Tata Tigor Overview

Tata Motors have revamped their image for the Indian Automobile market; they already created a lot of hype with their hatchback offering Tiago. If you all remember alongside the Tiago hatchback, Tata had also showcased a Tiago based compact sedan back at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo as well. There was no doubt that both the Tiago hatchback and the compact sedan based on the hatchback grabbed people’s attention at the Auto show. The sub-4 meter car was codenamed Kite5 while later it was officially renamed as ‘Tigor’.

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There is no denying the fact that Tata Motors started the trend of compact sedans in the Indian market with their product the Indigo ecs but later the segment was overtaken by its rivals. Tata Motors was determined to get their hold back once again here, and as a result of all that, they have launched some modern generation products with refined styling and improved overall interior and exterior. Their new generation products certainly worked for the Indian market, and after almost a year of launch, the Tiago hatch still sells like hot cakes. Tata Tigor in Tryaldrive

Tata Motors used the same strategy and introduced the Tigor compact sedan as well based on the same hatchback platform. But Tata called it Styleback because it did not have the typical styling of a small car. As a matter of fact, the Tigor is the unique looking car of its segment. Look at this car which falls under budget compact sedans category, but it still has the appeal of a premium offering which will impress many.

Tata Tigor Exterior & Style

In terms of external appearance, there are no changes to the looks of the Tata Tigor in this AMT guise. The face is dominated by the large black grille and smoked headlamps while in profile, the car continues with the notchback or ‘Styleback’ design as Tata has termed it.It looks particularly European in its appearance thanks to the bright colour schemes and design of the alloy wheels. In fact, this is one of those few cars that has managed to overcome the awkwardness of the compact sedan philosophy thanks to the rear roofline.The rear gets a nice chrome strip above the number plate holder and a black insert in the bumper which contrasts well with the rest of the rear design. The automatic spec badging is visible at the rear and externally this is the only sign that this car is a two-pedal model.

Tata Tigor Interior & Space

Step inside and you won’t notice and major changes over the Tiago. The dashboard design is exactly the same including the 3-spoke steering wheel and the instrument cluster. However, you get some more goodies in the Tigor compared to its hatchback sibling. The centre console comes with a Harman Connectnext touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity. It is being offered with Tata App Suite that lets you control the system via several apps for Navigation, Music, Emergency, Car Settings, etc. The display also doubles up as a reverse parking camera display. The touch quality isn’t great but the interface is user friendly. You also get steering mounted audio controls along with voice command system. The Tigor comes with 8 speakers and it sounds quite impressive with clear acoustics.

Another additional feature over the Tiago is the automatic climate control system which works quite well and cools the cabin effectively. The quality, fit and finish is similar to the hatch, which is quite impressive as Tata has improved their quality leaps and bounds compared to the older products. There are quite a few storage spaces to keep the cabin neat and tidy. The seats are very comfortable, specially the rear seats that have been improved in terms of padding and support. The legroom is ample at the back and you also get centre arm rest with cup holders. The boot is very accommodating with 419-litre of capacity. The best part about the boot is that you don’t get those conventional hinges that hinder the capacity and instead Tata has put hydraulic struts for optimum space in the boot.

Tata Tigor Engine & Transmission

Powering the Tigor are the same petrol and diesel engine options offered with the Tiago. There are no changes in the power and torque figures as well. Considering the Tigor is heavier by about 50 kgs over the Tiago, we expected slight increase in the performance figures. However, both the engines are tuned well to offer the right balance of performance and fuel efficiency for the target audience. They come with City and Eco driving modes, where ECO is tuned towards offering better efficiency.

The 1.2-litre Revotron petrol is a 3-cylinder unit that feels quite peppy to drive in city conditions offering quick response down the revv band and linear acceleration post the mid-range. However, you need to give it the beans out on the highway to feel the progress at high speeds. The 1.05-litre three pot oil burner on the other hand offers good grunt in the mid-range with minimal lag. The NVH for both the engines is quite impressive. The 5-speed gearbox feels easy to use having positive feedback along with a light clutch. You can expect a real world mileage of 14-16 km/l for the petrol and 18-21 km/l for the diesel engine.

Tata Tigor Driving Dynamics

In terms of ride and handling, nothing has changed from the manual variants of the compact sedan. The Tigor’s slightly stiff setup performs admirably over bad roads and will take most potholes and imperfections without unsettling the car. It’s got lovely straight line stability and out on the highway, it can eat away the kilometres without struggling too much. In the spirit of bring a mildly powered front wheel drive car, it will understeer when you hit the limits of grip and it is best if you glide the car from turn to turn rather than forcing it to go through the corners.

Tata Tigor Safety & Security

Tata Tigor Sedan features safety features like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD & Corner Stability Control. It further also gets Seat belt with pretensioners & load limiters.Tata Motors is offering the new Tigor with dual front airbags, ABS, EBD with cornering stability control. The Tigor hasn’t been crash tested yet but the body panels and the sheet metal feels quite solid and well built, specially when you open/close the doors. Tata has a wide network across the country and with the success of the Tiago, their after sales have become much better. The Tigor is expected to offer low maintenance with reasonably priced servicing and spare parts.

Tata Tigor Price in Mumbai

Tata Tigor On-Road Price in Mumbai ranges from 5,36,088 to 8,19,931 for variants Tigor XE Petrol and Tigor XZ O Diesel respectively. Tata Tigor is available in 12 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Tata Tigor variants price in Mumbai, Check for Tigor price in Mumbai at Carzprice

Tata Tigor Verdict

The Tata Tigor styleback surely was able to impress the crowd with its styling and also with its features both inside as well as outside. The smoked projector headlamps, stylish alloy wheels, coupe-like roofline all contributes to the unique looks of this compact sedan. The interior too gets plenty of updates as well in the form of better legroom for the rear passengers, redesigned rear seats a new touchscreen infotainment screen and JBL speakers. The car uses the same drivetrains from the Tigor hatchback which might affect the performance a bit because the compact sedan is slightly heavier than the hatchback. What the owners will also miss is an AMT transmission as well which makes driving a lot more stress-free especially in bumper to bumper City traffic. But Tata might introduce the AMT at a later stage for sure with the Tigor.

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