Tata Tiago and Tigor facelifts to get BSVI compliant 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine.
We informed you earlier that Tata is readying the facelift versions of the Tiago, Tigor and Nexon. All three models have been spotted testing multiple times. The company will first launch the Tiago and Tigor facelifts, followed by the Nexon facelift. The arrival of BS6 emission norms will increase the price gap between petrol and diesel cars by up to Rs 2.5 lakh from the current 1 lakh.
If media reports are to be believed, Tata will phase out the smallest 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel engine from the market. This engine currently powers the Tiago and Tigor. It is expected that the facelifted versions of the hatchback and compact sedan will only arrive in petrol fuel option. The new models will be powered by the BSVI compliant 1.2-litre 3-cylinder Revotron petrol engine paired to either a 5-speed manual or an AMT unit. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 83bhp and a peak torque of 114Nm.
However, the Tata Nexon facelift will continue to be offered in petrol and diesel guise. The petrol version of the Nexon is powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged Revotron engine producing 108bhp, while the oil burner is a 1.5-litre Revotorq unit that is good for 108bhp and 260Nm. Tata is also looking at other fuel options to power the Tiago and Tigor. We believe that the facelift versions of the car will receive the CNG fuel option. Adding to it, Tata will launch the electric versions of the Tiago and Tigor. The electric Nexon is also reportedly under development.
Tata will also launch 2 new cars in the Indian market this year. The company will introduce the Altroz premium hatchback in around August-September. The Harrier’s 7-seater model, likely to be called Tata Cassini, will also go on sale in the end of 2019.