on 17, Nov 2018

Tata Tiago Review: Secrets Your Dealer Will Never Tell You

As a customer, people always look for a product that has great quality and is cheap as well. The product should always serve its purpose and more often should last longer.

The maintenance and availability of the product should be easy as well. While being efficient the product should always have good appearance and should be appealing. These are the general requirements any ordinary customer looks out for.

So what does a customer look for while buying a car?

No matter what others say the first thing any person would look out for is the budget, the second being its mileage.  Then there’s the capacity of the car. Whether the car will be able to accommodate your family or not? Whether you want a car to travel alone or with family, the car should be able to serve to each and every person the car was bought for.

Whether its road trips or office rides the car should be able to perform well in all those circumstances. And with doing all of that, the car should always look attractive, glamorous and should suit your lifestyle well. The maintenance should be easy and cheap. And also there should be a service centre close to the area

Keeping all these things in mind, TATA launched its new popular hatchback TATA TIAGO. With its cheap cost, different variants, awesome performance and bright and bold look have made a lot of people already fall in love with it. If you are looking to buy a  car and looking for a car that checks the criteria mentioned above, Tata Tiago is the one you should definitely go for.

Tata being one of the most trusted brand, quality was never an issue. With the cheap costs and new and modern features, tata has surely made a comeback with tiago.

Let us look at the things this new hyped car offers:

With an increase in competition in the market, Tata introduced AMT (automatic manual transmission) gearbox in this model which is an automatic gearbox which does not change gears automatically but helps or facilitates manual gear changes without the need to depress the clutch pedal manually. Advertised as India’s premium hatchback, this 5 seater vehicle is one of the most well equipped car in its class. It gets dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and corner stability control for safety.

Other features on offer include front fog lamps, alloy wheels, rear defogger with wiper, tilt-adjustable steering, an 8-speaker sound system developed by harman, manual AC, all-four power windows, inside rear view mirror (IRVM), glove box and electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors (ORVMS). the tiago AMT gets some additional features such as creep function and sport mode.

Tata Tiago Variants:

Tata Tiago Petrol Models:

Variant Engine displacement Transmission Mileage (kmpl) Cost (lakhs)
Tiago 1.2 Revotron XB 1199 CC Manual 23.84 3.04L
Tiago 1.2 Revotron XE 1199 CC Manual 23.84 4.08L
Tiago 1.2 Revotron XE Option 1199 CC Manual 23.84 4.30L
Tiago 1.2 Revotron XM 1199 CC Manual 23.84 4.40L
Tiago 1.2 Revotron XM Option 1199 CC Manual 23.84 4.62L
Tiago 1.2 Revotron XT 1199 CC Manual 23.84 4.73L
Tiago Wizz 1.2 Revotron  1199 CC Manual 23.84 4.80L
Tiago 1.2 Revotron XT Option 1199 CC Manual 23.84 5.76L
Tiago 1.2 Revotron XZ Wo Alloy 1199 CC Manual 23.84 5.15L
Tiago AMT 1.2 Revotron XTA 1199 CC Automatic 23.84 5.09L
Tiago 1.2 Revotron XZ 1199 CC Manual 23.84 5.26L
Tiago AMT 1.2 Revotron XZA 1199 CC Automatic 23.84 5.69L

Tata Tiago Diesel Variants:

Variant Engine displacement Transmission Mileage (kmpl) Cost (lakhs)
Revotorq XB 1047cc Manual 27.28 4.26
Revotorq XE 1047cc Manual 27.28 4.80
Revotorq XE(O) 1047cc Manual 27.28 5.02
Revotorq XM 1047cc Manual 27.28 5.22
Revotorq XM(O) 1047cc Manual 27.28 5.44
Revotorq XT 1047cc Manual 27.28 5.55
Revotorq XT(O) 1047cc Manual 27.28 5.76
Revotorq XZ 1047cc Manual 27.28 6.10

The Tata Tiago is available in 7 colours:

  • Striker Blue


  • Titanium Gray


  • Pearl White


  • Platinum Silver


  • Berry Red


  • Sunburst Orange


  • Espresso Brown


Tata Tiago Features: 

  1. Tata Tiago Design: 

    Adding to bold and beautiful features tata tiago comes with a new signature hexagon grille. The 3 dimentional headlamps come with smoked lense and sporty black bezel. It has sharp tailamps that gives the car a sporty look. The interior has a dual tone theme, customized air vents and premium graphics on fabric. The seat bolsters gives the car a premium look. The geometric texture paired with chrome handles and premium knitted fabrics add to the high quality look and feel.  Tata-Tiago-Design

  2. Tata Tiago Performance: 

    The powerful revotron 1.2l 3 tank engine delivers a power and torque of 85 ps and 114 nm at 3500 rpm. The 3 cylinder engine comes with two different driving modes: Eco and city. The two different options give you the power of 2 engines in one.  The diesel engine is revotorq 1.05l engine that delivers an optimum power of 70 ps with the highest torque in the segment - 140 nm at 1800-3000 rpm. 

