Saturday, June 7, 2008

Tata Sumo Grande - Temerarious & Grand(e)


We’re all a bunch of ludicrous blokes and it was proved by rather a good measure when the very car in question came to a parking halt in front of the office gate. One of us jumped with joy, another just went mad doing the head-banging stuff, a chap was looking berserk doing the pelvis thrust and all I could manage was a stiff body with my jaw dropping down. Visualize this scene and I am certain that you will be grinning like Ronald McDonald! Which was the car in question? But obvious, the one we all have been waiting for - Sumo Grande.

It is a funny car this. Funny I say, because you don’t expect it to look this good, perform the way it does, induce a sense of pride and carry a certain elevated character. All this is a good thing then why-o-why is all this funny, you ask. Because it still carries the brand name ‘Sumo’. The idea was to bring the Sumo brand name back in action with an invigorated sense of being, and we can only but hope that Tata has hit the gong well and hard.


Advantages

  • Looks
  • Price
  • Space
  • Seat comfort
  • Engine performance

Disadvantages

  • Plastic quality
  • Refinement
  • Dynamics
  • NVH
  • Gearbox