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Tata Motors working on Raptor and Harrier platforms for future SUVs

Tata Motors working on Raptor and Harrier platforms for future SUVs

Tata Motors working on Raptor and Harrier platforms for future SUVs

Tata Motors is working on two new platforms, which are Raptor and Harrier, and these platforms are built with inputs from Jaguar Land Rover. The future SUVs from Tata Motors will be built on these platforms. Not only that, the future versions of outgoing models will also be built based on these two models.

The future generation Tata Sumo will come based on the Raptor platform, and it will meet the future crash norms, lightweight, powered by 4X4 technology and a much more powerful engine. Another popular SUV from Tata Motors is Tata Safari, which has been in the market for long period. The future generation of Tata Safari will come based on the Harrier platform, and as we came to know, the new Safaris will come designed as the Hummer. We also came to know, that this new SUV will be much smaller, and therefore it will complete the fleet of Tata Motors. After Tata Motors acquired Jaguar Land Rover from Ford, several inputs were made to the Tata vehicles from JLR’s existing technology, which made the Tata vehicles more global standardized and experts are assuming that implementing these two platforms for future Tata SUVs will give the company vehicles a new dimensions.

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Next Gen Tata Sumo Under Works: To Use A Lightweight Platform

Next Gen Tata Sumo Under Works: To Use A Lightweight Platform

Next Gen Tata Sumo Under Works: To Use A Lightweight Platform

The Tata Sumo has been doing a great job of carrying the tag of the one of the most trustworthy and capable low cost SUV’s of the Indian market, it definitely has the reputation of giving a tough competition to its rivals like the Mahindra Scorpio and Xylo. Considering the competition and the age of the Sumo which has been here for almost 20 years now, Tata Motors has actually decided to introduce the new generation SUV to the scene.

Expect the new-gen Sumo to hit the Indian roads only in the year 2018, till then the current generation Sumo will continue serving its customers. According to the reports by Autocar India the next generation Sumo promises to bring some new mechanical changes with it which will come in the form of a completely new lightweight platform which has been codenamed ‘Raptor’, this new platform will also underpin some other budget upcoming SUV’s and MUV’s from Tata Motors family.

Unlike other conventional platforms the ‘Raptor’ will use a new technology which is also known as ‘Body integrated Frame’ where just like its name suggests the frame is directly wielded or integrated into the frame. This platform will help the new gen Sumo to be lighter but will simultaneously help in maintaining the same amount of stiffness while being light will also help improve its overall fuel efficiency. At present the Tata Sumo uses ladder-on-frame architecture which is too heavy to meet the future Co2 emission and also efficiency norms and that is also the reason why Tata Motors will surely move to a lighter and monocoque chassis in the near future.

Expect the new generation Sumo to be bigger and will come with an improved luggage space, it will also come with an improved performance and above all fuel efficiency figures. The new generation Sumo will be priced within 7-10 Lakh bracket.

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Tata Sumo Grande facelift to be called 'Movus'

Tata Sumo Grande facelift to be called ’Movus’

Tata Sumo Grande facelift to be called 'Movus'

Tata Sumo will soon introduce a facelifted version of the Sumo Grande in our Indian market. The new vehicle will be christened as ‘Movus’. The Tata Sumo Grande which was a slightly more premium version of the Sumo, which was mostly known for its capability of transporting people from one place to another and a powerful diesel engine was launched in the year 2008 in India but somehow it started to lose its glory in the recent years. So Tata motors decided to introduce a facelifted version which features some new interior as well as exterior updates.

According to the report the new ‘Movus’ will be available in three variants which include the top of the line EX variant, LX and the base CX variant. The base variant will be available without an air conditioner while the middle LX and the top EX variants will be available with Air conditioners. Those who will get their hands on the top end variant will enjoy a new refreshed cabin which will also feature a new roof mounted rear AC vents and new AC controls along with a dual tone interior and a new dashboard.

Tata Movus will be powered by the same engine which powers the Grande. The new Movus which actually read as ‘MOVE US’ will also be powered by a 2.2-litre ‘VariCOR’ diesel engine which makes 120 Ps of power at 4000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 1500 rpm, this engine has been mated to a 5 speed manual transmission.

Although there are only few noticeable changes that you will find on the new facelifted vehicles exterior which includes new badging and a new front fascia. The new Tata Movus pricing will start from Rs. 7.5 lakhs onward ex showroom for its base variant while the top end variant will be priced somewhere around Rs. 8.6 lakh ex showroom.

The new vehicle will be displayed at upcoming Auto Expo.

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2013 Tata Sumo Gold

2013 Tata Sumo Gold

2013 Tata Sumo Gold
2013 Tata Sumo Gold
2013 Tata Sumo Gold
2013 Tata Sumo Gold
2013 Tata Sumo Gold
2013 Tata Sumo Gold
2013 Tata Sumo Gold
2013 Tata Sumo Gold

The Tata Sumo Gold is an entry level SUV from Tata Motors that promises tough characteristics and aggressive pricing. It’s been in the market for quite a while. Tata had showcased their upcoming cars in the month of June this year, in HORZONEXT where cars such as the Tata Nano CNG e-max, and the Tata Sumo Gold were launched.

