Tata Sumo Gold becomes the undisputed champion of Desert Storm 2012 (Xplore category)

Friday 02 March 2012, 10:12 AM by

Tata Sumo Gold emerged victorious in the 10th edition of the Desert Storm 2012 rally, which is one of India’s toughest and longest off-roading events. Mr. Ganesh Moorthy and co-driver Mr. T. Nagrajan became winners with their new Tata Sumo Gold. The third position was occupied by Tata Sumo Grande driven by Mr. Sanjay Ram Takle and co-driver Mr. Mohd. Mustafa.

The 6-day long Desert Storm rally is one of the most challenging rallies of India and it also known as the mini Dakar rally. On 20th February, 2012, the 3,500 km racing event started from Ahmedabad, and covering Rann of Kutch, Bhuj, interiors of Rajasthan through Barmer, Jaiselmer, Pokhran, Thar, Bikaner, and Jaipur, it ended in Delhi.

After several field tests and consumer studies, the company introduced the new Tata Sumo Gold in India. In order to meet the present age requirements, this much awaited car has been designed. Every Sumo Gold is loaded with a powerful engine, which helps it attain high power. The company has provided choice of CR4 Turbo BS4 and Di Turbo BS3 to the customers. Sumo Gold is a synonym for power, high acceleration, and pick-up, and customers can choose from two types of engine as per driving requirements.

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Tata Sumo Gold becomes the undisputed champion of Desert Storm 2012
The CR4 Turbo engine with a displacement of 2956cc boasts of an output of 83 hp at 3000 rpm and torque of 250 Nm at 1000 to 2000 rpm. With its 14.7 kmpl mileage, the car beats many of its competitors. The Di Turbo BS3 engine has similar displacement but the power and torque emission differs. Output of 68 hp at 3000 rpm and torque of 225 Nm at 1600-2000 rpm are the main highlights of this engine. This largest sized Di Turbo diesel engine delivers impressive mileage of 14.3 kmpl. In order to streamline company’s participation in motor sports and other similar events, Tata Motors Full Throttle has been launched.

In the field of motor sports, this platform helps the company in better management and execution of all efforts. Further, testing and development is also possible as a result of it. Tata Motors’ UV portfolio apart from Tata Sumo Gold includes the lifestyle pick-up Tata Xenon XT, the Tata Sumo 4x4, the Tata Safari 4x4, and the premium Crossover Tata Aria.

With the Tata Safari, the company has earlier participated in various international car rallies like SAARC rally (2007), ASEAN rally (2004) and Capetown rally (1998). In several rallies, the Tata Xenon XT (a 4x4 lifestyle pickup) and Tata Safari have been driven by many independent participants.

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