The Tiago JTP will be India’s most affordable hot hatchback and besides a host of cosmetic updates it will feature a more powerful petrol engine under the hood
Tata Motors will be introducing the Tata Tiago JTP variant soon in India. Recently the production-spec hatchback was spotted in the open for the first time. The Tiago JTP will be a sportier variant of the existing hatch and when launched it will compete directly with the likes of the Maruti Baleno RS.
However, the good thing is that Tiago JTP will be priced a lot lower than its rival and will be the most affordable hot hatchback of the country. The Tiago JTP variant will get few cosmetic updates to both its exterior as well as interior but the main highlight of this sportier variant will be the mechanical changes under the hood.
Below provided are the list of 5 things which you should know about the upcoming Tata Tiago JTP hatch
1. Sportier exterior updates
Both the front and rear bumper of the hatchback will receive a new dual tone finish to it and will be integrated with fog lamps. Besides that, the Tiago JTP variant will get a blacked out roof and rear spoiler to add a premium and sporty feel to it. Tata Motors will be offering the Tiago JTP variant with twin barrel exhaust tip.
Now, these changes have been made to the hot hatch to make it appear sportier and different than the standard variant. However, we do feel that Tata Motors might perform some tuning to the engine to make the exhaust note sound sportier.
2. Refreshed Interior
The hatchback will feature a blacked-out dashboard with red contrast on it. To make things slightly more premium the seats, in particular, will also get red stitching on it.
3. New ‘JTP’ Badge
The car that was spotted recently gets a separate ‘JTP’ badge positioned on the boot lid. The front fender also had black inserts with the JTP logo on it as well
4. A new set of alloy wheels
The Tiago JTP variant featured completely new dual-tone alloy wheel and wider tires which hints of a more powerful engine under the hood
5. More powerful engine
If we are not too wrong then Tata Motors might offer a more powerful petrol engine under the hood of the Tiago JTP. Rumors suggest that it will most probably swap its regular 1.2 Litre Revotron unit with the more powerful 1.2-litre, turbocharged 3-cylinder petrol engine which powers the Nexon SUV.
The engine although will be tuned differently is expected to produce around 110 ps of peak power and 170 Nm of torque and will be paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.