Ahead of the 1st July deadline, Tata Motors has updated the Tiago range with some mandatory safety features.
As many of you are aware, starting 1st July 2019, all four-wheeler passenger vehicles sold in India will have to be equipped with added safety features like a speed-warning indicator, driver-side airbag, seatbelt reminder for both front passengers, seatbelt pre-tensioners and rear parking sensors. Furthermore, these features need to be a part of the standard fitment list across a model's entire variant line-up.
With the approaching implementation deadline, Tata Motors has given the Tiago hatchback the above-mentioned updates. Therefore, all Tiago variants are now equipped with safety features like dual airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), corner stability control (CSC), rear parking sensors along with speed & seatbelt reminders. Out of this, ABS and EBD were already made standard across the range due to their 1st April 2019 implementation deadline. This update, however, has also increased the starting price of the Tiago range – the new base model has been priced at ₹ 4.40 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi), about ₹ 13,000 more than before.
Of late, the Tata Tiago and the Tigor have been in the news for receiving a much-needed Apple CarPlay connectivity option. While available only with the top-spec XZ+ variant for new customers, existing customers can get the same via a software update at their nearest authorised Tata Motors workshop. In February 2019, the Tiago added another feather in the cap of Tata Motors as it celebrated its two-lakh sales milestone.