Tata Tiago JTP Review
Car Tested: Tata Tiago JTP, Tigor JTP; Road Test No. 1012; Test Location: Coimbatore
Price Ex-Showroom: Rs. 6.39 lakhs (Tiago JTP), Rs. 7.49 lakhs (Tigor JTP)
The Tata Tiago JTP and Tigor JTP look stunning and deliver good performance too
Diwali is coming and Tata Motors has launched the Tiago JTP and Tigor JTP in India. These are performance oriented versions and have been engineered in partnership with Jayem Auto which is based out of Coimbatore. Normally whenever people talk about Tata cars, they are usually associated with MUVs, SUVs and commercial vehicles but a home grown automaker coming out with sporty cars made for enthusiasts is definitely a step in the right direction. We drove both the cars and here’s what we think about them.
Exteriors – On the outside, both the Tiago and Tigor come with a lot of sporty enhancements such as new front and rear bumpers, a hood scoop, blacked out roof, new projector headlamps which are also smoked out, revised tail lamps and so on. The cars also come with 15-inch diamond cut alloys with fatter Apollo Alnac rubber. Both these cars look stunning no doubt and the oomph quotient is quite high too. For now, only 2 colours will be offered – White with Red accents and Red with Black accents.
Interiors – The interiors come with a few tweaks which lend a sporty look to the cabin. The roof lining gets black fabric and so does the upholstery on the door pads. The dashboard gets some piano black panels along with red accents. Along with this, the seats also get new fabric with JTP badging and red double stitching. The steering is wrapped in leather and feels great to hold, the gear lever gaiter also gets a leather cover and overall the interior feels like a good place to be in. In terms of features, these cars are more or less similar to the regular variants but both the cars now come with a 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with 8 speakers. The speakers produce good sound quality but it misses out on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Tiago comes with a regular AC while the Tigor gets climate control too. I found the cooling in the Tigor to be much better than the Tiago. The Tiago gets only reverse parking sensors whereas its sedan sibling gets a rear view camera too.