    With an advanced a.m.t. Gearbox, the new Tiago easy shift offers you best-in-class, clutchless driving comfort with better mileage and a sports mode button for the most comfortable drive. With the creep function, sports mode and shift assist manual mode, you can drive in stop and go traffic with high performance and can easily select the best gear to drive in. 

    The electric power-assisted steering (EPA) system in the Tiago eases your efforts in driving through tight spots and enables you to maintain control at all times. Advanced dual path suspension and gear shift indicator, assures a comfortable and smooth driving experience. That’s not all, the multi-drive mode is designed to superior fuel economy.


  3. Tata Tiago Technology: 

    The exclusive design connect next infotainment system by harmantm lets you stay connected and entertained on-the-go. Entertainment has reached the next level too. Experience the surround sound while listening to your favourite music on the go with those 8 speakers that come with Tiago.

The Tiago also offers a smartphone based turn-by-turn navigation app. Available on Android based smartphones, the app also displays expected time of arrival and distance to destination. The Tiago doesn’t just stop here when it comes to useful apps. The juke-car app that is capable of connecting up-to 10 smartphones at a time can let everybody in the car share their playlists and play their favourite music. The app utilizes mobile hotspot to let users share a list of available songs in the connected device.

Tiago comes with 2 airbags, ensuring the safety of both the driver and co-driver. The advanced ABS with EBD and corner stability control in Tiago ensure absolute safety in case of emergency braking by sensing the wheel speed and prevent wheel lock-up, thus maintaining directional control. The display on the infotainment system also offers visuals to help to predict the car’s proximity to any object with the rear parking sensor. With the shock absorbing body structure of the Tiago, the car offers a superior stability.

Keeping your utmost comfort in mind, centrally placed ac vents allow quick cooling. There are about 22 utility spaces designed to carry all your needs. The multi-information display instrument cluster offers access to the owner of useful information about the Tiago. It also enables you to control a variety of in-car features.


Tata Tiago Specification:

Tata Tiago has the max power of 85ps @6000rpm and max torque of 114nm @3500rpm powered by the amazing revotron 1.2l petrol engine and max power of 70ps @4000rpm and max torque of 140nm @1800-3000rpm with the revotorq 1.05l diesel engine. Ready to go with manual and automatic shift options backed up by a 35-litre fuel tank.


Type Petrol- revotron 1.2l with multi-drive
Diesel-revotorq 1.05l with multi-drive; city and eco
Fuel emission norm Bs iv
Capacity, cylinders Ptrol-1199cc, 3 cylinder
Diesel-1047cc, 3 cylinder
Transmission Petrol-manual,5-speed/amt(xta/xza)


Length x width x height (mm) 3746x1647x1535
Wheelbase(mm) 2400
Minimum turning circle radius(m) 4.9
Ground clearance (mm) 165 with r13 tyres
170 with r14 tyres
Boot space(litres) 242
Kerb weight (kgs) Petrol:930-1024
Brakes Front,rear Disc,drum
Tyres Size, type 155/80 r13 steel-xe,xm
175/65 r14 steel-xt,xta
175/65 r14 alloy-xz,xza

Nothing in the world is perfect, including this car by Tata motors! So let us look at some pros and cons of this vehicle.

Pros and Cons of Tata Tiago:


  1. Even though it’s the most powerful, tata tiago is very economical.
  2. With 85ps petrol and 70ps diesel engine, tiago is the most powerful car in its class.
  3. It has electrically adjustable orvms.
  4. Tiago is the only car in the only car that offers diesel engine at such cheap rate.
  5. It provides abs with ebd and corneal stability control.
  6. The interior design is very appealing and both petrol and diesel cars give a great performance.
  7. Tata Tiago is one of the cars with a good amount of cabin space.
  8. The audio system is by harman/juke-car app, which is the best in the segment.


  1. Tiago does not get driver side airbags in all its variants.
  2. The plastic and overall quality could be better.
  3. Being a car with the most powerful engine, it still feels underwhelming when you drive.
  4. One of the main issue with performance is the narrow power band of the diesel engine which is at 1,800rpm to 3,000rpm.
  5. The car suffers when you want the hatchback to give you the required push.
  6. Both engines are a little noisy and the vibrations can be felt inside the car
  7. Tata tiago does not come with the optional factory fitted CNG kit.

