Tata Motors has rolled out the 1500th GS800 (General Service 800) Safari Storme 4×4 for the Indian Armed Forces, with a ceremonial flag off by Dr. Subhash Bhamre, MoS, Defence, Government of India along with Mr. Vernon Noronha, Vice President, Defence & Government Business, Tata Motors, at its Pune facility.
The company had earlier bagged the order to supply 3192 units to the Indian Armed forces.
The Safari Storme GS800 is a contemporary, reliable and sturdier diesel SUV with robust features, and a minimum payload capacity of 800 kgs. It is indigenously designed to meet the requirements of the Indian Army. The vehicle has undergone rigorous trial of fifteen months in on-road and off-road terrains, to endure severely rugged operational conditions ranging from high-altitude drives, snow-bound regions, deserts and marshy lands.
The Tata GS800 Safari Storme is a fully loaded vehicle packed with special features such as ABS, recovery hooks, jerry can and fog lamps to suit army requirement during missions. Being a low maintenance vehicle, it comes with bucket seats, mobile charging point, air conditioning, heating, demisting, power windows and ample space inside the cabin to accommodate six crew members comfortably.
Tata Motors has so far supplied over 1.5 lakh vehicles to the Indian Military and Paramilitary forces, since 1958.