Torsus, sebuah perusahaan kendaran off-road yang berbasis di Republik Czech, menyebarkan teaser kendaraan off-road berbasis van terbarunya.

Model anyar ini untuk melengkapi jajaran kendaraan darat yang jauh lebih besar untuk penggunaan komersial dan rekreasi.

Kini, tabir sepenuhnya terangkat pada mesin Torsus terbaru, yang disebut Terrastorm.

Model anyar ini tentu saja lebih kecil dari model Praetorian sebelumnya yang lebih besar.

Meski begitu, Terrastorm sepertinya mampu menaklukan jalan dan jalur yang menantang, seperti yang ditunjukkan oleh galeri foto.

Terrastorm menggunakan Volkswagen Crafter/MAN TGE all-wheel-drive sebagai basis awalnya, tetapi fondasinya jelas jauh berbeda dari kedua model pabrikan itu.

Galeri: Torsus Terrastorm Bus

Suspensi MacPherson Struts dan shock Bilstein B6 yang ditingkatkan dipasang di depan.

Keduanya dikombinasikan dengan leaf spring dan Ironman 4x4 Load Plus dengan shock Profender Dakar opsional di belakang. Diferensial belakang pengunci juga disertakan.

Ketinggian pengendaraan ditingkatkan untuk menawarkan ground clearance 11,4 inci. Kemudian dikombinasikan dengan ban segala medan yang besar.

Terrastorm menawarkan sudut pendekatan (approach angle) 26 derajat dan sudut keberangkatan (departure angle) 20 derajat.

Jika Anda menemukan air dalam perjalanan Anda, Terrastorm dapat mengarungi air berketinggian 27 inci tanpa masalah.

Jika keadaan menjadi sangat sulit, pelat selip dan bumper khusus dengan derek terintegrasi memberikan perlindungan dan dukungan untuk mesin dan penumpang.

Torsus Terrastorm Ambulance Side
Torsus Terrastorm Cargo Side

Berbicara tentang penumpang, Torsus menawarkan Terrastorm dalam berbagai konfigurasi yang dapat mencakup transportasi hingga 20 penumpang.

Tempat duduk dapat dikondisikan sesuai kebutuhan. Mulai dari bentuk standar hingga bergaya off-road termasuk harness lima titik penuh yang ditawarkan untuk off-road serius dengan sekelompok besar orang.

Konfigurasi lain menawarkan kursi dan meja putar dalam kabin yang tampak lebih nyaman. Juga ditawarkan pencahayaan individual, ventilasi AC, dan speaker.

Untuk orang yang ingin kemping, interior Terrastorm dirancang untuk menerima komponen modular.

Untuk lebih menampilkan fungsionalitas Terrastorm, Torsus mengungkapkan versi kargo dan ambulans dari van off-road.

Tidak jelas apakah Torsus akan menawarkan perlengkapan seperti itu langsung dari lantai pabriknya atau akan menggunakan pihak ketiga untuk merancangnya.

Tetapi setidaknya untuk model ambulans, perusahaan mengatakan bahwa model itu dibangun dengan peraturan UE dengan sistem pasokan listrik dan oksigen yang tepat di dalamnya.

Terrastorm ditujukan untuk pasar Eropa, di mana ia dijual pada kuartal ketiga tahun 2020. Harga mulai dari 57.461 euro (sekitar Rp966 juta dengan kurs saat ini).

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TERRASTORM will be on sale globally from Q3 2020

Based on the Volkswagen Crafter/MAN TGE and powered by advanced Euro VI D engines and drivetrains

Two variants, TT1 Coach and TT2 Nomad with countless configurations

TORSUS TERRASTORM is engineered to be the world’s most capable 4x4 minibus

Transports up to 20 passengers depending on configuration

Prices start from €57,461 (£52,290.95)

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Prague, 28 July 2020: TORSUS, manufacturer of the world’s toughest, heavy-duty off-road buses is set to cause a stir in the commercial vehicle sector with TERRASTORM, a 4x4 off-road minibus. Available to order now, starting from €57,461 (£52,290.95), the first TERRASTORM deliveries will commence in Q3 2020 in both left-hand and right-hand drive.

The 4x4 TORSUS TERRASTORM, based on a Volkswagen Crafter/MAN TGE 4Motion chassis, features a EURO VI D 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel engine offered in two power guises, 140PS (103kW) and 340Nm or 176PS (130kW) and 410Nm, mated to a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Engineered and manufactured at TORSUS’ production plant in Slovakia, the heart of vehicle manufacturing in Central Europe, the team applied its expert knowledge gained from producing the PRAETORIAN, the world’s first production off-road bus, to design a new ultra-tough 4x4 minibus. Designed to transport people and cargo to some of the world’s most inhospitable places, the TERRASTORM is dependable and pushes the commercial vehicle sector to new limits.

Testing to TORSUS Tough
Ensuring the dependability of a TORSUS product means putting the product through its paces in testing. TERRASTORM has undergone a rigorous test program at multiple test facilities in and around Czech Republic and Slovakia including the iconic Tatra testing ground. This ensures the vehicle can withstand and handle beyond normal off-road usage whilst remaining usable and comfortable on road. TERRASTORM is engineered rugged and is tested to TORSUS tough.

Vakhtang Dzhukashvili, founder and CEO of TORSUS, said: “At TORSUS, we believe that strong, rugged, commercial vehicles aren’t only for working hours but can be used for fun as well. The TERRASTORM aims to break that tradition as we set new standards in this market. We have taken what we know from PRAETORIAN and translated it to a smaller overall footprint, but the dependability and toughness remain. By working with customers and listening to feedback and hearing their problems, we find solutions to create the ultimate off-road minibus.

