Tata Safari STORME’s into the Indian Army with the initial order for 3192 units of Safari STORME GS 800.
Tata Motors won the contract to supply vehicles to the Indian Army who are replacing the ageing old Maruti Suzuki Gypsy’s.
Tata Motors has signed a contract for supply of 3192 units of the Safari STORME GS 800 4×4 to the Indian Armed Forces, under a new category of vehicles – GS800 (General Service 800).
The Indian Ministry of Defence (MOD) had floated an RFP for vehicles with three basic criteria – minimum payload capacity of 800 kgs; hard roofs and air conditioning.
Tata Motors reiterates its position as a leading supplier to Defence Mobility solutions to Indian Armed forces.
Developed indigenously, the Tata Safari Storme 4×4 has completed a total trial duration of fifteen months in various terrains across the country, demonstrating supreme performance in the most demanding conditions with capabilities of coping with extreme on or off-road terrains.
Tata Motors’ foray into Defence is progressing exactly as per the plan. First a replacement of Tatra by Tata High Mobility Vehicle 6×6 in the 10 Tonne class, and now a replacement of Maruti Gypsy by Tata Safari Storme in the 4×4 light vehicle category, reiterates Tata Motors’ position as a leading supplier of defence mobility solutions to the Indian Armed Forces.
Tata Motors will supply vehicles to both Indian Army and Indian Navy in a phased manner.
Tata Safari Storme 4×4 GS800
Tata Safari Storme GS 800 SUV was unveiled at the Defence Expo 2012.
The vehicle was conceived and designed keeping in mind the need for a rugged, comfortable and reliable vehicle, making it popular with law enforcement agencies.
Introduced in 2012, the Safari Storme boasts of superior on-road and off-road capabilities and robust all round performance, providing the customers with an un-matched driving experience.
The Safari Storme 4×4 GS800 comes with a 2.2 VARICORE diesel engine which develops 156 PS & 400 Nm torque and best-in-class ground clearance of 200mm. The 4X4 variant also features ESOF (electronic shift-on-fly) technology, enabling engagement of the 4X4 or 4X2 mode on the move.
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