Tata Motors has silently launched the much-anticipated 2015 Safari Storme facelift at an introductory price of Rs. 9.99 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) in the country. The refreshed SUV has been offered in three trims - LX, EX, and VX. The home-grown automaker has also offered a 4x4 drive system, albeit with the top-end VX trim. New Tata Safari Storme comes with subtle cosmetic changes at the outside, and an array of upgrades inside the cabin. The mechanics are also re-tuned for higher power and torque.
Talking about the cosmetic changes, the 2015 Tata Safari Storme facelift flaunts a new Range Rover-esque honeycomb grille at the front, which the company describes as, "inspired by premium international SUV brands.” The bumpers at the front as well as rear are redesigned to provide the SUV a refreshed appearance. Inside the cabin, Tata Safari Storme boasts of a new 3-spoke steering wheel with mounted music controls. It is being borrowed from Tata's compact sedan Zest. The centre console is finished in silver color, while the updated SUV now has a new Harman ConnectNext infotainment system with 6-speakers and Speed Dependent Volume Control, Bluetooth Hands Free, Phone Book Download, Audio Streaming and Reverse Parking Sensor Display. The seats are done in 'Java Black' color.
Under the hood, the new Safari Storme has the same 2.2L 4-cylinder VariCOR diesel motor, albeit with extra power and torque. The re-tuned engine now returns a maximum power output of 150PS and peak torque performance of 320Nm. It is being linked to aa 5-speed manual gearbox. It is being speculated that the company is contemplating an automatic variant of the Safari Storme and even the same has been spied as test mule. But, still there is no official word on when it would be launched in the market. Below is the variant wise pricing (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) of the 2015 Tata Safari Storme facelift:
2015 Tata Safari Storme LX facelift – Rs. 9.99 Lakhs
2015 Tata Safari Storme EX facelift- Rs. 11.60 Lakhs
2015 Tata Safari Storme VX facelift – Rs. 13.02 Lakhs
2015 Tata Safari Storme VX 4×4 facelift – Rs. 14.34 Lakhs