MUV Comparison - Tata Sumo Gold Vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Saturday 12 April 2014, 11:12 AM by

The 'Sumo' MUV from Tata has been a present on Indian roads from days when the concept of MUV's was still an alien term to the local market. The locally loved MUV has now come in an all new avatar rechristened as 'Sumo Gold'. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has been a huge hit since its inception in the country a while ago. Coming from the production line of India's largest car-maker, Ertiga is not just an obvious choice but also a practical choice in the Indian car-market.

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MUV Comparison – Tata Sumo Gold Vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

The Sumo Gold is available in BS-III as well as BS-IV variant. The BS-III variant is powered by 2956 CC 4SP TCIC Engine that generates about 50-52 kw of power at 3000 rpm and 223 Nm of torque at 1600 - 2200 rpm. The BS-IV version is powered by 2956 CC 3.0 CR4 Engine that generates a max power of about 60-62 kw at 3000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 1000 - 2000 rpm. For a comfortable drive both the versions are blessed with Double wishbone type with coil springs & anti-roll bar suspension for the front, whereas the rear gets Parabolic leaf springs & anti-roll bar suspension. Cabin space has never been a problem with Sumo since its early inception days. The MUV is loaded with ample space and comfort for all seven occupants. The Sumo Gold has also earned the title for being the tallest vehicle in class with class leading seating space and comfort for all occupants. Unpleasant noises and vibrations normally found in the cabin space have been eliminated with the use of sealants specifically to reduce Noise Vibration & Harshness (NVH). The interiors are also fairly decent and appealing as compared to the previous versions. Moreover, dual AC function provides much relief to the rear seated passengers. USB and Bluetooth connectivity adorn the dashboard featuring wood finish center console.

MUV Comparison – Tata Sumo Gold Vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

The Ertiga MUV from Maruti is available in Petrol, Diesel and CNG variant. The petrol version is powered by 1373 cc K-Series Petrol VVT engine that generates about 95 Ps of power with 130 Nm of torque. The diesel version gets a 1248 cc DDiS Diesel engine that generates about 90 Ps of power with 200 Nm of torque. The CNG variant is powered by 1373 cc K-Series Petrol VVT engine that generates about 82 Ps of power with 110 Nm of torque. For the interiors, the Ertiga MUV gets a sporty dashboard, chrome door handles and stylish meter cluster. The occupant area looks elegant and is designed for maximum comfort. You can choose your favorite music from playlist using steering audio controls. Comfort for the rear seat passengers is also ensured with a second row armrest and 2nd row Ac system with controllers.

Both the MUV's coming from renowned Indian manufacturers, competition shall definitely be strong. The Tata Sumo Gold with an improved suspension system, a comfortable ride is assured as compared to its previous version that was known for a bouncy drive feel. Maruti Suzuki has always been known to deliver cars as per Indian conditions and the Ertiga MUV nevertheless lets you down on the driving experience.

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