Tata Tiago JTP is powered by the same 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine which is turbocharged to produce 110 PS and 150 Nm of peak torque
Tata Motors debuted the performance-based versions of the Tiago and Tigor siblings at the 2018 Auto Expo. Developed in partnership with Coimbatore-based Jayem Automotives, the Tiago JTP gave a complete first look of how the road-going hot version would be.
It has now been spied testing on Indian roads with a camouflaged body. The test prototype does give an indication of how the production model will be and it goes in line with the Tiago JTP showcased in February. It has a toned up exterior to complement the performance bits.
On the outside, it features aerodynamic enhancements like bonnet vent, bold front bumper, faux diffuser and twin exhaust. The test mule does have the standard headlamp unit of the Tiago. The interior adorns contrast red stitching, red highlights around air vents, JTP badging, etc.
The all important performance enhancer will be the same 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine, which is turbocharged to produce a maximum power output of 110 PS at 5,000 rpm and 150 Nm of peak torque delivered between 2,000 rpm and 4,000 rpm.
The engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox while an AMT may not be offered in the JTP spec version. For better handling characteristics, the Tata Tiago JTP sits 9 mm lower on the ground when compared to the standard model and is shorter by 33 mm.
It is expected to be priced at around Rs. 7 lakh (ex-showroom) and will most likely have the features list of the top-end grade. The Tata Tiago JTP is expected to come equipped with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensor, seatbelt warning and engine immobilizer.
It will compete against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS, Ford Figo Sports and Volkswagen Polo GT TSI. Unlike its hatchback sibling, the Tigor JTP, using the same engine with identical power and torque outputs, does not have any direct rivals except for Ford Aspire Sport Edition.
Tata Tiago JTP Images
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