A day after we broke the story on the new Sumo Gold confirmations arrive in the form of spyshots. Here we able to spot the cosmetic differences between the Victa (right) and the Gold (left). The chrome band on the hood, the Gold nameplate on the left hand side of the rear door are prominent along with GX trim. Like the Grande, the Sumo Gold is adorned with beige and yellow trimmings on the bodywork.
The 3-liter-CR4-powered Sumo Gold is of paramount importance for Tata Motors if it has to claw back to a better position as the Bolero's outright domination in the UV segment has hurt them badly. Likewise GM India is also working on an upgraded Tavera for a late 2011 launch, sporting the 2-liter diesel engine sourced from ICML (Rhino) complying to BS4 emission norms.
General Motors is also testing SAIC vans that it will use next year to reach a respectable position in the LCV/UV market which is attracting so many new players.