Tata Motors has been seeing a drop in its sales for a while now and the automaker is working hard to revive its fortunes. It has launched the updated Aria, is about to launch Bolt and Zest, and is also testing an upgraded version of the Safari Storme. But before the revised Safari Storme hits the roads, Tata Motors will be launching a slightly updated lineup of the SUV, where the variants will witness a drop/increase in prices courtesy the deletion/addition of features.
The VX variant will get a price drop of Rs 25,000 and will be shedding leather upholstery alongside the audio system. The VX 4×2 now gets priced at Rs. 12.31 lakhs instead of previous Rs. 12.56 lakhs and the 4×4 variant gets priced at Rs. 13.57 lakhs instead of Rs. 13.82 lakhs . All prices reflect ex-showroom, Delhi figures.
A new variant dubbed the ZX will be launched soon and this variant will get more features to bring it at par with the competition. It will get a 2-DIN Audio system, front facing third row of seats and a slightly more powerful VariCOR motor. The current 2.2 liter VariCOR diesel motor has a power output of 140 PS which is expected to be bumped to 150 PS with the peak torque remaining the same at 320 Nm.
Currently, the 4×4 VX variant is the top end model. However, the ZX variant will be positioned as the top end variant once the updated Safari Storme hits the launchpad later this year. The updated Safari Storme was caught on test a while ago and expect it to be priced roughly Rs 50,000 over the top end VX model.
Renault has recently announced that a 4×4 variant of the Duster will be launched towards the end of the current year and Mahindra has just launched a limited edition version of the XUV 500. The facelifted Mahindra Scorpio is comin g up too. These vehicles will be the prime competitors of the updated Safari Storme.