Among the 26 mobility solution that Tata Motors promises to showcase at the Auto Expo 2018, the company will also showcase its latest performance range of products and has recently revealed a teaser image of what is believed to be the performance version of Tata Tigor sub-compact sedan. Tata Tigor Sport is the second version of Tigor that will be unveiled by the company which will also showcase the electric Tata Tigor that is being supplied to government of India. Tata Tiago and TataTigor have been rather successful model for the company in India and now the company is betting big on its performance variants.
To be unveiled at the upcoming Auto Expo 2018, the teased image by Tata Motors of Tigor sport shows a very small porting of the face of the car and also leaves a hint of the new IMPACT 2.0 design language that will be carried on the all future upcoming Tata products. Image hints aggressive styling and a new performance oriented body kit. It hosts projector headlamps, fog lamps on the front bumper finished in red and looks like it will also get a large air dam to enhance the look from Tata Tiago. Expect the car to get some major styling change to the side of the car and new alloy wheels that will set it apart from the standard variants of Tata Tiago and Tata Tigor.
The performance version of the Tata Motors' cars that will be unveiled at Auto Expo 2018 is being built with its partner Jayem Auto and is expected to get a revised lowered suspension to add to that sporty feel while driving. This might also lead to lesser ground clearance on the Tata Tiago Sport and Tata Tigor Sport. A report from Autocar confirms that these cars will be powered by a 1.2L, three-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine that also powers Tata Nexon.It is expected to shed a power of around 110hp and 170Nm of torque mated to a 6-Speed manual gearbox. While we wait for to see the interior trim of these car at the Auto Expo 208, expect the company to be aggressive with the pricing of these vehicles when it goes on sale, the timelines for market launch are not yet confirmed.
Earlier Tata Motors had considered the idea to build the performance version of Tata Indica and Tata Bolt too but now with Jayem Auto, Tata Motors might have managed to expand its horizons and made this work out.