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More powerful Tata Safari Storme VARICOR 400 variant spied; launching soon

Tata Safari Storme VARICOR 400 spyshot

Only the top end 4×2 and 4×4 variants are expected to be available with the more powerful version of the engine.

The more powerful Tata Safari Storme VARICOR 400 variant has been spotted without any camouflage, indicating that it could be introduced any time soon. The pumped up version of the 2.2-litre VARICOR diesel engine was showcased on board the Hexa concept at the Geneva Motor Show 2015.

The VARICOR 400 is tuned to generate 155 bhp (7 bhp more than the current 2.2-VARICOR) and a hefty torque of 400 Nm. The existing 5-speed manual gearbox could be replaced by a new 6-speed manual unit. More power/torque and an additional cog would help Tata engineers achieve better driveability, especially on the highway.

Visually, there are absolutely no differences between the current model and the more powerful one. The VARICOR 400 engine is most likely to be offered only in the top-end VX trim in both 4×2 and 4×4 configurations.

Tata Safari Storme VARICOR 400 spyshot interior

There is nothing new on the inside.

The Safari Storme received a revamped dashboard only recently and hence it has been retained as it is. A touchscreen infotainment system is a glaring omission.

The off-roader will soon be accompanied by the production version of the Hexa which has already started testing. The 7-seat SUV is essentially a rebranded Aria with comprehensive styling updates.

Expect the Tata Safari Storme VARICOR 400 variants to be marginally more expensive than the respective older variants.


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