Tata Tigor sedan has been launched in India bearing resemblance to Tiago hatchback; packs 1.2 Revotron petrol and 1.05 Revotorq diesel engines
Customers in our domestic market adore compact cars in whatever the segment they emerge at. Looking back at the successful vehicles over a long period of time, it can be blatantly noted that compact cars irrespective of their looks did hit the sweet spots due to their practicality, interior space and no-hole-in-the-pocket pricing.
In recent years, the VFM prospect of these models has augmented the competition as manufacturers stuff in loads of features within a given price bracket. Aside the compact hatchbacks, the volume numbers of any mainstream brand depend on the subcompact sedan segment. For instance Hyundai has the Xcent which will have its facelift launched soon and Honda clings on with the Amaze despite Swift Dzire reaps volume for Maruti Suzuki.
It is kind of an irony that Tata Motors who commissioned the breakthrough with the Indigo eCS has not endured a big success in the sub-4m space. The Mumbai-based company gave a new life to its product portfolio with the launch of the Tiago hatchback. It follows an all-new IMPACT design language never before seen on any Tata vehicle and commenced a new journey for the brand which is pushing boundaries to enter into the trending and highly capable segments in the domestic market with new products.
The launch of Tata Tiago gave us few glimpses into what will be in store for its sedan derivative, internally codenamed as Kite 5. Making debut at the Auto Expo 2016, the Tata Tigor has been hoped to eke out as many customers in the possible just like its hatchback twin that became the bestselling model in Tata’s portfolio instantly. In its first month of sales, about 3,638 units of Tigor were sold. It certainly impress as it has already beaten main rivals like Etios, Amaze, Aspire and Ameo but we would still have to wait and see its consistency in the coming months.
The high-end Tigor XZ variant gets a brand new exclusive colour scheme, five-spoke diamond cut alloys, thick chrome bar connecting the tail lamps, a long LED bar acting as third brake light, black strip on rear bumper, chrome treated window line, etc.
Being a subcompact sedan, the Tata Tigor comes with more features and tech when compared to the Tiago. The Hexa crossover has been a major statement from Tata with its alluring looks, good mechanicals and the much appreciated price range. The Tigor will be trying to replicate the same demeanours in a much lower segment. Here’s everything you need to know about the Tata Tigor sedan:
Tata Tigor Sedan India Launch
The Tata Tigor compact sedan has been launched with an aggressive price range as the Indian automaker eyes sizeable market share in the volume pumping sub-four metre sedan segment. Ahead of the debut, it had also been showcased at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show.
Tata Tigor Price
|Tata Tigor Petrol Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)|
|Tata Tigor Petrol XE: Rs. 4.70 Lakh|
|Tata Tigor Petrol XT: Rs. 5.41 Lakh|
|Tata Tigor Petrol XZ: Rs. 5.90 Lakh|
|Tata Tigor Petrol XZ (O): Rs. 6.19 Lakh|
|Tata Tigor Diesel Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)|
|Tata Tigor Diesell XE: Rs. 5.60 Lakh|
|Tata Tigor Diesel XT: Rs. 6.31 Lakh|
|Tata Tigor Diesel XZ: Rs. 6.80 Lakh|
|Tata Tigor Diesel XZ (O): Rs. 7.09 Lakh|
The Tata Tigor sedan is positioned below the Zest sub-4m sedan and thus it is priced much lesser than its bigger sibling. The third sub-four metre sedan from the brand is sold ultra-competitively as the Tiago. The starting price for entry-level petrol is Rs. 4.70 lakh while the top-end diesel asks for Rs. 7.09 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Tata Tigor Sedan Engine Specifications
|Engine||Power, Torque and Transmission|
|1.2L Revotron Petrol||85 PS and 114 Nm, five-speed manual|
|1.05L Revotroq Diesel||70 PS and 140 Nm, five-speed manual|
As for the mechanicals, the Tata Tigor sedan will be powered by a new family of three-cylinder engines developed by the Indian auto giant. Both the engines made debut on the Tiago hatchback and will have multiple drive modes such as City and Eco. With identical mechanicals, there will be good amount of component sharing as well to keep the production costs low. The 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, REVOTRON, MPFI petrol mill develops 85 PS of maximum power at 6,000 rpm and 114 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm and comes coupled with a five-speed manual gearbox.
