Tata Safari Storme


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Tata Safari Storme Variants

Diesel Variants

Tata Safari Storme LX
2179 cc Diesel, 14 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 9,83,902
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Tata Safari Storme EX
2179 cc Diesel, 14 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 10,97,529
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Tata Safari Storme VX
2179 cc Diesel, 14 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 12,56,361
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Tata Safari Storme VX 4X4
2179 cc Diesel, 13 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 13,82,469
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Tata Safari Storme Explorer Edition
2179 cc Diesel, 14 kmpl |
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Tata Safari Storme Review

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  • Interiors
     
  • Exterior
     
  • Engine & Performance
     
  • Mileage
     
  • Braking & Safety
     
  • Comfort
     

Editorial Test Drive Review of Tata Safari Storme

Tata Motors had finally unveiled its much awaited SUV, the Safari Storme at the New Delhi Auto Expo 2012 before launching it for commercial sale on the 17th of October 2012. On the outside the new generation Tata Safari Storme is thoroughly updated. At the front is a new grill, new projector headlamps and a ‘power bulge’ on the bonnet. New chrome-tipped twin exhausts, the tailgate in an all-new guise and aerodynamic spoilers make up for the the rear, with the spare tyre placed under the vehicle instead of at the rear. Inside you will get beige seats coupled with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, chrome highlighted gear knob, wood-accented dashboard and door trims, a new instrument cluster, chrome-lined speaker grills and inside door handles endow the interiors with opulence.

The front seats are huge and spacious and dual AC with separate integrated roof-mounted blower keeps the entire cabin cool. The quality and feel of the cabin has imporved no doubt. The motor in the Safari Storme is a 2.2L 16-valve common rail (DiCOR, but Tata calls this one a VERICOR unit) engine (140 PS power; 320 Nm torque) with a variable geometry turbo, mated with a 5-speed manual transmission. Off-road lovers will be pleased to know that the Electronic shift-on-the-fly (ESOF) enables shifting from 2WD to 4WD even on the move. It has a turning circle radius of 5.4 metres, 200 mm ground clearance, electrically operated ORVMs and a reverse parking system. On driving the five-speed G76 manual gearbox has also been changed and the overall shift action is a lot more positive this time around. For safety, there are 4-channel ABS (ABS is standard on all verisons) with EBD, disc brakes on all wheels, a new rack-and-pinion steering system, rigid ladder frame construction with hydro-formed long members, crumple zones, side intrusion beams on all doors, collapsible steering column, dual SRS airbags, inertia switch and an auto engine immobiliser. 

The ride is one thing that we loved about the old one and we are glad to say that it remains that way. It is plush and soaks up bad roads with ease. The handling of the Safari Storme is much better, thanks to the Aria based suspension. Push the SUV into corners and it holds its line pretty well and doesnt really scare you, even during spirited driving. The less weight means hurl one into corners and the control is much better and it feels planted. The new Safari Storme is a major change over the earlier model and will certainly delight Safari fans! The interiors also have a long list of standard features including the base LX model. It is bigger than the rivals occupying the same price point and is also well equipped for this price. But the biggest improvement is that the looks are now better and dynamically it is just more sorted now. The prices start from Rs 9.95 lakhs ex-showroom. For a detailed analysis read below.

 Here is a closer look at the Storme in this official Tata Motors video

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Tata Safari Storme Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Looks modern and bit Range Roverish
  • Huge improvement in quality
  • Cant be beaten off the road
  • Engine is torquey and efficient

Cons

  • Top end model is too expensive
  • Steering heavy for city usage
  • LX trim should have optional 4x4
  • Too similar looking to the Safari
  • Audio system integration
  • No driver info display

Tata Safari Storme Exteriors

The new generation Tata Safari Storme brings in some freshness and performance to the Safari, true to its 4WD pedigree, with a host of technologies and new exteriors and interiors. At the front is a new grill, new projector headlamps and a ‘power bulge’ on the bonnet. These changes certainly impart a feel of the Range Rover SUV offerings and hence works well. Side on, you also notice the new flared wheel arches which help in adding muscle to the design. New chrome-tipped twin exhausts(we simply love the design), the tailgate in an all-new guise and aerodynamic spoilers distinguish the rear, with the spare tyre placed under the vehicle. There are new color options as well and on the whole, the Storme is sold in seven color options. Alloy wheels are standard on the VX versions and all the trim levels come with 235/70 R16 tyres.


