Tata Motors has announced that it has received an order for 1542 units of the Sumo Gold utility vehicles from various Police and law enforcement agencies across the country.
As one of the country's largest selling utility vehicles, the Sumo Gold is one of the most powerful entry-level SUVs, conceived keeping in mind comfort and robust all-round performance.
Producing a peak power of 85 PS at 3,000 rpm, the Sumo Gold provides fuel economy of about 15 kmpl, best-in-class ground clearance of 182 mm, a rugged un-matched drive experience, with lowest cost of ownership - a critical partner for law enforcement agencies across the country.
Vernon Noronha, the Vice President for Defence & Government Business at Tata Motors said, "The Tata Sumo was conceived and designed keeping in mind the need for a rugged, comfortable and reliable vehicle that was powerful and versatile, with the ability to do almost everything with ease, including negotiate narrow city roads."
"These strong attributes have made the Tata Sumo popular in both commercial and personal transportation segments, and with law enforcements agencies. As a leading partner in supporting the country's police and paramilitary forces, we at Tata Motors are proud to have received these orders for the Tata Sumo Gold utility vehicle and we will soon commence deliveries."
Tata Motors' Defence Solutions offers its customers a wide range of vehicles in the light, medium and heavy category. These include Logistics, Tactical, Armoured and Specialist vehicles, with lowest life-cycle maintenance cost, supported by Tata Motors vast pan-India service network, ensuring maximum operational readiness.
Tata Motors has been associated with the country's off-road defence and security forces, since 1958 and has supplied over 1,00,000 vehicles to the Indian military and Paramilitary forces, so far. The company offers its products and services that not only meet the needs of the domestic market, but are also positioned to meet most stringent requirements across the world.
Tata Motors exports its range of specialized defence vehicles to the SAARC, ASEAN and African regions. With Tata Motors rich portfolio in multi-axle range like 12x12, 8x8 and 6x6, the company has started supplying to leading Missile OEMs across the world.
The company has established itself as a supplier of specialist vehicles for UN peacekeeping missions. Tata Motors range of off-road vehicles are also being procured by the agencies involved in AID & Development, across the world like GSA, KBR, Oxfam, RONCO, RA International & Riders.
The company also has the ability to mobilise adequate manufacturing capacity for defence requirements, along with dedicated exclusive infrastructure, manufacturing facilities and trained manpower, to ensure faster delivery of its defence and peace-keeping vehicles.