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Old 22nd February 2008, 22:10   #151
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Sumo Grande - The Killer Icon(For Scorpio, Tavera & Innova)
Innova's refinement, fit and finish are class apart. Sumo cant be compared with it.
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Innova's refinement, fit and finish are class apart. Sumo cant be compared with it.
With its pricing it is bound to bite into Innova sales.

Why buy an Innova when I can buy a Sumo Grande for long journeys and a small car for local use for the same price as an Innova ?
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With its pricing it is bound to bite into Innova sales.

Why buy an Innova when I can buy a Sumo Grande for long journeys and a small car for local use for the same price as an Innova ?
its very true. driving a sumo grande in the city is lot more easier and safer than innova. also look wise sumo grande is better.
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Innova's refinement, fit and finish are class apart. Sumo cant be compared with it.
i think 2.2 VTT is also refined. ya toyota vehicles are always better in quality and fit and finish is class apart.
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thanks for the great review....it was also the first Grande TD on T-BHP. btw, did u also take some pics?
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thanks for the great review....it was also the first Grande TD on T-BHP. btw, did u also take some pics?
no pics allowed. very strict on that. please dont ask me where did i drive the great Sumo Grande.
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no pics allowed. very strict on that. please dont ask me where did i drive the great Sumo Grande.
hmm...tatas have now officially launched it, so what are they hiding it for? anyways we did get an idea of how its gonna look from auto-expo pics.
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TATA's have taken care of the sumo taxi crowd first with WINGER, then they upgraded sumo to personal car level. winger will take care 5-7 lakh segment and sumo 7-9 lakh segment( On road prices at bangalore). earlier very few would have thought of buying sumo for peronal use.now it may just be the reverse
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hmm...tatas have now officially launched it, so what are they hiding it for? anyways we did get an idea of how its gonna look from auto-expo pics.
no tatas are not at all hiding it. they have sent the first lot to the dealers. u can also test drive them at dealers. also check the links i gave in previous posts u will get perfect details of looks colors interiors etc.
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TATA's have taken care of the sumo taxi crowd first with WINGER, then they upgraded sumo to personal car level. winger will take care 5-7 lakh segment and sumo 7-9 lakh segment( On road prices at bangalore). earlier very few would have thought of buying sumo for peronal use.now it may just be the reverse
winger sales are increasing day by day. especially the call centres and IT companies are buying them. the one which sells more is the HIGH DECK ones. also the winger is perfect established vehicle as its directly picked up from renault.
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winger - That's a one good vehicle for transporting the people, lets keep that vehicle apart from this thread b'cos it does not belong to this category.

Enjoy with the Grande killing S I T - S(Scorpio) I(Innova) T(Tavera)
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@Amit, thanks for the review.

In some ways, I am not surprised by the positive review that Amit has given us. And I'm expecting more reviews to be on similar lines. The Sumo has come a long way from the initial days of un-even tyre wear and other issues. The Victa GX Turbo has a lot going for it, and except for finding a sufficiently big parking space has been a breeze to drive in the city.

The few issues I have noticed with the Victa GX Turbo have been taken care of (Engine, Power, slightly longer wheel base, more creature comforts etc,). And this would mean that I'd better stay away from the Grande ! At least till I'm ready to go for a Safari.


On a related point, considering that the Winger is now taking care of the needs of the taxi / maxi-cab / call-center/ people mover segments, and the Sumo Grande wooing the family / luxury cab segment, I wonder if the Sumo itself will be taken off the market in the not so distant future.
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@Amit, thanks for the review.

In some ways, I am not surprised by the positive review that Amit has given us. And I'm expecting more reviews to be on similar lines.
no condor u got me wrong. i wont give such review over indica or old sumo or the winger. i have given all goodies as well as bad points about grande. have a look urself at the grande with ur nearest dealer and you will feel the difference urself.
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Amit, my comment was about reviews about the Grande. I'm not expecting a good review from anyone about the Indica or the Sumo or the Winger. Each has it's positivies, it's limitations, and some shortcomings. Heck, even an Innova has it's -ve's.
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Amit, my comment was about reviews about the Grande. I'm not expecting a good review from anyone about the Indica or the Sumo or the Winger. Each has it's positivies, it's limitations, and some shortcomings. Heck, even an Innova has it's -ve's.
ya i believe that. but VFM is what sells the vehicles. and sumo grande just fits in that bandwidth perfectly.
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