The interior of the upcoming facelifted version of the Tata Safari Storme has been revealed, in a latest batch of spy shots.
While most of the overall design of the current Safari Storme has been retained for the facelift, it does get a few updated bits and pieces to improve the car’s premium feel. The faux wood trim on the dashboard has been replaced with silver accents. The old four-spoke steering wheel has been ditched in favour of a multi-function wheel from the Tata Zest. The music system is now accommodated in the centre console and integrates a radio, CD, USB and AUX-in connectivity. The interior trim and upholstery have been carried forward from the current model.
Previous spy shots of the Safari Storme facelift have shown the test mule sporting ‘VARICOR 400’ badges, which is the code for the SUV’s revised 2.2-litre engine. This four-pot diesel unit produces 154bhp, while 400 in the badge indicates the torque produced by the engine. This engine was first showcased in the Hexa Concept at the Geneva Motor Show and is expected to significantly boost the Safari Storme’s performance and efficiency.
Going by the spy shots, we think that the Safari Storme facelift is very close to reaching production stage, which means that we can safely assume it to be launched in India, in the next couple of months. The Safari Storme facelift will rival other SUVs like the Mahindra Scorpio and the Renault Duster AWD.