Like everything and everybody, it has competitors too!

Tata Tiago Petrol Competitors:

  1. Hyundai Santro

    Starting from rs. 3.90 lakh for petrol, santro goes upto rs. 5.47 lakh. Hyundai santro is available in 9 variants and 7 colours. The new santro 2018 is a hatchback powered by its 1.1-litre, four-cylinder engine that makes 68ps/99nm (petrol) and 58ps/84nm (cng) respectively. The petrol version will be available with a 5-speed amt over and above the standard 5-speed manual gearbox with mileage standing between 20-30 kmpl. New-Hyundai-Santro

  2. Maruti Swift

    Maruti swift prices start at rs. 4.99 lakh for petrol and goes upto rs. 7.76 lakh. This hatchback is available in 14 (7 petrol) variants and 6 colours. Swift is available with a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.3-litre diesel mill, both of which are available with an option of a 5-speed amt or a 5-speed manual transmission with a mileage of 22kmpl. Maruti-swift

  3. Maruti Celerio

    Maruti celerio starts at rs. 4.34 lakh for petrol and goes upto rs. 5.53 lakhs. It is available in 12 variants and 6 colours. Its  1l petrol engine provides 68ps of power and 90nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual and an optional amt transmission. Claimed efficiency stands at 23.10kmpl. Maruti-celerio

  4. Renault Kwid

    Renault kwid prices start at rs. 2.76 lakh for petrol and goes upto rs. 4.69 lakh and is available in 8 variants and 5 colours. It has four 0.8-litre manual, two 1.0-litre manual and two 1.0-litre amt variant.  The kwid continues to be powered by either a 0.8-litre,54ps/72nm petrol or a 1.0-litre,68ps/91nm petrol engine. The amt gearbox gets crawl function with the 2018 update. Provides a mileage of 21-25kmpl. Renault-kwid

  5. Hyndai Grand i10: 

    Hyundai grand i10 prices start at rs. 4.91 lakh for petrol and goes upto rs. 7.03 lakh. I10 is available in 12 (7 petrol) variants and 7 colours. The claimed arai mileage for the hyundai grand i10 petrol is 18 kmpl. The grand i10 is powered by a 1.2-liter petrol motor making the force of 83ps/114nm. The engine comes mated to the 5-speed manual transmission with petrol guise featuring the additional convenience of automatic gearbox. It has a mileage of 17-24kmpl. Hyundai-Grand-i10

  6. Alto K10

    The new Alto k10 sports a brave new look with 6 colours and8 variants. This car with auto gear shift is one of the top rated hatchback in india starting at just rs. 3.3l. Its 1.0-litre engine makes 68ps of power and 90nm of peak torque. Mileage of 24.07kmpl, engine displacement of 998cc. Maruti-Suzuki-Alto-K10

  7. Wagon R

    Available in 11 variants , 4 of which being automatic, wagon r comes in 7 colours. The 3-cylinder 1.0-liter k-series petrol engine putting out 68ps/90nm propels the front wheels of the car through 5-speed manual transmission with mileage of 20kmpl. Maruti-Suzuki-WagonR

  8. Maruti Suzuki ignis

    Is a hatchback that has 13 versions available in india. Ignis has 7 petrol cars the ignis is a five-seater hatchback and gets a square tall-boy design. The ignis gets the 1.2-litre k-series petrol engine with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The petrol engine produces 83bhp and 115nm of torque. The ignis is also offered with a five-speed amt gearbox for both the petrol and the diesel engines.petrol variant offers a mileage of 19 kmpl on urban roads and 21 kmpl on freeways, respectively. Maruti-Suzuki-Ignis

Cars  Mileage (kmpl) 
Tata Tiago 23.84
Hyndai Santro 20-30
Maruti Swift 22
Maruti Celerio 21.1
Renault Kwid 21-25
Hyundai Grand i10 17-24
Alto K10 24.07
Wagon R 20
Maruti suzuki ignis  19-21

Tata Tiago Diesel Competitors: 

Though no other diesel car can match Tiago in terms of its cost, it still has few competitors in this category:

  1. Hyundai grand i10 diesel: 

    One of the most popular cars is also the most popular rival of tiago. The diesel variant of this 5 seater hatchback offers a mileage of 24.95 kmpl. The manual engine of 1186cc makes 75bhp power and torque rating is up to 190nm from 160nm. The diesel variants starts from 6.11l to 7.56l. Hyundai-Grand-i1020181117012938.jpg