What we like

Looks modern with new tweaks, even if it looks a bit Range Rover-ish. New color options are great too.


What we don't like

Too much resemblance to the old Safari for the common person.

 
Tata Safari Storme rear view
Tata Safari Storme front view
Tata Safari Storme rear view
Tata Safari Storme side view
Tata Safari Storme Front View
Tata Safari Storme front view
Tata Safari Storme rear tail lights
Safari Storme Headlights
New Front grille of the Tata Safari Storme
Front View of Tata Safari Storme
Side view of the Tata Safari Storme
Side view of the Tata Safari Storme

Tata Safari Storme Exterior vs Similar Cars Exterior


Tata Safari Storme

Mahindra Scorpio

Renault Duster

Force One
Exterior rating
What we like
  • Presence
  • Modern looking now
  • Still looks good
  • Improved build for Mahindra
  • Proper SUV looks
  • Good build
  • Size, Presence
  • Clean looks
What we don't like
  • Takes time getting used to
  • Same basic shape
  • Getting dated now
  • Build not class best
  • Lacks SUV presence
  • Bland rear styling
  • Boxy looking
  • Quality not class best
Gallery link View Tata Safari Storme Photo View Mahindra Scorpio Photo View Renault Duster Photo View Force One Photo

Tata Safari Storme Front design

At the front is a new grill, new projector headlamps and a ‘power bulge’ on the bonnet. These changes certainly impart a feel of the Range Rover SUV offerings and hence works well. Side on, you also notice the new flared wheel arches which help in adding muscle to the design.

Tata Safari Storme Rear design

New chrome-tipped twin exhausts(we simply love the design), the tailgate in an all-new guise and aerodynamic spoilers distinguish the rear, with the spare tyre placed under the vehicle.

Tata Safari Storme Side profile

From the side the new Safari Storme looks butch and has presence

Tata Safari Storme Ground Clearance

Safari Storme has very good ground Clearance of 200mm

Tata Safari Storme Bumpers

The big meaty bumpers add presence to the Safari Storme

Tata Safari Storme Head lamps

Safari Storme has 'L' shaped projector headlamps

Tata Safari Storme Tail lamps

Safari Storme has small tail-lamps with chrome at the back

Tata Safari Storme Fog lamps

Safari Storme has fog lights in all but the base variant

Tata Safari Storme Tyres

Safari Storme has 235/70 R16 tyres

Tata Safari Storme Alloy wheels

Safari Storme has alloys in VX variant

Tata Safari Storme Outside mirrors

Safari Storme has electronically adjustable outer rear view mirrors.

Tata Safari Storme Colors

Safari Storme has six colour options

Tata Safari Storme Rear wiper

Safari Storme has read wiper in all but the base variant

Tata Safari Storme Roof rails

Safari Storme has roof rails in all variants

Tata Safari Storme Sun roof

Safari Storme does not have sun roof

Tata Safari Storme Spoiler

Safari Storme does not have spoiler

Tata Safari Storme Side Steps

Safari Storme has side steps

Tata Safari Storme Spare wheel

Safari Storme has spare wheel

Tata Safari Storme Comfort & Suspension

The front suspension has independent, double wishbone and coil springs while the rear has non-independent, 5-link with coil springs. The ride is one thing that we loved about the old one and we are glad to say that it remains that way. It is plush and soaks up bad roads with ease. A huge change is the use of Aria's chassis in the Storme - it completely transforms the way the vehicle handles and behaves at high speeds. We drove it in the hilly terrain of Lavasa city and found the vehicle to have a new nature. It doesnt really scare the driver or the occupants and once you get used to the initial body roll, you can drive this beast pretty fast. Tata has also left no stone un-turned to make sure the Storme is the most capable off-road in its segment. Be it wheel articulation or its ability to climb up the steepest of paths, the Storme is simply brilliant.


