Lots of photo shoots and travel has meant that I haven’t been able to drive my long term Tiago as much as I usually do. However, even during this time, I did make a trip to Pune and back. On the highway, the Tiago is at its best around the 100km/h mark. At any speeds over that, it doesn’t quite feel planted and the car tends to get anxious especially over joints and rumble strips.
Our mind is programmed to get used to things too quickly - whether they be good or bad. And it is due to this that we aren’t often bothered by poor ergonomics. But there is no denying that it helps when things are in place. The Tiago’s ergonomics are well sorted. Right from the steering mounted controls, seat height adjuster to all the buttons of the infotainment system - everything is well within reach. The left turn indicator of the Tiago doesn’t autocorrect even when the steering is positioned straight after a turn — it only corrects itself when you turn further right. It isn’t a major issue, something that can easily be fixed the next time the car is serviced.
Except for a few minor niggles, the overall experience with the Tata Tiago has been rather peaceful. It could have been a good all round product, if Tata Motors would have ironed out the inconsistencies in the quality department and the niggles.