Tata Tiago is the successor of the previously made Tata Bolt. Tata launched the Tiago in the year 2016. Earlier the Tiago was available with two engine options – petrol and diesel. In the year 2020, the Tiago got a facelift and is now available with a single petrol engine option. In 2018 Tata launched the JTP version of the Tiago with a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine and it could accelerate from 0 to 100 km/hr under 10 seconds. Later, the JTP version of the Tiago was discontinued. Let’s take a deeper look into the Tiago and find out if it is worth it.
Pros – Stylish Design, Good Ride Quality, Well Built
Cons – No Diesel Engine, NVH Levels Could Have Been Better, Lack In Mid-Range
Tata Tiago Exteriors
Upfront, the Tiago gets a boldly sculpted bonnet. The piano black tri-arrow design on the grille looks nice, and there is a chrome strip at the bottom of the grille that runs from one headlamp to another. The front bumper gets some black inserts, which add some character to the car. On the side, you get 15-inch dual-tone alloy wheels that look sporty. The rear bumper also gets black inserts. The rear of the Tiago looks simple, and it also gets an integrated spoiler with black-coloured spats. On the higher trims, you also get black coloured OVRMs and a contrast black coloured roof.
Tata Tiago Interiors
The dashboard of the Tiago gets black and grey treatment. The side AC vents come with body-coloured inserts, which looks really nice and breaks the monotony of the black interior. The seat upholstery gets a dual-tone tri-arrow design. The steering gets a flat bottom, and the instrument cluster is now an all-digital unit. The layout of the instrument cluster is not the best, and sometimes it is difficult to read the bars of the tachometer. The 7-inch infotainment screen is nice and fluid to use. In terms of connectivity, it gets Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, USB, and iPod. Other features include an 8-speaker Harman sound system, automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, cooled glove box, electrically adjustable OVRMs and much more.
Tata Tiago Space
The front seats are really well-cushioned and provide a good amount of support. Front passengers also get an adjustable headrest. Space at the rear is decent enough. However, there are no AC vents present for the rear passengers. The boot is well-sized and has a capacity of 242-litres.
Tata Tiago Engine Performance
The Tiago is available with a single petrol engine option – a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, Revotron engine that produces a power of 86 PS @ 6000 RPM and a torque output of 113 Nm @ 3300 RPM. The engine is available with two transmission options – a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT gearbox. The engine offers a good amount of low-end punch. However, the midrange feels dull, and the engine lacks punch. For quick overtakes you will have to downshift to get instant power from the engine. The AMT gearbox does its job well if you are not pushing the throttle very hard. The manual transmission is also easy to use, but for city driving, AMT is a better option. The NVH levels to the engine are decent enough, but there are some vibrations felt inside the cabin at low RPMs.
Tata Tiago Mileage
The ARAI rated fuel efficiency of the Tata Tiago is 23.84 km/l for both manual transmission and AMT. However, in real-world conditions, you could anywhere between 13-15 km/l in city traffic conditions and 16-21 km/l out on the highways. However, fuel efficiency also depends upon the style of driving and traffic conditions.
Tata Tiago Handling
The Tiago feels very stable to drive at high speeds. The steering also provides good feedback and feels connected with the car at all times. The car feels stable on hard cornering. However, there is some amount of under-steer felt when pushing the car hard.
Tata Tiago Comfort
The suspension of the Tiago is tuned slightly on the stiffer side, which means the car can handle the bad or broken roads easily. The ride quality of the Tiago is very composed and there is no movement felt inside the cabin.
Tata Tiago Safety
In terms of safety equipment, the Tiago comes equipped with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, corner stability control, over speed alert, driver and co-driver seat belt remainder, seat belts with pre-tensioners and force limiters, puncture repair kit, and immobilizer as standard. The Tiago also received a 4-star rating from Global NCAP, which makes this car the safest car in the segment.
Tata Tiago Service
Tata has a wide network of service centres across India. Tata’s after-sales service is quite impressive, and Tata cars come with a hassle-free ownership experience.
Tata Tiago Price
Following are the prices (on-road Mumbai) of the Tata Tiago:
- Tata Tiago 1.2 L Petrol XE (MT) – Rs. 5.84 lakhs
- Tata Tiago 1.2 L Petrol XT (MT) – Rs. 6.57 lakhs
- Tata Tiago 1.2 L Petrol XTA (AT) – Rs. 7.16 lakhs
- Tata Tiago 1.2 L Petrol XZ (MT) – Rs. 7.08 lakhs
- Tata Tiago 1.2 L Petrol XZA (MT) – Rs. 7.68 lakhs
- Tata Tiago 1.2 L Petrol XZ+ (MT) – Rs. 7.38 lakhs
- Tata Tiago 1.2 L Petrol XZA+ (AT) – Rs. 7.98 lakhs
- Tata Tiago 1.2 L Petrol XZ+ Dual Tone (MT) – Rs. 7.50 lakhs
- Tata Tiago 1.2 L Petrol XZA+ Dual Tone (AT) – Rs. 8.09 lakhs
Tata Tiago Resale Value
The facelift version of the Tiago relatively new in the market but, because it is quite popular in the market, we can expect a good amount of resale value. The resale value also relies on the condition of the vehicle and the total kilometres driven.
