Tata Motor’s Safari Strome, another addition in the company’s SUV family, shall embrace the Indian Market on 17th October, 2012. This baby was first witnessed at the 2012 Delhi show, and the launch date is planned coinciding with the Indian festivities. The new model resembles Aria a lot- with quite a many features adding up to the resemblance- the chassis, the suspension, and even the engine. It will be carrying a 2.2 liter DiCOR engine delivering 142PS power and 320 Nm torque, and is linked to a five speed manual gearbox- it’ll be available in 2WD and 4WD options.
The leathered-up interiors, the upgraded gearbox, a new honeycomb grille, new twin exhausts, the projector headlights and the new tailgate all add up to the beauty of this beast. The pricing would be somewhere around the present Safari- between INR 8.3 to 13.3 lakhs. Once this machine hits the Indian roads, it’ll give severe competition to Mahindra Scorpio, Chevrolet Tavera, Renault Duster, and the likes.