The Indian automobile market has long seen the dominance of the Mahindra Bolero. However, with the unveiling of the new Tata Sumo, there’s a buzz in the air. This revamped vehicle aims not only to challenge the Bolero but also to exhibit its power and style.
1. Engine & Key Specifications:
The Tata Sumo boasts a robust 2936 cc diesel engine. With manual transmission, it stands out, especially for those looking for the traditional feel. Additionally, its seating capacity, ranging from 7 to 10 seats depending on the configuration, highlights its utility for larger families and groups.
- Appears outdated compared to modern vehicles.
- Lacks the performance of contemporary cars.
- Comes with an unrefined engine and older underpinnings.
- Offers a spacious cabin suitable for 7 to 9 occupants.
- Provides a commanding driving position for enhanced visibility.
- Features a three-row seating arrangement coupled with abundant storage space.
4. Customer Reviews:
rasiq: “An incredibly powerful engine and gearbox. Notably popular in Jammu and Kashmir.”
md. arshad: “Having driven it for almost 3 years, I’ve faced no issues. Tata truly knows how to make good cars.”
Dinesh DONGARWAR: “The Tata Sumo Gold EX is my top pick for a family car. Smooth ride, impressive looks, and optimal performance.”
5. Pricing and More Specifications:
The Tata Sumo Gold is priced starting from Rs. 5.26 Lakh and can go up to Rs. 8.93 Lakh. For those conscious about fuel efficiency, it offers a mileage of 14.65 kmpl. With an engine capacity of 2956 cc, it blends power with performance.
6. Competing Against the Giants:
While the primary rival remains the Mahindra Bolero, the Sumo Gold is also pitted against vehicles like Mahindra Bolero Neo, Mahindra Thar, Maruti Suzuki Eeco, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Force Motors Gurkha, Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite, and Tata Punch.
Tata, with its new Sumo, is looking to change the dynamics of the SUV segment in India. While the Bolero has been a staple, the Sumo aims to bring in a blend of old-school charm with new-age requirements. Only time will tell if the revamped Tata Sumo can dethrone the Bolero, but it certainly has made an impactful entry into the market.