Indian Army-version of Tata Safari Storme spotted as deliveries begin

The Indian Army’s shipment of Tata Safari Storme 4X4 has been recently spotted on road. As per news reports, the Indian Army had given the contract to Tata Motors last year to upgrade its fleet which is currently relying on the ageing Maruti Gypsy vehicles. Tata Motors will be supplying 3,192 units of the Tata Storme SUV under the contract in the near future. The deliveries have already begun and the first badge of the Army-version of the Tata Storme 4X4 SUV grabbed eye-balls on the roads. So, what’s different in the Army-version of the Tata Safari Storme 4X4 SUV? The car has cleared the Indian Army’s General Service 800 vehicle classification signifying that the SUV will have to come with a hard top with a load capacity of minimum of 800 KG along with air-conditioning. The vehicle flaunts a matte-green colour.

The entire car has been painted green including wheels and the badging. The front chrome has been blackened to avoid any refection. Tata has added a big rear trailer hook which is mandatory for military vehicle along with a jerry can mount on the rear fenders. There is a radio antenna on the bonnet. Also, the vehicle features blacked-out lamps on both front and rear bumpers. The entire car has been made to be non-reflective and low-profile to maintain stealth. As far as the interiors of the car is concerned, the vehicle flaunts a dual-tone finish and similar to civilian version that is seen on-roads. Also, the vehicle has got heavy-duty suspensions along with underbody protection for serious off-roading. Talking about the engine, the vehicle is powered a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission offering 400Nm of torque aided by four-wheel drive mechanism with both low and high range option. The engine is capable of producing 154bhp of peak power.



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