12 October, 2007
The new engine develops maximum power and torque of 70 PS (at 3000 rpm) and 223 Nm (at 2200 rpm) respectively. This results in considerable improvement in overall performance and driveability.
Fuel efficiency has significantly improved. The Sumo Victa Turbo DI delivers a best in class 15 kmpl (under test conditions), further enhancing the core appeal of the vehicle. It is also characterised by lower Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH).
The Sumo Victa IDI range’s much appreciated attributes — of 4.9 mts turning circle radius, equivalent to those of small cars, spare wheel located under the body and attractive styling including clear lens head lamps and fascia — have been carried forward in the DI range.
The range comprises 4 trim levels â€“ Cx, Lx, Ex and Gx — in both BSII and BSIII emission compliance levels. It offers a wide range of seating configuration — 7,8,9, and 10 seats — to choose from, along with the comfort and convenience features of the Victa IDI range. HVAC is standard equipment on Lx, Ex and Gx variants. The top end variant, Gx, is also equipped with power steering, power windows, central locking, keyless entry, CD/MP3 music system and internally adjustable side view mirrors.
The BSII range of Sumo Victa DI has been priced between Rs. 4.84 lakhs and Rs. 5.89 lakhs, (ex-showroom, Karnal), while the BSIII range is priced between Rs.4.95 lakhs and Rs. 6 lakhs (ex showroom, Delhi).
Tata Motors sold nearly 48,000 utility vehicles in the domestic market last fiscal, including 32,000 of the Sumo range. Since the launch of the Sumo in 1994, over 356,000 units have been produced.
About Tata Motors
Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company, with revenues of Rs. 32,426 crores in 2006-07. With over 4 million Tata vehicles plying in India, it is the leader in commercial vehicles and the second largest in passenger vehicles. It is also the world’s fifth largest medium and heavy truck manufacturer and the second largest heavy bus manufacturer. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia and South America. Tata Motors and Fiat Auto have formed an industrial joint venture in India to manufacture passenger cars, engines and transmissions for the Indian and overseas markets; Tata Motors also has an agreement with Fiat Auto to build a pick-up vehicle at CÃ³rdoba, Argentina. The company already distributes Fiat-branded cars in India. Tata Motorsâ€™ international footprint include Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Co. Ltd. in South Korea; Hispano Carrocera, a bus and coach manufacturer of Spain in which the company has a 21% stake; a joint venture with Marcopolo, the Brazil-based body-builder of buses and coaches; and a joint venture with Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant Company of Thailand to manufacture and market pickup vehicles in Thailand. Tata Motors has research centres in India, the UK, and in its subsidiary and associate companies in South Korea and Spain.