The new Tata Tigor will replace the ageing Tata Indigo eCS in the country and is based on the Tiago platform.Tata Motors is all set to launch its new compact sedan Tigor tomorrow as it makes another attempt to get a slice of the sub-four metre segment. The new Tata Tigor will replace the ageing Tata Indigo eCS in the country and is based on the Tiago platform. The upcoming new compact sedan's bookings have started at the company's dealerships with a minimum amount of Rs 5,000. The company refers to the Tigor as a Styleback and when launched, it will be the only notchback model in its portfolio.
Based on the Tiago's platform, the car will share its design, interiors and engine options with the Tiago. The new Tata Tiago is powered by a 1.2 litre three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 84 hp of power and 114 Nm of torque. The diesel variants will be powered by a 1.05 litre three-cylinder, Revotorq diesel unit that develops 70 hp and 140 Nm of peak torque. Both engines are paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox and the company might launch the AMT (Automatic Manual Transmission) variant at a later phase. The petrol engine is expected to deliver an ARAI rated fuel efficiency of 22 kmpl, while the diesel engine will offer 26 kmpl.
The Tigor has class-leading boot space of 419 litres with a four-link construction, which unlike the conventional gooseneck hinges doesn't intrude into the luggage area. The car measures 3,992 mm in length,1,677 mm in width, 1,537 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,450 mm.
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While the exterior of the car is similar to the Tiago, the front now features smoked-out headlamps with a different cluster and projector headlamps. Onto the side, the key difference is in the form of new diamond-cut 15-inch alloy wheels.
The cabin of the Tigor is similar to the Tiago and features an infotainment system by Harman with eight speakers (4 speakers, 4 tweeters) as well as USB, AUX, radio, Bluetooth connectivity and navigation. The interior gets dual tone black and grey theme on the dashboard, door trim and seat upholstery as well as body-coloured inserts on the air-conditioning vents. The car will also get steering mounted audio controls. On the safety front, the car manufacturer offers the Tata Tigor with dual front airbags and ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) as standard.
The Tata Tigor is expected to be priced from Rs 5.5 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi and will compete with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Aspire, Volkswagen Ameo and the Honda Amaze.