India's Big Daddy Customs gets Creative with Tata Sumo Grande

The blue-colored gem you’re looking at in these pictures is the XENON concept based on the Indian market Tata Sumo Grande crossover and it was made by local replica and coach-builder Big Daddy Customs. In contrast to the two previous models from Big Daddy Customs that we’ve shown you on these pages and which include a Chevrolet Optra-based replica of the 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor and a Tata Safari-based clone of the Range Rover Evoque, the XENON is a unique project commissioned by Tata itself. “This project was awarded to us by TATA Motors to gauge public response for a more modern looking SUV based on the GRANDE,” said Big Daddy Customs. “Strict guidelines were given to only tamper with the soft body (i.e. bumper sections, grille, cladding etc.) without making any changes in the metal body sections as it would involve major development cost if any of our design cues were incorporated in the commercial production stage later,” the custom builder added. If you ask us, certain elements of the XENON do remind us of Land Rover creations but not in an in-your-face kind of way, if you get what we mean. Check out the rest of the pictures after the break, and tell us what you think in the comments.