We catch the TATA’s most awaited SUV, Safari Storme once again and at the same stretch of the Mumbai Pune highway where it was caught by our alert eyes. Last time the one which we caught was all camouflaged. This time we have caught actually 2 Stormes – one is the same camouflaged one and the other a proper Maroon colored variant.
When we were passing by these cars were standing on the roads. After going back to them it felt possibly the drivers were changing their rides. On asking them a few questions, they only said that the company is planning to officially make this SUV available in the market by next month as testing is possibly in the last phases. He also specifically mentioned that the steering has been made lighter and the spare wheel finds a new place underneath the body.
The SUV definitely looks better finished than the current model as could be made out from the pics to some extent. Interiors feel plusher and more upmarket than the monotonous theme in the current variant. However, we feel the current Safari looks better as an SUV and possibly have a good fan following.
According to us, TATA should price this SUV sensibly to ensure it gets a much needed good run at the market else it might signal a doom for TATA in this segment. A speculated price of 11 Lakh is definitely not what TATA should be considering. TATA should do a Mahindra and keep an entry level tag as lower as possible which would ensure a blockbuster start to this car.
For now, relish the pics..!