Tata unveiled the new Safari Storme at the Auto Expo 2012. The Storme is a restyled Safari but while the looks haven’t changed radically, the underpinnings borrowed from Aria are completely different. That should make Storme a better handling and more refined machine.
The exterior changes include redesigned front grille, Range Rover-inspired tailgate while the interior changes include improved quality of plastic, faux wood inserts and overall good fit and finish.
The new Safari gets the same 2.2 litre Dicor that powers the present Safari but has dual mass flywheel as in the Aria. The Storme will have optional 4×4 all-wheel-drive and retains the present Borg-Warner part-time system as well.
The trouble is it’s up against the rather formidable Mahindra XUV500 that’s loaded and looks fresh. It should, though hold pretty strongly against the Scorpio.
Will that be enough for Storme to chock up good numbers?