Tata Motors’ big comeback car was the Tiago hatchback. The car continues to do very well for the automaker thanks to constant refreshes, affordable pricing and the sturdy build. Tata Motors is all set to offer more features on the Tiago and NRG model.
Specifically targeting the XT trim, Tata Motors is expected to add the following features to the Tiago and NRG models,
- Height-adjustable driver seat
- 14-inch hyper style wheels
- Rear parcel shelf
- Vanity mirror
- Blacked-out B-pillar
Clearly, most of the features added are quite functional, and something that the prospective Tiago buyer is likely to appreciate. While the Tiago will get these feature additions to the XT trim, the NRG will get them as a new XT variant addition. The Tiago sold in India is offered with a 1.2 liter-3 cylinder petrol engine with 84 Bhp-113 Nm on tap. This motor gets two gearbox options: a 5 speed manual and a 5 speed automated manual (AMT).
The same engine is also available in petrol-CNG, where it makes 72 Bhp-95 Nm while running on CNG. In the past, the Tiago was also available with a 1.2 liter turbo diesel engine. The diesel has now been discontinued thanks to low demand, and tightening emission norms. Ex-showroom prices of the Tiago start from Rs. 5.39 lakh. The Tiago is sold in XE, XT, XT (O), XZ and XZ+ trims while the NRG is currently available only in XZ+ trim.
There’s an interesting incident about the Tata Tiago that many of you may not know. A couple of months before the Tiago’s introduction in the Indian market, Tata Motors revealed that the car would be called the Zica (short for Zippy Car). In fact, Tata Motors even sent out press releases announcing the name, appointing football legend Lionel Messi as the car’s brand ambassador. The Zika virus struck, and Tata Motors was forced to go back to the drawing board and come up with a new name for its hatchback. That’s how the name Tiago came about.
The Tiago has a notchback sibling called the Tigor. The Tigor shares its petrol engine and gearboxes with the Tiago, in the same state of tune. Like the Tiago, the Tigor is also available with a petrol-CNG dual fuel option. One major change with the Tigor though is the fact that it’s also available with an electric powertrain. In fact, the Tigor Electric is India’s most affordable electric car, with ex-showroom prices starting from Rs. 12.49 lakh.