Indian Army’s toughest Tata Safari Strome will get a new reworked suspension and a protected under-body.
The Indian auto giant, Tata Motors has started the deliveries of the Safari Strome to the Indian Army. It will replace the old Maruti Suzuki Gypsy. The new Tata Safari Strome is a good replacement for the ageing Maruti Gypsy which served for almost three decades. Tata Motors will deliver a total of 3,192 units of its Tata Safari Strome SUV to the Indian Army. Pictures on MotoCarInfo now suggest that Tata Motors has begun the delivery of the Army version of Safari Strome and will be joining the Army fleet soon.
The Army version of Safari Strome stood by all the conditions put forth by the Indian Army. The Indian Army was looking for a vehicle that should have a payload capacity of 800kg, Along with, the vehicle should have an air-conditioner, a hard-top roof, and 4×4 as a standard offering. Tata Motors will also supply add-on armours that will make these SUVs better equipped to withstand explosives and bullets. Tata Safari Strome Army version gets black and beige interiors, a manually operated subros air conditioning unit along with reading lamps in the front and middle rows. It will also get dual airbags and ABS. If we talk about the exteriors, the SUV comes with matte green paint job which cancels outs reflections. The headlamps will be a horizontal beam of light in order to avoid detection by the enemy at night. The rear gets a hook for towing trailers and a couple of canister mounts on the fenders for keeping extra fuel and the bonnet now gets an antenna for radios.
In terms of Engine, the Army Spec Safari continues to get the same 2.2L turbocharged diesel engine which generates a maximum of 154 bhp of power and 400 Nm of peak torque and mated with a 6-Speed gearbox.