Prices of the Tata Tigor Styleback start from Rs 4.59 lakh for the base variant, and go up to Rs 6.87 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.
Launched early this year, the competitively priced Tata Tigor has become more affordable. The subcompact sedan undercuts rivals substantially and is claimed to be one of the most good-looking cars in the segment. Currently, Tigor comes with a five-speed manual gearbox, though, Tata will add an AMT unit later. With the new Goods and Services Tax reform, the Tata Tigor price has further dipped. At the time of launch, the Tigor was priced at Rs 4.70 lakh, which has now dropped to Rs 4.59 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), witnessing a drop of over Rs 11,000 (approximate figure).
As we reported earlier, the sedan is witnessing good demand in the segment and is already attracting a waiting period of 4 to 5 weeks. Essentially a sedan version of the Tiago hatchback, Tigor is built on the IMPACT design language. That said, it has strong resemblance to the Tiago model until the c pillar, the last quarter however, gets a fresh styling for a better look. At the back, Tigor bears no resemblance to its donor hatchback, and sports new elements.
Insides of the subcompact sedan are like Tiago, sporting similar layout and other styling bits. While mechanical duties are carried over by the 1.2-litre Revotron petrol and 1.05-litre Revotorq unit with a standard five-speed manual transmission. The competitively styled Tigor rivals against segment leader new Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent facelift, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire and Volkswagen Ameo in the segment.
-Best-in-class boot space
-Some segment first features
-Impressive suspension system
-Undercuts rivals by a substantial margin in terms of pricing
-Uncomfortable driving position
-Base trims lack connectivity & safety features. Read – Tata Hexa SUV – All You Need To Know
|Variant||Post-GST Price (ex-showroom Delhi)|
|XZ (O)||Rs 6,04,375|
|XZ (O)||Rs 6,87,222|
Tata Motors has reduced prices of its styleback Tigor in line with the reduced tax structure implemented under GST effective July 1, 2017. The drop is price makes Tigor more affordable, which was earlier available for Rs 4.70 lakh (base trim). The revised pricing for the petrol range falls between Rs 4.59 lakh to Rs 6.04 lakh. While the diesel range starts from Rs 5.41 lakh and goes up to Rs 6.87 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Read – Tata Nexon Will Be India’s Most Powerful Sub-compact SUV
Tigor is powered by a set of frugal engines including the 1.2-litre, petrol unit, and the 1.05-litre, oil burner. While the petrol engine is claimed to deliver 22kmpl, the diesel engine returns slightly more at 25kmpl. Read Our Comparison – Tata Tigor Vs Maruti Swift Dzire
|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|
Power on the Tigor carlines is drawn by the same set of engines used in Tiago. The petrol Tigor plonks the 1.2-litre, Revotron engine with 83.8bhp and 114Nm of torque. Diesel-powered Tigor sources power from the 1.05-litre Revotorq unit tuned to make maximum power of 69.04bhp and 140Nm of torque. A conventional five-speed manual transmission is standard on the carline, albeit an AMT unit will be introduced later. Read More – Tata Hexa Detailed Review
The front profile bears strong resemblance to Tiago. Key elements like smoked headlamps with black treatment, fog lamps etc have been borrowed from Tiago. The bumper in front is slightly distinct from Tiago as it gets more aggressive treatment.
Tigor mirrors Tiago’s styling till the C-pillar, while the last quarter gets fresh treatment. With a unique styling to the last quarter, Tigor looks one of the best-looking models in the segment. The petrol variants ride on 14-inch alloys whereas the diesel trims sit on the 15-inch alloys. Check Out – Picture Gallery – Upcoming Tata Cars in India
In a layman’s language, Tigor is essentially a Tiago with the additional boot at the back. The boot has been designed from scratch, albeit it bears no resemblance to Tiago. Featuring slopes that flow seamlessly onto the boot, Tigor looks more like notchbacks.
Marketed as a styleback, Tigor is primarily a sub four-meter vehicle with 3,992mm length. Other proportions like width and height measure 1,677mm and 1,537mm respectively. It sits on the 2,450mm long wheelbase that translates into a spacious cabin. While the ground clearance at 170mm, makes Tigor compatible with Indian roads. Read More About – Tata Tamo RaceMo | Tamo C-Cube Hatchback Concept
Insides are in line with Tiago, sporting similar layout, save for a few changes such as the redesigned automatic climate control unit with slightly changed design for the dials. In terms of fit, finish and quality of material, Tigor scores well.
Based on the Tiago, the Styleback gets extended wheelbase that allows more space on the inside. That said, the wheelbase has been increased by 50mm compared to Tiago. In front, the scooped-out seats offer great comfort. At the back, the seats are set low and allow space for two adults with the armrest. Even the armrest folded, it is quite uncomfortable for the middle passenger.
In terms of comfort goodies, the Styleback packs multi-drive mode-ECO & CITY, fully automatic temperature control, ePAS with tilt adjustment, driver footrest, height adjuster for driver’s seat, adjustable front headrests, central locking with flip key remote, power windows (front & rear), power-operated wing mirrors, foldable rear arm rest, auto-down driver side window, cooled glove box, boot lamp and electric boot unlocking etc.
Tata claims to have designed the cabin ergonomically with 24 storage points. The front doors get integrated bottle holders and the glove box on the co-passenger side offers enough storage space. In addition to the cubby holes, it gets segment first rear arm rest with integrated cup holder.
A ConnectNext 5” touchscreen system by Harman is specific to the range topping XZ (O) trim. On the other hand, the lower variants get ConnectNext infotainment system by Harman, AM/FM, USB, AUX-IN, iPOD connectivity, speed dependent volume control, steering mounted audio & phone controls, Bluetooth connectivity, voice command recognition, image & video playback, Juke-car app, digital controls for FATC etc. The base trims in the carline are bereft of the above features.
In terms of features, the cabin comes with segmented DIS 2.5-inch display on the instrument panel along with driver information system, driver seat belt reminder, driver seatbelt reminder etc. Sporting dual-tone colour theme, it gets full fabric seat upholstery, power outlet in front & rear etc.
This sub four-meter sedan offers a spacious boot. The Tigor with 419-litres of luggage compartment has the best-in-class boot space. For the convenience of occupants, it comes with a boot lamp.
We drove both the engines and found the petrol version, powered by the 1.2-litre, Revotron unit more suitable for city driving. Another department where it scores well is the ride quality. In fact, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that it surpasses most of its rivals in terms of ride quality. The suspension set up has been tuned to tackle all kinds of roads and undulations.
The vibrations become more prominent after the 80kmph mark, albeit the petrol engine offer good mid-range, refinement and ride quality. On the other hand, the diesel engine is more engaging and offer linear power delivery. The pick is good and the turbo lag is negligible, though it is a bit noisy.
Safety brigade comprises day & night IRVM, ABS with EBD & corner stability control, front fog lamps, speed dependent auto door locks, follow-me-home lamps, park assist with rear sensors. Other tech such as park assist with camera, dual front airbags, rear defogger and seat belts with pretensioners & load limiters are specific to XZ and XZ (O) trims. It is to be noted that the base trims in the line-up only get engine immobilizer.
Our test report reveals, the petrol Tigor is more efficient when it comes to performance. Built on Tata’s new IMPACT design language, the Styleback is one of the nest-looking models in the segment. We feel that there is still some room for improvement in terms of performance. Boasting the best-in-class boot space, premium cabin and several segment-first tech, Tigor is a good option in the sub four-meter sedan space where it competes with Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Volkswagen Ameo and ford Aspire.
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.