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Tata Sumo Gold 2011-2013

₹ 6.83 - 7.94 Lakh*
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3.8 / 5
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Sumo Gold 2011-2013 Color Options

  • Artic Silver

  • Twilight Grey

  • Porcelain White

  • Blazing Red

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Tata Sumo Gold 2011-2013 Pictures
  • Comfort
  • Looks
  • Engine
  • Interiors
  • Safety
  • Mileage

 The Sumo is an old name in the Tata portfolio and in 2011, Tata gave some upgrades and called it Sumo Gold. Now again in 2013 the Sumo Gold has been given a refresh with new features. On the outside the new Sumo Gold gets  new colours, graphics and full wheel covers. The looks are still overly boxy and not much has changed. The new Sumo Gold also gets a new chrome grille which we must say looks classy! On the inside the new Sumo Gold gets new features like Dual AC cooling and Bluetooth/USB connectivity. The centre console in order to get more premium gets a faux wood trim. The seats can be folded to enhance boot space. The back rest of the second row, however, is not collapsible. The seats are slightly stiffer and come with adjustable lumbar support for the bucket ones. The instrument console has analogue speedometer and tachometer dials and a small digital display in the centre for the odometer, two trip meters and a clock. Door-ajar and seat-belt indicators also find place on the console. These are accompanied by acoustic warning. Tata Motors had earlier upgraded with engine when it got its last facelift and that engine remains. The three-litre turbocharged engine to meet the stricter Bharat Stage (BS) IV norms has 85 PS at 3,000 RPM and torque from 223 to 250 Nm at 1,600-2,000 RPM. Transmission is five-speed with an overdrive.The Sumo has a 85 PS engine and efficiency is important for customers in this class. Tata claims a fuel-efficiency of 15.3 km per litre which is good considering the size of the Sumo.The Gold has an independent suspension system in the front and leaf springs at the rear, with the result that the front absorbs the bumps and potholes well, but the rear bounces up and down and upset the ride. The Gold’s NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) levels are not a cause for complaint either. The new Sumo Gold gets tubeless tyres too! Anti-roll bars have been installed to reduce body roll. They do a fair job, but won’t stop your breakfast and lunch getting mixed while driving on a zigzag stretch.  The braking system has ventilated disc brakes in the front and drum ones at the rear. Vibrations through the seat, pedals and steering are negligible. The new Sumo Gold is more attractive than earlier and has a price of Rs 5.83 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).

 
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Interiors

Tata Sumo Gold 2011-2013 Picture

 On the inside the new Sumo Gold gets new features like Dual AC cooling and Bluetooth/USB connectivity. The centre console in order to get more premium gets a faux wood trim. The seats can be folded to enhance boot space. The back rest of the second row, however, is not collapsible. The seats are slightly stiffer and come with adjustable lumbar support for the bucket ones. The instrument console has analogue speedometer and tachometer dials and a small digital display in the centre for the odometer, two trip meters and a clock. Door-ajar and seat-belt indicators also find place on the console. These are accompanied by acoustic warning. 

 
What we like

Gets new features

What we don't like

Bland design

Interiors Details

Boot Space

Tata Sumo Gold offers a large boot space of 2055 litres which is quite enough for a SUV of this size.

Speedometer

The top model of Tata Sumo Gold comes with digital speedometer for your convenience.

Gear Lever

The finish of gear lever is smooth. Leather wrapped gear knob is available in top and trim models.

Cup Holders

Cup holders are present only in the top variant of Sumo Gold.

Glovebox

Sumo Gold comes with large glove box which is spacious.

Audio System

The integrated CD/MP3/AUX-In audio system is available in top variants only.

Air Conditioner

Sumo Gold is blessed with Climate Control AC with HVAC (Heating Ventilation and AC) for all variants except the base variant.

Arm Rests

The arm rests are not available in any models.

Air Vents

Two side and two centre air-vents are present in top model only to ensure proper cabin cooling in car.

Seats

The seats have full luxurious upholstery with leather seats available in trim and top models for appealing looks.

Leg Room

An impressive legroom is available in all variants best seating.

Knee Room

Knee room available very spacious for comfortable seating in the all variants of this big car.

Shoulder Space

Shoulder space is very impressive which provides you utmost comfort in all variants of Sumo Gold.

Head Room

Generous Headroom is available both in front and rear for your comfort in all models with 1925mm available in front.

Steering Wheel

The 3 spoke steering wheel is present in all models for driver's comfort. The power steering is present only in top model for enhanced performance.

Power Windows

Only the top models of Tata Sumo Gold are blessed with power windows.

Keyless Entry

The remote keyless entry is available only in top models along with anti theft alarm.

Driver Information Display

Digital Tachometer and trip meter is available in trim and top models.

