Multiple trusted sources have confirmed to BharathAutos that the Tata Safari Strome SUV will launch on 17th of October. The launch will be in a phased manner across the country on 17th October in Maharashtra and 18th October 2012 in New Delhi. Meanwhile, the dealers across the country have begun accepting the bookings for Tata Safari Storme that is yet to be launched.
The new Tata Safari Storme is based on a new, lighter chassis shared with the Aria MPV. The Safari Storme will sell alongside the current Safari and will be launched in three variants – LX, EX and VX. The company will discontinue VX and ZX which is the top end variants, while the LX and EX the base variants remains in the market. We can expect a good price difference between both the models.
Under the hood, it is powered by 2.2-litre DICOR engine which makes 140 PS @ 4000 RPM and torque of 320 NM @ 1700-2700 RPM. This engine is mated to 5 speed transmission. The Safari Storme is also available with 4 WD options. Both Tata and Land rover engineers worked together in Safari Storme. We expect the price range of Rs. 10.5 – 13.5 lakh (Ex-showroom price, Delhi).
Checkout the TV commercial of the same below the jump.