Most millennials have looked towards the OG Tata Safari with gloomy eyes and a dream to buy one. But the ladder-architected Safari is nowhere to be seen now. What is sold as the Tata Safari is instead a 3-row version of the Tata Harrier with a longer rear overhang. Tata Safari’s direct rival – Mahindra Scorpio, on the other hand, is still sold as an old-school SUV with the Classic badge. Naturally, that keeps patrons of the original Scorpio silhouette happy. What if Tata Motors plans to do a similar exercise with the Safari Strome? Well, it will be a direct rival to the Mahindra Scorpio Classic. And Bimble Designs has tried to digitally incarnate the Tata Safari Storme Classic Edition. Not least, it looks impressive.
Tata Safari in its previous avatar as Dicor and Storme had a cult status in the market with its appealing silhouette that boasted a strong road presence. Its proven ladder set was also a much appreciated subject. Thankfully, the designer has kept the same thing in digital rendering. Tata Safari Storme’s body shell remains largely unchanged here. However, there are some changes. The headlights have dual element LED DRLs, along with a smoke treatment.
The grill is done in a shade of black and merges with the headlights. The bumper has been reprofiled to accommodate a fresh design for the fog lights and skid plates. The air dam is also a revised affair. All these changes help the Tata Storme Classic Edition to have a more modernized appeal.
Changes around the sides include new alloy wheels, as opposed to the 16-inch mags seen on the Safari Storme previously. This time the alloy wheel design is borrowed from the ongoing Safari. In addition, a black cladding runs across the SUV. The rear fascia remains unchanged, unfortunately. A new glow pattern for the taillights could have accentuated the appeal.
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Now talking about feasibility, we think Tata Motors should really consider bringing back the ladder-frame Safari with the stance that the Indian audience has seen ageing. No doubt it has aged like a fine wine. With some weight reduction and a new powertrain that has enough to power this SUV, it could be a chartbuster as the affinity for SUVs in the Indian market is really high.