The 1.05-litre, REVOTORQ, three-cylinder, CRDI turbo diesel motor produces 70 PS at 4,000 rpm and 140 Nm of peak torque between 1,800 rpm and 3,000 rpm. It will also be paired with a five-speed manual and an Automated Manual Transmission could be introduced in a later time of its lifespan.
Tata Tigor Sedan Mileage
|Tata Tigor Mileage||22 kmpl for petrol and 26 kmpl for diesel|
The petrol engine is claimed to return a fuel economy of 22 kmpl while the diesel will spring out ARAI-certified 26 kmpl.
Tata Tigor Sedan Dimensions
|Overall Length||3,992 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||35 litres|
|Kerb Weight (petrol and diesel)||1,062 kg and 1,130 kg|
It will be produced at Tata’s production base in Sanand, Gujarat and will measure about 3,995 mm in length, 1,677 mm in width and 1,537 mm in height. With a wheelbase of 2,450 mm it is believed to offer more room at the rear due to the uncanny approach to the roofline not seen on any other conventional sub-4m sedans so far.
Tata Tigor Sedan Bootspace
|Tata Tigor Bootspace||419 litres|
Most alluringly, the bootspace will be class-leading at 419 litres. Compared to the Swift Dzire, it allows for more than 100 litres of extra luggage room.
Tata Tigor Sedan Ground Clearance
|Tata Tigor Ground Clearance||170 mm|
It features a similar ground clearance to the segment leading Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire sedan at 170 mm. However, compared to Honda Amaze and Hyundai Xcent the ground clearance is 5 mm more on the Tigor.
Tata Tigor Tyre Size
|Tata Tigor Tyre Size (petrol and diesel)||175/60 R15 and 175/65 R14|
The Tigor rides on 15-inch stylish alloy wheels on petrol models while the diesel variants will come equipped with 14-inch wheels.
Tata Tigor Brake and Suspension
|Tata Tigor Brake||Front Disc and Rear Drum|
|Tata Tigor Suspension||MacPherson Strut with coil spring front and Twist-beam with dual-path strut rear|
The Tigor subcompact sedan gets a conventional front disc and rear drum setup for braking functions while to absorb potholes and bumps the suspension system comprises of MacPherson strut with coil spring up front and Twist-beam with dual-path strut at the back.
Tata Tigor Exterior
The successor of the Indigo eCS will be positioned below the Tata Zest sedan and is built on the same platform as the recently launched Tiago hatchback. It will have short overhangs, stubby rear-end and a honeycomb grille up front carried over from the Tiago but similarities end at the C-pillar. Adopting Tata’s new design language called Impact, the engineers of the Indian brand have decided to adopt a new theme that would prioritise on the looks as well as cabin room.
Unlike the sub-four metre sedans currently sold, the Tata Tigor has a sloped roofline that gives a coupe-ish appeal. Due to that, the boot won’t be as stubby as any other below-four-metre sedans but the clever positioning of the seats meant that the bootspace is class-leading while the rear occupants will have sufficient legroom. It can be said that the Tigor is the most well-proportioned sedan of the lot. The design language is more fluent and doesn’t make you feel like it has been compromised.
Tata Tigor Sedan Interior and Features
The Tigor sedan will feature a multifunctional three-spoke steering wheel with mounted controls, Harman entertainment system with five-inch screen and eight-speaker audio as seen at the Auto Expo, navigation provision, piano-black centre console and dashboard design carried over from the Tiago hatchback. The interior material quality will be same as the Tiago which we quite liked in its price range.
Tata Tigor Safety Features
The safety features on the Tigor top-end model are dual front airbags and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD). Other notable features include three-point seatbelt, central lock and speed sensing auto lock.
Tata Tigor Sedan Top Features
|Tata Tigor Compact Sedan Top Features|
|Harman infotainment system with four speakers and as many tweeters|
|15-inch alloy wheels on petrol and 14-inch wheels on diesel|
|Blacked out headlamps with projector lights|
|ORVM integrated LED turn indicators|
|Wraparound LED tail lamps|
|Roof mounted stop light|
|AUX, USB and Bluetooth connectivity plus Android smartphone-based navigation|
|Twin pod instrument cluster|
Tata Tigor Sedan Key Rivals
The subcompact sedan from Tata will go up against the segment-topping Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, recently launched Volkswagen Ameo and Ford Figo Aspire. But in reality the Beat Essentia coming this year will be its biggest competitor in terms of price as the Tigor will undercut all the above rivals as it’s based on the Tiago.