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23 August 2013

Tata rolls out Safari Storme 'Explorer Edition'

Tata Motors' hulking big seven-seater gets outdoorsy

Amaan Ahmed
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Tata Motors is on a mission to recover lost ground in the passenger car market. It kicked off the Horizonext campaign a couple of months back, under which it would launch revamped versions of its existing cars, and the new Safari Storme 'Explorer Edition' is the first of many spiced-up offerings to come.

So, what's new here? On the outside, the Explorer Edition gets chrome-embellished headlamps and tail-lamps, a front nudge guard, door visors, and a massive compass decal on the bonnet. What's also massive is the 2-DIN touchscreen infotainment system inside, which, apart from offering Bluetooth connectivity, also doubles up as the Reverse Park Assist display. A Garmin satnav and art leather seat covers are the other interior additions.

What's more, you can also spec your Explorer with options like a bicycle carrier, a rear bumper-mounted cargo basket (can't imagine chucking much into it), and a roof-mounted canopy, if you'd like to take in the sights and sounds from outside the car. The rest of it is standard Safari Storme fare, with a 2.2-litre, four-pot diesel producing 138bhp and 320Nm of torque doing its thing under the bonnet.

The 'Explorer Edition' range starts at Rs 10.86 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Does the Storme really need all this adventure gimmickry? What say you, dotcommers?

Tags: safari explorer, explorer edition, storme, safari, safari storme, tata

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