Tata Motors is expected to launch the Dark Edition version of the Tiago hatchback as well, which would likely arrive around the Diwali season
Back in 2019, Tata Motors had first introduced the Harrier Dark Edition in the Indian market. Now, the manufacturer is all set to launch the Dark Edition versions of the Altroz and Nexon (including Nexon EV) in the coming days. Next in line is expected to be the Tiago Dark Edition, which is likely to go on sale around the Diwali festive season this year.
Last year, Tata Motors had filed trademarks for the ‘#Dark’ and ‘Camo’ editions of all the vehicles in its lineup, and speculations about their launch had been floating around since. Tiago Dark Edition would be the most affordable special edition model in the brand’s range upon launch. The changes to the vehicle would be completely aesthetic, with no updates to the mechanicals.
Tata Tiago is powered by a 1.2-litre, naturally aspirated, inline-3 petrol engine. This motor is capable of generating a maximum power of 86 PS and a peak torque of 113 Nm. Transmission options consist of a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 5-speed AMT. A CNG option is also expected to be added to the range soon.
Test mules of the Tiago CNG (and Tigor CNG as well) have been spied multiple times during road tests on Indian streets. However, there is no confirmation about the launch date yet. The CNG powertrain will likely be limited to select trim levels only, and we don’t expect the Dark Edition version to get that option.
Due to the strict BS6 emission norms, Tata Motors had discontinued the 1.1-litre turbo-diesel engine, which was available on the Tiago and Tigor. The CNG (bi-fuel) powertrain option would offer an alternative, with lower running costs compared to petrol engines, which should help the manufacturer attract more buyers.
Tata Tiago is currently priced from Rs. 4.99 lakh to Rs. 6.95 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Just a few days ago, the manufacturer had introduced a new ‘XTO’ variant to the range, which sits below the ‘XT’ trim. Now, the Tiago is available in a total of nine variants. In the Indian market, its closest rivals include Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and Ford Figo, along with Maruti Wagon-R, Swift, and Ignis.