2014 Tata Sumo Grande Facelift to come with an Evoque-ish nose

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The JLR acquisition has to be among the biggest things that have happened to Tata Motors in recent times. As was always anticipated, the JLR effect has started showing on the Tata cars.

While JLR had only a minute role to play in the development of the Aria MPV, the pics that you see here are evidence enough of the fact that future Tata cars will have a definite JLR touch to them.

It is no secret that the Tata Sumo Grande hasn’t managed to do even half as well as the first generation Sumo UV that took our car market by storm in the 90s. Now, Tata seems to be working hard to get it right with the Grande and is working on a comprehensive facelift for the slow selling vehicle.

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As can be made out from these pics, the Tata Sumo Grande facelift will have a lot of design cues that can be traced to Land Rover SUVs.

The sketches here show that the revised Sumo Grande’s front fascia draws plenty of inspiration from the very popular Evoque. It is being said that the Sumo Grande facelift, which will be a thoroughly updated car, will be developed with inputs from a team consisting of Land Rover employees. This team will assist Tata with both design and engineering and the revised Sumo is expected to be lighter, more powerful and more fuel efficient.

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Tata Sumo Grande Specifications:

Length (mm)4421
Width (mm)1780
Height (mm)1940
Wheelbase (mm)2550
Ground Clearance (mm)180

 

Seating Capacity (Person)7 & 8
Doors (Doors)5
No of Seating Rows (Rows)3
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)65

 

Engine Type2.2 16 Valve DOHC DiCOR
Displacement (cc)2179
Fuel TypeDiesel
Max Power (bhp)120
Max Power @ RPM (RPM)4000
Max Torque (Nm)250
Max Torque @ RPM (RPM)1500
Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl)13.55
No of Cylinders (Cylinders)4
Cylinder ConfigurationInline
Valves per Cylinder (Valves)4
Fuel SystemCommon Rail
Transmission TypeManual
No of gears (Gears)5
DrivetrainRWD

 

Suspension FrontIndependent, Wishbone with Coil Springs
Suspension RearParabolic Leaf Spring
Front Brake TypeDisc
Rear Brake TypeDrum
Steering TypePower Steering, Tiltable & collapsible
Minimum Turning Radius (metres)5.2
Tyre ConstructionRadial
Front Wheel Diameter (inch)16
Front Tyre Profile70
Front Wheel Section Width (mm)235
Rear Wheel Diameter (inch)16
Rear Tyre Profile70
Rear Wheel Section Width (mm)235

Sketches: ICB