Tata Tigor is the third product from the Tata Motors’ Impact design language after Tiago and Hexa. Tata has chosen a styleback design to differentiate this new sub-sedan from its platform sibling – Tiago. Just around a couple of months back, no one knew much about the Tigor while it was code named as “Kite 5”. And now, it has created much hype in the Indian automobile world. Basically a city car, it can easily manage small road trips and weekend getaways.
Tata Tigor is targeted at the car-lovers who want to upgrade themselves from the hatchback segment. Also, the company observes a large potential in women buyers. Hence, in the form of Tigor, Tata might have just managed to make a family car that suits the demand aptly.
First time buyers as well as the existing customers, who want to upgrade their presently owned car, will surely give Tata Tigor a detailed consideration for all of the features that it presents. The best of those features are cited in this article.
The exterior design of Tata Tigor is quite good. It is sure to catch the attention of people on the roads. The car has got dual-coloured bumper and crystal-like smoked projector headlamps. The front section is kept sober and sane with no such bold lines, a perfect element for family car lovers.
The rear view design of the car is pretty attractive. The sharp LED tail lamps splits between the boot and the fender. Also, the large chrome bar seamlessly flows into the rear lamps giving it a larger rear appearance. Apart from this, the coupe like roofline around the C-pillar gives the car a notchback design and this is what really makes it stand out.
The Tigor has got large doors that make the entry and exit of the riders easy, and the wide rear windows give a capacious feeling inside the cabin. The 16-inches diamond cut alloy wheels add a good status to the Tigor. However, these 16-inches alloy wheels are available only in the top-end trim of petrol models whereas the diesel top-end model gets 15-inches alloy wheels.
The interior of the Tata Tigor is capably designed which is very much similar to that of the Tiago hatchback. The premiumness of the upholstery underlines the overall appeal of the cabin along with exterior colours that gives a splendid look to the spacious cabin.
In terms of space, Tata Tigor is pretty much spacious as it can accommodate five passengers easily. Having a large wheelbase of 2450 mm, Tigor feels roomy and comfortable and gives enough leg space, knee space and head space for the passenger with a height of about 6-feet. The seats are equally cozy as the back support and seats are made with right cushioning. However, the dashboard is similar to sibling Tiago with minor changes. The fitment and finishing of the plastic material gives a premium feel.
The driving position, which is adjustable through the seat and the steering, enables the driver to get the full view of the road, which makes it an easy and comfortable drive. Besides this, the car has a lot of utility spaces. It has two cup holders between the driver seat and passenger seat and all the doors are provided with bottle holders. Furthermore, it also gets customisable air ventilators that can be matched with the exterior colour.
Moreover, boot space is that one important aspect that attracts every family who look for a perfect family car. In spite of being a sub-4 metre sedan, the Tata Tigor has a big (probably the best in the segment) 420-litre boot capacity which can easily manage the weekend getaways.
On the feature list, the Tata Tigor covers almost all the aspects to provide you with entertainment during long drives. The top-end variants of Tigor has steering mounted control for calls and music. Moreover, it has a connectNext touchscreen infotainment system by Harman with 8 speakers which includes 2 speakers – 2 tweeters in front and 2 speakers – 2 tweeters in the rear. It also has AUX and USB ports with Bluetooth connectivity.
4: Tata Tigor Performance & Drive Quality
Tata Tigor is equipped with two fuel engine options – 1.2-l, triple cylinder Revotron petrol engine and a 1.05-litre triple cylinder Revotorq diesel engine. These engine options are matted with a five-speed manual transmission gearbox. The petrol engine variant produces an 85 PS of maximum power at 6,000 revolutions per minute and 114 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 RPM.
On the other hand, the diesel variant generates a lesser 70 PS power at 4,000 RPM but a higher torque of 140 Nm at 1,800-3,000 RPM. The diesel variant is a little noisy and responsive and of course, more fun to drive due to its higher torque response.
On the noise, vibration and harshness levels, the Tata Tigor performs well. The handling of the car is fairly smooth and the electric power supported rack-and-pinion steering is very responsive and easy to manoeuvre on corners.
As far as the mileage is concerned, again Tata Motors leaves behind no reasons to complain. The petrol version is expected to return with a mileage of 22 kmpl, whereas, the diesel version is claimed to offer a fuel efficiency of 25 kmpl.
5: The X-Factor (price)
Consider the sub-compact sedan segment at large. You will come across cars like Maruti Suzuki Swift D’zire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, etc. All of them have been immensely successful with the Maruti Suzuki car being the oldest and arguably the most successful.But still, there is that one fact about the Tata
But still, there is that one fact about the Tata Tigor that will make you fall in love with it. The car comes at an amazingly affordable price of Rs. 4.7 lakhs exclusive showroom, whereas, the second most affordable car in this segment is priced at Rs. 5.5 lakhs for the base model. Now that what you call clean sweep.
The sub-compact sedan segment is one of the most populous segments in India and probably highly sought after as well. But still, the new Tata Tigor manages to rule, at least on paper. Reason? The car is placed below the Zest sedan as Tiago is placed below the Bolt (their corresponding hatchback versions).
The designing, positioning and pricing of the car is such that there are no direct competition. Strange, but true. And thus, these features make the Tata Tigor stand out among its rivals.