Legendary Tata Sumo Is Coming Back To Challenge Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos In India!
And why not, since all the products in its current lineup have contributed one way or the other to put it among the top players in the country.
On The Journey Of Revival
Considering the revenues, for the month of June, Tata Motors stood at the 3rd-place in terms of total sales.
Not only that, now it is safe to say that Tata is on a journey to revive some of its iconic nameplates.
Tata Motors has launched Safari this year and already showcased a modern concept of its very iconic Sierra during Auto Expo 2020.
Apart from this, the brand also expected to revive its other iconic nameplate, the Sumo in the country.
With its current events, now the Safari is positioned as a premium 7-seater for the customers.
While the Sierra is expected to position between the Harrier and the Safari.
Tata Motor’s C-Segment SUV
But, it is most likely that Tata could use the Sumo nameplate for this segment to make a strong connection with the customers, who are looking to buy a car in this segment.
It could most probably happen since Sumo’s arch-rival, the Mahindra Scorpio sits somewhere in the price bracket of C-SUVs.
But the crux of the story is that Tata needs a strong product to compete with Mahindra Thar and also the upcoming Maruti Jimny.
What To Expect In New Tata Sumo?
Considering Hyundai Creta as the main competitor, Tata is expected to keep the Sumo at somewhere around 4200mm long.
Also, the car will be longer than Nexon, making it perfect for this segment.
While looking at the new Safari, Tata could pick some iconic design cues of the original car as well while making the new one.
Tata is also expected to use a de-tuned version of the 2.0-liter Kryotec diesel engine.
In terms of power configuration, the brand might mostly use the same that the Harrier used to get before its facelift.
Also, the engine made 140bhp and 350Nm of torque would be apt to take on a variety of cars that could fall in its price bracket.
There is also a possibility for a de-tuned version of the 1.6-liter petrol engine which is already being planned for the Harrier and Safari.
Priced between Rs 10 Lakh and go all the way up to Rs 20 Lakh, the new car is expected to be made available with a 4X4 drivetrain.