The Tiago is Tata’s latest entry into the compact car segment. The new phase of Tata Motors began with the launch of the Zest where the Indian manufacturer has attempted to revamp the Tata image as a more modern and vibrant car maker.
The Tata Tiago is available in five trims - the XB, XE, XM, XT and the XZ. While the XE, XM, XT have been around in the Zest and the Bolt, the XB (base) and the XZ (top-spec) variants are new. You can also opt for the safety package for as much as just Rs 18,000 over the XE, XM and XT trims.
The Tiago offers a well-engineered, modern day package to the Indian buyers in the compact car segment.
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The Tiago hatchback follows Tata’s HorizonNext design language with a wide mesh grille and swept back headlamps that resemble the Tata family face seen in the Bolt and the Zest. Tata has done really well by making the Tiago look distinctly different than the Indica while retaining its heritage. The tail design is modern and fresh with the horizontal tail lamps. Body coloured bumpers are standard on the Tiago and so is the rear spoiler. Alloy wheels, wing mirrors with turn indicators, rear wash and wipe function are all available only on the top spec XZ variant.
The Tiago interior is the best till date by the Indian manufacturer. Tata cabins have always been roomy but now it will get a touch of good quality and build along with equipment. The top end XZ comes with the ConnectNext infotainment system and gets four tweeters along with four speakers. Height adjustable seats with adjustable headrests are offered as an option from the XE trim. Driver footrest, folding rear seat, tinted glasses and internally adjustable wing mirrors are standard across the range.
The Tiago gets the 1.2-litre three cylinder Revotron engine that develops 84bhp of power at 6000rpm and 114Nm of torque. The 1.05-litre turbocharged diesel mill churns out 70bhp of power and 140Nm of torque from 1800rpm. Both the engines power the front wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox. Driving modes - Eco and City are available on both the engines. Tata will certainly offer the Tiago with an AMT gearbox in near future.
Performance & Handling
The Tiago gets independent suspension up front with McPherson struts and coil-over springs and a torsion beam in the rear. The ride is good and the handling is predictable.
The Tiago gets a front disc - rear drum brake setup which provides good braking performance.
The 1047 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 25 kmpl in city and 27 kmpl on highways, while the Petrol variant offers a mileage of 20 kmpl on urban roads and 23 kmpl and freeways, respectively.
Except for the base XB variants, dual front airbags can be added in the optional package along with the height adjustable seats but no ABS. ABS and EBD with corner stability control is available only on the top spec XZ along with the two airbags.
For the combination of good looks, quality interiors and respectable ride and handling, the Tiago is an excellent value proposition in the compact hatchback segment.
The Tiago competes with the Maruti Celerio and the Chevrolet Beat in the compact hatchback segment.
Ride and Handling
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