As the demand for automatic transmissions continues to grow, Tata Motors has launched automatic versions of the Tigor sedan or should we say "styleback". The AMT versions will be available in the XZA and XTA variants, with a Revotron 1.2 litre petrol engine. The XTA variant is priced at Rs 5.75 lakh while the range-topping XZA variant is priced at Rs 6.22 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The new AMT cars will be on sale across the country in over 600 Tata motors outlets as of today. Backed by their growing popularity among their customers, the Tigor AMT will help further strengthen Tata's presence in the segment. Added to the fact that the AMT Tigor will be the first of in its segment to get an optional 'Sports' mode. However the AMT feature will only be available in the Petrol versions while the diesel will be available only with a manual gearbox.
The Tigor AMT will share its five-speed gearbox with the Tiago, its hatchback sibling. The Tiago also got its AMT recently and has been doing moderately well. The AMT gearbox will have four positions, Automatic, Neutral, Reverse as well as a Manual option.The gearbox will also have an inbuilt 'creep' function as is the case with most AMTs allowing the car to crawl forward in traffic. This function will also serve as a hill-hold for slight inclines in city and parking conditions.
According to Mr. Vivek Srivatsa – Head - Marketing, PVBU, Tata Motors – “Given the current traffic scenario and growing driver fatigue levels, an AMT is a perfect solution to bringing back the joy of driving in a city, without compromising on fuel efficiency. As per our turnaround strategy, we are working with a renewed focus and energy to improve our market share and bring products that align with customers’ aspirational and practical requirements. Keeping with the trend of this growing segment, we introduced the AMT variants of the hatchback TIAGO, which has so far received a tremendous response. Now, with the TIGOR AMT, we continue to reach out to our customers with stylish and feature loaded products that offer best-in-class technology and design engineering.”