TATA Motors, India’s biggest automotive company, relaunched one of its oldest multi-seater utility vehicles under a new name – Tata Movus. The re-engineered Sumo Grande’s price is slashed by almost 1 lakh, and it’s now available in the market for Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) with flexible seating options in front facing, side facing and Captain seats in 7,8,9-seater configurations. And while it loses its Sumo Grande badge, the interior and exterior styling remain pretty much the same. The only visible modification is the side decal.
Powered by the same 2.2-litre VARICOR diesel engine that delivers 120 PS and 250 Nm torque, Tata Movus claims a fuel economy of 15.6kmpl. The company states that it tweaked the engine to provide better driveability, maneuverability and fuel efficiency in city-roads as well as in highways. Tata Movus is fitted with independent double wishbone (with coil springs) in the front, parabolic leaf spring suspension at the back. Also, the new 260 diameter Concentric Sleeve cylinder (self actuating clutch) reduces the vehicle’s clutch effort. Ground clearance and wheelbase dimensions are 180 mm and 2,550 mm respectively. Fuel tank capacity is a decent 65 liters.
Mr Ranjit Yadav, President – Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, stated at the vehicle launch –
The all-new Movus is a great proposition for large families as it is spacious, easy to maintain, economical for both short and long distances, delivering great value without compromising on comfort. As an entry-level UV, the all-new Movus, a big and reliable vehicle comes at a price point which will provide our customers with best-in-class ride quality, making it a perfect partner for every journey. The vehicle is commercially available at dealerships located in metros and select cities.
TATA Movus could be availed in four exterior color variants – Meteor Silver in CX and LX variants, Porcelain White. The vehicle warranty stands valid for 3 year/1,50,000 km. When in market, Movus would be competing against the current favorite Mahindra Bolero.