Spied – Tata Sumo Grande facelift caught testing yet again

Posted on: Sep 23, 2013 - 4:37pm IST

The facelifted Tata Sumo Grande was caught testing, again. These images courtesy of MotorBash.com, show the same test mule that was spotted earlier this month.

Tata Sumo Grande facelift
The only change to the front is the blackened grille and the addition of a bull-bar.

But the question does arise, why is Tata ‘testing’ the Grande facelift, if the expected changes are all but accessory-like additions? The bull-bar for example, has been a popular accessory for the Sumo since its inception in the 90s. An additional set of rear reflectors as seen in these images, can be fitted by an accessory shop.

Tata Sumo Grande facelift rear

Possibly the easiest of these changes, a black-colored surround for the window lines and pillars, should take you not more than an hour to fit properly. As far as the wheels are concerned, you could choose from a plethora of rims available these days, and it shouldn’t take you more 30 min to install. However Tata have used the same wheels as the one they launched on the vehicle at the Auto Expo almost six years ago.

So why is Tata testing this Grande facelift as such? There are no reports to suggest that the engine could be upgraded. The facelifted SUV is expected to continue with the 2.2-liter DICOR engine which outputs 120PS and 250Nm of torque.

Tata Sumo Grande facelift side
The rear and sides get blackened pillars and an additional set of reflectors.
New Tata Sumo Grande MkII
Doors of the current Grande included for reference.

From what our source mentions “specific consumer segments are identified for which the Grande will be made and marketed to”. We should be seeing the facelifted Grande latest by the 2014 Auto Expo in February 2014.

[Images from MotorBash.com]

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5 thoughts on “Spied – Tata Sumo Grande facelift caught testing yet again

  1. ar nikhil aware says:

    yes definately i agree with mr ramesh…i have two grande which i made very good looking desent ..one is early model and one is mk2 which has much improved …but have more scoop to handling …it is very heavy..its fills very safe on highway but….tata should try to have lose weight.. will definately improve in body roll..grandes bonet is too heavy that one cannot uplift with single hand also doors are heavy that cannot close in first attempt….from above photo tata has change some black pillars stickers width than on early photos of 4 th sep 2013..also there is black out wheel arches…now looks good and proportionate….black out d pillar now makes ease for eyes and reduse bulgyness at backside…which early was very looks odd…..i want to publish my both grande photo to u all and tata…pls some body help me……

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  2. Ramish says:

    The car in first pic must not be over 20 km/hr BUT…. look at the body roll…. & still TATA expects Grande to sell in numbers 🙂

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  3. Ashar says:

    ha..ha..ha.. TATA’s R&D is gone to stone age!!!

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  4. Dhananjayan says:

    This is total Bull crap TATA suckzzzzz!!

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  5. abuna ventana says:

    don’t even see it. that will spoil your day..

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