Tata Motors has gone Gypsy style with the Safari Storme. Built for the Indian Army, the homegrown auto manufacturer has revealed a soft-top-version of the SUV that comes based on the standard hard-top, five door GS800 model. The automaker showcased this car at the Defence Expo 2018 in Chennai.
The Tata Safari Storme GS800 soft-top model comes with capability to carry 825 kg payload and it gets a 2+3 seating configuration. This car wears a camouflage colour scheme, while the front grille boasts a black theme. There are wraparound large LED headlamps. There is a chunky bumper with black accent and neatly positioned fog lamps. The SUV also boasts a high ground clearance meant for some tough job.
The model showcased at the Defence Expo also has an emergency communication setup installed in the vehicle. It can also work as a mobile base station. Tata Motors claims that the whole system can be activated within just 15 minutes. The interior comes with air conditioning, but there is no luxurious feature considering this is meant for tough business by Army men.
Power source for the SUV is a 2.2-litre diesel engine coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The engine churns out 140 hp of peak power and power is sent to all the four wheels via a standard 4WD system. Tata Motors has received an order of supplying 3,192 units of the Safari Storme to Indian Army and it replaces the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy in the defence force’s garage.