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Saturday, December 24, 2011

By Manoj Kumawat

Tata Storm can be new avatar of Tata Safari

The Gen-X Tata Safari that was expected to be called as ‘Tata Safari Merlin’ by Indian Conglomerate Tata Motors till yesterday, has now been rumored to be renamed as ‘Tata Safari Storm’ or ‘Tata Storm’. With this report, it has just increased the intensity of hype created by the company before it’s unveiling at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo.

This sort of thrill-buildup is not new with Tata Motors as earlier, it had played same trick when it launched its crossover Tata Aria that was earlier speculated to be ‘Tata Indicruz’. The Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) is also spotted testing many times and this time a much closer and in-depth analysis are uncovered from the sighted New Tata Safari. The vehicle that is based on the crossover Tata Aria 4X2 platform as a result it will not be mere facelift but a total make-over of earlier Tata Safari.


Tata Safari Storm Pictures

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The appearance and interiors have received some major changes along with incorporation of advanced safety features that were lacked by predecessor and improved gearbox under the hood. Currently it is expected that Tata Storm will be launched in single diesel variant and will prove to be a healthy alternate to Mahindra XUV500 that has a lengthy hang-around time.


Tata Safari Storm Pictures

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In the front, the crystal-clear headlights will boast a swept-back styling and side indicators will be seen mounted on the Outside Rear View Mirrors (OVRMs) for enhanced safety. A larger Tata insignia will be placed in the middle of radiator grille along with a large chrome plate above grille and below the bonnet and fog-lamps in circular shape. Revamped tail lamps and trapezoid chrome tipped twin-pipe are witnessed at the rear part of the Tata Storm. In the interiors, it is sure to offer better comfort quality than the aged Safari together with host of modern features that consist of the steering mounted controls and Bluetooth-pairing facility.

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