The Safari Storme has completed a month in our garage and the first thing I did was to take it for a week-long 1500km long trip on a well surfaced road. That’s what SUVs are for. Of course, there were some broken roads and a few ditches strewn sparsely and I had to take it off the road across the wild grass to wash her in the pond so that she was ready for the picture above. I could have done most of it in my decade-old sedan, but guess what, it certainly wouldn’t have been so comfortable and stress-free.
There is loads of space for everyone, except for the two facing each other in the third row. The front seats are large, firm and accommodating and there was enough thigh support for the nine-hour drive. There is enough room for three on the bench – shoulder room, head room, legroom et al. It would have been great if the rear split bench could recline as the seat back seems to be a bit upright for long hauls. The split foldable rear seats are handy when you have to stow the luggage of your extended family while they enjoy a good night’s sleep in the Indian railways.