Tata Motors had bagged an order from the Indian Army for supplying 3,192 units of Safari Storme 4x4 under the General Service 800 (GS800) vehicle category. Now, the Army-spec Tata Safari Storme has been spotted.
The Tata Safari Storme Army edition is finished in a matte green shade which is common among the Army vehicles. The entire body is painted in green and there are no chrome bits and even the plastic parts are finished in the green colour to match the colour of the body.
The footboard and the roof rails are the only two accessories which do not get the green colour. Apart from that, the Tata Safari Storme Army edition also features a jerry can holder on the rear-left fender.
Other prominent features of the military-spec Tata Safari Storme are pintle hook at the rear, antenna on the bonnet and spotlights on the front bumper. The interior of the SUV features a shade of beige but details on the equipment are not available.
The Tata Safari Storme Army edition draws power from a 2.2-litre four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine producing 154bhp and 400Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The Army edition of the Tata Safari Storme also gets a 4x4 transfer case with high and low ratios. The high and low ratios can be switched on-the-fly with a rotary knob located near the gear lever. The Tata Safari Storme Army edition also features green wheel covers to match the body colour.
Thoughts On The Tata Safari Storme Army Edition
The Army-spec Tata Safari Storme will replace the iconic Maruti Gypsy in the Indian Army. The Safari Storme will be used as a personnel carrier and on reconnaissance missions. The Tata Safari Storme will be an ideal vehicle for the Army with its high ground clearance, four-wheel-drive and ladder-on-frame chassis.
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