‘Leaked’ Sketches NOT of Tata Sumo Grande Facelift

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Yesterday we reported that Tata might be working in collaboration with recently acquired Jaguar Land Rover for the development of a comprehensively updated Tata Sumo Grande. The sketches showed that the 2014 Tata Sumo Grande might come with a facelift that would be distinctively reminiscent of that of the very famous Land Rover Evoque.

It may be noted that the JLR acquisition has to be one of the best things that have happened to Tata Motors in modern times. We have been anticipating JLR effect to soon start showing up on the Tata cars. Recently, a set of sketches started doing rounds on the web world. It is being said that these sketches belong to the design process of Tata Sumo Grande. While we were happy to learn that Tata might be working on giving the Grande a new face that is inspired from the Evoque, we did feel that there might be something fishy about the sketches.

Thanks to some help from one of our dear readers, we got to know that these sketches belong to the Tata Safari Storme design process. On a close inspection of the video, we found that the sketches that are being touted as Sumo Grande facelift design ideations actually belong to the initial phases of the Safari Storme’s design development.

(Skip to 55 secs. mark of this video clip to check out these sketches)

What you see in the lead image is a screenshot of the said video. On comparing it with the sketches you see in yesterday’s article, you will realize that the news of Sumo facelift drawing inspiration from the Evoque is nothing but a hoax.

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 Type 2.2 16 Valve DOHC DiCOR
Displacement (cc) 2179
Fuel Type Diesel
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 Configuration Inline
Valves per Cylinder (Valves) 4
Fuel System Common Rail
Transmission Type Manual
No of gears (Gears) 5
Drivetrain RWD


Suspension Front Independent, Wishbone with Coil Springs
Suspension Rear Parabolic Leaf Spring
Front Brake Type Disc
Rear Brake Type Drum
Steering Type Power Steering, Tiltable & collapsible
Minimum Turning Radius (metres) 5.2
Tyre Construction Radial
Front Wheel Diameter (inch) 16
Front Tyre Profile 70
Front Wheel Section Width (mm) 235
Rear Wheel Diameter (inch) 16
Rear Tyre Profile 70
Rear Wheel Section Width (mm) 235

Video: Motorbeam on Youtube


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