Tata Tiago Aktiv – Maruti Suzuki Celerio X rival – spotted at a showroom in India

Tata showcased the Aktiv version of the Tiago hatchback when it was known as Zica at the 2016 Auto Expo. In 2016, reports emerged online claiming that Tata will provide an accessory package for the vehicle but it never came out. Recently, the Aktiv variant of the Tiago was spotted at a Tata dealership and they have also listed the new kit on their official website.

The price of the kit is not known yet as it is not mentioned on the website but it may cost up to Rs. 30,000. The kit includes new lower bumper, that is very rugged and gives a crossover feel to the vehicle. It includes plastic skid plates painted in chrome. There is also side underbody plastic moulding that adds to the rugged overall look of the vehicle. At the rear, the lower bumper gets replaced with a rugged black coloured bumper with similar silver painted skid plate. It also gets body graphics on the side.

There are additional accessories available too like alloy wheels, puddle lamp, mood lighting, fog lamp with DRLs, illuminated logo, door visors, chrome kit and sunroof. Tata also offers accessories like car inverter, backseat organiser, bumper corner protector, rub rail, tyre repair kit, HUD with TPMS, arm rest, mud flap and USB charger. Even the interiors can be upgraded with seat covers, window shades cushion and reading light.

The Tiago Aktiv looks quite rugged and will compete directly with the Maruti’s Celerio X that was launched last year. The crossover styling attracts a large portion of customers in India and the success of Renualt Kwid is a good example of the same.

Tata Tiago has become the best selling Tata car in India and is doing quite well on the sales chart. Tata will soon launch the Tiago JTP in India that is powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that also powers the Nexon. It will generate a maximum of 108 Bhp – 150 Nm.