Tata Motors has made a strong comeback in the Indian car market. All products in its current lineup have contributed one way or the other to put it among the top players in the country. Tata Motors stood at the 3rd-place in terms of total sales for the month of June. With that being said, Tata is also on a journey to revive some of its iconic nameplates. The brand launched Safari this year. Also, the brand had already showcased a modern concept of its very iconic Sierra during Auto Expo 2020. We also expect the brand to revive another iconic nameplate, the Sumo in the country. Currently, the Safari is positioned as a premium 7-seater for the customers.
We expect the brand to position the Sierra between the Harrier and the Safari. We have written a story on that as well. You can read it by clicking on the link below. As of today, Tata does not have a C-segment SUV that can take on products like the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos. We expect Tata to use the Sumo nameplate for this segment to make a strong connection with the customers looking to buy a car in this segment. We also believe that this could very well be possible since Sumo’s arch-rival, the Mahindra Scorpio sits somewhere in the price bracket of C-SUVs. Moreover, Tata needs a strong product that could compete with Mahindra Thar and the upcoming Maruti Jimny as well. In today’s article, we will look at the Tata Sumo as a Hyundai Creta competition and what it could come with.
What could the new Tata Sumo be like?
With the Hyundai Creta as the main competitor, we expect Tata to keep the Sumo at somewhere around 4200mm long. The car will be longer than Nexon, making it perfect for this segment. Also, looking at the new Safari, we are confident that Tata would pick some iconic design cues of the original car as well while readying the new one.
Specifications & Pricing
We expect Tata to use a de-tuned version of the 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine. The brand might mostly use the same power configuration that the Harrier used to get before its facelift. The engine made 140bhp and 350Nm of torque. This configuration would be apt to take on a variety of cars that could fall in its price bracket. Tata might also offer a de-tuned version of the 1.6-litre petrol engine that is being planned for the Harrier and Safari. Also, the car is expected to be made available with a 4X4 drivetrain. The car is expected to be priced between Rs 10 Lakh and go all the way up to Rs 20 Lakh.
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