TNI Bureau: Tata Motors launched its new Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) Safari Storme at a starting price of Rs 9.95 lakh. The vehicle is also known as the Tata Merlin. The firm, which is the first to introduce SUV in India, has come up with a vehicle, which is perfect combination of versatility and luxury.
The new Tata Safari Storme is powered with a 2.2 L VariCOR engine, turbocharged with VTT (Variable Turbine Technology) that delivers 140 PS Power & 320 NM Torque.
The vehicle also features ESOF (electronic shift-on-fly) technology, enabling engagement of the 4×4 or 4X2 mode, on the move. Fuel efficiency of the SUV is at 14kmpl in the 4×2 variant and 13.2kmpl in the 4×4 variant.
With hydroformed members, for high load capabilities and robustness the vehicle also has a double wishbone suspension set-up which provides excellent ride comfort. It is available in four variants, LX, EX, VX (4×2 and 4×4), in seven vibrant colours – Urban Bronze, Sardinia Red, Pearl White, Pearl Champagne, Astern Black, Arctic White, Arctic Silver.
It also features Reverse parking system with audible and graphical representation on the antiglare IRVM (Inside Rear-View Mirror), electrically operated power fold ORVM (Outside Rear-View Mirror) with turn signals, enhance the driving experience.
The vehicle has ample leg space and headroom to accommodate the family and also sufficient luggage space. The integrated 12V-gadget charging points are available on first, second and third row seats.
The vehicle is equipped with a dual-AC with a separate integrated roof mounted blower for rear passengers.
The Safari Storme integrates In-Mold Graining (IMG) technology. The vehicle has vacuum assisted independent hydraulic, ventilated disc brakes on all four- wheels and a 4 channel ABS with EBD, which helps in keeping the vehicle under control, during emergency braking conditions.
It has the features like the inertia switch and an auto engine immobilizer. In an exigency, the inertia switch automatically cuts off the fuel supply to the engine, and unlocks all the doors and also switches on the hazard warning light, to warn other road users.