Tata launched the Sumo Grande on January 10, 2008 powered with a new generation 2200 cc 120 bhp (89 kW; 122 PS) DICOR (Direct Injection Common Rail) engine. It features completely different body work. It lies below the Tata Safari in Tata's product portfolio. The Sumo Grande was designed in the UK by Concept Group International LTD.
It is an upgraded version of Sumo Grande. The Grande MK II seeks to deliver added value to customers through substantial changes in the exteriors and interiors combined with improvements in drivability, ride and handling and comfort. The exteriors have been accentuated by a new chrome lined grill, side rub rails with chrome inserts and indicators on ORVMs. 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 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 NVH levels have been further refined.
Tata has now dropped the "Sumo" tag from this product. It has now renamed as "Tata Grande". New product line now comes with body stickers emphasizing the new name "Tata Grande". Another change from product line up is that the turbo model has been discontinued.