The Indian automaker has entered the sub-compact sedan segment with its all-new Tata Tigor recently and is eyeing on repeating the success of hatch sibling, the Tiago. With design and engine specifications shared with Tiago, the Tigor is the competitor of cars like Hyundai Xcent, Suzuki Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Volkswagen Ameo, and Chevrolet Sail.
All-new Tata Tigor Overview
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Just like Tata Tiago and Tata Hexa, the new offering from Tata, the Tigor is a result of company’s new “IMPACT” design philosophy. The sub-compact sedan was showcased a few months back before its launch and now finally the car has made to the Indian market. Tigor, as defined by the manufacturer signifies design, style and attitude. According to Tata, the Tigor will set a new benchmark for its other competitors with its modern design and advanced features. The segment has been already very competitive and with the introduction of Tigor, the intensity of the competition has increased significantly.
The updated Suzuki Swift Dzire is already on its way to the Indian market and it will further create problems for the other automakers. So, let’s see how the new offering from Tata will make its position in the market.
Tata Tigor Specifications
|Engine||1.2-litre 3 Cylinder||1.5-litre 3 Cylinder|
|Transmission||5-speed manual||5-speed manual|
|Power||85PS @ 6000 rpm||70PS @ 4000 rpm|
|Torque||114 Nm @ 3500 rpm||140 Nm @ 1800-3000 rpm|
|Dimensions (L X W X H)||3992 mm X 1677 mm X 1537 mm||3992 mm X 1677 mm X 1537 mm|
|Wheelbase||2450 mm||2450 mm|
|Mileage||16-17 kmpl||18-20 kmpl|
|Body Type||Sub-Compact Sedan||Sub-Compact Sedan|
Tata Tigor Prices
|XE||Rs 4,70,000||Rs 5,60,000|
|XT||Rs 5,41,000||Rs 6,31,000|
|XZ||Rs 5,90,000||Rs 6,80,000|
|XZ (O)||Rs 6,19,000||Rs 7,09,000|
Tata Tigor Performance
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Tigor houses the same powertrain as found in the Tiago. The petrol variant comes with a 1.2-litre ‘Revotron’ unit which delivers 89 hp maximum power while peak torque rest at 114 Nm. This is further mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Whereas, in the diesel option, the 1047cc Revotron engine is equipped which delivers 69 hp maximum power and 140 Nm peak torque. Though the engine is same, Tata has claimed that it has further smoothened the engine by introducing a new balancer shaft in the mix.
With proper insulation, the engine noise will not bother you much but, it is the air and tyre noise which might create hindrance during long journeys. The short drive will be soothing and calm, the gearshift is smooth and the slots are easy to find. The petrol unit however, offers a better ride than the diesel one and with easy swifts, Tigor is a quick car. The steering is light when speed builds up and keeping it on a straight line won’t be an issue. The body rolling will be felt while lane changing but, not much that might create a problem.
Just like any other Tata car, Tigor scores well on the suspension front. City rides will be comfortable and won’t be nasty on bumpy rides but, don’t expect a significant off-roading from this subcompact offering.
All-new Tata Tigor Exterior
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Though the Tata Tigor is quite similar to the hatchback sibling, Tiago, the front is designed in a much better way than the hatchback version. The front grille with hexagonal design elements and a twin barrel headlamp looks peppy while the projector low beams and halogen high beams adds to the functionality in a significant manner. Where a lot of new cars are coming up with LED daytime running lights, Tata missed this features on Tigor, which might be a concern for buyers who wish to have all the latest features in their car.
The petrol variant of Tigor is offered with 15-inch diamond cut and black, two-tone wheels that sync extremely well with the rest of the car’s design but, the diesel variant is offered with 14-inch wheels. Cannot comment on the precise reason for reducing the wheel size. But, the rear really makes a big difference. Not only Tata has managed to offer a coupe-like roof but the boot integration in the sub-4 metre category has been done exceptionally well, which makes Tigor stand apart from the competitors. The high-mounted subtle roof spoiler, the tail lamps with end-to-end glowing and sportier bumper makes Tigor a nicely styled car in the segment.
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All-new Tata Tigor Interiors
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Starting with the dashboard, it is same as found in the Tiago with some extra features. Just like Tiago, the top variant offers colored ac vents which look distinct and striking. The car is offered for domestic use and thus, the company has put special focus on rear seat comfort. Tigor has 50mm longer wheelbase than Tiago, which means extra space for rear occupants. Even the seats are wide enough to fit three adults comfortably.
As Tata has skipped on adding a rear AC vent, there is significant room for the occupants but, it can be also considered as a disadvantage because most of the automakers have started realizing the importance of rear AC vents for the hot and humid climate of India.
All-new Tata Tigor Features
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The added features in the Tigor over Tiago include a touchscreen infotainment system with Mirrorlink. This helps in getting the navigation and media updates on the screen, leading to driver convenience. The higher variants will be offered with automatic climate control while the rear seats get a flip down hand rest with two cup holders, which has become a necessity nowadays for the rear passengers. The rear seat headrests are non-adjustable but, the foam has been provided enough foam density to give a comfortable position.
Tata Tigor Safety Features
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The braking duties of Tigor are handled by discs at the front and drum at the rear. The models is also coupled to ABS with EBD for better braking. Other safety features of Tata Tigor include 3-point seat belt and front dual airbags. Features like central lock and speed sensing auto lock are standard across various trims.
Competitors Of Tata Tigor
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Currently, Tigor is placed in one of the most sensitive segments in the Indian market. A market where potential and competition comes hand-in-hand. The Tigor lock horns against Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Volkswagen Ameo, Chevrolet Sail, and Honda Amaze.
Tata has made a great effort to make a stand in passenger vehicles by introducing Tata Tigor. Tata Zest has already made a significant impact in the particular segment and now it is time for Tigor to play its magic. It can take the company to significant hike as the car has been bestowed with competent design and advanced features. The improved handling and engine performance makes Tigor a significant option for the buyers who are looking to try something new in the market.