the base variant of the SUV have now been snapped up-close.
The Tata Safari Storme facelift which will be launching shortly has been spied many-a-times leaking much of its mechanical, exterior and interior details. To summarise all of the expected updates, the Safari Storme facelift will get the updated 2.2-litre VARICOR diesel engine which is seen on the Hexa Concept, producing 154 BHP of power (a rise of 14 BHP from the current model) and 400 Nm of torque (up from 320 Nm), paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. An automatic variant of the Safari Storme facelift is also expected, but not before the end of this year. While talking about the exteriors, not many changes are expected on this front and include only subtle changes to the front grille, fog lamp housing and front and rear bumpers.
Majority of the changes are expected to be in the interior of the vehicle which in the current model is meagrely equipped for an SUV which costs as much. While we are aware that the facelift will get a new audio system with Bluetooth audio streaming, the SUV also gets a new steering wheel which seems to be picked up directly from the Zest. Nevertheless, it is a welcome addition to the somewhat bland looking interiors. The new four-spoke steering wheel gets mounted controls and a new dual-tone black and silver colour theme dashboard is also expected. Silver accents on the gear shifter is also used in the updated cabin. But, it seems that these changes will only make it to the higher variants of the Safari Storme facelift, as another model sporting different interiors has been spied.
Judging from the new spy shots, the Tata Safari Storme facelift in the pictures seems to be a base model due to the fact that the steering wheel is the same as the current Safari Storme, but with new stitching. Storage space above the central AC vents is absent and silver coloured centre console and gear shift knob is also missing. Most surprisingly, the SUV features a R-1-2-3-4-5 gear layout. This is unusual considering that the current version features a traditional 1-2-3-4-5-R layout as seen on other Tata cars as well. Thus the possibility of a 6-speed gearbox is quite high.
To conclude from all the various Tata Safari Storme facelift spy shots, all variants of the SUV will be well differentiated amongst each other and provide the buyer a good choice in the same regard. We sincerely hope the facelift does not disappoint Safari fans, who eagerly hope to be impressed with the upcoming model.
Source – MotorOctane.com