The updated Tata Tigor will be launched on October 10 with minor cosmetic changes and addition of new features
After debuting the NRG cross hatchback based on the popular Tiago, Tata Motors is all pumped to launch another model this month. Scheduled on October 10, speculations surrounding the upcoming vehicle came and went in a blur and with Tata releasing a couple of teaser videos, we now know what the company has in store for us in just about a week’s time.
The homegrown automaker introduced the Tigor subcompact sedan with a coupe-ish roofline in a highly aggressive price bracket in March 2017. Having had a decent run in the market so far, Tata has decided to give it an update and its changes to the headlamps and tail lamps can be seen in the teaser. Having been spotted testing a few times already, we can give you a thorough detail on what is hiding under the curtain.
The revisions are not substantial in the first place as the Tata Tigor facelift gets minor tweaks to the front grille and tail lamps. The significant addition to the Tigor range is the presence of Nexon-like touchscreen infotainment system that is more likely to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. It induces a redesign to the centre console as well.
The unit sourced from Harman should give Bluetooth provision along with offering radio, voice controls, video playback and navigation amidst acting as a display for reverse parking camera. Tata could introduce a new dark blue colour option judging by the teaser video. Do not expect major bump in prices as the changes are minimal. However, Tata did refer to the model as “all new Tigor”.
Currently sold in 14 trims, the Tigor is priced competitively between Rs. 5.16 lakh and Rs. 7.5 lakh (ex-showroom). No mechanical changes will be made as the updated Tigor will continue to use the same 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine making 84 bhp and 114 Nm, and the 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel producing 69 bhp and 140 Nm.
The Tigor has faced tough competition from rivals such as segment leading Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze and Hyundai Xcent since it entered the market. The performance JTP variant using the uprated version of 1.2-litre petrol engine making 110 PS and 150 Nm is expected to be launched by the end of this year or in early 2019.