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Torsus, the manufactur­er of tough, heavyduty off-road vehicles, has launched a versatile 4x4 all-terrain flatframe chassis - the Terrastorm Chassis - which can carry cargo or be converted into a truck with a recovery vehicle flatbed, dropside or tipper configurat­ion. Available for sale from 1 January 2022 and with prices starting at €51,716, the first Terrastorm Chassis deliveries will commence in 2022 in both left-hand and right-hand drive.

The 4x4 Torsus Terrastorm Chassis, based on a Volkswagen Crafter/man TGE 4Motion chassis, features a Euro 6 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel engine offered in 130kw / 177 hp, mated to a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmissi­on.

The Terrastorm Chassis is available in three versions - 70, 100 and 110 - with different lengths and seats capacity. Customers can order the vehicle in single cab (max 2+1) or double cab (max 6+1) and in medium (3640mm) or long wheelbase (4490mm), with gross vehicle weight 3500 kg, 5000 kg or 5500kg. Each come with automatic or manual transmissi­on, 177HP (130kw) or 140HP (103kw) engine power and 410Nm or 340Nm of torque accordingl­y. As a bare platform, it offers all-terrain options for industries from farming and agricultur­e, mining support, service and repair, forestry, cargo transporta­tion, emergency relief, leisure and tourism.

The all-wheel drive chassis has the durability to provide best in class off-road capability and its locking rear differenti­al provides improved traction over rough terrain and unmade roads. It is is configured with side aluminium

steps, full bottom skid protection for the major components; engine, transmissi­on and radiator, fuel tank, rear differenti­al lock and a metal bull bar on the front in case additional protection is required. It comes with durable scratch resistant coating on the lower body panels as standard. The wheels have also seen an upgrade and the new matte black R17 alloy rims, shod with durable off-road lug tyres.

The Torsus bumper is designed to offer improved off-road capabiliti­es with a better approach angle. It hosts the LED high beam, daytime running lights, fog lights and spotlights as well as the integrated winch capable of towing up to 5,500kg (5.5 tonnes), which is hidden away only to be dispatched when needed. As part of the underside protection, bespoke Duralumini­um skid plates running from the engine and gearbox down to the rear differenti­al and fuel tank protect the truck from damage in inhospitab­le conditions.

The 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 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 Chassis a ground clearance of 250mm, approach and departure angles of 26°and 20°.

Every Terrastorm Chassis has a snorkel with protective coating fitted as standard. This ensures clean, dust-free air and eliminates the chance of water ingress into the engine, giving 100% confidence when the vehicle is tackling the harshest terrain. Differenti­al breathers are also fitted as standard. These enhance the flow of cool fresh air to differenti­als, transfer case and transmissi­on, preventing water damage when wading through rivers and boggy terrain.

Giving the chassis a rugged look, the all-new wider front fenders protect the vehicle from dirt and stones kicked up by the front wheels which can cause damage when traveling at speed off-road. A protective coating enables the fenders withstand the harshest terrains.

The Terrastorm Chassis can accommodat­e a driver and from two to six passengers in highcomfor­t seats, depending on the variant of single or double cab, upholstere­d in fabric and equipped with three-point seatbelts.

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