Tata has launched a heavily accessorized Tata Safari Storme called the Tata Safari Storme Explorer Edition, with prices starting at Rs. 10.86 lakh for the whole accessories package on the base LX 4×2 variant, which otherwise costs Rs. 10.3 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.
This accessories package worth Rs. 56,000 to convert it into an Explorer Edition can be fitted on any of the variants of the Tata Safari Storme, going by what all you want added on, and there are a whole range of outdoor accessories that go with it. This is a good move by Tata to pitch the Storme to outdoor adventurers. Also read: Tata Safari Storme road test and review
What does the Tata Safari Storme Explorer Edition offer?
So here’s what you get with the Explorer Edition package for your Tata Safari Storme:
- Explorer front nudge guard: It adds a bit of character to the front, giving it an even more mean look and helps protect against minor shunts or to nudge that pesky bull off the road.
- Explorer Signature Decals: Shaped like a compass and pasted on the bonnet and rear pillar, these decals add a bit of style.
- 2-DIN Touch-screen infotainment system: This replaces the standard Single-DIN system and is made by Kenwood for Tata. However, since Tata only has a Single-DIN (slim size) slot available for the music system, this one pops out and hangs down. It is a bit too low mounted, right down in front of the gear shift. The system features Bluetooth and reverse camera integration – but it’s a bit of a compromise compared to true 2-DIN infotainment systems that feel sturdier. Also see: Five best-performing SUVs under Rs. 15 lakh
- You also get a personal navigation device (a standalone GPS system) that can be stuck on the windscreen.
- Headlights and tail-lights get chrome garnish surrounding them.
- Plastic door visors are a useful touch to keep out the rain.
- Art leather seat covers.
Tata also offers a whole lot of customized accessories for the Tata Safari Storme such as a bicycle carrier, fitted to a tow hitch at the rear. The same tow hitch can also be used to lock in a cargo basket in case you want to carry some outdoor gear or extra fuel cans. You also get a roof-mounted canopy that rolls up and folds into the roof rack, which is a neat option for camping expeditions or picnics.
The Tata Safari Storme range starts at Rs. 10.3 lakh going up to Rs. 14.12 lakh for the top-end fully-loaded VX 4×4 variant. It is powered by a 2.2 litre diesel engine putting out 140 bhp of power and 320 Nm of torque with a five-speed manual transmission. Handling and ride comfort have been improved considerably over the old Safari. Also read:Safari Storme vs. Mahindra XUV500 comparison