Tata Tiago: 5 things to know
27th May 2016 10:27 am
Tata's all-new hatchback marks the carmaker's arrival in the competitive midsize hatchback segment. We take a look at some facts.
The Tata Tiago, Tata’s mid-size hatchback, has been on sale since April, with prices starting as low as Rs 3.20 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Here is a quick refresher of what it is all about:
1. The Tiago is virtually all new
The last time Tata Motors launched an all-new vehicle was way back in 2010, when the Aria hit the streets (the Bolt and the Zest were heavily reworked versions of the Vista). The Tiago, thus, marks the reinvention of Tata. Pretty much everything has been developed from the ground up. Except for the base floorpan, which is borrowed from the Indica.
2. The Tiago heralds a new design language for Tata
Tata’s new 'Impact' design language will make its debut with the Tiago. The design language, according to Tata’s head of design, Pratap Bose, is based on the impression formed on prospective customers within the first 20 seconds of viewing a car. 'Impact' design cars, Tata says, will feature appealing cabin-to-body ratios, best-in-class size, driver-centric layouts and cleverly designed in-cabin storage spaces.
3. The Tiago is powered by new three-cylinder petrol and diesel engines
Tata Motors has developed new three-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, called Revotron and and Revotorq respectively, which will be introduced in the Tiago. The 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine is a lightweight, all-aluminium, four-valve, DOHC setup with variable cam timing for the intake valves. The Revotorq is the three-cylinder 1.05-litre turbo-diesel with a cast iron block, aluminium head and four-valve, twin-cam setup. Both come with City and Eco drive modes. Read our review to know how these are in action.
4. The Tiago is very fuel efficient
With an ARAI-rated fuel efficiency of 23.48kpl for the petrol variant and 27.28kpl for the diesel, the Tiago locks horns with the Maruti Celerio, which is rated at 23.1kpl for the petrol variant and 27.6kpl for the diesel.
5. The Tiago is big on in-car entertainment
In a bid to out-rival competitors, the Tiago features a segment-topping multimedia system. The infotainment system has been developed by Harman, and comes with an impressive four-speaker four-tweeter setup. You also get the Juke Car app, which allows each passenger to add songs from their device to a playlist on the phone that is paired with car’s audio player. The cooled glovebox features a dedicated recess for tablets – tech junkies rejoice!
The petrol variant of the Tiago starts at Rs 3.20 lakh and goes up to Rs 4.75 lakh for the top-spec, whereas the diesel variant is priced in the range of Rs 3.94-5.54 lakh (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).