Tata Motors teased the upcoming Tiago NRG and the launch of the new vehicle is supposed to be tomorrow. The dealerships have already started getting the delivery of the NRG variants. The new NRG version is based on the facelifted Tiago that was launched last year. The new variant has now been spotted at a dealership yard in red colour.
From the images, we can see that the NRG variant looks rugged because of the plastic cladding that runs throughout the vehicle. Up-front there is a slightly different bumper with black cladding and a faux silver skid plate. At the side, there is thick plastic cladding that also runs over the wheel arches. At the rear, also you get a different bumper with a silver faux skid plate and a black plastic piece that sits between the tail lamps.
Tata has also added roof rails to the NRG variant. They have cleverly used the dual-tone paint job. The hatchback is finished in red. The cladding, door handles, outside rearview mirrors, roof rails and the roof is finished in contrasting black. Overall, the paint scheme looks very nice.
The NRG variant will be based on the XZ variant of the Tiago but Tata has added some features. For instance, it comes with a rear parking camera, push-button to start/stop the engine and a button on the tailgate to open it. You would also be able to electrically release the tailgate from a button mounted below the infotainment system.
Up-front we do get a tri-arrow grille. Earlier, it was thought that the NRG variant will come with alloy wheels but according to new information, Tata is using stylized wheels that just look like alloy wheels.
It would also come with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system sourced from Harman. It supports Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity and Apple CarPlay. It would be connected to four speakers and four tweeters sourced from Harman. There is also a digital instrument cluster and a multi-function steering wheel. The driver also gets a multi-information display. Other features include a cooled glovebox, keyless entry, tilt adjustment for the steering wheel, all power windows and ConnectNext application support.
No changes to the engine
The NRG variant would also come with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated, three-cylinder petrol engine. It produces 85 bhp of max power and 113 Nm of peak torque. It is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT. Tata discontinued the diesel engine when the BS6 emission norms were implemented.
Upcoming CNG variant
Tata Motors is also working on a CNG variant of the Tiago. A Tiago with an emission kit was spotted while it was on a test. Also, the test mules of the hatchback have been spotted while it was waiting at a CNG station for a refill. The CNG variants would also use the same engine as the regular Tiago but while running on CNG the power output would decrease. Tata has not yet officially announced anything regarding the CNG variant.