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Old 2nd May 2014, 22:06   #16
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Great piece of news !
  • A front facing third row
  • A redesigned central console with a neatly integrated Harmon + a couple of new tech thrown in
  • 150 PS and 320Nm of torque, a bonus
  • An optional 4x4 Lx
  • An aggressive marketing to let people/mass at the ground level know the changes incorporated
And see how this very capable SUV start taking off from showrooms and achieving the numbers it deserves.

You are correct. A few small changes like this will make a big difference. But, unless, Tata has really woken up to reallity. None of this is happening.

Jayem Automotive in coimbatore does lot of validation testing on TAta vehicles. It is mostly validation of one off changes, so this test vehicle is seen often in coimbatore/ooty stretch even before and after the Storme laun ch.
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Why is the rear passenger windows and the quarter glass covered in camo in both Storme and Scorpio?

Is there any specific thing they want to hide in the inside of the vehicles?
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My wish list for the new Storme:

1) Airbags in lower variants
2) 4X4 options in lower variants ( after all, TML is positioning it as the real SUV)
3) Seat height adjustment in lower variants ( I am 5'6)
4) Better Ice
5) A six speed gearbox and a more powerful engine.
6) A sensible price that does not take it ou of my reach.
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I think this test car is roaming in Ooty..! Last week I too saw this vehicle at Dodabetta peak.
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Nice 2 DIN ice would be really good but would need a whole new dash board design. Will TML invest so much money so early in the product cycle ?
A 2-DIN ICE with Bluetooth and touchscreen navigation is a minimum requirement for Storme now, especially with Tata deciding to offer it in Bolt and Zest that are half the price of Storme.

New dashboard design needs only changes to the central console. That wouldn't need too much investment - just re-arranging the hazard light switch and probably reducing the height of the storage area in front of gear lever should help accommodate a 2-DIN.
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The credible news i have is that a new variant of Storme is definitely coming. Harman kardon music system is sure to come with steering mounted controls. An updated engine is also true. The possible launch time could be August.
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The below is my wishlist for the refreshed STORME

a) 2 DIN ICE
b) Given all black interior as an option for all of the variants. Beige is okay for hatchbacks but 'ALL' beige in a 2 ton monster is out of place. If the EURO market can get all black then why not the Indian market
c) Forward facing 3rd row of seat
d) Get rid of the fake wood interior and give that silver/aluminium panel please
e) Of course get that 150PS engine

And lastly no price rise please
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Great piece of news !
  • A front facing third row
  • A redesigned central console with a neatly integrated Harmon + a couple of new tech thrown in
  • 150 PS and 320Nm of torque, a bonus
  • An optional 4x4 Lx
  • An aggressive marketing to let people/mass at the ground level know the changes incorporated
And see how this very capable SUV start taking off from showrooms and achieving the numbers it deserves.

Is it the DB effect
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Is it the DB effect
Pardon my ignorance, but what is DB?
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It's the short form of "DHABHAR BEHRAM".
The Mahindra Thar jeep was the brainchild of him.
Check any Thar thread, you can find him.

Type "Behram Dhabar" in google you can find lots of information.
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Hey great spy shots!
I am a little confused here, if at all THIS particular mule was fitted with 2DIN console and Front facing 3rd row seat, what was it doing testing the slopes of Ootacamund? Such nature of hill - terrain would only be charted, IMHO, by the Tata Motors' CRE team for some drivetrain - related testing.

Unless, of course they wanted to measure the 'nauseating' factor of 3rd row seat

Also, did you'll notice? even though it looks like a steep upward slope, there isn't any trademark black puff from the twin tail pipes! (Could it be a petrol then??) Just imagine...
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I have been waiting with bated breath for this upgrade and have delayed my purchase for several months now. I hope they bring it out soon!

I would love the engine and gearbox upgrade being spoken about in the thread.
But even more than a 6-speed, i would love an auto along with the 4x4 option.
The auto would be a great for people who drive it regularly in peak hour city traffic, while they would love the 4x4 whilst going off the beaten track once every 1-2 months.

They are saying the AMT will bring in an "automatic" revolution in India. I would love to see a steady niche building up for 4x4's at all price-points!
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Is it the DB effect
Dear kcj3b - kya yaar! .

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Dear kcj3b - kya yaar! .

Best regards,

Behram Dhabhar

Sir Ji, one liners are not allowed!

Please let us know what Indian Army as asked for that both Tata and MM are doing extensive trials?
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Dear kcj3b - kya yaar! .

Best regards,

Behram Dhabhar
Sir,
We all know coming events cast their shadows before!

Hence half of India is waiting for the DB effect!
We wish you all the success in what ever you do!
Best regards
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