Tata Motors will be adding a new variant to Tiago’s line-up. It will be the Tiago NRG and it will be going to launch on August 4th. Tiago NRG was also on sale earlier but after the facelift, it was discontinued. Now, the NRG variant will be launched in the facelift avatar.
No mechanical changes
The Tiago NRG will be sold in only a single variant. It would be available in a 5-speed manual as well as a 5-speed AMTtransmission. There would only be a petrol engine on offer. It will be the same 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine that produces 86 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 113 Nm. If you will opt for the automatic transmission then you would also get Sport mode and a creep function.
Only cosmetic changes
The changes to the Tiago NRG would only be cosmetic. It would get plastic cladding all around for a rugged look. Tata Motors would also increase the ground clearance of the hatchback just like they did with the previous NRG variant. The front and rear bumpers could be a bit different with a faux skid plate. All these changes would give the Tiago NRG a cross overlook. The NRG variant would be offered in four colour options, namely Fire Red, Snow White, Forest Green and Cloudy Grey.
Tata Motors will sell the Tiago NRG in a single variant which will be a fully-loaded one. So, it will come with 15-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, a multi-function steering wheel, keyless entry, cooled glovebox, height adjustment for the driver seat, central locking, electric adjustment for outside rearview mirrors, power folding mirrors and much more. It will also have a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that will come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It will be connected to speakers that will be sourced via Harman.
For safety equipment, Tata Motors will offer dual airbags, an Anti-lock braking system, electronic brake distribution, Overspeed alert, cornering stability control, rear parking camera with sensors, front and rear foglamps and a puncture repair kit.
Price and competitors
Tata Tiago competes with Maruti Suzuki Celerio, WagonR, Swift, Datsun Go and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. Tiago starts at Rs. 4.99 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 6.95 lakhs ex-showroom. The NRG variant is expected to get priced around Rs. 6.5 lakhs ex-showroom. Maruti Suzuki has now discontinued Celerio X so Tiago NRG won’t have a direct competitor.
CNG variant also coming
Tata Motors is also working on a CNG variant of the Tiago. A test mule of the hatchback was recently spied with an emission testing kit. Also, the hatchback was spotted at a CNG pump. With fuel prices rising, offering a factory-fitted CNG variant is a good move from Tata Motors. Competitors like Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki already offers CNG variants of their hatchbacks. The styling would be the same for the CNG variant except for a badge that Tata Motors could install to differentiate the variant.