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.
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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.
– 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
– 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
– 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.