Allegedly leaked sketches show the Tata Grande sporting Evoque headlights

Posted on Feb 27 2013 - 2:15pm IST
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After the acquisition Jaguar Land Rover, there were a lot of media reports that Tata Motors were exploring synergies with JLR to improve their own technology and design.

2014 Tata Sumo Grande front

The Aria was the first Tata product that JLR played a hand on. By the time the acquisition was complete, Tata had almost finished developing the vehicle, and hence JLR may have had only a minute role or just suggestions to give. Sadly, for several factors the Tata Aria failed quite miserably.

The last two years have not been the best of times for Tata Motors. Sales are dwindling, products are failing and the equity of the brand has diminished. But with a fresh set of leaders recruited late last year, Tata Motors has promised new products and a whole new experience for existing customers. And if these image showing the next generation Sumo is anything to go by, there is a very good chance that they might be right.

2014 Tata Sumo Grande2014 Tata Sumo Grande rendering

Our good friends at IndianCarsBikes appear to have had access to accurate sketches of the next generation Sumo. The sketches reveal a front fascia similar to that of the Range Rover Evoque but with a Tata logo on the front grill. While we don’t know how happy Land Rover will be viewing these images, all we can say is that we love it.

IndianCarsBikes also report that the next generation Sumo will be developed with the help of inputs from the team that worked on the Aria and also from Land Rover itself. These inputs will not only be limited to the design department but also the engineering part of the product. Expect a host of weight saving measures, fuel efficient technologies and the familiar 2.2L DICOR under the new skin.

The front fascia of the new Sumo is still in its initial stages. It will eventually go through countless revisions, discussion forums and debates so the end result might not be exactly as you see over here. So if Tata Motors is listening and there is a very good chance that they are, we just want to say –  Just go for it!

[Source: Indiancarsbikes.in]

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  1. Xover@TAI February 28, 2013 at - Reply

    I think this news is legit,though the images used may be phoney! Just hope that Tata upgrades the chassis,brakes,suspension and above all those pathetic interiors(reason i ditched Grande though loved its exteriors),along with exterior design.

    Tata Motors are you listening?

  2. atul February 27, 2013 at - Reply

    hey guys @ Indian autos blog, these sketches belong to safari storme’s developing phase. just see carefully the headlight assembly of last sketch.

  3. Harsha February 27, 2013 at - Reply

    These are all too old sketches which were made during the development of Safari- Storme. This has nothing to with the next gen Grande/Sumo.

    Sorry -> Indiancarsbikes.in

  4. Arun KP February 27, 2013 at - Reply

    Nothing new here.

    Tata copied the originals Sumo’s front from the G Wagen and rear from old Range Rovers.

    Even the Tata Ace is a copy of the Diahatsu Hijet.

    When I heard about the avalanche of models planned I should have guessed that it is another set of poor copies…..

    Way to go Tata!

  5. guru February 27, 2013 at - Reply

    Their main pblm are their design and the naming.. Likely Sumo Grande & Indica Vista.. their old front grill… oh my god.. i have been seeing the front grill has not changed for years… indica vista is real good car but has got bad shape, I’m not convinced with the back shape, very narrow curved… bad shape though… if really tata is concerned abt the sales.. they need to change their design for the both to challenge Maruti & Mahindra

  6. Rahul February 27, 2013 at - Reply

    Design input does not mean Design ‘Copy’!

    Now don’t say family identity, sumo does not belong to JLR family. You own the brand,but that does not give you ethical right to copy the design.

    TM, don’t ruin the Rover brand, please.

  7. prudvi reddy February 27, 2013 at - Reply

    this is really funny. Indiancarsbikes is taking ever onw for a ride. these sketches are videos captures from one the promotional videos released by tata motors during the launch of storme, in this video we have design head of tata explaining us the design philosophy of the storm.

    i am sorry to say but indianautosblog you have earned your self pretty decent name when it comes posting news on auto rumors.. but some kind of veracity of the story have to be obtained before you post something like this

    • Ramesh February 27, 2013 at - Reply

      Really! I was also wondering why Tatas would waste so much effort on an outdated model like the Sumo. If they spend some effort on the Aria, to give it a more SUV and less Van look, I can understand.

      News Invention indeed!!

  8. Karthik February 27, 2013 at - Reply

    Think, Tata is on their right track. With the support being extended from JLR team, it sure will convince the design aspect and the overall asthetics of the vehicle. Hope Tata plans things at a faster pace, since already they are losing their brand value to other competitors now. They products from here on, should be to focus on changing their brand image and convince the mass market with their dynamic designs and by being at par with the competitors. Best of luck team….

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