Torsus Terrastorm for Australia? Maybe.
Slovakian company Torsus has announced its ‘Terrastorm’ derivative of the 4Motion-equipped Volkswagen Crafter/MAN TGE platform. Will this vehicle make it Down Under? Maybe.
The 2022 Terrastorm will be available in three GVMs – 3500kg, 5000kg and 5500kg – in single-cab or dual-cab configurations and with a choice of 3640mm or 4490mm wheelbases.
The ‘Flatframe’ chassis can accept flatbed, dropside, tipper, crane or motorhome bodywork.
Powering the Terrastorm is a Euro 6, two-litre, bi-turbo diesel, with output ratings of either 130kW (177hp) and 410Nm, or 103kW (140hp) and 340Nm, driving through a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.
The MAN/VW rear axle differential lock option is fitted, along with hill descent control.
The Torsus additions to the standard MAN/VW cab/chassis include aluminium side steps, underbody protection, snorkel, steel ‘roo bar, BFG Goodrich All Terrain tyres, 5500kg-rated front winch and anti-scratch coating on lower surfaces.
The front MacPherson struts score Bilstein B6 shock absorbers and adjustable camber bolts from Ironman4x4. The factory leaf rear springs are replaced by Ironman4x4 Load Plus springs, controlled by Profender Dakar remote-reservoir shocks.
Torsus has been dealing with Queensland-based Bus4x4 for several years, in an endeavour to have Torsus vehicles ADR-compliant for the Australian market. Bus4x4 has not confirmed any release date for the Terrastorm in Australia.
We’ll keep you up to date with progress on the 2022 Terrastorm models.