The Tata Sumo Gold has been a consistent player in its segment and to keep it updated, the company launched it with a levy of updates inside-out which make it look even more exclusive. With the new looks and the competitive pricing, does this SUV stands out to fulfill the needs of its target audience?

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2010 Tata Sumo Gold

2010 Tata Sumo Gold

2010 Tata Sumo Gold
2010 Tata Sumo Gold
2010 Tata Sumo Gold
2010 Tata Sumo Gold
2010 Tata Sumo Gold
2010 Tata Sumo Gold
2010 Tata Sumo Gold
2010 Tata Sumo Gold

Tata Motors, the homegrown motor company in India have given this country some of the very efficient cars. Tata Sumo is also the one amongst these cars. Tata Sumo is the mighty sports utility vehicle from Tata Motors which have won the hearts of many car enthusiasts by its performance and toughness. Tata Sumo is available in two variants currently– the Tata Sumo Gold and the Tata Sumo Grande. Tata Sumo Grande is the premium SUV whereas Tata Sumo Gold is the updated version of older Tata Sumo. The company uses a tagline for Tata Sumo Gold which says – ‘The Unstoppable’. Tata Sumo has always been known for its performance and toughness, let us find that theb new updated Sumo Gold lives upto its reputation.

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2011 Tata Sumo Gold

2011 Tata Sumo Gold

2011 Tata Sumo Gold
2011 Tata Sumo Gold
2011 Tata Sumo Gold
2011 Tata Sumo Gold
2011 Tata Sumo Gold
2011 Tata Sumo Gold
2011 Tata Sumo Gold
2011 Tata Sumo Gold

The Tata Sumo has been in India for more than 20 years and as agricultural as you might think it is, the Sumo fits the purpose of many. Head into rural India and you will notice that if you take the Sumo out of the equation, mass mobility will virtually come to a standstill. In 2008 Tata launched the second generation Sumo and called it the Sumo Grande Mk II. Realizing the relevance of the Sumo, the manufacturer didn’t replace it with the Grande and in 2011 Tata made a few updates to the Sumo and called the new model Sumo Gold. The Sumo Gold receives a few exterior changes and a more refined diesel engine. In-keeping with the Sumo practice, prices remain rock bottom with the new Gold priced at Rs 5,30,438 ex-showroom New Delhi.

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Tata Sumo Gold makes its debut

Tata Sumo Gold makes its debut

Tata Sumo Gold makes its debut

Tata Motors has unveiled the new special edition Sumo Gold. Besides the small exterior changes the new version has also received upgrades to the engine. The new Tata Sumo Gold is available with two engine options. The first is the 3.0-litre CR4 Turbo engine which develops 85PS @ 3000rpm and a torque of 250Nm between 1000 to 2000rpm, with a fuel economy of 14.7 km/l, being BS 4 compliant. The second is a 3.0 DI turbo unit with a maximum output of 70PS@3000 rpm and a torque of 225Nm between 1600 to 2000rpm. This engine delivers a mileage of 14.3kmpl and is BS 3 compliant.

At the official launch Mr. R. Ramakrishnan, Vice President, Commercial - PCBU, Tata Motors said, "The Tata Sumo Gold is a result of extensive consumer studies and field tests. The product has been designed to fulfill various requirements, long-awaited by the new generation customer." The Tata Sumo Gold has also received a few style modifications which include new body graphics, redesigned headlights, fresh tail lamp cluster, rear fog lamps and a new radiator grill. The Gold also gets 16 inch wheels wrapped in 215 mm / 185 mm radials. Inside the MUV is a leather wrapped steering wheel with hydraulic power assistance, silver centre console, power windows and an engine immobiliser with a key. The new Tata Sumo Gold is available in 4 variants - GX, EX, LX & CX with prices starting from Rs 5.23 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune).

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2009 Tata Sumo Grande MKII

2009 Tata Sumo Grande MKII

2009 Tata Sumo Grande MKII
2009 Tata Sumo Grande MKII
2009 Tata Sumo Grande MKII
2009 Tata Sumo Grande MKII
2009 Tata Sumo Grande MKII
2009 Tata Sumo Grande MKII
2009 Tata Sumo Grande MKII
2009 Tata Sumo Grande MKII

No one in their right mind would have bought the original Tata Sumo for their personal use. The Sumo was a people’s mover but its place was in rural India or in the hills with the torquey 3-litre diesel engine. The Sumo was never considered to be a choice for families and quite honestly it was never good enough to make a case for itself. For many the Sumo was simply too agricultural. In 2008, 14 years since the Sumo was first launched, Tata Motors introduced the second generation Sumo and added the Grande Suffix to it. The Grande was to represent the new confident face of Tata Motors but the Sumo Grande never really took off. In 2009 Tata made a few changes based on ‘customer feedback’ but in terms of sales the Grande still suffers. With prices starting from Rs7,11,812 to Rs8,38,811 ex-showroom New Delhi, is the Sumo Grande good enough to compete with the rest?

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