The Tata Tiago JTP gets stiffer suspension and bigger brakes.
Tata Motors will soon bring in its first performance-oriented vehicle in the Indian market. The Tata Tiago JTP hot hatch, that broke cover at the 2018 Auto Expo alongside the Tigor JTP, is slated to launch during this festive season. It will also be the first product developed under joint venture of Tata Motors and Jayem Automotive. Both the brands entered into a 50:50 partnership to develop special performance vehicles in March, 2017.
Built by Coimbatore-based Jayem Automotives, the performance-oriented Tata Tiago JTP will face challenge from cars like Fiat Punto Abarth, Volkswaegn Polo GT TSI and Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS. The new Tata hot hatch will be loaded with attributes such as a more powerful engine, lowered suspension, stiffened dampers and bigger disc brakes enhancing its overall performance. According to a latest report, the Tiago JTP with a 1.2L turbocharged petrol engine will deliver power and torque more than 110bhp and 170Nm respectively. Official figures are yet to be revealed by the carmaker.
Tata Tiago JTP Key Features
– Aero kit
– New body graphics
– Diamond cut alloy wheels
– Sports seats
– Alloy pedals
– New door panels, air vents & centre console
– Stiffer suspension
– Bigger disc brakes
– More powerful petrol engine Read – 5 Interesting Facts About Tata Tiago JTP
Tata Tiago JTP Launch
The more powerful iteration of the Tiago hatchback had its world debut at the Delhi Auto Expo in February, 2018. Tata hasn’t yet confirmed the launch date and details of the hot hatch. Though, the performance version of the hatchback is reported to go on sale during this year’s festive (i.e. October or November, 2018). Read: Tata Sierra Or Tata Safari – What Could Be The Name For Tata’s 7-seater SUV?
Tata Tiago JTP Price
|Minimum||Rs 7 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 8 lakh|
Compared to the standard Tiago, the Tiago JTP will have an upper hand in terms of power, features and styling. These merits will surely make the performance hatchback more expensive than the regular model. Having said that, it will still be the most affordable hot-hatch in the country – thanks to its highly-localized components and production. While the range-topping petrol variant of the standard Tiago is available at Rs 5.58 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the hot-hatch is expected to be priced around Rs 7 lakh – Rs 8 lakh. Just so you know, the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI is currently the most affordable hot-hatch that costs Rs 8.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Read – New-gen Tata Safari Might Share Platform With Tata Harrier
Tata Tiago JTP Specifications
|Engine||1.2-litre, three-cylinder, turbo|
|Max Power||Over 110bhp|
As mentioned above, the performance-oriented Tiago JTP makes use of a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine borrowed from the standard Tiago. Though, Tata has tuned this mill to extract more power and better performance. On the hot hatch, the turbocharged gasoline motor will deliver power more the 110bhp and torque over 170Nm. On the standard Tiago, the engine pushes out a peak power of 84bhp at 6,000rpm against 114Nm of torque at 3,500rpm.
Tata has also optimized the gear ratios of the standard a 5-speed manual transmission. The acceleration and top speed figures are yet to be revealed by the carmaker. Though, it’s expected to be faster than the standard Tiago. Tata Motors has also upgraded its intake and exhaust systems for achieving better performance. Besides a more powerful engine, the hot hatch comes with a lowered suspension setup and stiffened dampers enhancing its overall performance and handling. The ride height of the vehicle has also been reduced. The hot hatch also comes fitted with the bigger disc brakes. Read About – Tata Tiago Electric | Tata Tiago AMT
Tata Tiago JTP Exterior & Interior
Besides the significant mechanical changes, the Tata Tiago JTP has also received multiple cosmetic changes that make it sportier than the regular model. Tata equips the hot hatch with a new aero body kit that also results minor dimensional changes. Face of the performance-oriented Tiago looks more aggressive than the standard model, thanks to its all-new bumper, blacked out headlamps, revised grille, new fog lamp housing embellished with contrasting red detailing and large air intakes. Styling elements such as new 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels with side skirts and contrast finished ORVMs accentuate its side profile. Towards the rear, the Tata Tiago JTP features a diffuser with a roof spoiler. The hot hatch also gets a new sporty colour scheme. Check Out – Upcoming Tata Cars in India
Sporty changes continue inside the cabin. The hot hatch comes with a host of new comfort and entertainment equipment. Similar to the Bolt Sport, the Tiago JTP features black leather upholstery with contrasting red stitches and accents. The list of feature also includes an 8-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, all-black interior theme, new door panels, aluminium pedals, air vents and centre console and alloy pedals.
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Tata Tiago JTP Preview
Tata Tiago JTP is essentially the performance-oriented version of the standard Tiago hatchback. The hot hatch receives a more powerful engine and updated suspension system along with some design upgrades and a new colour scheme.