What we like

Rides very well and now handles briliiantly too. Off-road is where it really shines though.


What we don't like

Don't expect it to burn rubber around curvy roads. 


 
MacPherson Strut suspensions
MacPherson Strut suspensions

Tata Safari Storme Comfort

Safari Storme has a comfortable suspension which absorbs bad roads

Tata Safari Storme Front suspension

Safari Storme has Independent Double Wishbone Type with Coil Springs Over Shock Absorber

Tata Safari Storme Rear suspension

Safari Storme has 5-Link Suspension with Coil Springs

Tata Safari Storme Engine & Performance

The motor in the Safari Storme is a 2.2L 16-valve common rail (DiCOR, but Tata calls it VariCOR) engine (140 PS power; 320 Nm torque) with a variable geometry turbo, mated with a 5-speed manual transmission. Electronic shift-on-the-fly (ESOF) enables shifting from 2WD to 4WD even on the move. It has a turning circle radius of 5.4 metres, 200 mm ground clearance, electrically operated ORVMs and a reverse parking system. The 5-speed manual gearbox has certainly seen improvements and feels much better. Those used to the Aria or the old Safari will relate to this engine easily. It develops the same power and torque but feels a tad better in response. Above 1500rpm, there is a lot grunt on offer and you can easily keep pace with faster moving cars  as well. Torque is the key factor and this one has loads of it. At high speeds of over 100km/h, the Storme feels pretty relaxed with another 50-60km/h in store. Infact, this engine makes it a very good highway cruiser as well.


What we like

Same power and torque but feels a tough smoother and peppier.


What we don't like

Start-stop traffic can be a bit of a pain with four adults with air-con working.


Tata Safari Storme In-gear acceleration

Safari Storme has strong in-gear acceleration and the gears are well spaced out

Tata Safari Storme Gearbox

Safari Storme has G-76 (Mark II) gearbox

Tata Safari Storme Power

Safari Storme has 140 PS diesel engine

Tata Safari Storme Torque

Safari Storme has 320 Nm of torque

Tata Safari Storme NVH levels

Safari Storme has improved NVH levels and it feels reasonably quite on the inside

Tata Safari Storme Handling Braking & Safety

The handling of the Safari Storme is much better now thanks to the Aria based chassis - there is body roll no doubt but not enough to scare you like the older version. The less weight means hurl one into corners and the control is much better and it feels planted. For safety, there are 4-channel ABS with EBD, disc brakes on all wheels, a new rack-and-pinion steering system, rigid ladder frame construction with hydro-formed long members, crumple zones, side intrusion beams on all doors, collapsible steering column, dual SRS airbags, inertia switch and an auto engine immobiliser. ESP is sorely missed here.


What we like

Handles much better and all four disc brakes help in braking from high speeds.


What we don't like

Side air-bags and ESP could have made to the list to further tempt a buyer.


Tata Safari Storme Handling

Safari Storme has got much improved handling now and is now stable

Tata Safari Storme Braking performance

Safari Storme has 4-channel ABS with EBD, disc brakes on all wheels thus braking is good

Tata Safari Storme Safety features

In safety the Safari Storme has collapsible steering column, dual SRS airbags, inertia switch and an auto engine immobiliser

Tata Safari Storme ABS

Safari Storme has ABS in all variants

Tata Safari Storme Traction control

Safari Storme has traction control

Tata Safari Storme Mileage and Running Costs

The motor in the Safari Storme is a 2.2-litre, 16-valve common rail (DiCOR) engine (140 PS power; 320 Nm torque) with a variable geometry turbo, mated with a 5-speed manual transmission. The efficiency is 14 kmpl for 4x2 drive version and 13 kmpl for the 4x4 version. These figures are pretty good for a SUV of this size and capabilities.

