Tata Tigor compact sedan at Geneva: Everything revealed

Tata has a long list of products in the pipeline this year. After launching the Hexa, the Indian automaker is gearing up to launch the Tigor – the compact sedan version of the Tiago. Tata has just unveiled the vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show, and here are all the specifications, launch date and images of the car.

TIGOR (Tee-guar)

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The Tigor has been completely unveiled in its production guise, and the car looks very attractive. Tata describes the car as a styleback and not a hatchback, which probably means it is a stylish notchback. Looking at the dimensions, the Tigor is 3,992 mm long, 1,677 mm wide and 1,537 mm tall.

It is 246 mm longer, 30 mm wider and 2 mm taller if compared against the Tiago. Tata has also tweaked the wheelbase, which now measures 2,450 mm, which is 50mm longer than the Tiago. The longer wheelbase will mean extra room inside the car and the Tiago is already quite a roomy car.

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Unlike most of the compact sedans in the segment that has received the boot as an afterthought, the Tigor looks very proportionate with the small boot lip on the rear. The boot adds about 400 litres of space to the car. The car follows the IMPACT design strategy of Tata and becomes the third car after the Tiago and the Hexa to get this design.

The Tigor looks pretty much similar to the Tiago till the B-Pillar after which the roofline sweeps down. The rear door of the vehicle is also different from the Tiago. The car also features great daytime running lamps (DRLs) and gets good looking diamond cut alloy wheels. Of course, the alloy wheels will not come to the Indian version.

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On the inside, the car gets red-silver theme similar to the exterior theme. The interiors look familiar to the Tiago, but it gets more bells and whistles. The Tigor will get automatic climate control, and the infotainment system is a touchscreen unit. The infotainment system gets 8-speaker Harman infotainment system, which Tata says is certified by the globally renowned “Golden Ears”, and tuned by experts from Harman. The car also gets reverse-camera and steering-mounted controls for audio functions and calling.

What powers the Tigor?

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The Tigor will be powered by 1.2-litre, three-cylinder ‘Revotron’ motor. Tata did not reveal the output, but it will be close to the 84 BHP and 114 Nm of the Tiago. The engine is mated with a 5-speed manual transmission and expectedly an AMT gearbox too. The diesel engine should be Tiago’s 1.05-litre unit. Tata may also power the Tigor with the upcoming 1.5-litre engine that will also power the Nexon in the future.

Tell me about the launch now!

According to Mayank Parekh, President, Tata Motors, the car will be carried out in 22 days from today. Applying simple maths, the car will be launched on 29th March. Before that, the Tata will start the bookings of the car. The car is expected to be priced at Rs. 3.75 lakh, making it the cheapest sedan in India. It’s likely to replace the Indigo eCS.