Looks The Tata Sumo Grande as it is known now is actually the fresher design whereas the one for the Bolero dates back to ages ago. It has even virtually carried on with the same design theme and also the same colors. However with Mahindra coming up with a new engine and upmarket interiors as also some minor exterior changes, the Bolero ends up being the better looking car. It has that Mahindra saber tooth in the front which ensures that this vehicle has a good road presence. Some bulges here and there also ensure that the Bolero rounds off a staid design with good packaging elements. However if you look in isolation, the Tata Sumo Grande in India seems like its rather an evolution of the Sumo design. Dating back to the year 1994, the Sumo has been selling like hot cakes however in 2008, Tata Motors thought of giving it a fresh lease of life by injecting some new design themes and stuff. The Sumo Grande doesn’t look like the old Sumo from any angle except the side one. This is the place from where it actually seems like a Sumo. Newer and thankfully fatter rubber with body colored mirrors and bumpers ensure that the Sumo has some freshness within its character. The wheel arches are also more on the flared side and the typical Tata problem of having wheels which don’t fill the wheel wells is solved in this Tata. Some chrome strips embedded in the rear tail light assembly really light up the typical MUV like rear styling. The Mahindra Bolero in the meanwhile is known for its ruggedness and this displays in its stance. The white colored bumpers as opposed to the body color and also the wheels with their dated wheel cap design, the white running boards and lines wouldn’t make you mistake this MUV for any other MUV than a Mahindra. The rear lights get clear lens effect and hence keep up with the modern times. However the wheels of the Bolero don’t look too flared as compared with that of the Sumo Grande and hence lose out on the overall stance. The Tata Sumo Grande has got a bigger car feel however it doesn’t look solid enough whereas the Mahindra Bolero is a arm wrestling champion. The choice would depend if you are staying in the city or in a village. For city, the Sumo makes sense while in the village, it’s the Bolero for sure. Both seem inspired by the Mercedes G-Wagon.