Tata Safari Storme Mileage

Tata Safari Storme Diesel Variants
Tata Safari Storme LX 14 kmpl
Tata Safari Storme EX 14 kmpl
Tata Safari Storme VX 14 kmpl
Tata Safari Storme VX 4X4 13 kmpl
Tata Safari Storme Explorer Edition 14 kmpl

Tata Safari Storme Diesel Mileage

 The diesel engine of the Storme is the same one found in the Safari (old) and the Aria - same power and torque. However, it is tuned slightly differently and Tata claims an ARAI economy of 14kmpl for 4x2 and 13kmpl for 4x4 version. 
In real world conditions, expect the Storme to happily deliver in excess of 10kmpl in city usage. 


Tata Safari Storme Mileage vs Similar Cars Mileage


Tata Safari Storme

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Explorer Edition14 kmpl
LX14 kmpl
VX14 kmpl
VX 4X413 kmpl
LX 4WDN/A
LX BS-IV12.05 kmpl
SLE BS-IV12.05 kmpl
VLX12.05 kmpl
1.5 RxE20.64 kmpl
1.5 RxL20.64 kmpl
1.5 RxL 110 Adventure Edition19.1 kmpl
1.5 RxL11019.1 kmpl
1.5 RxZ19.1 kmpl

Tata Safari Storme ARAI rated economy

Safari Storme has 14 kmpl for 4x2 and 13 for 4x4 version

Tata Safari Storme Tank Range

Safari Storme has 55 ltrs capacity

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Tata Safari Storme Features

Tata Safari Storme EX LX VX VX 4X4 Explorer Edition
Safety
ABS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Airbags No No Yes Yes No
Child safety lock Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Immobilizer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Traction control No No No No No
Hill control No No No No No
Hill descent No No No No No
4WD No No No Yes No
ESP No No No No No
Central locking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Interior
Power Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power windows Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto down for power windows Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-pinch for power windows No No No No No
Cup holders All-Yes All-Yes All-Yes All-Yes All-Yes
Air-con Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear A/c vents Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Audio system Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Keyless start-stop button No No No No No
Electric mirrors Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electric foldable mirrors No No No No No
Deffoger Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tachometer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leather seats No No Yes Yes No
Arm rest Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reversing camera No No Yes Yes No
Steering controls Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth connectivity No No Yes Yes No
Driver info display Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cruise control No No No No No
Foot rest No No No No No
Remote boot release No No No No No
Driver seat height adjust Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chilled glovebox No No No No No
Power Seats No No No No No
Exterior
Keyless entry Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fog lights Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Sunroof No No No No No
Moon Roof No No No No No
Rear wiper Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Auto headlamps No No No No No
Rain sensing wipers No No No No No
Steel rims Yes Yes No No Yes
Alloy wheels No No Yes Yes No
Rear spoiler No No No No No
Roof rails Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chrome grille Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Projector lamps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Day time running lamps No No No No No

Tata Safari Storme Colors

  •   Urban Bronze
  •   Astern Black
  •   Pearl Champagne
  •   Sardinia Red
  •   Pearl white
  •   Arctic White
  •   Arctic Silver

Tata Safari Storme Specifications

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Tata Safari Storme Price

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Tata Safari Storme Diesel Price
Tata Safari Storme Explorer Edition N/A On-Road Price
Tata Safari Storme LX Rs 9.84 Lakh On-Road Price
Tata Safari Storme EX Rs 10.98 Lakh On-Road Price
Tata Safari Storme VX Rs 12.56 Lakh On-Road Price
Tata Safari Storme VX 4X4 Rs 13.82 Lakh On-Road Price

Tata Safari Storme Price vs Similar Cars Price

Petrol Option Diesel Option

Tata Safari Storme
N/A   Rs 9.84 L - 13.82 L On-Road Price

Mahindra Scorpio
N/A   Rs 8.66 L - 11.04 L On-Road Price

Renault Duster
Rs 7.99 L - 9.27 L On-Road Price Rs 8.73 L - 12.18 L On-Road Price

Force One
N/A   Rs 11.70 L - 11.78 L On-Road Price

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  • Uses Aria's engine and chassis
  • Ride and handling improved
  • Old Safari to remain on sale
  • Storme is a very capable off-roader
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