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Old 13th October 2012, 12:12   #691
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I see some forums posts saying that , thousands of booking have already been made ! Anybody here?
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I see some forums posts saying that , thousands of booking have already been made ! Anybody here?
Bookings are not open yet and hence those posts cannot be true, unless dealers have begun them on their own.
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I see some forums posts saying that , thousands of booking have already been made ! Anybody here?
Really doubt the info's credibility. With prices not being revealed and minimal advertising I cant see thousands of people booking the Storme straightaway.

Hoping Tata goes the XUV way and introduces the Storme into the market with a killer pricing!!
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bookings are open and all dealers are booking cars. I was approched by Concorde motors mumbai for booking too.

Current booking amount is 51K with 100% refund policy
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*Rumour*: Following car can be the cut price variant of current Safari. Courtesy Motorbash.

Link:http://motorbash.com/hello-are-you-a...-after-storme/
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Mod Note : This photo preview has been released on 17th October 2012.

Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme.jpg

Engine: The Safari Storme is powered by the same 2.2L Dicor engine, but in a different state of tune and re-badged as the Varicor. It's a DOHC 16-valve unit with 138 BHP (@ 4,000 rpm) and 320 Nm of torque (@ 1,700 rpm). Gearbox is the G-76 Mark II. Claimed 0-100 kph in 15 seconds. ARAI rating is 14 kpl for the 4x2 and 13.2 kpl for the 4x4.

Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme049.jpg

High Points:
  • Lighter and stronger ladder frame with Hydro-Form technology, same as the Tata Aria. The Safari Storme still weighs 2,000 kilos for the base variant though.
  • Redesigned front and rear end. Side profile more or less retains the characteristics of the old Safari.
  • L x W x H = 4655 x 1965 x 1922. Wheelbase runs 2650 mm in length while the ground clearance is 200 mm.
  • The Storme gets ventilated disc brakes on all four wheels, standard on all variants.
  • 'Shift-on-the-fly' 4WD selection.
  • The Storme loses the tail-gate mounted spare wheel.
  • There is no plan to bring out a completely new Safari in the near future.
  • A daily production rate of approximately 100 cars.
  • The Storme will sell side-by-side with the older generation Safari.

Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-prices.jpg

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Exterior:

Compared to the ol' Safari's front end, the new face isn't as aggressive. It's toned down, but definitely more contemporary:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme001.jpg

No spare wheel on the tail-gate:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme002.jpg

Side cladding has been tweaked:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme003.jpg

Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme004.jpg

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Badging on the matte grey finish of the tail-gate:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme008.jpg

Chrome tips are actually mounted on the bumper, the exhaust pipe is independent:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme010.jpg

Headlamps get projectors for the low beam:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme011.jpg

New radiator grille. Chrome lip with S-T-O-R-M-E embossed on it:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme012.jpg

Ample 200 mm of ground clearance:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme013.jpg

235/70 R16 tyres. The car gets disc brakes on all four wheels:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme015.jpg

Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme016.jpg

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Interiors:

Dashboard looks nice with the light beige treatment and wooden inserts:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme018.jpg

Leather-wrapped Steering wheel:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme019.jpg

Driver's seat with height & lumbar adjustment:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme020.jpg

Simple center console. Beige, black and wood blend nicely. Notice the short gear lever. Head-unit should have been placed above the A/C controls. To the RHS of the gear lever is the 'shift-on-the-fly' selector and on the LHS, the cigarette lighter:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme021.jpg

A/C has an ECON mode. Rear A/C is powered by the same compressor doing the job at the front:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme023.jpg

Air-con wasn't too effective on the sunny day:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme024.jpg

Basic speedometer console:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme025.jpg

Brake & Clutch pedals have an awkward angled positioning. No spot to rest your left foot:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme030.jpg

Glovebox runs deep:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme032.jpg

Roof mounted A/C blower:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme035.jpg

2nd row seats have ample space to accommodate 3. Soft seats provide good support:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme037.jpg

Lever to tumble down the 2nd row 60:40 seats:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme038.jpg

3rd row seats have ample lateral space. Travelling sideways is a tummy-testing experience for most of us though:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme043.jpg

Head-room is an issue here. Anyone above 5.5 ft height will have trouble sitting straight:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme045.jpg

Perforated leather seats:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme048.jpg

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Mod Note : This photo preview has been released on 17th October 2012.

Pics of some 4x4 action:

Select 4L, leave the clutch and the Safari crawls over this steep incline with ease:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme050.jpg

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Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme055.jpg

Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme063.jpg

The see-saw:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme054.jpg

Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme060.jpg

Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme061.jpg

Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme057.jpg

Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme058.jpg

After some hard bumps, a loosely fitted part wanted to jump out of the SUV:
Tata Safari Storme : Test Drive and Review. More pics: pg 47-tata-safari-storme064.jpg

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I have a sinking feeling every time I open this thread to check the latest. 2 months back I had a choice to wait for this vehicle. And I did not. I have a sneaking suspicion that this may just turn out to be the best SUV out there.
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I have a sneaking suspicion that this may just turn out to be the best SUV out there.
All I d like to say at this moment is that you are very close to the truth. The Storme is an SUV that will delight most but disappoint nobody.
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*Rumour*: Following car can be the cut price variant of current Safari. Courtesy Motorbash.

Link:http://motorbash.com/hello-are-you-a...-after-storme/
That is an alloy wheel from Aria, which IMHO is 17". Unless, they are now planning to introduce the same in 16".
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Pls visit a show room before making conclusions. You are probably just referring to the offer as you read in the internet
Of course, I am quoting after visiting the showroom. The best offer we got is 30000/- discount with some freebies worth 10000/-.
Additional 20000/- as exchange bonus.

Hence, I am suggesting that do not quote the misleading information. Based on your update, I made my brother visit Tata Dealership in Pune, expecting 60K discount with some freebies on current Safari. But he had to return empty handed.

Finally booked Storme by paying 50K. Dealer had promised the test drive next weekend, which my family is eagerly looking forward to.
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That is an alloy wheel from Aria, which IMHO is 17". Unless, they are now planning to introduce the same in 16".
We are going off topic

That Safari has Aria allloy, black rear view mirror,some issue with rear mud guard too.
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That Safari has Aria allloy, black rear view mirror,some issue with rear mud guard too.
Piece of cladding over rear wheel arch is missing, it looks like a Safari with cannibalized parts.
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