Tata Tiago JTP & Tigor JTP launch date revealed!

Tata has confirmed that the media unveiling of the production ready Tiago and Tigor JTP variants will be held on 23 October. With this, Tata will make its foray into the largely void sector of affordable performance vehicle. Speculations are rife that the company will also make a JTP version of its popular sub compact SUV, the Nexon, but that will be much later if ever to happen.

Tata Tiago JTP &  Tigor JTP launch date revealed!

Tata showcased the Tiago JTP and the Tigor JTP first at the at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. Jayem Automotives and Tata have collaborated to make this project come true. It garnered quite attention at that time from the enthusiasts and they have been waiting since then for the cars to launch. Various spyshots have surfaced of late showing the cars being tested both on and off track.

Tata Tiago JTP &  Tigor JTP launch date revealed!
Cosmetic upgrades on both the cars include an air intake on the bonnet, refreshed black grille, redesigned bumpers, and JTP logo on the grille. Along with those, side skirts, 15-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, twin exhaust tips, leather upholstery with red stitching, red accents on AC vents and aluminium pedals will further add to the sporty appeal of the cars. Blacked out headlamp units too are on the cards for the Tiago JTP.

Tata Tiago JTP &  Tigor JTP launch date revealed!

The Tiago JTP and the Tigor JTP both will be powered by the same 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that powers the Nexon. However, the engine will be re-tuned to churn out a maximum power of over of 110 Bhp @ 5,000 rpm and 150 Nm of torque @ 2,000-4,000 rpm. Like a true blue hot cars the Tiago and Tigor JTP will sport a manual transmission only, which will be a custom tuned 5-speed unit.

There are a few affordable performance car option out there like the Baleno RS and Polo GT but this duo will be the most affordable and worked upon performance vehicles yet. It is expected that Tata will bring in both the cars as a single, fully equipped variant. Though there has been no word on pricing yet, expect it to be in the range of Rs. 6 to 8 Lakh, especially since Tata is aiming towards the affordability factor. With the pricing and availability done right, expect Tata dealerships to get busy this festive season.