The recently launched Grande MK II is an upgraded version of Tata Motors’ premium Sumo offering, with substantial changes in the exteriors and interiors and improvements in driveability, 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 outer rear view mirrors (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 upholstery. The vehicle on display also sports an attractive cap on the dashboard, new leather upholstery, a special captain’s seat in the second row, and alloy wheels. The changed drive ratio of the Tata Grande MK II boosts low speed performance in city driving conditions. While a modified suspension ensures a comfortable ride, optimised anti-roll bars reduce body roll to a minimum during cornering. Other improvements include 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. It carries forward the class leading features of the earlier version — best in class third row seats and lowest turning circle radius of 5.25 metres in the category, one of the best fuel efficiencies in its class, dual HVAC with roof integrated louvers, motorised ORVMs, height adjustable driver’s seat and a state of the art CD/MP3 music system. It is powered by the new generation 2.2 litre Direct Injection Common Rail (DICOR) engine fitted with a variable geometry turbocharger which delivers maximum power and torque of 120 PS and 250 Nm respectively.