has discontinued the production of two models from their lineup, Sumo and Bolt, in view of the upcoming safety and emission norms in the country. Sumo had undergone a facelift in 2011 and was launched in the market as Sumo Gold. Apparently, Tata does not seem to have plans to update this model again now.
Sumo Gold was powered by a 4 cylinder engine that makes 84 bhp power at 3000rpm and 250Nm torque at 1000rpm. This model managed to reach only 96 units of sales in March 2019, which is a huge decline in number as compared with last year data. The prices for this car were between Rs.7.52 lakh and Rs.8.96 lakh. Now that the production of this vehicle has been stopped, dealers will sell out the remaining inventory until stocks last.
Tata Bolt, the next vehicle that moves to the garage forever was first unveiled at the Auto Expo 2014, and based on the old X1 platform.Now the latest Tata cars are based on modular ALFA and OMEGA platforms. So the company clearly has no other choice than stop production of its old models. The total number of sales units of Tata bolt was just 30 units in March 2019, a steep fall from 421 units in March 2018.
Tata will launch Altros to replace Bolt, which will be just placed above Tata Tiago in the company’s lineup. Reports have been going on about Zest and Safari as the next models to be discontinued. All these models will be available in dealerships until all stocks are cleared.