Tata Tiago has become quite a popular car in the market and is also the best-selling model from the brand. The Tiago was launched in 2016 and since then, Tata launched a few marginal updates to upgrade the feature-list of the entry-level hatchback. Tata later also launched a crossover version of the Tiago that gets the Tiago NRG moniker. To keep the models fresh in the market, Tata is working on a facelifted models of the Tiago and the Tiago NRG.
According to ACI, the new facelifted versions of the Tiago and the NRG will be launched next month in the Indian market. Both the updated models will be launched by mid-June in the Indian market with a few cosmetic changes. This will keep both the cars fresh in the market. Currently, the Tiago takes on the likes of WagonR and Hyundai Santro in the Indian market. Tata will also carry forward the updated looks to the performance version of the Tiago, which is known as the Tiago JTP.
A few spy shots of the test mule of Tata Tiago have come up too. It should be noted that the Tata Tiago was the first vehicle to incorporate the HORIZONEXT design philosophy in the Indian market. Now that Tata has moved to an updated IMPACT design philosophy, the Tiago is expected to get a substantial number of changes. To start with, the facelifted Tiago is expected to get similar design language as the upcoming Tata Altroz, which was officially showcased at the Geneva Motor Show.
Both the cars are expected to get updated front grille with integrated DRLs in the headlamps. We can also expect to see more aggressive 15-inch wheels in the Tiago. On the inside, we can expect updates like a new infotainment screen, which will be 7.0-inch in size and will be much bigger than the current version. The new infotainment system will get connectivity options like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The cabin theme is also expected to get upgraded and we can expect new upholstery colours and choices with the facelift update.
To keep up with the mandatory rules, Tata will also offer rear parking sensors, driver-side airbag, ABS and speed warning system as standard across the variants. While other crash safety norms that will be come into force in the Indian market later this year.
Both the vehicles – Tiago and the Tiago NRG are expected to remain powered by the same 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. Even though Tata may stop offering the 1.05-litre diesel engine when the BS-VI in 2020, we may continue to get the diesel engine with the facelifted version of both the cars. The high-performance Tiago JTP will continue to get the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine.