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Tata Tiago review, test drive

Tata Motors has put its heart and soul in to the all-new Tiago which sets some new benchmarks in the segment. But is that enough to win customers?

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Should I buy one?

Tata has clearly put its heart and soul into the Tiago and the result is very impressive. The Tiago looks attractive, comes with plenty of equipment and has a cabin that could very well belong to a more expensive car. The Tiago is also designed to tackle our imperfect roads with ease and is an easy car to handle. Unfortunately, the lacklustre engines take much away from what is otherwise a well-rounded package. However, Indian buyers might be willing to make a compromise on the driving experience in return for good fuel efficiency. The petrol Tiago (in Eco mode) gives an impressive 23.5kpl and the diesel is even more fuel-efficient. What these figures translate to in the real world remains to be seen.

The Tata Tiago goes on sale later this month and is likely to be priced very aggressively. The base petrol model will be well under Rs 4 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and the diesel won’t be far off that mark either.  But it’s not just promise of value for money, but the premium look and feel the Tiago offers in this segment that could make it a winner and the car that puts Tata Motors back in the race.

Fact File

Engine

Fuel Petrol / Diesel
Installation Front, transverse
Type 3 cyl in-line DOHC petrol, 3 cyl in-line common rail diesel
Power 83.8bhp / 69bhp
Torque 11.6kgm / 14.2kgm

Transmission

Type Front-wheel drive
Gearbox 5-speed manual

Dimensions

Length 3746mm
Width 1647mm
Height 1535mm
Wheel base 2400mm
Ground clearance 170mm

Chassis & Body

Construction Five door hatchback, monocoque
Weight 1012kg / 1080kg
Wheels 14-inch alloy
Tyres 175/65R14
Spare Full-size

Suspension

Front Independent, McPherson strut, coil spring
Rear semi-independent, twist beam.

Brakes

Front Disc
Rear Drum

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