Tata Motors is readying up India’s least priced hot hatchback in the form of the Tiago JTP. The car will be launched sometime by the end of this year.
Here are uncamouflaged pictures of the Tiago JTP. As the spyshots reveal, the Tata Tiago JTP will have a host of visual changes that will differentiate it from the regular variants.
The bumpers will be new, both at the front and the rear. The rear bumper will also receive fog lamps and a dual tone finish. There will be twin exhaust tips for a more sporty appearance while the JTP badging will make it to the hatch lid. The B-Pillars will be blacked out, along with the wing mirrors and roof while the alloy wheels get a new design. The car also seems to have side skirts.
The car also gains a hatchlid spoiler finished in contrast black while the rear windscreen gets the wash and wipe features. On the inside, the car is likely to pack in a black dashboard with contrast red finish for the AC vents and stitching for the seats. The pedals are likely to get a drilled finish.
A key change on the dashboard is expected to be the inclusion of a touchscreen infotainment unit that will support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Tata Tiago JTP will be a top-spec variant but is expected to have a sharp price tag that’s a touch under Rs. 6 lakhs.
Talking of the mechanicals, the engine on the Tiago JTP will be borrowed from the Tata Nexon. It will be the 1.2 liter turbocharged petrol unit but in 108 Bhp-150 Nm state of tune. The 5 speed gearbox on the car will have tweaked gear ratios for better acceleration throughout the rev range.
As for suspension, the Tata Tiago JTP is likely to run a stiffer set-up aimed at improving handling. The suspension could also make the car sit lower than the stock Tiago. This change is expected to make the Tiago JTP a much sportier handler than the stock car.