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Tata Safari Storme Joins The Indian Army!


In the Indian Army’s lightweight 4x4 vehicle category, the Safari Storme will replace the trusted Maruti Suzuki Gypsy

 

Safari Storme

 

 

Tata Motors had bagged an initial contract from the Indian Army to supply 3,192 units of Safari Storme, which will be included in their lightweight 4X4vehicle category. This comes after the Army’s decade-long association with the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy. This new batch of incoming vehicles will be classified under a new category - GS800 (General Service 800). The Indian Ministry of Defence (MOD) had floated an order for vehicles with three basic criteria – minimum payload capacity of 800kg, hard roofs and air-conditioning.

 

Storme Front

 

 

Developed indigenously, the Tata Safari Storme 4x4 has completed a total trial duration of fifteen months in various terrains across the country, demonstrating supreme performance in the most demanding conditions. This variant of the Storme has been modified from the one available for civilians with an upgraded drivetrain and significantly modified suspension. The Safari Storme was introduced in 2012 and comes powered by a 2.2-litre diesel motor that puts out 156PS and 400Nm of peak torque. The 4X4 variant also features electronic shift-on-fly technology, enabling to shift from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive with ease. 

 

Storme Rear

 

 

Tata Motors claims to have positioned itself as a leading supplier of defence mobility solutions to the armed forces. Earlier, Tata High Mobility Vehicle 6x6 had replaced the Tatra trucks in the 10-tonne vehicle class of the Indian Army. Tata Motors has associated with the Indian Army and Paramilitary forces since 1958, and have resulted in over 1,50,000 vehicles been supplied so far. 

(The civilian version of the Storme has been pictured)

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