Originally Posted by Raja
@ Xover or anybody - can you please explain what are the new tech things incorporated in the strome which can make it a better vehicle then the competetion ?
Sure,it will be my pleasure.Here are the highlights of Storme which makes it much more than Safari refresh or facelift: 1. Hydroformed Chassis:
In 1987 TATA developed their own pick-up platform pouplarly known as 207 platform.For the next 22 years a plethora of vehicles were based on it.From Tata Mobile to Tata Estate to Sierra to Sumo to Safari to Grande.
But finally in 2010 TATA launched TATA Aria,its first vehicle based upon a new hydroformed ladder ladder chassis known as X2 platform internally.
And now the Storme spawns this same X2 platform.However its slightly modified from the Aria platform.When compared to Aria, Storme's wheelbase is much less at around 2650 mm.This compactness makes the hydroformed chassis of Storme even more rigid and stiffer than Aria which means hopefully its handling and ride would be much better than Aria.
Here is complete explanation of hydroformed chassis for those who want to know more:Hydroforming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Now in short:
2. New Rack and pinion steering for better response,
3.Better weight distribution because of positioning of spare wheel.
4. All new interiors,
5. AC vents in C pillar,
6. New retuned varicor engine,
7. Aria's G76 MKII gearbox,
8. Heavily modified front and rear with new body claddings and side steps.
There are even more new features that I can't remember now.But rest to sure that whenever STORME is launched it will create a completely different driving experience when compared to its predecessor and competition.
Hope I have contributed positively in this debate.Raja,happy now
| Btw there is a news |
Tata strome Has been dispatched on 2nd September to banglore .
The dealers will have the stromes in their yards soon .
Engineers who had gone for training said tata was working and testing in reducing the wind noise entering the cabin on high speeds .
If the noise has reduced or eliminated has to be seen .
Just saw this.Thanks Raja,this news confirms that Storme is lurking somewhere close in the horizon.BTW
,congrats on completing your 2000th post,it was simply monumental and auspicious for us Safari fans.
Thank you Raja THE X-OVER