Expert Review

Tata Tigor

Tata updated the Tigor line up with a mid-life facelift and right from its launch it has been performing decently in the Indian market. The mid-life facelift not only got a new front end design but it also got some upgrades to the feature list.  With the BS6 emission norms now coming into place, the Tigor had to let go of the diesel engine and it is now available only with the petrol engine.


In terms of aesthetics, Tata Motor has gone ahead and ditched the curvy design and it now offers the Tigor with more sharp and angular design especially on the front. The grille is new and it gets “Y” elements and some chrome finish below it which runs all the way below the headlamps as well. DRLs are now placed on the fog lamp housing and the fog lamps get some chrome treatments as well. The Tigor now runs on 15 inch dual-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels and at the rear it comes equipped with a LED high-mounted stop lamp and a crystal-inspired LED tail-lamp unit. Colours available are Pure Silver, Daytona Grey, Pearlescent White, Arizona White and Deep Red.


Cabin is offered with a dual tone light grey and slate interior scheme along with piano black inserts. It gets a Harman sourced 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, push-button start/stop, tilt-adjustable steering wheel, automatic climate control, height-adjustable driver seat, steering mounted controls and keyless entry via a smart key. 


There is no change to the suspension setup as compared to the previous model. It does offer a decent ride quality but when it comes to large potholes it can be ruff. The power delivery from the engine isnt bad, it does serve well for the city commutes and it also performs decently on the highway. As per ARAI the petrol manual and AMT version offers a mileage of 17 km/l 


The Tigor is now only powered with a BS6 compliant 1.2-litre Revotron petrol that produces 86 bhp of power and 113Nm of torque. This petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT unit as an option.


Tata has loaded the Tigor with safety features such as front dual airbags, ABS with EBD, engine immobilizer, speed-sensitive auto door locks, corner stability control, seat belt reminder with pretensioners for driver and co-driver and rear parking sensors with a rear camera


Tata offers the Tigor  with a 2 yr/75,000 km warranty. While the general maintenance cost at 10000km or 12 months will vary from Rs 3000 to Rs 6000. 


The Tata Tigor competes with the Hyundai Aura, Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze and the Ford Aspire.


The Tata Tigor retails between Rs 5.75 lakh to Rs 7.49 lakh (EX-Showroom, India). With the facelift of the Tigor launched, it gets new features and some attractive design highlights. The Tigor is aimed to provide an easy drive in the city and it does serve the purpose well.