Tata Tigor Overview
Tata Motors were the first to come up with a sub-4 metre compact sedan concept in India with the Indigo CS. The tax saving three box design became the new trend soon after. Now, the Indian automaker has decided to break the mundane with a new Styleback design. Their latest offering Tigor is a booted version of the Tiago that comes with drastic changes over the hatch. We explore the new changes on the outskirts of Delhi NCR. Tata Tigor On road price starts from 4,63,543/-. Check for price details of Tata Tigor in CarzPrice.
Tata Tigor Design
The Tigor is a breath of fresh air in the compact sedan space. Traditionally sub 4-metre sedans have been cars made to look like a sedan by adding a boot to a hatchback. The Tigor, on the other hand, is thoughtfully designed. It looks eye-catching, particularly from the rear, and its swooping rear even reminded us of the BMW X6.The front end is the same cheerful-looking face from the Tiago, though there are a few changes. The grille uses a new hexagonal pattern and the headlights get a smoked treatment. We only drove the top end variant, the XZ, and Tata Motors has not revealed the number of variants or the difference between features, though the XZ gets a double-barrel layout and projector beams. Given the similarity of the design from the front, it is difficult to tell from a distance whether you are looking at the Tiago or Tigor. Daytime running lamps have been given a miss, probably to keep costs in check.
The difference in design can be noticed from the B-pillar onwards, since the Tigor’s rear half is completely new. The Tigor is longer than the Tiago by 276mm, and that isn’t down to just the boot. The Tigor also has a longer wheelbase to increase the space in the backseat, and there are larger doors for the second row to make getting in and out easier too. Along with the rolling roofline, the Tigor actually looks like a much more expensive car thanks to the coupe-like design.The rear three-quarter is the best angle to look at the car from, especially with the design of the tail lights and chrome strip running across the width of the bootlid and into the tail lamps. The roof-mounted spoiler integrates an LED strip across its width for the stop lamp and looks good too.
On the whole, the Tigor is easily the best looking sub 4-metre sedan, while a ground clearance of 170mm adds to its stance, offering a crossover-like feel visually. Difference between the petrol and diesel are the diesel’s smaller 14-inch wheels as compared to the petrol’s 15-inch ones.
Tata Tigor Cabin
Complimenting the stylish exteriors, the interiors of the new 2018 Tata Tigor. The Tigor gets a premium black and grey interior theme coupled with titanium color faux leather seats, premium knitted roof liner and rear armrest with cup holders.There will be a new touchscreen system on the Tigor 2018. With a 7″ capacitive infotainment with Android Auto from HarmanTM, the new Tigor comes equipped with 4 speakers and 4 tweeters, helping provide its cabin inmates with an exemplary surround sound experience.The car also comes with dual airbags as a standard feature and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Corner Stability Control (CSC).
It is on the inside that the Tata Tigor looks similar to the Tiago. The interiors are all black, when compared to the Tiago, which is black and grey. The Tata Tigor has the same signature three spoke steering wheel with controls for music and voice command. There will be the same instrument cluster too. This displays average speed, distance to empty, fuel efficiency and instant fuel efficiency as well. The driver information system is new.As the wheelbase of the sedan has seen an increase, it has much better rear knee room. This enhances the comfort too. At the same time, Tata Tigor even gets a rear arm rest with two cup holders in it. The boot space at 419 litres is certainly one of the largest in the segment. This makes the Tigor a highly practical compact sedan.
Tata Tigor Gearbox
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 Rideing
The ride quality has to be one of the Tigor’s biggest highlights. The suspension offers a very good combination of ride and handling, especially the diesel, which runs on 14-inch wheels. It soaked bumps and potholes extremely well, and while both versions do not lose their composure over bad roads, the diesel offers a better ride with lesser up-and-down or side-to-side movements. The petrol uses 15-inch wheels and tends to cause more movement on broken roads, though ride quality is very good.
The Tigor is impressive in terms of handling too. The suspension offers confidence when driving sportily or going fast around corners. The steering has a nice weighted feel, and it is not too sharp in terms of responses, but the suspension adds to the confidence. The petrol feels more confident with its bigger wheels and a slightly more responsive steering, as it is lighter than the diesel by about 70kg. Brakes feel good, though we would have liked some more initial bite. Stability under hard braking is better in the petrol.
Tata Tigor Safety
The XZ variant gets ABS with EBD along with body stability control and two airbags.There are some additional features on offer too. For instance, there is a touchscreen system. This gets reverse parking camera and even navigation.The Tata Tigor comes with an integrated music system on the top-of-the-line variant. This has an Harman music system with bluetooth connectivity, USB and even aux. It plays music through eight speakers. The five-inch screen has reverse parking display, SMS display and readout, step-by-step navigation for Android phones and Juke-car app. This app allows to connect multiple smartphones to the music system at the same time.
There will even be climate control, which isn’t offered on the Tiago.The rear seat on the Tata Tigor has centre armrest too. There is even JukeCar app that has been built only for Tata vehicles. The touchscreen system will be there and this will even get reverse parking camera.The air-vent colours may come colour coded. The panel surrounding the AC vents and the centre console has an option to be changed to any colour that is available. View offers on Tata Cars from Tata dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop
Tata Tigor Price
Tata Tigor Ex-Showroom Price in India ranges from 4,63,543/- (Tigor XE Petrol) to 6,94,179/- (Tigor XZ O Diesel). Get best offers for Tata Tigor from Tata Dealers in India
Tata Tigor Verdict
The Tigor is on offer in four petrol variants and diesel variants. The petrol version is priced between Rs 4.7 lakh and 6.19 lakh ex-showroom New Delhi, while the diesel version is priced between Rs 5.6 lakh and 7.09 lakh ex-showroom New Delhi. At that price, the Tigor undercuts its competitors, and makes for good value for money if you want a comfortable, spacious and efficient city car that can also manage short weekend trips.The Tigor comes loaded with most features buyers look for though its engines are not as powerful, especially the diesel. However, it actually betters them in two key areas that matter to buyers in this segment, namely space and comfortable ride. With these virtues and its eye-catching design, the Tigor thus creates a new niche for Tata Motors.