Torsus made headlines earlier this year when it unveiled the world’s first heavy-duty 4×4 bus. The Praetorian is a modern engineering marvel – made to go pretty much anywhere and take a group of people with it. Now, the company is expanding their roster with a new model.
The Torsus Terrastorm is a heavy-duty off-road capable 4×4 short bus.
The Terrastorm takes the notion of a traditional short bus up a notch.Photo courtesy of Torsus
“At Torsus, we are breaking new ground by designing, developing and manufacturing the world’s toughest off-road buses,” said Vakhtang Dzhukashvili, founder and CEO of Torsus. “In the all-new Terrastorm we signal our ambition to set new standards in the heavy-duty 4×4 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.”
It’s built on a Volkswagen Crafter 4Motion chassis that has been upgraded to feature a more robust suspension.
Torsus says that new EURO VI (diesel) engines replace the van’s traditional 2.0-liter TDI engine. Torsus has shoed the van with BF Goodrich tires. It also has a ladder and spare tire out back, and a brush guard up front.
The Crafter chassis is capable of supporting a three- to five-ton van. This makes it a model able to be used for conversion to an ambulance or off-road rescue vehicle, or, perhaps, an adventure-ready tour bus.
The model rides on BF Goodrich tires.Photo courtesy of Torsus
Torsus will offer the model in a variety of configurations.
More information about the Torsus Terrastorm will be revealed later this month. Sales will start in Q3.