Tata Motors now offers a new paint scheme on the Tiago and Tigor. Both cars are now available in Titanium colour. Tata Motors has already started dispatching cars with the new paint scheme to dealerships across India. Tata has also dropped the slow-selling Striker Blue colour in favour of Titanium Grey. Tiago and Tigor owners seem to be opting mostly for the Brown, white and orange colours. Both cars are now available in 6 colours: Brown, white, orange, grey, silver and red. The Tiago and the Tigor together sell more than 10,000 cars each month, making them Tata’s best sellers.
Both the Tiago and Tigor are built at Tata Motors’ Sanand factory, utilizing the capacity that’s now vacant due to the poor-selling Nano. Both cars share engines and gearboxes. The 1.2 liter-3 cylinder petrol engine on both cars makes 84 Bhp-114 Nm, and gets 5 speed manual and AMT options. The 1.1 liter-3 cylinder turbo diesel engine produces 70 Bhp and 150 Nm, and gets a 5 speed manual gearbox as standard. Twin airbags and ABS are offered on higher variants of the car.
Soon, Tata will launch high-performance variants of the Tiago and Tigor under the JTP badge. They’ll both use 1.2 liter turbocharged petrol engines with 108 Bhp-150 Nm outputs, stiffer suspension and a close ratio 5 speed manual gearbox.
Both the Tiago and Tigor are priced much lower than competition, and gives them a big edge. In the Tiago’s case, the car is not only larger, powerful and more equipped than its direct competition – the Maruti WagonR and Celerio models, but is also much more cheaper.
The Tiago starts from Rs. 3.26 lakhs while the WagonR and Celerio are at least a lakh costlier, variant to variant. In the Tigor’s case, it’s a proper price warrior, cheaper than the Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent and the likes. The Tigor starts from Rs. 4.71 lakhs while the Dzire is priced at over Rs. 5.5 lakhs.