“TERRASTORM is a vehicle that will be at home on the dunes of the Sahara to delivering packages and emergency care work in the mountainous regions. The vehicle is versatile in its configurations, it is always able to offer more capability to serve multiple markets and industries.”

TERRASTORM is designed to be valuable for those wanting a vehicle that can do the heavy lifting at work but is also great for the weekends with the family. Specific body trim is crafted to not only protect the lower panels of the vehicle but create solutions to problems – such as an integrated winch and a custom-built skid plate.

The vehicle is offered in two trim levels – TT1 Coach and TT2 Nomad, both of which include an upgraded chassis and off-road suspension, all-wheel drive with a locking rear differential, integrated winch in the TORSUS front bumper capable of towing up to 5,500kg (5.5 tonnes), side steps, durable scratch resistant coating on the lower body panels, and a bespoke Duraluminium skid plate running from the engine and gearbox down to the rear differential and fuel tank to protect from being damaged in inhospitable conditions. TT2 Nomad adds a front metal bull-bar and rear light metal grilles, roof rack with integrated lights, spare tyre rack and rear ladder.

The TORSUS bumper was designed to offer improved off-road capabilities with better approach angles. It hosts the LED high beam, daytime running lights, fog lights and spotlights as well as the integrated winch, which is hidden away only to be dispatched when you really need it. As part of the underside protection, the custom 5mm Duraluminium skid plate protects the engine, radiator, transmission, rear axle, DPF filter, as well as the fuel and AdBlue tanks from any costly damage when off-road.

Off-road suspension has been upgraded to ensure optimum on and off-road capability. Up front, MacPherson struts and Bilstein B6 shock absorbers offer optimum comfort. With the increased ride height, Ironman 4x4 Adjustable Camber bolts are fitted to offer ± 1.75 degrees camber adjustment.

At the rear, the suspension is a combination of leaf springs equipped with Ironman 4x4 Load Plus and optional Profender Dakar shock absorbers with remote auxiliary reservoirs extended axle stroke. The combination of uprated off-road suspension and heavy-duty 17-inch BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 tyres gives the TERRASTORM a ground clearance of 290mm, approach and departure angles of 26 degrees and 20 degrees, and a wading depth of 690mm. Potential buyers have the option to select the ‘Deep Wave’ pack allowing the TERRASTORM to wade through up to 820mm of water.

Inside, the TERRASTORM can accommodate from nine to 20 passengers in high-comfort seats, depending on the variant of minibus, upholstered in fabric and eco-leather fitted with three-point seatbelts. Each passenger seat is built on a strong chassis and skeleton consisting of 2-4mm of sheet metal. The driver cockpit includes a new touchscreen control panel above the infotainment system to control all interior heating, lighting, air conditioning and speaker system from the single unit, as well as offering the driver a status overview of all equipment.

For more extreme configurations, TORSUS has created ‘extra active’ seats with 5-point harnesses. Unlike most minibuses, the internal seating configuration on the TERRASTORM can be altered to ‘swivel seats’ with multifunction tables all on the TORSUS seat rail system. This means the rows of seats can be positioned opposite each other making use of the multifunction tables and a customer can easily install modular components to convert a bus into a personal camper.

Above the seats is the innovative TORSUS Air Channel; a top-class luggage rack offering each occupant individual lighting, air conditioning vents and speakers. The passenger cabin is lined with 30mm thermal insulation and the anti-slip floor is 18mm high-density water-resistant board with 2mm PVC floor coverings to ensure it is easy to clean and can withstand the inhospitable environments.

Peter Zaiček, Head of Production, TORSUS, “When producing the TERRASTORM, we continuously monitor and assess the minibus to create the best product we can; leading to multiple iterations of moulds until we have the perfect one that not only aligns with our design language but is safe, rugged and dependable.”

The TERRASTORM can be configured in a number of ways to benefit industries from tourism, overland, mining, ambulance services, cargo and special agencies. The MEDIVAC TERRASTORM is the ideal representation of an off-road ambulance as either a patient transportation vehicle or a mobile intensive care unit. The TORSUS team build the MEDIVAC according to EU or local regulations with the correct Battenburg markings as well as LED beacons on the roof, bumpers and mirrors, as well as a siren and external loudspeaker.

Inside, the vehicle is equipped with the necessary noise insulation, floor coverings, ceiling and wall panels as well as the electrical systems and an oxygen supply system. The MEDIVAC can be supplied with stretchers, electrical suction units, defibrillators, syringe pumps and electrocardiograph machines to whatever specification is needed.

When delivering parcels or important cargo to remote areas, passenger seats aren’t always needed. The CARGO version is a versatile vehicle that can be commissioned by infrastructure maintenance providers and kitted out to suit those needs or simply a base for a customer with a dream for an ultimate off-road minibus.

Comprehensive sales and service support
TERRASTORM will be sold through TORSUS’ growing international dealer network, a number of best value ownership options and is supported by Volkswagen and MAN service centres, ensuring no matter where the TERRASTORM goes, there will be a service centre nearby. Each vehicle comes with a two-year global drivetrain warranty and full aftersales support which can be increased up to five years or 500,000km in selected markets.

TORSUS is currently represented and distributes to three continents (Europe, Australia and South America) selling in six markets (Germany, Poland, Australia, Chile, Peru and Ukraine) with negotiations to expand the reach into more territories, including UK, UAE, Argentina, France, Canada, Philippines, Kazakhstan, the US and Saudi Arabia.