Tata Safari Storme facelift heads for festive launch?
Tata Motors is actively working towards regaining their lost market share in India auto industry. They have promised to launch at least two new cars every year in order to improve sales. With Zest launched, and Bolt launch delayed, it seems that the second Tata product this year will be Safari Storme facelift, which has been spied again.
The facelifted version of Safari Storme SUV had been spied testing in Ooty earlier this year. At that time, only rear of the SUV was revealed. This time, that new spy shots show camouflaged front.
Slated to sport a good deal of changes both exterior and interior, the new Safari Storme facelift will receive an updated 2.2 liter C+VARICOR diesel engine also seen on the 2014 Aria facelift. This engine is capable of 150 PS power, up from 140 PS seen on its earlier counterpart. Torque remains unchanged at 320 Nm, while the engine is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission carried forward while it is also expected that the Safari Storme will receive an automatic transmission.
Just like the new Aria, new Safari Storme Facelift¬†is expected to have in-built touch screen navigation cum entertainment system from Harman Kardon. On board safety features have been enhanced to include dual airbags, ABS with EBD and electrically operated ORVMs. Other features will include central arm rests and roof mounted AC vents in its top end variant.
Interiors will sport more space while it will also receive front facing third row as an option. Slated to come in at a price ranging from INR 10-13.7 lakhs, the new safari Storme facelift launching by Diwali 2014 will compete with Mahindra Scorpio, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano.
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