Renowned digital rendering artist Shoeb R Kalania has visualized he next-gen Tata Sumo based on the company's IMPACT 2.0 design language that has been used for the aesthetics of the Tata Altroz
The Tata Sumo was introduced in the country for the first time in the year 1994. Also, it had a long production run of almost 25 years, before it was discontinued in the year 2019. Since its launch, the car has largely looked the same. It donned a few subtle changes in all these years, such as revised headlamps cluster and new suffix to the ‘Sumo’ name. MK-II Sumo was also introduced in the country and was named as Sumo Grande. It was far more contemporary than the 1st-gen car, but surprisingly, it could not perform well on the sales charts. Therefore, Tata Motors pulled the plug on the Sumo Grande in the year 2016 itself. With both the generations off the assembly line now, a 3rd-generation Sumo is likely to be on the cards. But, how would it look like?
To answer this question, our in-house rendering expert – Mr. Shoeb R. Kalania has come up with his illustration of the 3rd-gen Tata Sumo. It can be seen in the pictures above that the rough sketch is a blend of the design of the original Sumo and the carmaker’s new Impact design language. It gets a boxy silhouette, which is reminiscent of the 1st-gen Tata Sumo, and so is the case with the tailgate-mounted spare wheel.
The rendering uses a vertically split headlamp setup with sleek DRLs on top and actual headlamp cluster mounted lower down on the bumper. Also, the car in the rendering looks stubby as the designer believes that Tata would slot it in the market as a sub-4m utility vehicle like the Mahindra Bolero. This way, Tata Motors would also be able to price the Sumo rather competitively in the Indian market.
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Moreover, we wish that Tata Motors should also introduce a 4X4 variant of the Sumo as the original car. Hence, it would become the only 4X4 Tata car to go on sale. Also, it will then be able to rub the shoulders with the upcoming new-gen Mahindra Thar, 2020 Force Gurkha, and 4-door Maruti Jimny. Although these are just our views on the render, there isn’t any sign of confirmation from the manufacturer yet.