Tata Tiago EV will be revealed on September 28, 2022 and it will likely go on sale in the coming months; could become the most affordable EV from the brand
On the eve of World EV Day, Tata Motors announced that an all-new electric vehicle will arrive soon and it will be based on the Tiago hatchback. The homegrown manufacturer will unveil the Tiago EV on September 28, 2022 in the domestic market and it won’t have any direct rivals. It will also become the most affordable zero-emission vehicle from the brand upon arrival.
The Tata Tiago EV is expected to have several commonalities with the Tigor EV, which received a big update last year and is now based on the Ziptron technology. Since gaining the update, the sales of the Tigor electric sedan have been appreciable. The Nexon EV is currently the best-selling passenger electric car in the country and the Tiago EV will only strengthen the brand’s lineup.
A recent report indicates that Tata is also developing an electrified version of the Harrier and the Punch for launch sometime next year. The Tiago EV will become the third EV offering from Tata but its technical details are not known yet. Compared to the regular ICE Tiago, it will likely get a number of visual updates and interior enhancements along with possible new colour schemes.
We do expect a shut-off front grille alongside blue accents to the exterior and interior. The Tigor EV currently uses a 26 kWh Li-ion battery pack, which is capable of a claimed driving range of up to 306 km on a single charge. However, the Tiago EV could get a smaller battery pack for it to be positioned slightly aggressively in terms of pricing.
Considering that the Tigor EV costs between Rs. 12.50 lakh and Rs. 13.65 lakh (ex-showroom), the Tata Tiago EV could be priced at around Rs. 10 lakh (ex-showroom). Tata previously unveiled the Tiago EV prototype at the 2018 Auto Expo and the production model could have a claimed range of close to 300 km.
Tata has confirmed that it will introduce as many as ten new electric vehicles in India and the Tiago EV will be based on the modified version of its existing ICE platform.