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Exteriors

Tata Sumo Gold 2011-2013 Pictures
Tata Sumo Gold 2011-2013 Pictures

 The Sumo is an old name in the Tata portfolio and in 2011, Tata gave some upgrades and called it Sumo Gold. Now again in 2013 the Sumo Gold has been given a refresh with new features. On the outside the new Sumo Gold gets  new colours, graphics and full wheel covers. The looks are still overly boxy and not much has changed. The new Sumo Gold also gets a new chrome grille which we must say looks classy! 

What we like

Updates make it look better

What we don't like

Still has basic old shape

Exteriors Details

Front Design

Each and every detailing of front sheds masculine and tough stance. The Tata Sumo Gold has an imposing poise, broad stable posture and a visual blitzkrieg of stylish body graphics. The simple looks compliment the SUV which is mostly used for commercial purposes. The long body color grille is refreshed and has black mesh under it that houses the Tata logo to give a tough look.

Rear Design

The wide rear with a clean back adds not only to the dominant presence of Tata Sumo Gold but also to its functionality. The rear of Tata Sumo Gold is much stylish and sporty with its stylish tail lamp cluster and a spare wheel below the cabin. Also the large wind screen adds to the overall sporty look of the car.

Side Profile

From the side profile Tata Sumo Gold offers muscular look with the side profile being the best part with body graphics on them. The printed graphics are indicative of the sporty appearance of this SUV which go well with the overall image.

Ground Clearance

Tata Sumo Gold offers a good ground clearance of 190mm.

Bumpers

The body colored new over-rider bumper adds to the style and looks of the Sumo Gold making it sportier.

Head Lamps

The aggressive Head-Lamps with sporty design stretch from front of the hood to back and cover a wide range keeping your car in the spot-light.

Tail Lamps

The stylish and prominent tail lamp cluster is designed nicely and gives a distinctive look to Tata Sumo Gold.

Fog Lamps

High power forward and rear circular fog lamps on the bumpers not only light up the path but enhance safety in Tata Sumo Gold ensuring proper illumination on road even in adverse climatic conditions which is available only in top variant.

Tyres

The tyre size used in the different variants of new Tata Sumo comprise of 215/75 R 15 in top models and 185/85 R 16 in the trim and lower variants for proper gripping on road .these puncture resistant radial tube less tyres offers great off-roading capability with it.

Alloy Wheels

The sporty 15'' or 16" alloy wheels add to the aesthetic value of Sumo Gold and enhances its sportier look. The alloy wheels are present in all models.

Outside Mirrors

Both side body color ORVMs are available in trim and top models. These ORVM are internally adjustable.

Colors

Tata Sumo Gold is available in six color option and the colors are dew white, Sardinia Red, Arctic Silver, Arctic White and light Gold.

Rear Wiper

The rear wash/wiper option is available in top variants only.

Roof Rails

The satin silver roof rails increases the sportier look of Sumo Gold and adds to the aesthetic value. The roof rails are present in top models only.

Sun Roof

Sun roof is unavailable in all models.

Spoiler

The body colored rear spoiler adds to the sportier look of Sumo Gold and is available in top models only.

Side Steps

Sumo Gold is adorned with stylized side stepper in all the models.

Spare Wheel

An alloy spare wheel is available with lockable spare wheel cover in all the models.

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Engine

 Tata Motors had earlier upgraded with engine when it got its last facelift and that engine remains. The three-litre turbocharged engine to meet the stricter Bharat Stage (BS) IV norms has 85 PS at 3,000 RPM and torque from 223 to 250 Nm at 1,600-2,000 RPM. Transmission is five-speed with an overdrive.

What we like

Easy to drive

What we don't like

Gearbox

Engine & Performance Details

Acceleration

Tata Sumo ensures the driver finest in class acceleration with power, assisting it to better pull and pick up.

Top Speed

The top speed of lower variants with manual transmission is 156 Kmph under test conditions and for automatic is 152kmph approximately whereas top speed of high end variant is 149kmphapproximately in manual and 145 Kmph in automatic transmission.

In Gear Acceleration

In-gear acceleration for lower variants for 40-60kmph is 3.77 seconds whereas in-gear acceleration for top variant for 40-60kmph is 2.7 seconds.

Gearbox

5-speed manual gearbox is used in all variants.

Power

The peak power for all models 85Ps @ 3000rpm.

Torque

The peak torque of 250Nm @ 1000 to 2000rpm is delivered by the models.

NVH Levels

The NVH levels are good in all the variants and once the doors are closed you can hardly feel any noise inside the cabin but once you rev the engine at higher speeds The NVH is level can be felt inside the cabin.

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Mileage

 The Sumo has a 85 PS engine and efficiency is important for customers in this class. Tata claims a fuel-efficiency of 15.3 km per litre which is good considering the size of the Sumo.

 

Mileage Details

City Fuel Economy

The city fuel economy of Sumo Gold is 10.3 kmpl approximately under standard testing conditions, offered by all the variants.

Highway Fuel Economy

The highway fuel economy of Sumo Gold is 14.07 kmpl approximately, offered by all the models of Sumo Gold under standard testing conditions.

