|Sumo Gold Mileage Details|
|Diesel||City - 11.03 kmpl | Highway - 14.07 kmpl ||
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Tata Sumo Gold Variants
Tata Sumo Gold • Price, Variants & Specifications
Tata is probably India's favorite car manufacturer and the Tata Sumo has become synonymous with SUVs in the country. This car has been around for decades and it has certainly gathered a loyal fan base. Tata gave the Sumo the much needed makeover and released the Tata Sumo Gold. This car costs around 5.8 lakh, which is actually really cheap for an SUV and it provides one with all the basic comforts that one requires in an SUV.
Engine & Performance
The Tata Sumo Gold is the new, updated version of the Tata Sumo. This version is stronger than the previous models. The Tata Sumo Gold, like its predecessor, is quite powerful and can deliver really good mileage as well. The car comes with a 2956cc displacement, TCIC Diesel engine. The engine is capable of delivering a maximum power of 70 bhp at 3000 rpm and it can generate maximum torque of around 223 Nm at 1600 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission gearbox as well. The car has a double wishbone suspension. The problem with the car is the fact that it does not have power steering, which might make the car tough to drive in off-road areas.
One cannot really say much about the Tata Sumo Gold's appearance. Granted that the makeover has made the car look more muscular when compared to the old variant, but even after the makeover, the car does not look that good. It lacks a sense of style and of variation in the design. The Tata Sumo has always been a boxy car, but given the current competition (especially from cars like Mahindra Bolero) it is not a good idea for Tata to simply keep the old design of the car. The car has really high ground clearance and it is quite strong, which certainly works in its favor, especially in a country like India. The car has a highlighted chrome plated grille, bright fog lamps, wheel caps, dark tinted windows, body colored handles, etc. This does enhance the visual appeal of the car.
The car's interiors are not much to comment about either. The car has normal, not remarkable upholstery, with a fabric do. There is a dual tone dashboard with storage space, a glove compartment, and the option of getting AC vents for the rear seats as well. The car also comes with a digital clock and a digital odometer, even though a tachometer is lacking. There is a lot of space in the car. There are three rows and the last row can be folded to make space for more luggage as well. The boot space within the car is not that bad either.
Features & Specifications
The car comes with a variety of safety features, such as front and rear fog lamps, side intrusion beam, seat belt warning, rear high mounted lamp, engine immobilizer, rigid body chassis, etc. The car has a low fuel indicator, air conditioner, optional air conditioner vents for the rear seats, rear defogger, rear window wiper, power windows, remote fuel lid opener, 12v power outlet in the central console etc.
Tata has managed to increase the brand value of their Sumo cars, but the build quality of the car is still quite low. It is a strong car that will certainly win the heart of customers, and will certainly be loved by taxi companies, but with a little more work on the design and the kind of features available in the car, it would be possible for the Tata Sumo Gold to give its competitors a tough fight.