Spied on several occasions with a Land Rover like front grille and a slightly redesigned front bumper, the updated Safari Storme will also get better furniture inside. Replacing faux wood inserts, the dashboard gets what looks like beige inserts, while the center console gets metallic silver finish, some of it spilling over to the gear shifter and the speaker bezel. The steering wheel looks like a borrowed unit from the Zest sedan with integrated controls for telephony and music. Whether the audio system will be a touch-screen unit like the one on the compact sedan isn’t clear from the pictures, but it should get some added connectivity features.
The biggest change lies under the hood, where the Safari Storme will be powered by a 2.2-liter Varicor engine that pumps out 154 bhp and 400 Nm of torque, which is 16 bhp and 60 Nm more in comparison to the older model. Facing stiff competition from the new Scorpio, the updated Safari Storme will soldier on with these minor upgrades, before an all-new model replaces this near two decade old charmer, sometime in 2017.