Tata Tiago Colours
The Tata Tiago is offered in the following colours:
- Arizona Blue
- Pearlescent White
- Flame Red
- Pure Silver
- Daytona Grey
Dual Tone treatment is available in XZ+/ XZA+.
Tata Tiago Specs
Following are the specifications of the BS6 Tata Tiago:
- Engine:- 1199cc, 3 Cylinder, Revotron Petrol
- Power:- 86 PS @ 6000 RPM
- Torque:- 113 Nm @ 3300 RPM
- Transmission:- 5-Speed Manual, AMT
- Fuel Efficiency (ARAI):- 23.84 km/l (MT/AMT)
- Fuel Efficiency (Real World):- 13-15 km/l (City Traffic) 16-21 (Highway) (MT/AT)
- Dimensions (L X W X H):- 3765 mm x 1677 mm x 1535 mm
- Wheelbase:- 2400 mm
- Ground Clearance:- 170 mm
- Kerb Weight:- 935-991 kgs
- Fuel Tank Capacity:- 35 litres
- Boot Capacity:- 242 litres
- Turning Radius:- 4.9 metres
- Tyre Size:- 175/65/14 (Steel) (XE, XT, XZ, XZA), 175/60/15 (Alloy) (XZ+, XZA+), 155/80/13 (Spare)
- Suspension:- Independent, Lower Wishbone, McPherson Strut (Front), Rear Twist beam with Coil Spring mounted on hydraulic shock absorber (Rear)
- Brakes:- Disc (Front), Drum (Rear)
Tata Tiago Variants
The Tata Tiago is offered in the following variants:
- XE (MT)
- XT (MT)
- XTA (AT)
- XZ (MT)
- XZA (AT)
- XZ+ (MT)
- XZA+ (AT)
Tata Tiago Rating
We give the Tata Tiago a rating of 4/5.
Tata Tiago Upcoming Models
Tata might launch the CNG version of the Tiago later this year. The CNG version of the Tiago was spied testing on the roads many times.
Tata Tiago vs Maruti Swift
The Maruti Swift is offered with a 1.2-litre petrol engine option and has similar output figures to that of the Tata Tiago. The build quality of the Tiago is quite impressive (4-star safety rating) when compared to the Maruti Swift. The Maruti Swift is longer by 75 mm and wider by 58 mm.
Tata Tiago vs Maruti Wagon-R
The Tata Tiago looks more sporty than the Maruti Wagon R. The Wagon-R comes with a 1.0-litre petrol engine and a 1.2-litre petrol engine. Talking about the 1.2-litre engine, both the cars have nearly the same power and torque output figures. The Maruti Wagon-R is also available with the factory fitted CNG option. The Tata Tiago has impressive build quality with a 4-star rating in global NCAP safety ratings. In terms of dimensions, the Tata Tiago is longer by 110 mm and wider by 57 mm than the Maruti Wagon R. On the other side, the Wagon R is taller by 140 mm than the Tiago.
Tata Tiago vs Maruti Ignis
The Maruti Ignis is available with a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine. Both the cars produce nearly the same amount of power and torque output figures. In terms of design, the Tiago looks more stylish and well designed. In terms of dimensions, the Tiago is longer by 65 mm, while on the other side the Ignis is wider by 13 mm and taller by 60 mm than the Tiago.
Tata Tiago vs Maruti Celerio
The Maruti Celerio is offered with a single 1.0-litre petrol engine. It is also available with a factory-fitted CNG option. Celerio misses out on certain features and feels very basic. In terms of power and torque output figures, the Tiago has comparatively more power and torque compared to the Celerio. In terms of dimensions, the Tiago is longer by 70 mm, wider by 77 mm. While on the other side, the Celerio is taller by 25 mm than the Tiago.
Tata Tiago vs Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS
The Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS is available with three engine options – a 1.2-litre petrol engine, 1.0-litre Turbo GDI, and a 1.2-litre diesel engine. The 1.2-litre petrol engine is also available with factory fitted CNG option. The i10 NIOS offers more features when compared to the Tiago. Talking about the 1.2-litre petrol engine, power and torque output figures are nearly the same for both the cars. If you are looking for fun to drive car, then the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine of the i10 NIOS should be your pick. In terms of dimensions, the Grand i10 NIOS is longer by 40 mm than the Tiago. While on the other side, the Tiago is taller by 15 mm than the Grand i10 NIOS. Both the cars are nearly the same in terms of width.
Tata Tiago vs Hyundai Santro
The Hyundai Santro is offered with a single 1.1-litre petrol engine option. It also has an option of factory-fitted CNG. In terms of power and torque output figures, the Tiago is comparatively more powerful than the Santro. In terms of dimensions, the Tiago is longer by 155 mm, and wider by 32 mm. On the other side in terms of height, the Santro is taller by 25 mm than the Tiago.
Tata Tiago vs Ford Figo
The Ford Figo is available with two engine options – a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. However, there is no option for an automatic transmission available with the Figo. Talking about the petrol engine the Figo has a little bit more power and torque compared to the Tiago. The Figo is also on the expensive side when compared to the Tiago. In terms of dimensions, the Figo is longer by 176 mm, and wider by 27 mm. Both the cars are nearly the same in terms of height.