Once launched, the Tiago EV will become the brand's most affordable passenger EV offering for private buyers. Here's a look at what you can expect from it.
Tata has confirmed the Tiago EV's launch for 28th September. And while we'll bring you a detailed walkaround of it very soon, for now, let's look at what can be expected from the electric hatchback.
First, the Tiago EV is set to arrive with extra features like cruise control, multi-mode regenerative braking, and multiple drive modes (Normal/Sports). In Tata's EV line-up, the regen braking feature was first introduced on the Nexon EV Max. As for the drive modes, they are also available on the Tigor EV.
Speaking of Tigor EV, it looks like the Tiago EV might borrow its siblings' Ziptron drivetrain as it is. For those unaware, the Tigor EV's platform consists of a 26kWh Li-ion battery pack, which powers a single motor. The power and torque figures are pegged at 74bhp and 170Nm, respectively, with a 0 – 60km/h time of 5.7 seconds. On a full charge, the Tigor EV offers a claimed driving range of 306km, and it can be fully charged using a 25kW DC fast charger in about an hour.
There is also a less powerful, less potent XPres-T version of the Tigor EV that's on sale for commercial fleet operators. However, at this point, it's not confirmed if the Tiago EV will also get a similar version.
In terms of design, once again, the Tiago EV is likely to borrow most of its design cues from the Tigor EV.
To ensure that it's priced below the Tigor EV (₹12.49 – ₹13.64 lakh), the Tiago EV could get a starting price of around Rs 11 lakh (ex-showroom). For reference, the ICE-powered Tiago range is priced between ₹5.40 and ₹7.80 lakh (ex-showroom).