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06 May 2014

Tata rebrands the Grande as the 'Movus'

Sumo Grande, Sumo Grande MkII and now the Movus: Tata's burly people-mover gets yet another name change, along with a price drop

Amaan Ahmed
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It's official: the Tata Sumo Grande is no more. It's replacement is here, named the 'Movus'. And what it is, is a Sumo Grande with a new name.

In terms of looks, the Movus is identical to the outgoing Grande MkII, with the exception of the unpainted bumpers you see in the picture above.

Tata hasn't fiddled with the mechanicals, so the 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine producing 118bhp and 250Nm of torque soldiers on in partnership with a five-speed manual gearbox.

To knock a substantial amount off the Grande…er, Movus' price tag, Tata's had to resort to some hardcore cost-cutting. So, out go most of the creature comforts, and all it'll pamper you with is air-conditioning (that too on the top-end LX variant only) and power steering.

The Movus can be had with seven, eight or nine seats, and in a grand total of two paint shades - White and Silver.

The range now starts at Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), which is about a lakh less than the now-dead Grande.

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