We suspect it would be a cool Overlanding RV, too.
If you have an intense desire to go off-roading with friends – lots of friends – Prague-based company Torsus has something in the works that might be of interest. It’s called the Terrastorm, and while we don’t know much about it yet, these teaser photos suggest a rough-and-ready van with capability to spare.
Torsus bills the Terrastorm as the “world’s most capable 4x4 minibus.” It’s built from the Euro-spec Volkswagen Crafter 4Motion, which is a competitor to the full-size Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Ford Transit. As such, it’s not the typical small VW bus people envision, but with four-wheel drive it’s certainly capable in difficult terrain. It will also be available with seating for up to 21 people, should buyers wish to use it as a proper bus.
"At Torsus, we are breaking new ground by designing, developing, and manufacturing the world’s toughest off-road buses," said Torsus founder and CEO Vakhtang Dzhukashvili. "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."
Gallery: Torsus Terrastorm Teaser Photos
The Terrastorm is set for a reveal later in July, so no information is available just yet regarding powertrains or configurations. In a press release (viewable below) we are told it will offer advanced engines and powertrains, and the teaser photos show a plethora of off-road equipment such as bumper and brush guards, all-terrain tires, and what appears to be a five-point harness for passengers.
Last year, Torsus debuted the Praetorian based on a beefy MAN chassis. Configured as an RV it is both roomy and capable, and as a bus it can carry 35 passengers to remote work sites. The Terrastorm appears to be a smaller, more conventional offering in the off-road RV segment that might appeal to a broader market.
TORSUS TO SHAKE UP 4X4 COMMERCIAL MARKET WITH UPCOMING TERRASTORM
· TORSUS TERRASTORM is engineered to be the world’s most capable 4x4 minibus
· TERRASTORM will be on-sale in Q3 2020
· Based on the Volkswagen Crafter/MAN TGE chassis and powered by advanced engines and drivetrains
· First tease offers a glimpse into the vehicle’s rugged capability
· Able to transport up to 21 passengers depending on configuration
· For more information, visit www.torsus.eu
· Images can be downloaded at https://bit.ly/TORSUS_Terrastorm_tease
Prague, 09 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 its latest model, TERRASTORM, due for release later this month.
The 4x4 TORSUS TERRASTORM, based on a Volkswagen Crafter 4Motion chassis, features uprated heavy-duty off-road suspension and is powered by EURO VI engines will reach places that other vehicles will not be able to get to. Offered in a variety of configurations, it will appeal to people, businesses and organisations that need a truly dependable, rugged and incredibly capable vehicle. It is a vehicle engineered to be ready to transport people and cargo to and from some of the toughest jobs such as mining and emergency aid wherever and whenever it is needed – no matter the location.
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 in its entirety later this month with sales starting in Q3 2020. For more information on the TORSUS TERRASTORM, please visit: https://www.torsus.eu/