The troll wars are on. Tata Motors has just released a web commercial on Facebook, trolling the just-launched Ford Figo Aspire Facelift sedan. In the web commercial, Tata Motors tells it fans ‘Don’t just ‘Aspire’ and asks them to ‘get inspired’ by the new Tigor, which will be launched in India on the 10th of October. Tata Motors has already put out teasers confirming the launch.
The new Tigor that Tata Motors will launch in less than a week from now is likely to be a special model or a facelift rather than a full model change considering the fact that the Tigor is less than 3 years old in the Indian market. The compact sedan is likely to get a visual makeover, along with additional features in order to make it more appealing to buyers.
We expect the Tata Tigor Special Edition to be priced very competitively, allowing to to retain its status as India’s cheapest compact sedan. Mechanically, the car is expected to be unchanged. The petrol engine will be a 1.2 liter, naturally aspirated 3 cylinder unit with 84 Bhp of peak power and 115 Nm of peak torque, outputs that are par for the course. However, it must be said that the Ford Figo Aspire Facelift is a lot more powerful, with its 1.2 liter 95 Bhp and 1.5 liter 122 Bhp petrols on offer.
As for diesel, the Tigor is powered by a 1.1 liter-3 cylinder turbocharged unit with 70 Bhp-140 Nm, a lot less powerful than the Ford Figo Aspire’s 98.6 Bhp-215 Nm outputs. It remains to be seen what the Tigor Special Edition brings to the table to help differentiate it from the other compact sedans. For now, the JTP version, which would have added a 1.2 liter turbocharged poetrol engine with 108 Bhp-150 Nm, is still a few months away. The Tigor Electric is also a few weeks/months away from launch for private car buyers.