Tata Motors launches Safari Storme


Tata Motors has launched the new Tata Safari Storme, combining luxury and comfort with raw power and supreme off-roading performance.
Commenting on the launch of the New Safari Storme, Mr Karl Slym, managing director, Tata Motors, said, “In the Tata Safari Storme, we once again demonstrate Tata Motors’ commitment to customer centricity. We were the first to introduce SUVs in India. We now leverage our experience and customer understanding, creating an ideal SUV for today’s motorists, who desire in their vehicle a perfect combination of versatility and luxury.”
The new Tata Safari Storme delivers a performance of 0 – 100 km/hr in under 15 seconds. Its 2.2 L VariCOR engine, turbocharged with VTT (Variable Turbine Technology), delivers 140 PS Power and 320 NM Torque, providing easy driveability, swifter response and lower NVH (noise, vibration and harshness). The vehicle also features ESOF (electronic shift-on-fly) technology, enabling engagement of the 4×4 or 4X2 mode, on the move with a fuel efficiency of 14kmpl in the 4×2 variant and 13.2kmpl in the 4×4 variant.
The Safari Storme’s ladder frame chassis is constructed with advanced hydroformed members, for high load capabilities and robustness. Hydroforming enhances rigidity while reducing weight. The vehicle also has a double wishbone suspension set-up which provides excellent ride comfort.
The vehicle has a turning circle radius of 5.4 metres. The ground clearance is 200 mm, with 26 degree gradeability. The new rack and pinion steering system offers perfect feel and accuracy, for a confident driving experience, especially at high speeds. Reverse parking system with audible and graphical representation on the antiglare IRVM (inside rear-view mirror), electrically operated power fold ORVM (outside rear-view mirror) with turn signals, enhance the
driving experience. 
The Safari Storme starts at Rs 9.95 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The range is available in four variants, LX, EX, VX (4×2 and 4×4), in seven colours – Urban Bronze, Sardinia Red, Pearl White, Pearl Champagne, Astern Black, Arctic White, Arctic Silver. [NT]