– The Tata Tigor JTP performance is expected to be come with a 110bhp, 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
– The Tigor JTP looks sportier, and sits lower than the regular model, and it gets stiffer suspensions and tuned damper settings.
Tata Motors had unveiled the sportier versions of the Tigor sub-compact sedan and Tiago hatchback at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The model we are talking here is the sportier Tigor, which is called Tata Tigor JTP. This sporty iteration won’t have a direct competition in India, though it could impact sales of the Ford Aspire Sport and the Honda Amaze. The Tigor JTP is one among the first products developed under ‘JTP’ (Jayem, Tata and Performance) brand. We informed you earlier that Tata Motors collaborated with the Jayem Auto to produce electric as well as performance vehicles. Read – Tata 45X Premium Hatchback Pictures & Details
The performance version of the Tigor sedan has adapted some of its design bits from Tata’s latest IMPACT design 2.0 design philosophy. Featuring more pronounced detailing and other visual upgrades, the Tata Tigor JTP looks more aggressive and sportier than the regular model. It also gets stiffer suspension, tweaked dampers and a lower ground clearance. Similar to the Tiago JTP, the Tigor JTP will be powered by a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Read: Tata H5X Compact SUV Concept Unveiled
– Integrated spoiler
– Stiffer suspension and dampers
– Lower ground clearance
– Flat-bottomed steering
– Newly designed alloy wheels
– Side skirts
– Red brake calipers
– New grille with matte finish
The Tata Tigor JTP sportier compact sedan was unveiled alongside the Tiago JTP and Racemo sportscar at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The company has already started testing the car on Indian roads. Official launch details are yet to be revealed, though it is expected to be rolled out in the second half of this year.
While the regular Tigor comes in the price range of Rs 4.95 lakh and Rs 7.32 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the performance-oriented model will surely be more expensive than the regular one. The Tigor JTP will be based on the top-spec trim, and is estimated to be priced around Rs 8 lakh – Rs 9 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Tigor JTP performance sedan will share mechanics with the Tiago JTP. It will be powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that also powers the Nexon compact SUV. The company could tune this engine to meet a performance sedan needs. In the current form, this engine churns out a maximum power output of 108bhp and a peak torque of 170Nm. Power will be fed to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Being a performance model, the Tigor JTP won’t be as fuel efficient as the regular model. The sportier sub-compact car is estimated to deliver fuel economy around 16-18kmpl.
As mentioned above, the performance-oriented Tigor features more pronounced details that in line with Tata’s new IMPACT Design 2.0 design language. The same philosophy is also used for Tata’s new premium hatchback and SUVs. While the sedan retains the original design and silhouette, it receives significant styling upgrades at the front and rear ends. Upfront, the sedan features a re-designed mesh grille with matte finish, sportier front bumper with a large aid-dam and prominent housing for the fog lamps. The red detailing at the front adds more to its sporty appearance. Also See – Tata Cars at Auto Expo 2018
Towards the side, the car features side skirts, red brake calipers, new ORVMs and a mild body kit. The sedan is assembled with sportier alloy wheels with black finish. Accentuating the rear profile are new sportier bumper and a spoiler. Features such as a lower ground clearance, stiffer suspension springs and tweaked dumpers enhance the overall handling and driving dynamics of the car. Also Read- Upcoming Tata Cars In India
In terms of proportions, the Tigor JTP is similar to the regular model. However, the lower ground clearance and new bumpers could alter the length of the car. The standard Tigor measures 3,992mm in length, 1,677mm in width and 1,537mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,450mm. It comes with a boot space of 419-litres.
The black interior theme looks sportier. The performance sedan gets a flat-bottom sporty multifunctional steering wheel, dual-pod instrument cluster with analog dials and digital display, a touchscreen infotainment system with various connectivity options and sport seats. Tata also offers sportier colour themes, more premium materials and bespoke detailing on the vehicle.
Since the Tigor JTP has been designed on the range-topping XZA petrol trim, it will be loaded with all active and passive safety feature offered on the carline. The list of safety equipment will include dual front airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), rear parking camera with sensors, engine immobilizer and searbelt warning.