SRINAGAR: Reiterating its commitment to ‘Make in India’, Tata Motors on Saturday celebrated the milestone of rolling out the 1500thGS800 (General Service 800) Safari Storme 4×4 for the Indian armed forces. The vehicle was rolled out with a ceremonial flag off by MoS, Defence, Government of India Dr Subhash Bhamre, along with Vice President, Defence & Government Business, Tata Motors, Vernon Noronha at its Pune facility. The company bagged the order to supply 3192 units of Safari Storme to Indian armed forces and have successfully delivered 1300+ vehicles.
The Safari Storme GS800 is indigenously designed to meet the requirements of the Indian Army with a contemporary, highly reliable and sturdier Diesel SUV with robust features, and a minimum payload capacity of 800 kgs. The vehicle has undergone a total rigorous trial duration of fifteen months in varied terrains across India, demonstrating its supreme performance, with a capability of coping with on-road or off-road terrains. Offering 60% higher payload, over 70% higher power and over 200% higher torque, this vehicle has been customised to endure severely rugged operational conditions ranging from high-altitude drives, traversing snow-bound regions, crossing deserts to the marshy lands, an official release read.
Commenting on the successful roll-out of the 1500th Tata GS800 Safari Storme, Vice President, Defence & Government Business, Tata Motors Limited, Vernon Noronha, said, “We, at Tata Motors, take immense pride to roll-out the 1500th GS800 Safari Storme of the 3192 order for the Indian Army. This modern SUV – Tata GS800 is specially customised to meet the requirements of the Indian armed forces. The milestone of rolling out the 1500th Safari Storme is the result of the absolute dedication of our workforce, while reiterating our commitment to support government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.”
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. Being a low maintenance vehicle, it comes with bucket seats, mobile charging point, Air Conditioning (AC), heating, demisting, power windows and ample space inside the cabin to accommodate six crew members comfortably, read the release.