The Tata Tiago is highly regarded for its sturdy build quality, and the entry-level hatchback demonstrated just this in a recent crash with a pick up truck somewhere near Davanagere, Karnataka. The owner of the Tiago – one Mr. Shivakumar – praised his car’s build, and said that it saved his life. This is just one of the many similar incidents where Tata Tiago owners have praised the car’s build for saving their lives. When it was crash tested by Global NCAP a few years ago, the Tata Tiago scored 4 stars, and its body structure was rated stable, and capable of withstanding additional loading.
In this particular crash, the Tiago owner is said to have lost control, and collided against the Maruti Suzuki Carry pick up truck, overturning it. People who’ve gathered around the crash site managed to push the overturned pick up truck back onto its wheels. The pictures in the video show that the car has suffered significant damage during the crash. However, the body shell seems to be reasonably intact, and this is probably why the owner of the car managed to walk away without major injuries. The pick up truck driver is also said to have survived the crash.
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The Tata Tiago sold in India is available with multiple fuel options – petrol, petrol-CNG and electric. The car represents Tata Motors’ entry-level offering, and prices start from Rs. Rs. 5.6 lakh for the base trim, which also gets twin airbags and ABS as standard safety features. The Tiago Petrol and Petrol-CNG models use a 1.2 liter-3 cylinder naturally aspirated engine that pumps out 84 Bhp-115 Nm while running on petrol and 72 Bhp- 95 Nm while running on CNG.
The electric variants of the Tata Tiago use a 72 Bhp-114 Nm electric motor that powers the front wheels of the hatchback. There are two battery packs available – a smaller one (19.2 kWh) with 250 kilometers of certified range, and a larger one (24 kWh) with 315 Kms of certified range. Prices of the Tiato EV start from Rs. 8.49 lakh. Like the petrol and CNG trims, all variants of the Tiago EV get twin airbags and ABS as standard safety features.
While buying a car, opt for the safest possible one!
Car safety has improved by leaps and bounds over the past decade. Safety is now more affordable than ever before with a range of affordable cars offered with 4 and 5 star crash safety ratings. Therefore, do opt for the safest possible car in your budget while you’re buying a new car. The Indian government has put in place many measures to make cars safer. Some of them include making airbags, ABS, reverse parking sensors and seat belt reminder alarms standard on all cars sold in India.
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