Tata Tigor Sport could come as a limited edition car wearing loads of performance-spec modifications and is made by JT Special Vehicles
Tata Motors reinvigorated its hopes in the subcompact sedan space with the launch of the all new Tigor early last year and it is currently priced competitively from Rs. 4.76 lakh to Rs. 7.10 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The homegrown automaker is preparing to roll out a performance-oriented version of the car which could be christened as Tata Tigor Sport shortly and it is expected to be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo next month. As Tata has already expressed its desire to launch high-performance variants of the regular models under its JV with Jayem Automotives, the Tigor Sport could come developed by the JT Special vehicles.
The Tata Tigor Sport could arrive as a limited edition model and greet spectators at the 14th edition of the grand biennial motoring exhibition. Tata Motors marketing head Vivek Srivatsa had already confirmed that Tigor will receive some limited edition versions and the first teaser image only reiterates its existence. Over the last few days, Tata has been teasing its Auto Expo lineup giving an early sneak-peek into the IMPACT Design philosophy 2.0.
The upcoming X451 hatchback rivalling Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20 as well as a premium compact SUV and new commercial vehicle were teased. The latest on the list is the Tigor Sport at the far right corner revealing some interesting bits. The performance-based version will indeed have an identical design to the standard model but the body kit and new colour scheme will add more zing to it. As of now, we know that the fog lamps housing has red surrounds and the already smoked out projector lamps will be even more sporty judging by the teaser. The edges of the front bumper appear to be sharper as well hinting at an aggressive body kit with wider air intake and the body could be painted in metallic grey colour.
The front grille may get a matte finish appearance with a different looking mesh. At the side profile, there will be newly designed alloy wheel with possible glossy black finish, red brake calipers, side skirts and red ORVM caps enhancing the sporty appeal of the car further. Moving to the rear, it could get a bold spoiler while the taillight and tailgate will be aptly themed to go in sync with the sporty demeanour and notchback roofline. Overall, the Tata Tigor Sport will have a very interesting stance in deed.
Inside the cabin, the Tata Tigor could come with a black and red highlights increasing the sporty vibe. On the powertrain front, the Tata Tigor is available with a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine and a 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel engine. Transmission duty is done by a 5-speed manual gearbox. Expect the Tata Tigor Sport to get the same engines, but they could be re-tuned to deliver more power and torque.
The 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine may produce 110 horsepower and 170 Nm peak torque as in the Nexon – mated to a six-speed manual transmission. It could debut in the Tiago Sport as well which is expected to be showcased at the same show. For increased driving dynamics and handling, the ride height could be lowered. On the pricing front, Tata Tigor is priced between Rs. 4.70 lakh and Rs. 7.09 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The Tigor Sport is likely to be based on the top-end XZ grade.