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Tata Safari Storme facelift heads for festive launch?

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Tata Safari Storme facelift front spied

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.

Tata Safari Storme facelift front spiedThe 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.

tata safari storme 1 150 ps spy shotJust 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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Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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  • gopu

    Tata has an innate ability to screw things up.
    first they take too long to do something, thanks to the bureaucratic outlook of their employees
    Then they take even longer to react to customer preferences & competition
    end result
    competition has a free run & achieves one milestone after the other as TATA bureaucrats sit & watch the company book losses

    Safari Storme is an outstanding car they have built & its refreshed versions should have been Tata’s priority but only God knows what the hell they are waiting for

    L A U N C H THE BLOODY UPGRADE BEFORE SCORPIO STEALS THE SHOW & WALKS AWAY WITH THE CAKE & YES DONT FORGET TO KICK YOUR INHOUSE BUREAUCRATS IN THEIR FAT BACK SIDES

    • subba sk

      Yeah !I fully agree with you.Tata motors have very long gestation period before they launch any car.In an era of cut throat competitions,this sort of attitude is suicidal for the company.

  • gopu

    What tata lacks is the execution culture which essentially focuses on developing a strategy & answering the who’s, how’s & when’s & then keeping a close eye on the execution with clear accountability of those who assume ownership of the strategy.

    Mahindra on the other hand with a smaller resource pool than Tata executes well, although they also have gaps in their execution but are way ahead of Tata

    if Tata establishes a culture of execution at Tata motors which is core to this industry, they’ll surprise them selves & also the competition

  • gopu

    Tata’s lethargy makes them Mahindra’s Road Kill