Please Tell Us Your City

Knowing your city will help us provide relevant content to you.

Sorry! No matching results found. Try again.Error Identifying Your Location.

Tata Safari Storme

24 reviews | Write a review
Version
2.2 LX 4x2
  • 2.2 LX 4x2
    DieselManual 10,80,909
  • 2.2 EX 4X2
    DieselManual 12,77,219
  • 2.2 VX 4x2 Varicor400
    DieselManual 14,31,520
  • 2.2 VX 4x4 Varicor400
    DieselManual 15,95,573
City
Select City
₹ 10.81 Lakhs
Avg. Ex-Showroom

Tata Safari Storme Key Specifications

PriceRs. 10.81 Lakhs onwards
Mileage 13.95 kmpl
Engine 2179 cc
Transmission Manual

Safari Storme Price List

Tata Safari Storme price starts at ₹ 10.81 Lakhs and goes upto ₹ 15.96 Lakhs. Diesel Safari Storme price starts at ₹ 10.81 Lakhs.

Prices are Avg. Ex-Showroom

Sorry, no matching variants found.

Select upto 4 Safari Storme variants to compare.

Tata Safari Storme Review

Tata had launched the Safari Storme facelift earlier this year. Along with cosmetic upgrades, Tata also upgraded the 2.2-litre diesel to produce more power and torque. Seven months down the line there is yet another engine tweak and this untimely improvement is being done for a good reason and it’s called the Hexa.

...Read full review

Introduction

Tata had launched the Safari Storme facelift earlier this year. Along with cosmetic upgrades, Tata also upgraded the 2.2-litre diesel to produce more power and torque. Seven months down the line there is yet another engine tweak and this untimely improvement is being done for a good reason and it’s called the Hexa. Once a king of the rugged SUV segment, Tata motors have gradually gone downhill and have lost ground to their prime rival Mahindra. Dubbed the Varicor 400, the improved engine will not only give a new lease of life to the Safari Storme, but it will also come in the same spec in the soon to be launched Hexa crossover. So let’s find out how much of an improvement the Safari Storme with added power is. 

In terms of design the Safari Storme remains unchanged over the recent facelift. So you get the same butch looking SUV which has truckloads of road presence. The high bonnet, imposing grille and projector headlamps lends the Storme a lot of character. At the rear the design elements are clean and minimalistic. The wind deflector(which looks more like a unibrow) and the faux air-intake mounted on the bonnet are dealership fitments and they will set you back by Rs 3800 each. Although the Safari still looks handsome, you still cant get away from the fact that it’s a 20 year old design and is now shows it age.

How is it on the inside?

Though not very modern, the Storme’s dashboard looks uncluttered and ergonomics are decent. The protruding centre console is neatly designed and the large air-con knobs are easy to use. The Music system is housed lower-down and the Harman-based unit has decent sound quality too. But it looks too basic especially when modern touchscreen systems have become a norm. The small diameter steering wheel from the Bolt looks sporty and the instrumentation is clear and easy to read. Overall cabin quality is surprisingly decent and is at par or even better than the Mahindra Scorpio.

 

The large front seats are accommodating and are very comfortable over long journeys. You still get the same commanding driving position thanks to the high mounted seat, low dashboard and low window line. The high seating also means getting in and out of this SUV is more like climbing up, than comfortably sliding in. The middle bench is extremely spacious and the seat itself is supportive making the Safari ideal as a long distance companion. The jump seats in the back are best not used unless there is no other option. They are small cramped and not very safe in case of a rear impact. With the seats folded luggage space is humongous and you can fold the middle row flat for added space. The Storme also comes with decent amount of features with safety features like airbags and ABS being standard on the top variants.

How does it drive?

This is where the difference lies. To bump up the power and torque figures of the 2179cc engine, Tata engineers had to strengthen the cylinder block, head, pistons, main bearings and fine-tune the injectors and the turbocharger. As a result, the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine now produces 153.8bhp and 400Nm of torque. Although power has gone up just 6bhp, the torque figure has increased by a massive 80Nm. Tata has mated this motor to a new 6-speed manual gearbox.

The improvements are apparent as soon as you start the car. The idle is quite smooth and vibrations are reduced too. You still experience turbo lag below 1800rpm but it doesn’t feel dead and even the turbo kicks in a pretty linear fashion. Tata has also employed shorter ratios on the new 6-speed gearbox which has reduced the number of gearshifts and has made the Storme less cumbersome at slow speeds. The additional power and a tall sixth gear also means that the Storme feels relaxed on the highway and at 100kph the engine is doing a meagre 2000rpm.  The new 6-speed gearbox though a marked improvement over the older unit still feels a bit unpolished and transfers a fair amount of engine vibrations to your palm.

Our VBOX timing gear confirmed the improvements and the Varicor 400 turned out to be faster than we expected. The 0-100kmph sprint took a scant 12.9 seconds which makes it more than a second faster than the old car. In-gear times are even better thanks to the shorter gearing with 20-80kmph in third taking 10.27 seconds (3.1sec faster) and 40-100kmph in fourth coming up in 12.26  seconds (2.2 seconds quicker).

What adds to the overall experience is the Safari’s pliant ride quality. At low speeds, the Safari can easily tackle the biggest of potholes without a fuss and even at high speeds it feels stable. There is more pitching as you go faster but it never gets to the point of feeling uncomfortable. The Safari feels comfortable when driven in a relaxed manner. It's only when you drive it briskly over a winding road that you are suddenly reminded of the Storme’s high centre of gravity. It rolls excessively and over a set of corners it rocks from side to side.

