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Old 25th December 2007, 12:57   #31
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Either the fuel flap is on the left side or Tata has thoughtfully supplied Sam with a tweeter door.
The fuel flap is on the left for the Safari too - no surprises there.

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I do not see any rain gutters.
They stopped making cars/passenger vehicles with Rain Gutters after the Sumo.

The vehicle is missing its sidesteps, though - the naked frame below the doors should be holding the steps.
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I think it wont replace sumo just yet. Tata will price it just below scorpio, tavera and Innova. Gradually sumo will be phased out and phoenix will take its place. This UV atleast from the pics look to good to be priced that cheap. seriously.
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guys this not new sumo it is called tata phoenix trust me.
Tata Phoenix is the new Tata Sumo and is aimed at mainly countering the Mahindra Ingenio, which will look more or less the same (atleast from the side view), both of them have been brought in to cater to the Innova market.
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I think it wont replace sumo just yet. Tata will price it just below scorpio, tavera and Innova. Gradually sumo will be phased out and phoenix will take its place. This UV atleast from the pics look to good to be priced that cheap. seriously.
Sumo will be phased out and only the spacio will remain to cater to its current low end Taxi or people mover market.
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Steeroid : The fuel flap is on the left for the Safari too - no surprises there.
Personally prefer it on the right side, where it is easier to keep a watch on the fuelling and the driver area simultaneously.
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Steeroid : The vehicle is missing its sidesteps, though ..
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Old 25th December 2007, 15:11   #36
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Sumo looks neat.surely its going to give bolero a run for its money.
If it is priced right I do not see the bolero lasting long. The shape is good and if the interiors of the ol Sumo are anything to go by it will have more interior space than the bolero.

The bolero was always a bit short of space. Legroom at the front and middle was a joke.
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The fit and finish in the picture looks too good for the next generation Sumo / utility vehicle category.
Also it looks elongated and relatively low slung compared to the existing sumo

Could this be the next generation Safari ( code named X2 ) which is also
due in late 2008

....Just an after-thought

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Hope this is not the X2. I was expecting big things from TATA for the X2.
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Old 25th December 2007, 16:29   #38
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This looks like the new Sumo alright. Still slabsided in front.
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Nice work by TATA. But it looks much bigger than current sumo.
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Dunno why...maybe its the color as well, but the windows remind me somehow of the Swift.

In any case, I think this one should be considerably safer than the existing SUMO. seems more solidly placed.
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this one is a great scoop!! well done
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Well, the front ( and maybe the interiors too) should be like the Xenon pickup which was scooped here on TBHP by Mad Monkey on 24/10/07:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...tml#post604956

Am copy-pasting the links to 2 pictures contained in that thread for convenience:

Front:
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q...B/DSCN8337.jpg

Interiors:
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q...B/DSCN8338.jpg

Handsome I think!
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Old 25th December 2007, 23:02   #43
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Are those leaf springs in the rear? Doesnt the current Sumo have coils?

And despite the talk of finish, look at the slightly crude fuel cap and a lack of consistency in finish between the rest of the vehicle at the window frames.
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Current Sumo is very much on leaf springs. Only the safari uses a coil
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Windows look like swift....and flares look like Montero
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