Mumbai: Tata Motors has announced the commencement of sales of its latest passenger vehicle, the Sumo Grande, in the domestic market.
The Sumo Grande was unveiled at the Auto Expo in January this year, and will be commercially available across dealerships located in metros and select large cities from 22 February, 2008, and progressively across the country in a phased manner. (See: Sumo Grande video)
The new Sumo Grande combines the looks of an SUV with the comforts of a family car. It has been specifically designed to satisfy the needs of city customers in the areas of driveability, maneuverability and fuel efficiency. The vehicle sports an all new styling with clean chiselled looks, mated with flowing contours. The tall aggressive stance is complimented by large clear headlamps, and a cutaway air dam in the front. The clean rear look, with the spare wheel tucked under the body, is accentuated by attractive tail lights and a chrome overlay. (See: Sumo Grande picture gallery)
Designed with a longer wheelbase of 2550 mm (existing 2400 mm), the Sumo Grande sports comfortable 3-row seating with best in class third row seats.
Beige interiors are complimented by fire and stain resistant fabric upholstery. Dual HVAC with roof integrated louvers ensures personalised climate adjustment for the occupants in each row. Power steering, power windows, motorised outside rear view mirrors (ORVMs), height adjustable driver's seat and a state of the art CD/MP3 music system add to the comforts and convenience of a family traveling in the Sumo Grande.
The vehicle is powered by the new generation 2.2 L direct injection common rail (DICOR) engine, fitted with a variable geometry turbocharger creating a perfect blend of performance and fuel efficiency. Maximum power and torque of 120 PS and 250 Nm, coupled with high torque levels over a wide RPM band enhance driveability in stop start city traffic. For a vehicle its size, the Sumo Grande is extremely maneuverable with the turning circle radius of 5.25 m, comparable with that of a small car.
The Sumo Grande will be available in 3 variants – Lx, Ex and Gx -- all of which have two seating configurations – 6+1 and 7+1. The vehicle will be available in 7 colours, including 4 new shades, Sunset Orange, Zephyr Green, Mineral Red and Marine Blue.
The Sumo Grande is priced in the range of Rs6.55 lakhs to Rs7.49 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi), and comes with an enhanced warranty of 2 years or 75000 kilometers (whichever is earlier). An additional 2 years' warranty can be availed through the extended warranty option.
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