  2. Mahindra kuv 100nxt

    A suv has 9 diesel versions available in india. The kuv100 nxt is now a six-seater, but you can also order for a five-seater vehicle across both fuel options. The kuv continues to use the same two engine options the diesel being mfalcon d75. The 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine develops 82bhp power and 114nm torque, while the 1.2-litre turbo diesel delivers 77bhp power and 190nmof torque. Both the engines has a five-speed transmission. The g80 engine is a micro-hybrid with start-stop technology while the diesel d75 gets driving modes like eco and power. With 1198cc engine displacement, it gives a mileage of 25.32kmpl. The diesel version starts from 5.72l. Mahindra-kuv100-nxt

  3. Tata tigor

    When it comes to competitors, ‘the sedan version of tata tiago’ that is tata togor is something to contemplate about. The diesel variant starting at 5.92l, this sedan is designed keeping the family as well as young generation in mind.the 1.05litre revotorq diesel has 1047cc, 3 cylinder engine which gives out a power of 69bhp at 4000rpm and torque of 140nm at 1800-3000rpm. Like tata tiago it operates in city and eco mode. Ranging from 5.03l-7.37l (including the petrol version) it is one of the most affordable sedan in its class. Tata-tigor

  4. Tata indica cr4

    Only available in cng and diesel versions, the diesel version starts at rs 5.05l. With a powerful engine displacement of 1396, the 4 cylinder engine provides a power of 70bhp with 140nm torque at 1750rpm. It has a mileage of 25kmpl and comes in 2 colours. The car comes with a factory fitted CNG kit. Tata-Indica-CR4

Cars Mileage (kmpl)
Tata Tiago 27.28
Grand i10 24.96
Mahindra KUV 100NXT 25.32
Tata Tigor 24-27
Tata Indica CR4 25

Tata Tiago NRG - The Electric Version of Tata Tiago:

Tata-tiago-NRGTata Motors has launched a new crosshatch version of Tiago known as Tiago nrg, it has only one variant priced at 5.5l for petrol and 6.32l for diesel. Being a bit costlier than Tiago, the added benefits the new nrg provides include 10mm of extra ground clearance, loads of matte black cladding all around, a few orange bits on the inside and the 5-inch touchscreen borrowed from the tigor.

It is available in 3 colours canyon orange, malbar silver and fuji white. the claimed area mileage for the tiago nrg petrol is 24 kmpl, and for the tiago nrg diesel is 27 kmpl. With a petrol engine of 1199cc and diesel engine of 1047cc, tiago nrg provides 85ps/115nm for the petrol and 70ps/140nm.  the tiago nrg is slightly taller, longer and wider compared to the standard tiago.

Upcoming Launches by Tata Motors:

  1. Tata Nano Electric: 

    Estimated to be launched by December 2018, tata nano electric has a price range of rs 3l-5l. The electric version of nano will be seen on the roads soon as  400 units are already included by ola in their fleet. powering the new nano electric will be a 48-volt electric motor that will provide an output of 23 bhp. The new model is most likely to have a kerb weight of roughly 800 kgs. The petrol-powered nano comes with a 623cc twin-cylinder engine and weighs up to 765 kgs. The neo will offer an AIAI rated range of 200 kms on a single charge. With four passengers and air-conditioning, the electric neo will offer a range of 140 kms. Tata-nano-EV

  2. Tata Harrier: 

    The first premium suv by tata motors will be launched by december 2018 with am estimated price range between 10-16l. The new suv will also debut tata's new impact 2.0 design language that future tata models based on the omega and the architecture modular platform (amp). The harrier comes with a new 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine that is inspired from cryogenic rocket engine and is built on the low friction valve train architecture. It is also said to be coupled with an electric variable geometry turbocharger (evgt) and will produce 140 bhp in the five-seater harrier and 170 bhp in the seven-seater version and will have a 6-speed mt/amt. Tata-harrier

  3. Tata 45x: 

    Said to be make a launch of its new premium hatchback at march 2019, the tata 45x will range from 8-10 l in terms of costing. Tata motors have made some serious changes in terms of appearance in last few years and seems to be succeeding with this new ‘project 45x’.  It is expected to have the same 1.2-litre turbocharged revotron petrol engine along with the 1.5-litre diesel engine that was debuted with the nexon earlier this year. Tata-45x

  4. Tata Tigor EV; 

    The electric version of the sedan is all set to make a launch at january 2019. Power generated by a three-phase induction motor having an output of 30 kw @4500 rpm which roughly equates to 40 bhp of max power. The new ev is said to have a price range between 10-12l. Tata-tigor-ev

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