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Old 13th July 2011, 18:59   #61
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That was an export version - may be for Africa / Mediterranean ? Language sounded like that.

If it said TDi, then possibly did not have the intercooler. IC was added to later versions ? Possibly same case with the pre-2001 Safari & Sierra's ?
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Found this video on you tube:

4x4 TDi,
LHD
in 1999....
Nice video...it seems quite off-road-worthy.

TDI = TCIC

The language sounds like Spanish, and I can hear 'intercooler' being mentioned.
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Driving on the Ring road near Khamakhya today morning, I was along-side a white Sumo. Looked normal, but the wheel arches caught my attention. They looked well mounted, almost OE. And here's what I found :

Tata Sumo four-wheel-drive-sumo4wd0.jpg

Tata Sumo four-wheel-drive-sumo4wd1.jpg

The tyres were 215/75 R15's - again, not the regular Sumo size. This is typically found only on Victa's.

Remember, these wheel arches are not found on regular Sumo's. I chased this one upto the Mysore road junction. I tried to check out the front diff, but could not when driving. At the Mysore rd junction, got a chance to get out and peep underneath, but from where I was could not confirm the front diff.

This Sumo belongs to the Atomic Energy dept.
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I spotted this at a Tata Stock yard recently.
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Looked normal, but the wheel arches caught my attention.
They looked well mounted, almost OE. And here's what I found :

The tyres were 215/75 R15's - again, not the regular Sumo size. This is typically found only on Victa's.

Remember, these wheel arches are not found on regular Sumo's.
This Sumo belongs to the Atomic Energy dept.
yes only sumo 4x4 has these fender flares.

the differential assembly is well hidden behind the bumper so its little diddicult to see the front differential.

a unique department with unique vehicle.

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I spotted this at a Tata Stock yard recently.
where??

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... I tried to check out the front diff, but could not when driving. ...
No need to look underneath to verify if the front diff is present or not ; the easier way : if you are able to see coil springs in the front, it is 2WD, otherwise 4WD (4WD will have the torsion bar setup in the front). This is the Safari setup, and I am guessing it will be the same with the Sumo as well.

You can do this when driving also .


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I spotted this at a Tata Stock yard recently.
WOW ! A brand new 4X4 Sumo , with the older DX grill (which I like very much, compared to the Victa grill). Thanks for the pic, akshay4587

Any more pics/details ?

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where??
That was in Ambala(Haryana),Last monday.
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No need to look underneath to verify if the front diff is present or not ; the easier way : if you are able to see coil springs in the front, it is 2WD, otherwise 4WD (4WD will have the torsion bar setup in the front). This is the Safari setup, and I am guessing it will be the same with the Sumo as well.
even easier ways is to see if it has auto lock hubs. (which all 4x4 sumo, 207, safari, scorpio have in common)
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even easier ways is to see if it has auto lock hubs. (which all 4x4 sumo, 207, safari, scorpio have in common)
Not so easy if the fancy wheel caps are present (as in the pic posted by condor)
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WOW ! A brand new 4X4 Sumo , with the older DX grill (which I like very much, compared to the Victa grill). Thanks for the pic, akshay4587

Any more pics/details ?
Dont have more pics,as i was in a hurry.
,if you are interested in more details,i can check it out again.
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...if you are interested in more details,i can check it out again.
Thanks,akshay4587 ! I am definitely interested, it would be great if you could get more details and pics...Thanks again !
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Thanks,akshay4587 ! I am definitely interested, it would be great if you could get more details and pics...Thanks again !
Sure,i will check it out on Monday,most probably.
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I spotted this at a Tata Stock yard recently.
Dear Akshay,
Since this is at the stock yard, I presume its brand new. Could you post more details and pics as requested by others too. Would you also be able to find out if its available for sale on order?

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Tata's were very much keen to launch the 4X4 Sumo's long back ago. But their demand in Defence sector was more than the civilian requirement.

Don't know exactly why they discontinued.

Now, with the new addition of our very own 4X4 doc, Mr. Behram Dhabhar to their Research team, hope they will re introduce the 4X4 Sumo again.

Though we have the xenon in the market, the 4X4 sumo might do some good figures, if priced correctly.

Hope So..
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Hi guys, I just came back after meeting a friend of mine for tea, and we were chatting about the Tata safari. His family is looking at buying one and he gave me the brochure along with the current price list as shown below:

Tata Sumo four-wheel-drive-sumo-0011.jpg


When i was going through the list something caught my eye and this is what i saw:

Tata Sumo four-wheel-drive-sumo-0012.jpg

This price list is from Siliguri, West Bengal. With the hills of darjeeling so close, I guess the dealer is hoping for a few 4x4 sumo bookings. The tag says "Sumo 4x4 Economy", so I am guessing it does not have P.S or A.C.

Anyone else got any news regarding this?

If any of you would like more information, then the land line number and mobile numbers are given on the first attachment.
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