Tata Motors has just launched the facelifted version of the Tigor compact sedan in India. The car is cheaper than both the Maruti Dzire and Honda Amaze, two of India’s best selling compact sedans. Prices of the new Tigor start from Rs. 5.2 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, and the car is available in nine variants, and two engine options. The Maruti Dzire starts from Rs. 5.51 lakhs while the Honda Amaze starts from Rs. 5.59 lakhs.
While it’s mechanically unchanged from the pre-facelift model, the new Tigor gets a range of visual and feature upgrades, both on the outside and on the inside. On the outside, changes include chrome lining around the headlamps, clear lens tail lamps, 15 inch alloy wheels in dual tone finish and wing mirrors with turn indicators.
On the inside, the car gains new features such as automatic climate control, power folding wing mirrors, art leather seats, premium knitted roof liner and rear armrest with cup holders, a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment unit with 4 speakers and 4 tweeters and Android Auto. The engines and gearboxes have been carried over from the older car.
The petrol engine is a 1.2 liter REVOTRON unit that gets multi-driving modes and 84 Bhp-115 Nm outputs. 5 speed manual and AMT options are offered with the petrol engine. The diesel engine is a 1.1 liter-3 cylinder turbocharged unit with 69 Bhp and 140 Nm. It gets a 5 speed manual gearbox as standard.
These outputs make the Tigor less powerful than both the Maruti Dzire and Honda Amaze Diesels. The Tata car is at par with the petrol variants of the Maruti Dzire and Honda Amaze though. As for gearboxes, here again, the Tigor comes up short as the Dzire and Amaze offer diesel automatics, an option unavailable on the Tata car.
The petrol engined variants are offered in XE, XM, XZ, XZA and XZ+ trims, while the diesel variants are offered in XE, XM, XZ and XZ+ trims. Notably, the XZ+ is a new trim that’s been introduced with the facelift. The Tigor gets twin airbags and ABS+EBD. While twin airbags are standard across trims, ABS is offered only from the XZ trim.
Here are variant prices of the car,