Safari Storme Review: Highlights!

The upcoming Tata Safari Storme is a significant upgrade over the existing Safari, although the body style looks almost the same.

The Storme actually uses an all-new chassis which has been taken from the Aria, and hence offers much better driving dynamics. CarToq expert Amit Pinge recently drove a Tata Safari Storme in Pune and here are the highlights of how the Storme is different from the previous Safari.

Click here to read the full review of the Storme: Tata Safari Storme driven!

Feature differences

Besides the new look and styling, here are some ways in which the Tata Safari Storme is different from the existing Safari in terms of features.

Exteriors

–          Headlights: The Storme has projector headlamps with regular halogen bulbs

–          Exhaust: The Safari Storme features twin rear exhausts

–          Brakes: The Storme features all-round disc brakes

–          Spare wheel: The Storme has the spare wheel located under the body of the vehicle and not on the rear door

Interiors

–          Light switch: The Storme has a rotary type headlamp switch taken from the Aria

–          Dashboard: Layout of the dashboard is different compared to the existing Safari

–          AC vents: The Storme has roof mounted and central mounted AC vents for the middle row, as well as pillar mounted AC vents for the last row.

–          Chrome door handles: Much better in quality than existing Safari

–          Plastic quality on the Safari Storme is much better than the existing Safari.

–          New rear-view mirror power controls

–          Key integrated remote control and theatre dimming lights

–          60:40 split folding rear seat

–          Luggage net in the boot

Performance differences

–          Much lower NVH (noise, vibration and harshness levels)

–          Engine has very good low-rpm performance

–          Better suspension set up

–          Hardly any noticable body roll

–          Sharper brakes

Overall, the Storme is a huge improvement over the existing Safari. It has managed to tackle the biggest downsides that plagued the existing Safari – body roll and plastic quality. Now all that’s left is for the vehicle to be launched in the market.