Expert Review

Tata Tiago

Since its launch the Tata Tiago has been one of the most loved hatchbacks in the Indian market. It is perfect for daily commutes along with decent power outputs for some long highway runs. One of the key factors of the Tata Tiago is the safety levels and the build quality. With the new facelift Tata Motors has worked on the design on the front end and the interiors also have been updated. Wth this the Tiago looks fresh and trendy along with safety on the top most priority. For people who are looking for convenience while driving, it does come with an automatic transmission as well. With the new emission norms coming into place it is now only available with a petrol engine.


The front fascia now gets a sleek look with the humanity line now finished in chrome continues towards the headlamp unit. The front bumper gets a new design with body colors, along with a new sculpted hood and the piano black grille. Moving to the side profile, this hatchback runs on 15 inch dual tone alloy wheels and even the ORVMs are now body colored with auto fold function. On the other hand the top spec variants get turn indicators on it and are finished in piano black. At the rear, the tail lamps feature a boomerang shape, it gets an integrated spoiler and high mounted stop lamp. The Tata Tiago is available in a paint scheme ranging from Flame Red, Pure Silver, Pearlescent White, Tectonic Blue, Victory Yellow and Daytona Grey


With the new edition of the Tiago it gets refreshed interiors and it comes loaded with new features and modern technology. The steering wheel gets piano black finish, chrome finish around the vents dual tone interior scheme. Creature comfort features include fully automatic climate control, cooled glove box, steering-mounted audio and phone controls, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment that is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Just like every other Tata car, the cabin space is very spacious and roomy providing utmost comfort and it doesn't feel cramped. The 242 litre boot space holds a pretty decent amount of luggage for those weekend trips.


Tata offers the Tiago with two driving modes- Eco and City. In the Eco mode, the engine does feel sluggish when you need to overtake or when you punch on the pedal. But when you slip the Tiago on the City mode, the engine does feel peppy and is quite fun to drive on the highway as well. With the small size of the Tiago, it becomes easy to maneuver around traffic. The suspension is pretty good and it absorbs most of the bumps and potholes which are always present on the Indian roads. The front gets McPherson struts with coil springs whereas the rear gets semi-independent suspension systems with dual path struts. Both of which provide the Tiago with excellent comfort and doesn't make the ride uncomfortable to the occupants.


With the BS 6 emission norms coming into place, the Tiago loses out on its diesel engine. Now the petrol model is powered with the 1.2-litre Revotron unit that comes matted to a 5 speed manual and 5 speed AMT unit as option. This petrol engine churns out 86 bhp of power and 113Nm of twist. ARAI tested fuel efficiency ranges around 23 kmpl.


Coming towards safety, it is one topic that isn't neglected by Tata Motors and it offers superior build quality. The Tiago comes equipped with front dual airbags, ABS with EBD, corner stability control and reverse parking sensors which are standard. Higher models also get follow me home headlamps and reverse parking camera


Tata offers the Tiago with a 2Year/75000km warranty. While the general maintenance cost at 10000km or 12 months will vary from Rs 4000 to Rs 5000.


The Taigo competes with the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Renault Kwid, Datsun redi-Go and Hyundai Santro.


The New Renault Kwid retails between Rs 4.6 lakh to Rs 6.6 lakh (Ex-Showroom, India). With this the Tata Tiago aims for safe and well equipped daily driven vehicles and is also for those fun weekend drives. With all this, the Tiago surely offers the best value for the money offered.