Tata Motors has just launched the Tiago, its first all-new car in many years. The hatchback is meant to replace the Indica, as an affordable hatchback that rivals the likes of the Maruti Celerio and Hyundai i10. The car’s prices start at 3.2 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Delhi. This makes it Rs. 88,000 cheaper than the WagonR, Rs. 83,000 cheaper than the Celerio and more than 1 lakh cheaper than the i10.
The car gets 5 variants each (XB, XE, XM, XT and XZ), in petrol and diesel.
Petrol: XB: 3.2 lakhs, XE: 3.59 lakhs, XM: 3.89 lakhs, XT: 4.19 lakhs and XZ: 4.75 lakhs.
Diesel: XB: 3.94 lakhs, XE: 4.29 lakhs, XM: 4.69 lakhs, XT: 4.99 lakhs and XZ: 5.54 lakhs.
The Tiago gets 1.2 liter-3 cylinder petrol (84 Bhp-114 Nm) and a 1.05 liter-3 cylinder diesel (69 Bhp-140 Nm) engine options. Both engines get 5 speed manual gearboxes that drive front wheels. An AMT option is likely to be added in the future. The petrol delivers an ARAI claimed mileage of 23.84 Kmpl while the diesel manages 27.28 Kmpl.
The Tiago is a very important car for Tata Motors:
- It seeks to replace one of the longest selling Tata cars, the Indica.
- It seeks to utilize production capacity at the Sanand factory, which just produces a fraction of the Nanos that it was originally set up for.
In terms of dimensions, the Tiago is longer and taller than the Indica while though the 2,400 mm wheelbase remains common between the two cars. The new Tata hatchback measures 3,746 mm long (56 mm more than the Indica), 1,647 mm in width (Indica wider by 18 mm) and 1,535 mm tall (50 mm taller). The car gets an 8 speaker Harman stereo with Bluetooth, USB and Aux functions. Rear parking sensors, twin airbags and ABS+EBD are standard fare on the top end variants.