Tata Safari Storme GS800 pickup truck looks different from Army-spec regular Safari Storme with single-cab configuration and payload of 800 kg
Tata Motors got the better of other manufacturers and won the contract for supplying Safari Storme to the prestigious Indian Army. With pictures emerging of the Army-spec vehicle, the matte green shade and other equipment it had on-board did impress as the Mumbai-based brand started delivering the contracted units.
A total of 3,192 units were signed up for delivery in the specified fitment level. Hot on the heels, Tata has displayed Safari Storme GS800 pickup truck at the recently culminated 2018 edition of DefExpo. The GS800 abbreviates to General Service 800 and the numeral refers to the payload capacity of the vehicle at 800 kilograms.
The Tata Safari Storme GS800 pickup truck is entirely different in terms of its visual appeal compared to the regular SUV. It has a single cab configuration and gets adorned in Techni-camo colour scheme. It features a flat bed area covered in soft roof top and comprises of smaller wheelbase in comparison to the standard Storme.
The pickup truck has its versatile behavior and can be used to not just carry loads but people as well. It has purpose-built antennas, turret-integrated binoculars, revised suspension system and upgraded protection underneath the body. The mechanical changes are implemented to tackle the rugged and unpredictable surface conditions Army vehicles have to endure.
As for the powertrain, the Tata Safari Storme GS800 pickup truck derives power from a 2.2-litre Varicor diesel engine which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 156 PS and 400 Nm of peak torque. The engine is connected to s six-speed manual transmission that sends power to all the four wheels through a shift-on-fly rotary knob.
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