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|11th January 2010, 11:29||#31|
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Sumo already is/was available in 4x4 version. seen quite a few. Mostly in army fatigues, and a handfull in civillian colors. Visually difference is front hub, and wheelarc flares. Engine used is the 90 bhp, turbo IDI engine.
Do i post the the link like this??
though the versions I have seen didn't look like armoured.
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|12th January 2010, 00:07||#33|
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here's the civillian version
TATA Motors - Utility Vehicles
and a t bhp thread
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|12th January 2010, 00:18||#34|
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I just wonder why I didn't came to know the Sumos are also availiable in 4X4
|12th January 2010, 02:10||#35|
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Fantastic piece of trivia. I love the fact that Tata does so much more than M&M and keeps surprising the naysayers (who just go on and on about Tata's unreliability but keep forgetting that they are stuck in a time 10 years back).
In my own opinion, Tata has it's hands full right now. I am not sure if a Jeep is what they can afford to spend time on, if for nothing else, the lack of good engineers on board and R&D budgets being stretched.
OT: Actually M&M's engineering is way cruder than Tata's and that was a reason for their so called reliability. The Scorpio and Xylo are actually pretty poor cars, I don't know why people say that Sumo's and Safari's are rotten handlers when the Scorpio is worse than the both of them. The fact that they have a good marketing team helps because they have been able to steadily increase the price at which the Scorpio sells with the customer still agreeing to loosen the purse strings.
|12th January 2010, 05:01||#36|
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They did a Spacio with a soft top (lesser weight), plonk in the 4 cyl direct injection 3.0 (no Dicor, but the classic 407 spec, it'll cut costs as well), roll bars (the Sumo has been crah tested which is a big +) and the 4x4 drive train, will be an interesting alternative. Options could include a winch, spot lights, tow hook etc.
I know Tata will never make it but could be an interesting & cheap alternative, but will never have the classic good looks of the Willys though.
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