Safari Storme, stayed for not so long in the tooth, received facelift in India with minor cosmetic changes on onside as well as outside. Only minimal changes concluded on the production version, as a source of industry photographed this SUV in its clear skin under the scorching sun of summer 2015.
At front, Storme facelift is remarkable from the front grille that received honeycomb mesh for itself as well as for the chin. Nothing is changed on sides except for the absence of Varicor engine badge.
In cabin, the steering-wheel with mounted controls is straightly lifted off the Bolt or Zest just like the Harman system. This machine of Harman is tuned to match the Connectinext norms maker and send the output from six-speakers with aux-in, USB and Bluetooth.
However, dashboard offers new black theme with silver inserts putting up the show in a much better way. Tata Motors has retained the circular switches for air-con on central console, in the backdrop of silver inserts. Yet, this India’s favourite SUV of its time misses out touchscreen infotainment system, which makes to pose from an old school era, where hatchbacks nowadays are burgeoned more than such of these features. But the seats maintain plushness with dark grey fabrics for higher variants.
For the bay underneath hood, Safari Storme facelift upheld a new 2.2-litre Varicor engine of Aria that will deliver output of 148bhp retaining same torque of 320Nm.
Hence, no words on the launch, keeping fingers crossed may let makers gain more sales this time from the makeover.