Tata Motors will launch the much-awaited Tigor in Indian market on 29th March, 2017 and bookings of the compact sedan have already begun. This new offering will replace the dated Indigo CS and will share its engines as well as its platform with the Tiago hatchback. The company had earlier showcased the sketches which hinted that the Tigor has an aggressive and a sporty design language. Now, the Tigor has been revealed and here are all the specifications, features as well as the expected price that will come in the car.
Engine and Transmission: The new Tata Tigor compact sedan will be powered by the 1.2 litre Revotron petrol engine that will produce 85 hp of power and 110 Nm of torque. A diesel engine will also be on offer which will be the 1.05 litre turbocharged unit that develops 70 hp of power and 140 Nm of torque. These engines are the same as the Tiago. The Tigor will be underpinned by the Tiago's platform and both engines will be paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. An AMT or Automated Manual Transmission is also available however, only for select diesel variants.
Design: The new Tigor has been based on the Kite 5 sedan concept that was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. And the production version of the compact sedan which is based on the company's Impact design language features a honeycomb mesh grille similar to the Tiago. The car will be equipped with dual headlamp setup which also has a projector beam. What is the key design element unlike most compact sedans sold in India is that the Tigor has a coupe like design at the rear. The rear glass slopes down and merges with the rear which has a short rear deck.
Features and Safety: Tata will launch the new Tigor with a host of equipments like the ConnectNext infotainment system by Harman with an eight-speaker and navigation on the higher variants. The petrol variant is expected to come with different driving modes, Eco and City as well as a cooled glovebox for higher versions. Safety features on the new Tigor would include dual front airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and ISOFIX restraints for child seats, however, they are likely to be a part of the higher trims.
Price and Competitors: The upcoming Tata Tigor is expected to price between Rs 5.5 lakh and 8.5 lakh, ex-showroom and will compete with the likes of the Ford Figo Aspire, Maruti Suzuki DZire, Honda Amaze and the Hyundai Xcent.