The Varicor 400 variant is available in both 4X2 and 4X4 form. The one we drove was the latter and it also came with a low range gearbox which makes it quite potent when the going gets tough. During our shoot, we did some light offroading and the Varicor 400 felt more than capable thanks to its improved powertrain and shorter gearing. Obviously, a vehicle like a Mahindra Thar will be much better in this respect but still the Safari didn’t disappoint considering its enormous size and weight. 

Why should I buy one?

The Storme Varicor 400 isn’t different inside the cabin or out. But the changes lie under the hood which definitely improve Tata’s ageing SUV in terms of refinement, driveability and outright performance. Priced at a hefty Rs 14.60 lakh for the top VX 4X4 variant, the Safari Storme retains its strengths as a large and comfortable family SUV but now it feels a bit too old and expensive.

Where does it fit in?

The Safari Storme Varicor 400 is directly targeted at the Mahindra Scorpio. The Scorpio is cheaper and also offers an automatic gearbox option.   

 
Photography: Kapil Angane

Hide full review

Tata Safari Storme Colours

Safari Storme is available/sold in the following colours in India.

* Colours shown are indicative and may vary slightly from actual car colours.

Tata Safari Storme Mileage

Fuel TypeTransmissionEngine CapacityMileage
DieselManual2179 cc13.95 kmpl

Tata Safari Storme Expert Reviews

Tata Safari Long Term Report 2

Tata Safari Long Term Report 2

The Safari Storme has completed a month in our garage and the first thing I did was to take it for a week-long 1500km long trip on a well surfaced road. That’s what SUVs are for....

24 Sep 2016 by Omkar Thakur | Read more

Tata Safari Storme: Long Term Report 1

Tata Safari Storme: Long Term Report 1

We have cars that are new or fairly new in our long term fleet and the reason is to tell people how they feel to live with and help them with their buying decision. So then,...

25 Aug 2016 by Omkar Thakur | Read more

Tata Safari Storme Varicor 400

Tata Safari Storme Varicor 400

Tata had launched the Safari Storme facelift earlier this year. Along with cosmetic upgrades, Tata also upgraded the 2.2-litre diesel to produce more power and torque. Seven...

31 Dec 2015 by Ameya Dandekar | Read more

Tata Safari Storme User Reviews

My brand

for Tata Safari Storme on 09-Dec-2018 by BHARATH RAO

Hi I had been using this car as my first car and I am satisfied with it's performance , style , and it's attitude as well , it is the best car for performance and style , it has the...

The real King of the ROADS #STORME

for Tata Safari Storme on 28-Nov-2018 by Abhinav Singh

This is a Very good Mid range SUV,I loved it its my 2nd car and its engine performance, 4 wheel experience,and good performance at bad roads are the things I loved the most For Indian...

Real Suv

for Tata Safari Storme on 24-Nov-2018 by Shivendra Gautam

I have buy this car for his rough and tough look and on long routes i never feel exhausted it look like real beast i have buy white colour and after 50000km but its milage is awesome...

Tata safari storme owners pride

for Tata Safari Storme on 24-Nov-2018 by Syeda zebinaz

TATA SAFARI STORME GRANDE VARICOR 2.2 vx 4x4 VARICOR 400. Buying experience is awesome from Concorde Tata, malik motors hyderabad telangana. Riding experience and ride and handling...

The Perfect Family SUV

for Tata Safari Storme on 21-Nov-2018 by Abhijeet Tilekar

I fall in Love Safari brand since my childhood.and always think about to buy 1 for me.so study started with net reviews and friends ownership experience.just after more details about...

Safari Storme Specifications Summary

Engines

2179 cc, Diesel, 154 bhp @ 4000 rpm power
2179 cc, Diesel, 148 bhp @ 4000 rpm power

Gearboxes

6-speed, Manual, RWD
6-speed, Manual, 4WD / AWD
5-speed, Manual, RWD

Seating Capacity

7 seater

Steering

Power steering

Tata Safari Storme in News

Tata trademarks Merlin, might be the new SUV

Tata trademarks Merlin, might be the new SUV

The Indian car maker has trademarked the moniker ‘Merlin’ recently and we think this might be the successor of the Safari Storme.  

06 Jul 2017 by Omkar Thakur | Read more

Upcoming Tata Cars

Tata Harrier
Tata Harrier

Jan 2019

16 - 22 Lakhs
Tata 45X
Tata 45X

Mar 2019

8 - 10 Lakhs
All Upcoming Cars

Tata Safari Storme Price in Popular Cities

CityOn-Road Prices
Hyderabad₹ 13.17 Lakhs onwards
Bangalore₹ 13.72 Lakhs onwards
Chennai₹ 13.37 Lakhs onwards
Kolkata₹ 12.43 Lakhs onwards
New Delhi₹ 13.39 Lakhs onwards
Mumbai₹ 13.58 Lakhs onwards

Car Buyer's Tools

Some of our highly recommended tools to help you make the right buying decision

  • Tata Safari Storme Images
    Tata Safari Storme₹ 10.81 Lakhs Avg. Ex-Showroom
  • Version2.2 LX 4x2
  • Show price in my city

Log in to CarWale

Please enter your password
Please enter your registered email

Sign up to CarWale

Please enter your name
+91
Please enter your mobile number
Please enter your password
Please enter your password
Ask the experts1800 2090 230Mon-Fri (9 AM - 8 PM)
Sat (9 AM - 5:30 PM)
Sun (9 AM - 7 PM)
Toll free

Select your city to avail offers

Currently available only in