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The Indian auto major and one of the largest passenger car manufacturer in the country has launched the refreshed versions of its vehicles in the car market. This automobile company has upgraded a total of eight vehicle models across five platforms and took a step forward towards advancements. The company has also updated its flagship SUV Tata Sumo Gold, while adding one more variant in its series. The Tata Sumo Gold GX is the top end variant in this SUV lineup and it is equipped with a powerful 3.0-litre diesel engine that meets the Bharat Stage IV emission norms. There are quite a lot modifications made to this popular sports utility vehicle. Changes are made to its exteriors, interiors and to its technicalities as well. With this, the 2013 version Tata Sumo Gold GX trim looks much better than its previous version in all the aspects right from the appearance to its performance and its fuel efficiency. This will surely help the manufacturer to gain more market space in the Indian markets. At the same time it will allow Tata Sumo Gold to give tough times to its contenders. This home bred passenger car manufacturer has launched this facelifted version of Tata Sumo Gold at a very competitive price tag, which will surely bring in more sales towards this SUV.
This facelifted Tata Sumo Gold GX top end trim gets some cosmetic updates that brings a premium look and makes it a better looking SUV in its segment. Although, minor updates have been given to its exteriors, this refreshed new Tata Sumo Gold GX variant looks to be a bit different from its previous model. This facelifted SUV will now feature a redesigned front radiator grille with two horizontal chrome slats integrated on to it. There is a chrome strip fitted on top of the hood while the prominent company logo is placed in the center of the radiator grille. This automaker has fitted its front facade with a body colored bumper at the bottom with large air dam chrome garnished round shaped fog lights. The company has changed the design of its front bumper to make it look a bit sportier. On the side profile, it gets body colored OVRMs, while the new designer decals (body graphics) brings a refreshing new look and style to this high performance SUV. Apart from this, it gets a 15 inch steel wheels fitted to the wheel arches which are further fitted with a stylish wheel caps. The rear end design remains simple but the new body graphics will make it look a better styled SUV in its segment.
The company has also made some changes to the interior design of this high performance SUV, which will bring added comforts and elegance inside. This facelifted version gets a new premium fabric upholstery along with some new set of functions. The company has incorporated a dual air conditioning system for extra bit of cooling inside the cabin. It also gets a music system with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, sporty gear shift knob, one touch power windows and several other such functions. Its interior features include a stylish instrument cluster with an Odometer, low fuel indicator, wood finish central console, door trims with fabric upholstery, sporty gear knob, tinted glasses soft feel steering wheel, and several more. With this, the interior section of the Tata Sumo Gold GX trim more stylish with rich finishing. This is a spacious SUV that can provide comfortable seating for least seven passengers inside.
Engine and Performance:
When it comes to the most important engine aspect, the company has equipped this SUV with a powerful 3.0-litre diesel engine that has Bharat Stage IV emission compliance. This CR4 diesel engine has 2956cc of displacing capacity that can churn out a superior power of about 83.3bhp at 3000rpm and 250Nm of peak torque output at 1600 to 2000rpm. This engine is further equipped with an advanced five speed manual transmission gearbox with a high performance 260mm clutch that transmit the power through the front wheels and enables it to deliver superior performance. Its high performance clutch will further boost its performance and its fuel efficiency making it one of the best in its class. The automobile company claims that the facelifted Tata Sumo Gold GX trim has the ability to produce 15.3 Kmpl of maximum mileage, which is exceptional.
Braking and Handling:
One of the most significant aspect of any vehicle is its braking and handling mechanism. The company has not compromised on the most significant braking aspects of the Tata Sumo Gold GX trim and has equipped it with superior mechanisms. Disc brakes have been fitted to its front wheels, while drum brakes have been fitted to its rear wheels. This wheel axle has been integrated with a double wishbone type of a suspension system, which will be assisted by a coil spring and anti-roll bar type of mechanism. This will help the Tata Sumo Gold GX variant to be stable and well balanced. On the other hand, the driver will find it very easy to handle this SUV as it has been incorporated with a highly responsive power assisted steering system.
One of the largest passenger car manufacturer in India, Tata Motors have introduced the facelifted Tata Sumo Gold GX trim with quite a good set of safety features. Its safety functions include rear high mount stop lamps, door ajar warning, seat belt warning, front and rear fog lamps, side intrusion beams on all doors and so on. This facelift version also get engine immobilizer and central locking system that will boost the safety levels of the Tata Sumo Gold GX variant.
This Tata Sumo Gold GX is the top end trim and you can expect for top class comfort and convenience features inside. The list of some of the sophisticated comfort and convenience aspects of this SUV include dual air conditioner with demister, heater system, power steering with soft feel steering wheel, spare wheel below floor, remote fuel lid opener, front console with handle brake, cup holder on glove box lid, 12V outlet on center console, anti glare rear view mirror, mobile holder, rear windshield wiper, rear defogger, power windows, and a lot more. While some of the features like key less entry, and speaker phone with MIC will lift the comforts levels inside this SUV.
Pros: Plush interior design, interior cabin section is spacious, engine performance is improved.
Cons: Many more features can be added, price cab be more competitive.
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