Tata Motors expecting significant sales boost of Tigor with the AMT variant; it has already been aggressively priced in the subcompact sedan segment
Tata Tigor has grabbed everyone’s attention with its exciting design language and features on offer. The compact sedan has so far been available only with a five-speed manual gearbox and the newly introduced AMT unit will certainly enhance the appeal of this car.
Apart from introducing new cars like Tiago, Tigor, Hexa and Nexon the automaker has also been focusing on their respective AMT. It has already revealed that 50% of its future products will carry AMT gearboxes alongside manual transmission.
As part of expanding the portfolio, the Tigor gets Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) in XZA and XTA variants. Strapped with the Revotron 1.2-litre petrol engine, the XTA variant is priced at Rs. 5.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) while the top-spec XZA costs Rs. 6.22 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new AMT variants will be sold across more than 600 dealerships Tata has in the country.
Targeting young customer base, the Tata Tigor AMT features first-in-class Sports Mode and the addition of AMT will only strengthen the choices for owners as more people are leaning towards it. The Tigor AMT features four gear positions: automatic, neutral, reverse and manual.
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Tata says for ease of manoeuvrability in heavy traffic scenarios and while parking, the Tigor AMT comes with an in-built ‘creep’ feature which effectively makes the car crawl as soon as the pressure is eased off the brake pedal without pressing the accelerator. It also prevents the car from rolling back when it starts from inclined position.
Following the Tata Tiago AMT variant, the Tigor has now been given the AMT treatment and it will be followed by the Nexon. The subcompact sedan is made available in both petrol and diesel engine options.
The 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine under the hood of the car kicks out 85 PS of peak power at 6,000 rpm and 114 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm. On the diesel front, it gets energy from a 1.05-litre Revotorq motor that is capable of churning out 70 PS of peak power at 4,000 rpm and 140 Nm of peak torque between 1,800 rpm and 3,000 rpm.
The Tata Tigor compact sedan receives several upmarket features like Harman developed 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with ConnectNext, voice recognition, 8-speaker Harman surround sound system inside the cabin, etc. On the safety front, dual front airbags and ABS with EBD are standard across all variants. Tata Tigor range is priced aggressively between Rs. 4.65 lakh and Rs. 6.96 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
The Nexon compact hatchback, having already grabbed everyone’s attention, is expected to receive AMT by the end of this fiscal. Apart from that, the upcoming Tata X451 premium hatchback and the X451 sedan too are expected to come equipped with AMT transmission.
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