Tata launched the Tigor back in the year 2017. The Tigor is the successor of the Tata Zest which could not gain sales figures. The Tigor was developed under the project of Tata Tiago. Earlier the Tigor was available with two engine options – petrol and diesel engine. In the year 2020, the Tigor got a facelift and is now available with a single petrol engine option. In 2018 Tata launched the JTP version of the Tigor 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 Tigor was discontinued. Let’s take a deeper look into the Tigor and find out if it is worth it.
Pros – Value For Money, Good Ride Quality, 4-Star Safety Rating From Global NCAP
Cons – No Diesel Engine, Dull Petrol Engine, Average Fuel Economy
Tata Tigor Exteriors
Upfront, the Tigor gets a boldly sculpted bonnet. The chrome inserts on the tri-arrow design grille look nice, and there is a chrome strip at the bottom of the grille that runs from one headlamp to another. The headlights get the projector set up. The front bumper gets some black inserts, and the LED DRLs and the fog lamps are placed on the bumper only. On the side, you get 15-inch dual-tone alloy wheels that look sporty. The side profile of the car has a coupe-like silhouette. The rear taillights get a LED setup and there is also a LED high mount stop lamp. On the higher trims, you also get black coloured OVRMs.
Tata Tigor Interiors
The interior of the Tigor gets a dual-tone 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 (4 Speakers + 4 Tweeters) Harman sound system, voice commands, automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, cooled glove box, electrically adjustable OVRMs with welcome function and much more.
Tata Tigor 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 419-litres.
Tata Tigor Engine Performance
The Tigor 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 Tigor Mileage
The ARAI rated fuel efficiency of the Tata Tigor is 20.3 km/l for both manual transmission and AMT. However, in real-world conditions, you could anywhere between 11-13 km/l in city traffic conditions and 14-18 km/l out on the highways. However, fuel efficiency also depends upon the style of driving and traffic conditions.
Tata Tigor Handling
The Tigor feels very stable to drive at high speeds. The steering feels light and offers a decent amount of feel and feedback. The car feels stable on hard cornering.
Tata Tigor Comfort
The suspension of the Tigor is tuned slightly on the softer side. At lower speeds, there is some movement felt in the cabin. However, at higher speeds, it feels more composed.
Tata Tigor Safety
In terms of safety equipment, the Tigor comes equipped with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, corner stability control, driver and co-driver seat belt remainder, seat belts with pre-tensioners and force limiters, puncture repair kit, and immobilizer as standard. The Tigor also received a 4-star rating from Global NCAP, which makes this car the safest car in the segment.
Tata Tigor 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 Tigor Price
Following are the prices (on-road Mumbai) of the Tata Tigor:
- Tata Tigor 1.2 L Petrol XE (MT) – Rs. 6.53 lakhs
- Tata Tigor 1.2 L Petrol XM (MT) – Rs. 7.22 lakhs
- Tata Tigor 1.2 L Petrol XMA (AT) – Rs. 7.82 lakhs
- Tata Tigor 1.2 L Petrol XZ (MT) – Rs. 7.69 lakhs
- Tata Tigor 1.2 L Petrol XZ+ (MT) – Rs. 8.39 lakhs
- Tata Tigor 1.2 L Petrol XZA+ (AT) – Rs. 8.99 lakhs
Tata Tigor Resale Value
The facelift version of the Tigor relatively new in the market but, 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 Tigor Colours
The Tata Tigor is offered in the following colours:
- Arizona Blue
- Pearlescent White
- Deep Red
- Pure Silver
- Daytona Grey
Tata Tigor Specs
Following are the specifications of the BS6 Tata Tigor:
- Engine:- 1199cc, 3 Cylinder, Revotron Petrol
- Power:- 86 PS @ 6000 RPM
- Torque:- 113 Nm @ 3300 RPM
- Transmission:- 5-Speed Manual, AMT
- Fuel Efficiency (ARAI):- 20.3 km/l (MT/AMT)
- Fuel Efficiency (Real World):- 11-13 km/l (City Traffic) 14-18 (Highway) (MT/AT)
- Dimensions (L X W X H):- 3993 mm x 1677 mm x 1532 mm
- Wheelbase:- 2450 mm
- Ground Clearance:- 170 mm
- Kerb Weight:- 992-1033 kgs
- Fuel Tank Capacity:- 35 litres
- Boot Capacity:- 419 litres
- Turning Radius:- 5.1 metres
- Tyre Size:- 175/65/14 (Steel) (XE, XM, XZ, XMA), 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 Tigor Variants
The Tata Tigor is offered in the following variants:
- XE (MT)
- XM (MT)
- XMA (AT)
- XZ (MT)
- XZ+ (MT)
- XZA+ (AT)
Tata Tigor Rating
We give the Tata Tigor a rating of 3.5/5.
Tata Tigor Upcoming Models
Tata might launch the turbo variant of the Tigor soon. It was spied testing on the roads many times. Still the launch date and the other specifications of the car not known.
Tata Tigor vs Maruti Dzire
The Maruti Dzire has been in the top ten selling cars in the Indian market. The Dzire is available with a single 1.2-litre petrol engine. In terms of power and torque output figures, both the cars are identical. The Dzire offers better drivability than the Tigor. However, in terms of design, the Tigor looks more stylish and aggressive. In terms of dimensions, the Dzire is wider by 58 mm. On the other side, the Tigor is taller by 17 mm than the Maruti Dzire.
Tata Tigor vs Honda Amaze
The Honda Amaze is available with two engine options – a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Both the engines are offered with a manual transmission or with a CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission). The petrol engine of both the cars has nearly the same amount of power and torque. In terms of dimensions, the Amaze is wider by 18 mm. On the other side, the Tigor is taller by 31 mm than the Honda Amaze.
Tata Tigor vs Hyundai Aura
The Hyundai Aura is available with three engine options – a 1.2-litre NA petrol engine, a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine, and a 1.2-litre diesel engine. There is also an option of factory-fitted CNG available with the regular petrol engine. The regular petrol engine of both the cars has nearly the same amount of power and torque. If you are looking for a fun to drive car, then the Hyundai Aura Turbo should be your pick. It offers much more power and torque. In terms of dimensions, both the cars are nearly the same in terms of length and width. However, the Tigor is taller by 12 mm than the Aura.
Tata Tigor vs Ford Aspire
The Ford Aspire is available with two engine options – a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. There is no option of an automatic transmission available with the Aspire. In terms of power and torque output figures for the petrol engine, the Aspire has sightly more power and torque when compared to the Tigor. In terms of dimensions, both the cars are nearly identical in terms of length and height. However, the Aspire is wider by 27 mm than the Tigor.