Tata Motors has launched a more powerful version of its existing Safari Storme model which has been given a new six-speed manual gearbox.
The Safari Storme has been given more power and a new gearbox. Tata Motors today launched the Safari Storme Varicor 400, with 154.8bhp and a manual six-speed gearbox in the top-end VX trim. The 4x2 VX variant is priced at Rs. 13.25 lakh, while the 4x4 VX variant is priced at Rs. 14.60 lakh, (ex-showroom, Delhi).
This new Safari Storme will be powered by the same 2.2 litre, four cylinder, common rail, turbo diesel engine but in a higher state of tune. Maximum power output is now 7.8bhp more than the current version and the engine now develops 80Nm more torque which makes it 400Nm between 1,750rpm and 2,500rpm. Considering the new model also gets a new six-speed gearbox makes it very practical as the torque will now be easily usable in all the gears.
The less powerful 147bhp model of the Safari Storme will still be available in lower trims, as the new Safari Storme Varicor 400 will be available only in the top-of-the-line VX trim in both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive variants.
Apart from the Varicor 400 badging, there is no visual difference in the Safari Storme Varicor 400 and the current variant on both the sides.