Expert Review of Tata Safari Storme
Tata Motor Group, one of the arm of diversified business house Tata Group. The group excels in wide spectrum of sectors such as steel, software, finance, hospitality and many more, it also witness the gearing rise into the exports. This indigenous auto-vehicle manufacturer marks its presence on National and International front by joining hands with some of the multi-national auto brands. And it holds more then 60% of market share in India and is one of the largest bus & truck manufacturer. It expended its horizons into passenger car market in late 1990's. This highly reputed brand is well known for its values and ethics, and so are its subsidiaries. Tata Motor Group has been ever complemented for its strong body design, unmatched performance and efficiency. The company makes its presence in almost all the segments with formidable & Robust SUVs, luxury sedans, and hatchbacks with tall boy look. Looking on to the Indian market scenario, the automobile market is ruled by small cars, it is much preferred due to fuel economy, low maintenance, and economical pricing. This festive season all the major players are busy offering something new that can add excitement into the buyers. Counting for this cat race manufacturers are coming with redesigned models, modified versions and even with new launches. The race did hit hard to all, and in its response Tata motor cane up with all new Tata Safari Strome. Totally masculine and robust nature car dipicting strength on its inner core is available into the market. This SUV is developed on X2 platform, which is Tata's new ladder chassis that has already been tasted in the flagship model Tata Aria. The hydroform chassis platform aims at making driving a much more pleasurable experience by assisting to reduce the weight of Safari Strome and thereby improving its ride and handling. Tata is known to set standards in its car which could very well seen in Tata Safari Strome-a SUV which a perfect embodiment of Robust, Masculine and Sport character. Being versed with all new attributes which imparts it all new refreshed look flaunting huge honeycomb grille and a robust bonnet. With distinctive identity and prominent styling the car is expected to compete with Renault Duster, and posses an edge over Mahindra's Safari as the current model has not being redesigned since long. The SUV is tagged with a price of Rs. 9.95Lakh(ex-showroom, Delhi).
Mileage and Fuel Economy
The brawny SUV is hard at its core as well that enable it to compete rough terrain contrasting its sparkling exteriors. It is powered by powerful engine too, so as to complement masculine core. It is boast with 2.2-litre DOHC DICOR diesel engine which churns out a maximum power of 140bhp at 4000rpm with torque of 320Nm at 1700-2700rpm. The engine ensures easy drivability and swifter response. The powertrain is complemented with dual mass fly-wheel to ensure reduced level of noise, vibration and harness. To witness swift driving the powertrain is complemented with 5-speed G76 MKII manual gearbox supplemented with low fiction bearings. The brand shows interest to support this SUV with 6-speed transmission system in the near future. The car is expected to deliver a fuel efficiency of 11kmpl in city traffic which could improve upto 13kmpl on highways. All together the car gives a fuel efficiency of 14Kmpl.
Tata Safari Strome comes in Urban Bronze, Astern Black, Pearl Champagne, Sardinia Red, Pearl White, Arctic White, and Arctic Silver.
Acceleration and Pick up
The new Tata Safari Storme counts good athlete by delivering a performance of 0–100 kmph in less then 15 seconds. Its 2.2-liter DOHC DICOR engine, being turbocharged with VTT (variable turbine technology), it is perfects in delivering 140bhp power and a torque of 320Nm. Being equipped with this powertrain it provides easy driveability, swifter response and reduced NVH (noise, vibration and harshness). The SUV is also equipped with ESOF (electronic shift-on-fly) technology, enabling engagement of the 4x4 or 4X2 mode on the move. Yet it is highly fuel efficient and competes to offer 14 kmpl in the 4X2 variant and 13.2 kmpl as in its 4X4 variant.The Safari Storme’s ladder frame chassis is constructed with advanced hydroformed members, for high load capabilities and robustness. This type of body designing enhances rigidity while counting low on weight. The ground clearance is 200 mm.
The Tata Safari Storme has an all new front look grill, side cladding, new projector headlamps and an all new rear look. The front fascia seems to be smiling with huge toothed mouth being introduced with new honeycomb grille proudly holding the brand signature logo. The bulging huge bonnet makes this new entrant very much different from its original version. Mesmerizing exteriors are just amazing for SUV like this, being Robust at its core it offers a true adventure ride for any kind of terrain. The low beam projector headlamps are fairly fitted along the either side of the grille. The front is defined with raised bumpers and neatly crafted fenders for the wheels. Moving on to the side profile it is slightly carved out to allign with the prominent fenders leading bold and sporty look. The side profile is well highlighted with body colored door handles, body colored outside rear view mirror's which are integrated with turn indicator lights and are automatically operated from inside. Slantly held large windscreen made up of good quality toughened glass match well with the body design, and the appearance is very well enhanced with tinted windows of both the side which are electrically operated. The keyless entry and remote fuel filler are new technological enhancement on its exterior part. The five dual spoked alloy wheels complete the over all look of this macho driving device. Accounting for the rear view, high definition square tail lamps are a boost to the spunky look. Body aligned footsteps along the side profile below the gates and below the tail gate enhance its macho man appeal. Sleek lights on the raised bumpers complement the complete look with highly placed roof spoiler. Rear part is best complemented with rear defogger and rear wipers to make driving more pleasurable during rain or fog even. The highly noticeable attribute on the rear side of the SUV is the introduction of dual chrome plated trapezoidal exhaust pipes imparting a much aggressive look.
The SUV is made quite spacious and opulence, and it could accommodate 7 adult persons happily. Tata Safari Strome comes with power windows, remote fuel filler, remote central locking, it is accompanied with climate control. The rear side AC vents are now continently fitted as per the seating structure. The cup holders come ahead of the gear box making it easier for the driver.The other highlighted attributes adding comfort into the traveling experience are tinted glass, electrically adjustable ORVM's, turn indicators, rear wipers complemented with defogger. The infotainment system of this bold car could be defined with remote boot and DVD MP3 player.The spare wheel is placed just beneth the chassis. The third row seats are comfortably foldable as per requirement, even the second row 60:40 seat alligns with the same attribute.
The overall dimension of this SUV is 4655mm, 1965mm, and 1922 as length, width and height respectively. The wheelbase of this huge driving device is 2650mm and it comes with a ground clearance of 200mm.
The SUV is powered by 2.2-litre DOHC DICOR diesel engine which churns to give a maximum power output of 140bhp at 4000rpm and generates torque of 320Nm at 1700-2700rpm. The powertrain is complemented with dual mass fly-wheel to ensure reduced level of noise, vibration and harness. To witness swift driving the powertrain is complemented with 5-speed G76 MKII manual gearbox supplemented with low fiction bearings.
Tata Safari Storme has five twin spoked alloy wheels, that seems to be inspired from Tata Aria.The tyre measurement of this robust SUV is 235/70 R16 105 S along with the ground clearance of 195mm . The spare wheel is also provided, which is placed just beneath chassis.
New generation facelift Strome is far more better then the original version in regards to handling and riding it. The newly introduced suspension system has double wishbone and McPheron struts. This combination acts as good shock absorber and gives better rides on rough roads.
Handling and Control
The SUV comes equipped with ventilated brakes on its front end and the rear end is complemented with disk brakes. The braking systems offers ultimate control even at maximum speed. The braking system could be elaborated with ABS( anti lock braking system), ESC( electronic stability control), and EBD( electronic brake-force distribution) which comes integrated with brake assist. The power sensors, 6 airbags and remote parking sensors enhance the safety of occupants in the Car.
lashed with all features which could be packed within the price range.
interiors could have taken to much higher level.