Prices of the Tata Tigor Styleback start from Rs 4.07 lakh for the base variant, and go up to Rs 7.09 lakh for top-model.
With several first & best in class features, the Tata TIgor could become a threat for Maruti Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze and others in the segment.
The long wait for the Tata Tigor is finally over, as the Pune-based carmaker has rolled out the StyleBack in the Indian market. Available in a total of 8 variants spread across 4 trims, the Tigor’s price ranges between Rs 4.70 lakh – Rs 7.09 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). In this price range, the new Tata sub-compact sedan will rival multiple products right from Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Aspire to Volkswagen Ameo. The Tigor is the third product under Tata’s IMPACT design philosophy and is based on its stellar hatchback Tiago.
Besides taking comprehensive design inspiration from Tiago, the Tigor additionally comes with a range of new tech features. It is longer, wider and taller than its sibling hatchback. In fact, the wheelbase has also been increased by up to 50mm, which contributes to its spacious cabin. Engine specs too shared with the Tiago – i.e. a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol and a 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. The vehicle also gets multi-drive modes- Eco and City. Read – Tata Hexa SUV – All You Need To Know
|Variant||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|XE Petrol||Rs 4.70 lakh|
|XT Petrol||Rs 5.41 lakh|
|XZ Petrol||Rs 5.90 lakh|
|XZ (O) Petrol||Rs 6.19 lakh|
|XE Diesel||Rs 5.60 lakh|
|XT Diesel||Rs 6.31 lakh|
|XZ Diesel||Rs 6.80 lakh|
|XZ (O) Diesel||Rs 7.09 lakh|
The new Tata sub-compact sedan shares most of its components with Tiago which makes it largely identical to the hatchback. This also saves on pricing, since both the vehicles are built on the same platform and share comprehensive design cues along with body parts. Another aspect that has helped curb pricing is the length that measures less than four meters. This qualifies Tigor for the low cess levied on sub-four meter vehicles. Even the engines powering the sedan comply with the norms for the sub-four meter cars. These altogether results an aggressive pricing for the sedan which falls in the vicinity of Rs 4.70 lakh to Rs 7.09 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Read – Tata Nexon Will Be India’s Most Powerful Sub-compact SUV
One can pre-book the StyleBack by paying an initial sum of Rs 5,000. Though, the deliveries are likely to commence from April 2017.
|Engine||1.2-litre Revotron Petrol|
|Max Power||83.8bhp @ 6,000rpm|
|Max Torque||114Nm @ 3,500rpm|
|Engine||1.05 Revotorq Diesel|
|Max Power||69.04bhp @ 4,000rpm|
|Max Torque||140Nm @ 1,800rpm – 3,000rpm|
|Transmission Options||5-speed Manual & AMT|
Sharing engines with its hatchback sibling, Tigor StyleBack comes with a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol and a 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel powertrain options. While the former pushes out power worth 83.8bhp of power against 114Nm of torque, the latter one makes a top power of 69.04bhp and 140Nm of torque. Transmitting power to the front wheels is the conventional 5-speed manual gearbox. In addition, there are standard Eco and Sport mode on both the engines. On one hand, the Eco mode stimulates increased fuel economy, whereas on the other hand the City mode offers better performance. The company will also launch an AMT equipped version of the car, but on latter stage. Read More – Tata Hexa Detailed Review
The mileage figures of the petrol version stand at 22kmpl, while the diesel variant returns a claimed fuel economy of 25kmpl.
The sub-compact sedan is being offered in six exterior colour options – Berry Red, Espresso Brown, Copper Dazzle, Pearlescent White, Striker Blue and Platinum Silver.
Proportionally, the Tigor styleback is 3,992mm long, 1,677mm wide and 1,537mm tall. This makes it 246mm longer, 30mm wider and 2mm taller than its hatchback sibling. The wheelbase has also witnessed slight increase in length by 50mm to 2,450mm. This results more space for occupants inside the cabin. The ground clearance is 170mm, while the kerb weight slightly varies for petrol and diesel variants at 1062kg and 1130kg respectively. The integrated boot at the back offers 400-litres of space for storing luggage and it comes with a fuel tank capacity of 35-litres.
In the subcompact sedan segment, the new entrant from Tata Motors will have some credible rivals including Maruti Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Aspire and Volkswagen Ameo. Out of these, Maruti Swift Dzire and Honda Amaze are the toughest competitors with undying popularity among customers. Additionally, Maruti Swift Dzire is prepping for a generation change with radical aesthetic changes transforming the entire look. Hyundai Xcent will also receive new updates on the outside and a new oil burner skin to Grand i10. What might work in Tigor’s favour is the aggressive pricing expected to start from Rs 4 lakh. At this pricing, it will undercut most of its rivals, getting a cusp over competitors.
Tata Tigor Variant-Wise Features
XE – Body coloured bumper, air-conditioning with heater, EPAS with tilt adjustment, LED tail-lamps & HMSL, multi drive modes and dual tone interior.
XT (+ XE Features) – ConnectNext infotainment system, remote central locking, ABS with EBD and CSC, rear park asisst with sensors, height adjustable driver seat, all 4 power windows, electrically adjustable ORVM, steering mounted controls, full wheels covers and cooled glove box.
XZ (+XT Features) – Projector headlamps, alloy wheels, dual airbags, rear defogger, chrome waistline and fog lamp bezel, electrical boot unlocking and body coloured air vents.
XZ (O) (+ XZ Features) – ConnectNext touchscreen infotainment system, voice command recognition, video and image playback, 4 tweeters, fully automatic temperature control, rear park assist with camera and knitted roof liner.
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Tata’s new sub-compact sedan sits on thoroughly modified XO platform, and designed on Tata’s IMPACT design tenet. Featuring new design elements, the Styleback looks quite sporty especially from the rear profile. The Tigor is heavily inspired from Tiago and both share strong resemblance with three-dimensional headlamps with smoked lens, honeycomb grille and large air-dams in front.
In fact, the sedan is identical to its hatchback sibling until the C pillar save for the additional boot at the back. The only difference is seen in the new integrated boot that has been design afresh. The sedan runs on 14-inch wheels exclusive to the diesel version and 15-inch alloys wheels on the petrol version. Use of design cues such as high mounted LED stop lamp, LED tail-lamps, tapering roof and long overhangs confer chic look on the sedan.
The well laid-out cabin is designed ergonomically giving prominence to the utility and practicality with multiple utility storage points and comfortable space for occupants. That said the sedan offers 24 utility storage points inside. The wheelbase is slightly longer than Tiago, implicating more space for occupants with comfortable legroom and shoulder space etc. In terms of styling, it resembles Tiago with similar design for the console and instrument cluster. Most of the features too have been carried over from the hatchback sibling in addition to some new equipment.
Connectivity features such as new touchscreen infotainment system with 8-speakers, AUX-in, Bluetooth and USB-port has been sourced from Harman. In addition, it gets automatic climate control, multi-functional steering wheel and rear camera among others. Furthermore, the dual-tone cockpit, premium seats with bolsters, finely knitted roof liner and customizable air vents induce upmarket feel.
For passengers’ safety and security, Tigor comes with equipment such as dual front airbags, anti-lock-braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), revere parking camera, speed sensing door locks, 3-point seatbelt and central lock. One must note that aforementioned features vary variant-wise. Braking power is sourced from disc brakes at front and drum brakes at rear.
Based on Tata Motors' IMPACT design philosophy, the Tata Timor surely is a great looking product. Since it's based on the same platform as the Tiago, both the cars share their engine and features. Priced between Rs 4.07 lakh - Rs 7.09 lakh, the Tigor is a great value for money product.