First shown at the HORIZONEXT event in Pune a few months back, Tata Motors has finally launched the Explorer Edition of the Tata Safari Storme for commercial sale. The company says that its a true outdoor companion and comes with customised outdoor essentials and a host of in-vehicle technology features. Priced at Rs 10.86 lac (ex-showroom New Delhi), the new version adds an Explorer Front Nudge Guard, Explorer Edition signature decals, New chrome garnish for the projector headlamps and tail lamps and finally Explorer Edition Door Visors. All these end up making the Storme look better as compared to its original sibling.
On the inside, this new version gets a 2-DIN Touch Screen Infotainment System with hands-free and phonebook operations, an On-Screen provision for Reverse Parking Assist, Navigation Device and New Art Leather seat covers.
The Storme continues to be powered by the same 2.2 L VariCOR turbocharged engine with VTT that puts out 140PS of power and 320Nm of torque. Tata Motors claims that the Storme delivers a performance of 0 - 100 km/hr in under 15 sec along with a rated economy of 14kmpl. The Safari Storme also features ESOF (electronic shift on the fly) technology, enabling engagement of the 4x4 or 4X2 mode, on the move.
Making for a true off-roader, the ladder on frame chassis of the Safari Storme is constructed with advanced hydroformed members, for best off-road driving experience and a smooth ride. Hydroforming enhances rigidity of the chassis while reducing weight. The vehicle also has a double wishbone suspension set-up which provides excellent ride comfort. The Safari Storme boasts best-in-class turning circle radius of 5.4 metres, making driving and manuevoring in tight confines absolutely easy. The ground clearance is 200 mm, with 26 degree gradeability. The new rack & pinion steering system offers perfect feel and accuracy for a confident driving experience, especially at high speeds. Electrically operated power fold ORVM (Outside Rear-View Mirror) with turn signals, enhances the drive experience.
The Safari Storme hasn't really set the sales charts of fire and we hope this new value packed version helps boost up the sales for the company.