The Indian based automaker Tata Motors has recently presented the Safari Storm SUV at the 2012 New Delhi Auto Expo.
Even if the SUV is targeted on the local auto market, it seems that this is actually a new generation of the model. According to the manufacturer, the Tata Safari Storm SUV has a new front grille, new projector headlamps, a new look in the rear, the spare tire has been fitted under the vehicle, new type of pull-door handles and side footsteps, redesigned roof rails, new tailgate and basically the whole exterior design has been “reworked”. But besides modifying the exterior, Tata Motors has also brought some interesting changes to the interior design too, on the new generation of the Safari Storm SUV.
The new Tata Safari Storm is now coming with beige seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, wood and chrome insertions on the dashboard and doors, chromed gear knob, dual air conditioning with separate roof mounted blower for the rear passengers, 12V gadget charging, ABS with EBD, dual front airbags, four disc brakes and the Inertia Switch, which is cutting down the fuel supply to the engine, unlocking all the doors and switches the hazard warning light in case of a crash.
In terms of the engine, the new generation of the Tata Safari Storm is powered by a 2.2 liter DiCOR diesel engine, which is coming with a VGT (Variable Geometry Turbo) and it’s developing a total output of 140 PS at 4.000 rpm, with a peak torque of 320 Nm, available between 1.700 and 2.700 rpm. The engine is mated to a five-speed G-76 Mark II manual transmission and the electronic shift-on-the-fly (ESOF) is enabling the switching between two-wheel and all-wheel drive.