The Tata Tiago is set to take on quite a few offerings even from the segments above its league, being loaded on features and frugal engine options.
After months of speculations and test mule spotting, the wait for the Tiago has finally paid off as Tata Motors have developed a very interesting product that also represents the automaker’s progress in building cars compared to its Indica days. The Tiago looks fresh, has been styled well; gets a host of features and all-new engine options to its credit. Still some time away from the showroom floor, we give you a complete look at the model and tell you everything that you need to know.
In terms of dimensions, the Tata Tiago measures 3746 mm in length, 1647 mm in width and 1534 mm in height with the wheelbase measuring 2400 mm. The car is taller, longer but narrower than the Indica while also being a lot more premium. The cabin witnesses a host of features including Harman infotainment system, AUX, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, cooled glovebox, segment first turn-by-turn navigation, electrically adjustable ORVMs, tilt steering, gear shift indicator and much more.
Power comes from the new 1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron petrol motor that churns out 85 PS at 6000 RPM and 114 Nm of torque at 3500 RPM and gets two driving modes – Eco and City. The other unit is the all-new 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel mill tuned for 70 PS at 4000 RPM and 140 Nm of torque between 1800-3000 RPM, it also gets the multi-drive modes. Both engines come paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. No AMT version will be available at the time of launch but will be added later.
The Tata Tiago feels like an interesting product on all counts and has all that it takes to succeed in the market. However, it will boil down to the pricing of the model that will be making the biggest difference. A starting price of Rs. 3.5 lakhs is expected, stretching up to Rs. 5.5 lakhs for the top trims (all prices, ex-showroom). With that in mind, not only will the Tiago rival the Hyundai Grand i10, Maruti Celerio and Wagon R, but also compete with the base variants of the Ford Figo and Maruti Swift.