Most millennials are looking at the OG Tata Safari with sad eyes and dreams of buying one. However, the built-in ladder frame Safari is nowhere to be seen. What is being sold as the Tata Safari is a 3-row version of the Tata Harrier with a rather long rear overhang. Tata Safari’s direct competitor – Mahindra Scorpio, on the other hand, is still on sale as an old-school SUV with a classic badge. Of course, this keeps patrons of the original Scorpio silhouette happy. What if Tata Motors plans to do a similar exercise with the Safari Strom? Well, it will make a direct rival to the Mahindra Scorpio Classic. And, Bimble Designs has tried to digitally transform the Tata Safari Storme Classic Edition. In particular, it looks impressive.
The Tata Safari in its earlier incarnations as the Dicor and Storme enjoyed a cult following in the market with its eye-catching silhouette that boasted strong road presence. Its proven ladder-frame setup was also a much-admired substance. Thankfully, the designer has maintained the same in the digital rendering. The body shell of the Tata Safari Storme has been largely changed here. However, there are some changes. The headlamps feature dual-element LED DRLs as well as smoke treatment.
The grille is finished in a black shade and integrates neatly with the headlamps. The bumper has been redesigned to have a fresh design for the fog lamps and skid plates. Air Dam is also a revised case. All these changes help give the Tata Storme Classic Edition a more modern appeal.
Changes around the sides include new alloy wheels, as opposed to the 16-inch mags previously seen on the Safari Storme. This time the alloy wheel design is taken from the ongoing Safari. Also, a black cladding runs the length of the SUV. Sadly, the rear fascia remains unchanged. A new flashing pattern for the tail lamps can enhance the appeal.
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Now talking about feasibility, we believe that Tata Motors should definitely consider bringing back the ladder frame Safari with the stance that the Indian audience has seen coming of age. There is no doubt that it is as old as a fine wine. With some weight reduction and a new powertrain enough to propel this SUV, it could turn out to be a chartbuster as the Indian market has a high affinity for SUVs.