Tata Motors is gearing up for the launch of the Tiago NRG. It is slated to launch on August 4. The NRG will be a more rugged-looking variant of the Tiago. The new variant is based on the facelifted Tiago which was launched last year. The hatchback has already started arriving at the dealerships. Here are the clear spy shots of the upcoming Tiago NRG that was spotted at a dealership.
In the pictures, we can see that the Tiago NRG is finished in a black and white paint scheme. Tata has cleverly used the paint. The body is white but the cladding, door handles, outside rearview mirrors, a portion of the C-pillar and the roof is finished in black.
It now gets a body kit that runs all around the car. There is also black plastic cladding over the wheel arches that provides a more rugged and tough look to the Tiago. Tata has also designed new alloy wheels for the NRG variant. They are finished in dual-tone paint and are 5-spoke. You also get a non-functional pair of roof rails.
At the rear, there is a black plastic piece that connects both the tail lamps. The bumper is also slightly different with a large faux skid plate. Tata could also jack up the suspension slightly to give the NRG a more crossover look. The rest of the design stays the same.
In the interior, we get a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that will support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The infotainment system is expected to be connected to Harman sourced speakers. We can also see a multi-function steering wheel, push-button to start/stop, a rearview camera with parking sensors, manual air conditioning and a digital instrument cluster. There are also piano-black accents on the steering wheel, air conditioning vents and around the head unit.
Mechanically remains the same
There are no mechanical changes made to the NRG variant. It will still come with a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine. The engine is capable of producing 85 bhp of max power and 113 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT gearbox. The AMT gearbox also comes with a creep function and a Sports mode.
Price and competitors
The price of the Tiago NRG will be revealed on August 4. As of now, the Tiago starts at Rs. 4.99 lakhs ex-showroom and go all the way up to Rs. 6.95 lakhs ex-showroom. The Tiago goes against Maruti Suzuki WagonR, Hyundai Santro, Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Datsun Go.
Upcoming CNG variant
Tata Motors is also focusing on introducing factory-fitted CNG variants of their vehicles. The first vehicles to do so will be the Tiago and the Tigor. Recently, a Tiago with an emission kit installed was spied which could be the CNG variant. Also, the Tiago and Tigor have been spied with camouflage at a CNG station. So, we know that Tata is working on the CNG variants of both vehicles. We would just have to wait for the official announcement.