Tata Motors will give its high performance offerings – the Tiago JTP and the Tigor JTP – more equipment in the coming weeks. While factory tinted glasses for the windows and rear windscreen, electrically adjustable wing mirrors, cooled glove box and electric boot release (Tigor) are already available in the flagship variants of the Tiago and Tigor, the hatchback is expected to gain automatic climate control and an electric boot release function. According to Team-BHPians, Tata Motors could also add a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to both cars in the coming months. The touchscreen and automatic climate control could make the cars pricier by about Rs. 25,000. Currently, the Tiago JTP is priced at Rs. 6.39 lakhs while the Tigor JTP sits at Rs. 7.49 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi.
Both cars use a turbocharged version of the 1.2 liter-3 cylinder REVOTRON petrol engine, which is similar to that on the Tata Nexon, but with revised power and torque outputs. On the Tiago JTP and Tigor JTP, this motor makes 114 Bhp-150 Nm, making it a lot more powerful than cars that are positioned a segment higher, such as the Maruti Baleno RS, which makes 101 Bhp-150 Nm. The gearboxes on the Tata JTP cars are five speed units but with revised ratios that boost in-gear acceleration. Handling has been sharpened on both cars, with stiffer springs that also make the cars sit lower to the ground. The steering has also been tuned for better feedback. All in all, the Tata Tigor JTP and Tiago JTP are cars that are driver-focused, and are meant to make people enjoy driving. These JTP twins are the most affordable enthusiast-focused cars sold in India.
Tata Motors has plans to launch more high performance cars based on existing products. The Nexon could get a high performance JTP trim sometime next year while the Harrier is another vehicle that could hit the JTP button future. However, a lot will depend on the kind of market response Tata Motors receives for the likes of the Tiago and Tigor JTP. Exact sales figures aren’t out yet but considering the numbers that the Maruti Baleno RS is managing, the Tiago and Tigor JTP together could be clocking about 500 units each month. While these numbers aren’t huge, they may just be enough for Tata Motors to consider JTP versions of the Nexon and the Harrier. Or this is at least what we hope will happen.