Arai Rated Economy

The ARAI rated fuel economy for all variants under standard testing conditions is impressive at 14.03 kmpl

Tank Range

The fuel tank capacity is of 65 litres and the tank range is about 910kms approximately.


Safety

 Anti-roll bars have been installed to reduce body roll. They do a fair job, but won’t stop your breakfast and lunch getting mixed while driving on a zigzag stretch.  The braking system has ventilated disc brakes in the front and drum ones at the rear. Vibrations through the seat, pedals and steering are negligible.

What we like

Improved steering, clutch

What we don't like

Has lots of roll

Handling Braking & Safety Details

Handling

Sumo Gold scores good in terms of ride and handling and assures you to give a comfortable plus luxurious ride on Indian roads. It scores 4 stars in handling in all models.

Braking Performance

The front ventilated disc and self adjusting rear drum brakes perform their job efficiently and score good in terms of braking.

Safety Features

Sumo Gold lacks ABS, EBD and Dual airbags but seat belts with warning are present .Door ajar warning, side intrusion beams on all doors for side protection against collisions and rear high mount stop lamps while applying brakes are added as the safety features.

Abs

The ABS along with EBD is unavailable in all models of Tata Sumo Gold.

Traction Control

Traction Control is not available in any model.

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Comfort

 The Gold has an independent suspension system in the front and leaf springs at the rear, with the result that the front absorbs the bumps and potholes well, but the rear bounces up and down and upset the ride. The Gold’s NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) levels are not a cause for complaint either. The new Sumo Gold gets tubeless tyres too!

What we like

Has a good ride

What we don't like

Refinement

Comfort & Suspension Details

Comfort

In term of Comfort Sumo Gold scores 3 stars. it is a mighty SUV and is a good choice for off road drivability and has been engineered ergonomically and gives passenger a comfortable driving experience.

Front Suspension

The independent double wishbone with coil spring and anti roller bar is used in front suspension in all models.

Rear Suspension

The non-independent progressive linear rate leaf springs type suspension with low friction pads is used in rear suspension in all models.


Loan

Available EMI options
(For 60 months with interest rate of 10.5% and down payment of ₹ 68,300)
₹ 13,217 per month

Tata sumo gold

By Ankush Posted on 29 Feb 12, 08:42 PM

Pros great look ,14 to 15 kmpl , very good ac

Cons very comfortable

Tata Sumo Gold offers the best mileage, power and torque than the other cars of the segment.The CR4 diesel engine of Tata Sumo Gold is mated with a 2956cc displacement and it offers a power output of 85PS @ 3000 rpm and a peak torque of 250 Nm at 1000 2000 rpm. With this, the Tata Sumo Gold offers a impressive mileage of 14.3 kmpl. Th second variant i.e. Di Turbo engine which is present with the three trims but is not available in the hifh end variant of Tata Sumo Gold i.e. Tata Sumo Gold GX. It is 2956cc engine which churns a power output of 70 PS and a high torque of 225Nm at 1600 2000 rpm. This Di engine also delivers the mileage of 14.3 kmpl.

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Tata sumo gold

By Ankush Posted on 29 Feb 12, 08:35 PM

Pros great look ,14 to 15 kmpl , very good ac

Cons very comfortable

if u need a suv you shoud go throuth TATA SUMO GOLD i have and completely satisfied with this product,

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Tata sumo

By Debi Prasad Posted on 25 Sep 13, 10:07 AM

Pros Good Performance,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons Average Looks,

TATA sumo is very good with a better performance

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5 of 5 users found this review helpful.

Sumo Gold is a Economic Car

By Sabyasachi Chakraborty Posted on 21 Sep 13, 02:04 AM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,

Cons Average Looks,Average Performance,Average Fuel Efficiency,

Sumo Gold is really a fuel saving economy car in our indian roads. Advantage of this car, if you want to use commercial purpose it is better than any other same segment car, if your family member is more than six sumo gold is perfect for you. It is also problem free car, if you have any problem on road, tata motors service center spread all over india.

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13 of 13 users found this review helpful.

Amazing car sumo grand gx its a really nice style ,comfort,performance,driven fluently easily tata done agood job i really give 5 stars to comfort.4 star to drive 3 star to fuel economy thaning you

By M Amir Posted on 24 Sep 13, 01:19 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Comfort,

Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,

amazing car sumo grand gx its a really nice style ,comfort,performance,driven fluently easily tata done agood job i really give 5 stars to comfort.4 star to drive 3 star to fuel economy thaning you

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6 of 6 users found this review helpful.

Good version of sumo

By Randeep Kaur Posted on 21 May 14, 12:50 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,

Cons Average Interiors,

My husband bought this car few years ago. I wasnt driving it much but one day i gave it a shot and I really liked it. My husband had to move to another part of the country to work and he took the smaller car so this was left at home so I had to learn to drive it. It is easy to drive once i understand the size. Other than that no problem. Everything is working quite fine with the vehicle and everything is on track.

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6 of 7 users found this review helpful.