Torsus is not a well-known name in SA, but the company is working on a heavy-duty offroad bus based on a Volkswagen Crafter. Check this thing out!
Own a Volkswagen Crafter/Caravelle and not happy with the 4Motion offroad system? Introducing heavy-duty offroad bus maker who is working on a vehicle that is claims will 'cause a stir in the commercial vehicle sector.' These teaser images show its latest project called the Terrastorm and it will be revealed in its entirety in July 2020.
The Torsus Terrastorm is built on a Volkswagen Crafter 4Motion platform, but has been given some hardcore offroad suspension and tyres to go where no bus has ever gone before. It will feature Euro-6 engines and given these teaser images splashing through mud, it's going to be one very capable people mover. Torsus says the Terrastorm is offered in a variety of configurations for companies that need a rugged and capable vehicle. The vehicle is targeting the mining and emergency aid sectors, and when you think about how remote some locations can be, this should tick the box. We could also see safari companies jumping on board as the high clearance means better viewing opportunities.
Vakhtang Dzhukashvili, founder and CEO of Torsus said: “At Torsus, we are breaking new ground by designing, developing and manufacturing the world’s toughest off-road buses. In the all-new Terrastorm we signal our ambition to set new standards in the heavy-duty 4x4 minibus market across some of the toughest industries known to man. We built Torsus to be a trailblazer and redefine the way people think about commercial vehicles, and the Torsus Terrastorm is the next step on our journey to make this reality.” The Torsus Terrastorm will be revealed later in July 2020, and sales will begin before the end of the year.
It's not Torsus' first rodeo making capable people-movers as its Praetorian bus features a 900 Nm MAN engine and chassis and capacity for 35 passengers and gear. Check it in action!