The Tata Sumo is one of the earliest MUV category vehicles that has dominated the Indian roads since 1997. Here is an insight to this high performing vehicle.

Tata Sumo

Tata Sumo
The Tata Sumo is one of the earliest multi-utility vehicles launched by Tata Motors in 1997 in India. Since then the vehicle has proved to be a first class performer especially on the tough Indian roads. It is one of the most successful cars in the utility vehicle segment. The key features of the vehicle are its turbo engine and strong body which make the vehicle well suited for the harsh Indian roads. Plus, the car can be used for commercial utility purposes as well. Overall, it�s a good investment and value for money car. Since its inception, the car has undergone a series of changes and major uplifts to give stiff competition to other similar MUVs. The vehicle received its name from Mr. Sumant Moolgaonkar (Su-Mo) who played a key role in bringing in revolutionary changes in TELCO. If you are planning to buy the Tata Sumo and are looking for detailed information on the same, then explore the sections that follow.

Design & Style
Along with superior performance, the Tata Sumo has also been designed with a touch of elegance highlighting its bulky look. Although the exterior is not so lavish, the styled bumpers, carbon finish console, and full fabric upholstery are definitely a treat for the eyes. The improved side claddings, body colored rear view mirrors and door handles, and alloy wheels are what make the vehicle stand apart from its other competitors in the market. The seats are comfortable and spacious although a few people may find the leg space insufficient. The vehicle is also equipped with internal antennae and front and rear fog lamps. The height adjustable driver�s seat, power windows and tilt adjustable steering wheel are a delight for any motorist.

The Tata Sumo is backed by a powerful 2.0L Inline bhp diesel turbo engine that improves fuel consumption and gives you better mileage. The powerful turbo engine pumps out 67 bhp @ 4.500 rpm and manages 117.5 Nm of torque @ 2,500 rpm. The vehicle is equipped with an independent suspension coil spring along with an anti-roll bar in the front and leaf spring at the rear. It has also has hydraulic double acting dampers to absorb shocks, thus ensuring a smooth driving experience.

Tata has incorporated all the essential safety features in this vehicle. These include front seat belts with retractors and rear seat belts, both being ELR type. The vehicle also has ventilated front disc brakes, adhesive bonded, tinted and shadow bands on the top, child safety locks on the rear doors, an anti-theft device immobilizer, ignition cum steering lock, and remote central locking facility as well. The height adjustable front headrest and laminated windshield glass will make your driving experience pleasurable.

Variants & Price
The Tata Sumo is available in a plethora of colors including arctic silver, quartz black, passion red, pacific blue, arctic white, river rock green, and marble beige. The ex-showroom price of this vehicle is between Rs 5.9 lakhs and Rs 8.17 lakhs.

Technical Specifications & Features

Model Sumo
Body Type MUV
Number of Doors 5
Seating Capacity 7
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 lites
Length 4505 mm
Width 1780 mm
Height 2070 mm
Wheelbase 2400 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm
Kerb Weight 1940 kg
Type In-Line Engine
Number of Cylinders 4
Transmission Manual
Max.Power 64(90 PS) / 4300
Max. Torque 190/2000-3000
Front  Suspension Independent double wishbone with coil springs
Rear Suspension Parabolic lead spring
Front Disc brakes
Rear Drum brakes with auto slack adjustor
Steering Type Manual
Tyre Size 215 R 15 LT Radial

If you are planning to buy a MUV for commercial purposes, then the Tata Sumo is surely the vehicle you need to go for.