Tata Motors had in February decided to re-brand the car “as a socially responsible company”, a move which saw a minor delay in the launch of the vehicle.
ata Motors’ newly-appointed MD & CEO Guenter Butschek said the new car will be one of the many new models that the company plans to drive in for regaining its lost market share.
The company plans to drive in two new SUVs and an entry sedan in the coming time as it refreshes its model line-up and makes it more contemporary in design, technology and features.
Long wait for the Tata Tiago, re-branded Zica, finally got over on Wednesday (April 6, 2016) as the company launched it an event in Mumbai. The new hatchback costs between Rs 3.20 lakh – Rs 5.54 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). With such aggressive pricing, the Tiago undercuts both of its closest rivals – Maruti Celerio and Hyundai i10.
The Tiago is available in two new engine options – a 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel and a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol that are claimed to return mileage of 23.84kmpl and 27.28kmpl respectively. This makes the Tiago one of the most fuel efficient cars on sale in India today.
Tata Tiago Specifications
Built on the updated X0 platform, the Tiago features two new engine options – a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol and a 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel. While the petrol engine is good for 84bhp and 114Nm, the diesel mill churns out 69bhp and 140Nm. Transmitting power to the front wheels of the car is a 5-speed manual gearbox. The company plans to add an AMT version as well, but at a later stage.
Petrol engine –
1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, Revotorn
Maximum power – 84bhp at 6000rpm
Maximum torque – 114Nm at 3500rpm
Diesel Engine –
1.05-litre, 3-cylinder Revotorn
Maximum Power – 69bhp @ 4,000rpm
Maximum Torque – 140Nm @ 1800rpm – 3000rpm
Positioned below the Tata Bolt, the Tiago is priced in the range of Rs 3.20 lakh – Rs 5.54 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The optional trims, that come with safety pack, will cost Rs 18,000 more than the regular one.
Tata Tiago Petrol prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)
XB: 3.20 lakh
XE: 3.58 lakh
XM: 3.89 lakh
XT: 4.19 lakh
XZ: 4.75 lakh
Tata Tiago Diesel Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)
XB: 3.94 lakh
XE: 4.29 lakh
XM: 4.69 lakh
XT: 4.99 lakh
XZ: 5.54 lakh
Tata Tiago Dimensions
The Tiago measures 3746mm in length, 1647mm in width, 1535mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2400mm. Ground clearance, kerb weight and fuel tank capacity are 170mm, 1080kgs and 35-litres respectively.
Tata Tiago Expected Mileage
Petrol – 23.84kmpl
Diesel – 27.28kmpl
Tata Tiago Key Features Dual airbags Anti-lock braking system (ABS) Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) system Multi-drive modes (First-in-class) Juke-car App Turn-by-turn Navigation Harman infotainment system 2-DIN music system with 6 speakers Electrically adjustable wing mirrors Dual-tone dashboard Three-spoke steering wheel with audio and phone control buttons.