Tata Motors to supply 3,192 Safari Storme SUVs to Indian army

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The company elaborated that the SUV will replace Maruti Gypsy in the 4×4 light vehicle category

 

Automobile major Tata Motors on Thursday said it will supply 3,192 units of its sports utility vehicle (SUV) Tata Safari Storme to the Indian Army.

The contract was signed with the Indian Army for the supply of the SUVs under a new category of vehicles — GS800 (General Service 800), according to the company.

“The Indian Ministry of Defence (MOD) had floated a request for proposal (RFP) for vehicles with three basic criteria — minimum payload capacity of 800 kg, hard roofs and air conditioning,” the company said in a statement.

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“Developed indigenously, the Tata Safari Storme 4×4 has completed a total trial duration of 15 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.”

The company elaborated that the SUV will replace Maruti Gypsy in the 4×4 light vehicle category.

“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,” the statement said.(read more)

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