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Old 12th January 2012, 15:43   #301
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Is there a chance that they'll add a 3 row seating option by the time its launched? Given the XUV, and a slew of mini S/MUVs will have that, they might as well.
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I agree. By not offering it, they have tried to ensure exclusivity for those who buy the Safari. But at the cost of a much narrower customer base and hence sales. Even Scorpio, which is much smaller, somehow shoe-horned a front facing 3rd row in. Ditto for Bolero and Grande. So somehow not encroaching into Aria territory does not cut it as plausible strategic reasoning.
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- The aero at the rear sides seem to have some air flow vents.
- The axle differential is changed
- They seem to have made some changes to suspension structure, there is abar just after the spare tyre, crossbars ??.
- Fuel tank moved to under middle left seat
- the twin Exhaust seems to have a single drum (cant see the other side)
- Cannot see the Coil springs
- the Engine shields have changed, become narrower and shorter underneath.
  • love the way the rear mudflaps and fitted; no screwing etc.
  • the new handles are a welcome change as old ones are slippery
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Here is a Video which shows the underneath of Safari Storme. Source Youtube.com


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one more torture...as requested
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I still prefer the looks of earlier Tata Safari... it had a very strong character.

I agree the new version looks more sleek and matured. But, that itself is the issue. Tata Safari fits in beautifully in that 'rough and tough' imagery but not in this 'corporate' look. As a matter of fact, I fell, now it is looking like one more variant of Tata Sumo.
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I am looking to buy a SUV which will accompany my T-Jet in my garage.. and have always been a silent admirer of the TATA Safari. For me, the new one looks sober and its growing on me fast eventhough I didnt like it initially.

One quick question..

I saw the underbody video of the new Safari Strome and was surprised to see the fuel tank (under the second row) being the lowest part of the underbody (evident atleast from the video).

Will this not affect the fuel tank when moving over bad roads and unexpected potholes..?
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If you get a chance to do this in the middle of nowhere, well, that's reclaiming your life!

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This pic is Awesome.

Cant agree more on the RAW and WILD looks of the Safari with ARB Bumpers and the camping gear. Saves a lot of money in finding an accomodation

And people were talking about missing the Wheel on the tail gate... Look guys TATA gave you 2 of them instead
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  • love the way the rear mudflaps and fitted; no screwing etc.
  • the new handles are a welcome change as old ones are slippery
Also you might not have to do any cutting with wider tyres as the shields dont extend upwards near the front tyres as in current safari. Also the stone guards seem to me made out of thick fibre glass and not metal.
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Only in India!! Notice the gaping hole, someone swiped the cover at the Auto Expo!
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Whaddya mean ONLY IN INDIA? I resent that. Look in 1-4 and you will find it. It's below the car dude. Blame it on Tata's crappy fitting (or lack of it)!
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In the images posted by ACI, the Storme has Black+beige+silver accents interior trim. To my eyes, a black+beige trip is always better than the 'all beige' one.

Was this the final version? Is there going to be some more changes? I think an integrated music system must be coming.

Tata Safari Storme - Gallery - Autocar India
This interior trim looks way better.
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@ Abhi

Agree, The black/biege combo without the fake wood definitely looked better than the all biege/fake wood theme. But from what I can gather in the posted pics the black/biege looks like the more basic variants i.e. dual airbags, audio system etc. are absent.
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Guys,

In the images posted by ACI, the Storme has Black+beige+silver accents interior trim. To my eyes, a black+beige trip is always better than the 'all beige' one.

Was this the final version? Is there going to be some more changes? I think an integrated music system must be coming.

Tata Safari Storme - Gallery - Autocar India
This interior trim looks way better.
White is EX and the other is VX and hence I presume.
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Was at one of the TML service stations recently. A senior guy there said that Storme would be priced around the same band as the existing Safari and TML would continue to sell both models side-by-side for some time to come. There is no direction on phasing out the existing Safari. He personally attributed this to the fact that many people would still prefer the looks/character of the existing Safari and TML does not want to lose that customer base.

My perspective on the looks - but for the chrome strip on the bonnet and the awkward front grille, the re-design looks good. Needless to say, the spare wheel at the rear is missed too :(

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Storme would be priced around the same band as the existing Safari
Makes perfect sense. Push the current Safari back to take the Scorpio head-on or maybe even slightly less as a further incentive. Keep the Storme at the current price point (maybe the recent against-the-tide hike was with a view to that?). And let the Aria take on the XUV if it can. For most buyers, the XUV is a brand new vehicle. The Storme is not. Whichever way the sales and marketing people try to dress it.
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