The Tata Sumo is one of the oldest MUVs on sale in India and is a regular sight on our roads. To this date, the Sumo has maintained its original boxy design, something which it is known for now. The Sumo sold in India for civilians never came with a 4×4 drivetrain despite being capable enough to perform some heavy off-road action. However, the Army version of the Sumo came with a 4×4 drivetrain and several of them have landed in the hands of regular folks like us after the Army auctioned them off. One such Army spec Tata Sumo 4×4 is featured here today which has been modified extensively in accordance with its owner’s choice.
Owned by Keshi Ramgarhia, this butch Tata Sumo is inspired by the Mercedes G Wagen which is one of the most iconic SUVs in the world. The latest G63 AMG is a total beast of an SUV and has unmatched go anywhere ability. Without a doubt, this modified Tata Sumo looks quite good and stands out from any other vehicle on the road. To let you know, It is a 2002 model Sumo and the total cost of modifying it in this avatar is about Rs. 5 lakh.
The total time spent on getting this look right is around 5-6 month but the end result is truly spectacular. The front end now features G-Wagen like round headlamps with LED DRLs. The bumper is a custom off-road spec unit with small fog lights built in it. The flared fenders and slats on the bonnet are something which comes as stock on the Army spec Sumo. The LED bar on the roof provides further illumination at dark or whenever the need arises.
The sides are dominated by those huge off-road spec tires that give the car an imposing look apart from enhancing the ground clearance. They are 35×12.5-16 spec tires and provide the necessary traction when off the road. Other touches on the side include custom ORVMs along with the side tailpipes which is another touch inspired from the G-Wagen.
The rear end gets a typical G-Wagen design with tiny tail lights and small glass area. The custom bumper here completes the look along with the spare tire mount. Other notable details about this Sumo include a standard suspension, a power steering, air conditioning and independent front suspension which enhance its drivability. The modifications, however, are not only limited to the exterior as the interiors have also been completely revamped into a luxurious and plush space.
On the inside, This modified Tata Sumo gets full leather treatment with leather upholstery as well as padding on the roof and doors. The front seats are fully adjustable electric units which enhance the comfort as well as the practicality of this wild looking Sumo. As mentioned already, it comes with other basic amenities like air conditioning as well as power steering which again make it a practical vehicle to use as a daily driver.
Among the various modified Tata Sumos we have seen till date, this one easily qualifies as one of the best not only because of how it looks but also because of it being a 4×4 vehicle. The revamped interiors are another feather in its cap as the occupants can enjoy the comfort while the vehicle goes for some mud bashing. A hat’s tip to the owner of this modified Tata Sumo from us then for creating something as good as this.