Following its official debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show that concluded recently, Tata allowed us to take it for a spin. Read our First Drive Review here. We drove the petrol as well as the diesel variants, here’s all you need to know about Tata’s upcoming compact sedan.
- Smart Design and platform: The Tata Tigor is not only based on the same platform as the Tiago, it also shares some of its design cues. In fact, from the front, the Tigor looks identical to its hatchback sibling. It is only when you look closer and observe the blacked-out headlamps with projectors and the marginally reworked front grille do you notice the difference. From the rear, the difference is easily evident though. The stubby notchback-like boot blends neatly into the overall design. To ensure that the swooping roofline does not eat into the rear head room, Tata contoured the roof right at the edge near the rear windscreen. Larger doors at the back allow ease in ingress and egress. The rear seat cushion is stretched right up to the doors for better shoulder room for passengers at the back.
- Dimensions: The Tigor is 246mm longer and has a wheelbase which is 50mm larger than the Tiago. Combined with the scooped out front seats, this has eased up more leg room for the passengers at the back. The Tigor is wider too, although it is just an increase of 30mm. The ground clearance of the Tigor is 170mm as opposed to 165mm on the Tiago. Fuel tank size remains unchanged at 35 litres.
- Largest boot in class: The Tigor has a massive boot. At 419 litres it is not only twice as large as the Tiago, it is even larger than the Zest and some of the compact SUVs in the business. Wondering how Tata managed it in a car that is under 4 metres in length? By fitting the hinges on to the body at the sides, such that they don’t eat into the overall space inside. This also means a wide opening boot making it easy to load your luggage.
- Features: While the Tiago was equipped well enough for a car in its class, the Tigor takes the game a step further. It comes with a touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, AUX and USB connectivity. To ease the process of parking, it has also been fitted with a reversing camera and parking sensors. Other features include projector headlamps, automatic climate control, two driving modes, a large strip of LEDs at the back above the rear windscreen and more.
- Price: Tata will launch the Tigor on 29th March and is expected to be priced marginally higher than the Tiago. While the Tiago’s prices start at Rs 3.24 lakh expect the Tigor to carry a sticker price of about Rs 4 lakh for the base petrol variant. The top-spec Tigor diesel should be priced around the Rs 6.5 lakh mark.