Tata Tigor Overview
Tata Motors is well-known for its heavy duty trucks and transport vehicles. Since 1954, the homegrown automaker is manufacturing commercial vehicles and in 1998, the automaker launched the first fully indigenous Indian car, the Tata Indica. Since then, Tata Motors explored new styles and made iconic cars such as Indigo, Safari, Sumo, Indica Vista, the 1-lakh wonder Nano, Tiago and Hexa that instantly grab people's attention and become a hit in the Indian roads. Tata Motors already made its mark in the compact sedan segment by launching the Tata Zest in 2014, which was based on Tata Bolt. Now, to make a bigger impression, Tata Motors, in 2017, launched the Tata Tiago based compact sedan, Tata Tigor. This car has a revolutionary design which is unlike any other compact sedan seen in India. Called the "Styleback" in the adverts, the Tata Tigor comes in 4 variants of XE, XT, XZ and XZ(O) along with 6 colour options of copper dazzle, berry red, striker blue, platinum silver, pearlescent white and espresso brown. MYNEWCAR.IN recommends the top of the line XZ(O) variant.
What makes this car so unique? Read on to find out.
|Ex-showroom Price Range||4,82,289 - 7,19,798|
Tata Tigor Exterior
Tata Motors ditched the traditional old-school styling and embarked in new styling ideas in its Horizonext venture with the launch of Tata Zest. This idea further followed in the Tata Bolt, Tiago and Tigor. So, the Tata Tigor is styled superbly. The Tigor has a length of 3992mm, width of 1677mm and height of 1537mm. The wheelbase of 2450mm is good for a comfortable ride. The front looks uniquely superb with the Tata's signature dual grille graced by the smoked projector HID headlamps at the sides and round fog lamps with chrome bezel below. The side profile is so designed that you will fall in love with it. The ORVM gets turn indicators and the superb alloy wheels complete the essentials. The special feature here is the slingshot line which is a line following the door handles and integrating into rear taillamps, equivalent to coach line seen in Rolls Royce cars. The rear looks even more stylish. The dynamic split taillamps having a chrome applique at its centre create a big impact here. The High mount LED stop lamp and chrome lining on trunk lid adds to more style. The 419 litre boot space opens by using the innovative 4-bar mechanism which gives ample of space for loading/unloading the things needed.
Tata Tigor Interior
If the exterior has impressed you, then get ready for a mind-blowing experience with the Tigor's interiors. The interior is well designed by the homegrown automaker and is superbly impressive too. The dual-tone colour scheme is really impressive. The driver's seat is height adjustable. The steering wheel is tilt adjustable and gets control buttons for seamless infotainment experience. The instrument panel gets a 2.5" multi information display. The biggest highlight of the centre console is the ConnectNext infotainment system by Harman which has a touchscreen in the XZ variant. To provide rich sound, this car has 8 speaker system. All variants except for XE gets cooled glove box to store the drinks comfortably. The rear seat is designed in such a way that it looks like a sofa and the centre armrest gets cupholders for added convenience. The Tigor got ample facilities for storage which is a good thing.
Tata Tigor Driving
The 70bhp power churning diesel powerhouse has a low power as per the segment standards. For city drives, the performance is good, but not adequate enough for overtaking. The flat power delivery is an issue here which makes it unexciting for highway drives. To add more woes, the engine is noisy and this manifests even more at higher revs. However, the gearbox operates smoothly here.
The more powerful Revotron engine gets a balancer shaft which recalibrated the engine's ECU. This resulted in better performance delivery. Reduced vibrations and smoother power delivery are the perks here. Decent performance with respect to the power inputs can be experienced. The light clutch ensures smoother gearshifts. However, the power build-up is flat and the engine noise at higher revs make drives unexciting.
Tata Tigor Engine
Tata Motors revolutionized its cars by introducing better and powerful engines along with multi-drive modes. The Tata Tigor gets two engine options of Revotron petrol and Revotorq diesel along with 5-speed manual transmission as the only transmission feature here.
The 1.2litre Revotron petrol engine is a 1199cc, 3 cylinder engine which delivers a power of 83.8bhp at 6000rpm and torque of 114Nm at 3500rpm.
The 1.05litre Revotorq diesel burner is the lighter 1047cc, 3 cylinder engine which gives out a power of 69bhp at 4000rpm and torque of 140Nm at 1800-3000rpm.
Both the engines come with multi drive mode which comprises of City and Eco mode. The City mode is made for normal city drives while the Eco mode is used for saving fuel for better longer drives.
Tata Tigor Safety
Tata Motors loaded the Tigor with many safety features. Engine immobilizer is standard across all variants. ABS with EBD, follow me home lamps, front fog lamps, rear parking sensors, speed sensing auto door locks and day/night IRVM is standard only in XT, XZ and XZ(O) variants. Only XZ and XZ(O) variants get dual front airbags, rear defogger and rear parking camera. The credit for Tata Tigor's stability goes to the Independent Lower Wishbone McPherson Strut with Coil Spring suspension in front and Semi-Independent closed profile Twist beam with Dual path Strut suspension in rear. The braking is provided by disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear.
Tata Tigor Value
Tata Motors created a storm by launching the 1-lakh wonder Nano and since then, the company became well-known for its affordable pricing. The Tata Tigor is no exception. Priced from Rs. 4.93lakh to Rs. 7.48lakh, it is really affordable. Though Tata Tiagor scores well in styling and safety, the engines are a bit underperformed when compared with other cars in this segment. The Tata Tigor is made for those who wants style over power when it comes to buying cars.
Tata Tigor Maintainence
Let us say that the car is driven for 1000km a month i.e. 12,000km yearly. So, the cost of ownership for Tata Tigor can come upto Rs. 67,075 for one year, which includes Rs. 15,000 of insurance cost, Rs. 2,070 of maintenance cost and Rs. 50,005 of fuel cost. Here the loan interest is not factored in as it depends on person to person and the percentage of amount taken in loan.
Tata Tigor Rivals
The newest Tata car, the Tigor is up against Maruti DZire, Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze, Volkswagen Ameo and Ford Figo Aspire. The car is currently at its infancy and needs more and more owners. Let the future sales decide this car's fate.