|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door, Body on Frame|
|Layout||Front Engine, Four Wheel Drive|
|Engine||2.0L IDI (68 bhp)|
|Wheelbase||2,400 mm (94.5 in)|
|Length||4,450 mm (175.2 in)|
|Width||1,756 mm (69.1 in)|
|Height||1,906 mm (75.0 in)|
|Successor||Tata Spacio, Tata Victa|
The Tata Sumo is India's first indigenously designed sport-utility vehicle. Produced by India's largest automotive company,Tata Motors, the Sumo pioneered rural, off-road, and military transportation across the country.
The Sumo was launched in 1994 as a ten-seater jeep primarily designed for military use and off-road transport. It saw great sales success, and more than 100,000 Sumo vehicles were sold prior to 1997. The vehicle was India's first four-wheel-drive SUV, and proved to be especially popular in rural environments lacking paved roads. The Sumo is based on Tata Motors' pick-up platform and thus shared most of its other mechanics with other Tata vehicles like the Tata Sierra, Tata Estate. The Tata Sumo originally came with a 1948cc normally aspirated diesel engine. Later, an option of a turbocharged version of the same engine was also offered. The vehicle is a competitor for the Toyota Qualis (which is narrower) and Mahindra Commander.
The Sumo's success spawned the development of several related vehicles, both from Tata (Spacio and Victa) as well as from other companies (Toyota Qualis and Mahindra Scorpio). It was sold alongside the Tata Spacio between 2000 and 2004, when both vehicles were replaced by the more modern Tata Victa.
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