Tata Sumo Grande MK II Review Tata Sumo Grande price India
The Tata Sumo Grande is the improved version of the Tata’s popular Sumo SUV. As it is said the toy for big boys the name rightly suits the machine. There is a change in nearly every section of the Sumo Grande compared to its predecessor. Virtually nothing has been left untouched. It is said that Tata has spent over 300 crore rupees on this project.
The design of the new Sumo Grande is encapsulating and so the various colour options it is being shipped with. The machine is sophisticated personal car perfect for outings and weekends for large family get together. Now the Sumo Grande has become grander with cosmetic surgery and has been renamed the Grande Mk II. On the outset, the SUV’s grille has been accentuated by a new chrome lined grill. The wheel arches still remain more prominent and the bumpers look muscular. And to top it off, side rub rails now come with chrome inserts and indicators are installed on the ORVMs to accentuate the look of the new Sumo Grande Mk II.
The Sumo Grande MK II is available in three variants – LX, EX, and GX. The car is truly value for money.
Power and Performance
The Sumo Grande’s engine has been taken from the Tata Safari. It comes with the same 2.2 litre VTT DICOR engine that churns out a healthy 120 bhp at 4000 rpm and a torque of 250 Nm at 3000rpm. There is an option for torque with a wider RPMs band which can improve manoeuvrability in narrow city lanes and while cruising on highways. The engine is paired with a variable geometry turbocharger. The SUV comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox across all variants. For those who used Tata’s vehicles will be surprised to find out that the gears move smoothly in harmony at the driver’s will. The Sumo Grande MK II feels adequately empowered.
Design and built
The changed drive ratio in the Grande MK II gives a boost to low speed performance in city driving conditions. While a modified suspension ensures a comfortable ride, particularly for second and third row occupants, optimised anti-roll bars reduce body roll to a minimum during cornering. The existing low NVH levels have been further refined.
The Sumo Grande Mk II’s styling is very contemporary. For once, designers at Tata Motors have worked very hard to get the vehicle’s looks right. All the sharp edges of the Sumo have been tweaked into curves. The smooth flowing lines on the exterior give it an aura of sophistication. The front fascia still has the butch stance. The larger headlamps and a bulging bonnet paired with an oversized grille with the chrome Tata badge add an urban character to the vehicle. The front bumpers get a large air dam and two circular fog lamps placed on either corner. The oversized wheel arches house the 16-inch wheels. The square window glass and flat roof have been carried over from Sumo.
The Grande MK IIcomes with three row seating and even the third row seating has enough space for adults. There is more legroom and thigh space and the back gets a comfortable support to enjoy long drives without pain. The third row can be folded to make space for additional cargo. The interiors have been refreshed to give the vehicle a completely new, contemporary look with a two tone theme complemented by a new faux wood centre console and new fabric upholstery. The car comes upgraded with a modern HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and AC) with roof integrated louvers, motorised ORVMs, height adjustable driver’s seat and a state of the art CD/MP3 music system. Some convenience features are power windows, rear seat arm rests, electrically adjustable rear view mirrors and remote keyless entry. The lighting has been improved by the provision of puddle lamps on the front door, follow-me-home lights, and the interiors get theatre style lighting. The rear window comes with a fog/rain water wiper to improve rear visibility. Moreover, there are several ergonomic improvements in the Grande MK II such as a smaller steering wheel with floating horns, a grab handle on the ‘C’ pillar to aid egress of third row passengers, and new inner door handles.
The Alpine music system with six speakers with a fake wood paneling comes standard on the top-end variant GX. The plastic moulded tilt power steering wheel, though lightweight, gives a strong grip. The GX gets leather wrapped steering.
Compared to the older Sumo, the Sumo Grande’s extra height of 20 mm and longer wheelbase makes it more stable on highways. The leaf spring suspension in the rear enables a smooth ride. Independent double wishbone suspension and coil springs are placed to the front. This is useful for easy driving.
Safety features include central locking, side impact beams, door open warning, driver’s seat belt unfastened warning, tiltable/collapsible steering column, tubeless tyres, child safety door locks, antiglare internal rearview mirror, high mount stop lamp, low fuel indicator warning, rear fog lamps, and motorized headlamp adjustment system.
The higher end EX and GX variants get central locking and an intelligent rotary lock mechanism that avoids locking of doors when the key is still in the ignition. Engine immobilizer and clear lens front fog lamps are exclusive to the GX variant. The seat fabric on all variants has been treated for resisting stains. The upholstery on the GX is fire resistant.
Tata Sumo Grande MKII specifications
2.2 L 16 Valve DOHC DiCOR
Max. Output (PS) at rpm
120 @ 4000
Max. Torque (Nm) at rpm
250 @ 1500-3000
5 Speed, G-76-,4.1 – Synchromesh with Overdrive
Front: Independent, Wishbone with Coil Springs. Rear: Parabolic Leaf Springs.
Power Steering, Tiltable & Collapsible
Vacuum Assisted Independent Hydraulic.
Front : Ventilated Disc brake with Twin Pot caliper.
Rear: Drum brake, Auto Adjusting Type
TYRES 235/70 R 16
Length / Width / Height (mm)
4421 / 1780 / 1940
Ground Clearance 180
TURNING RADIUS (m) 5.25
Gross Vehicle Weight (Kgs) 2625
FUEL TANK CAPACITY (Ltrs.) 65
|Fuel Economy||14 / 10 km/l (city/highway),2.2L I-4 Diesel|
|Available Engines||2.2L DICOR Inline-4, Diesel|
|Available Transmissions||5-speed Manual Transmission (MT)|
Price of Tata Sumo Grande MK II
The Sumo Grande MK II comes in 3 versions / trim levels. The top end GX Grande MK II is priced lowest in Thane district in Maharashtra at Rs 7.3 lakh ex-showroom, Rs 7.5 lakh in Delhi and Rs 7.66 lakh ex-showroom in Mumbai.
The EX is priced Rs 6.83 lakh Delhi, Rs 6.64 Thane and Rs 6.97 lakh Mumbai.
The low end LX Grande Mark II is priced 6.25 lakh ex-showroom Thane, Rs 6.43 lakh in Delhi and Rs 6.56 lakh ex-showroom in Mumbai.