Tata Motors just launched the XTO variant of the Tiago silently. It is positioned above the base XE variant and is priced at Rs. 5.47 lakhs ex-showroom. It misses out on some equipment than the XT variant but also costs Rs. 15,000 less. So, it makes Tiago a bit more accessible to the people who do not want to miss out on basic equipment. The variant for those who want to go for the aftermarket accessories. It is a similar strategy that Hyundai played with the Creta SX Executive variant. Here, we have a video that has been uploaded by AutoTrend TV and the video shows us more details about the Tiago XTO variant.
The main thing that the XTO misses out on when compared to the XT variant is the 2-din infotainment system but it still comes with piano black inserts in the dashboard and steering wheel, four speakers and steering mounted audio controls and phone controls. It even comes with electric adjustment for the outside rearview mirrors and all four power windows. Because there is no infotainment system, that area has been kept blank.
The XTO still comes with 14-inch full wheel covers, theatre dimming for the interior cabin light, follow me home headlamps, day and night rearview mirror, keyless entry, body-coloured ORVMs and door handles, speed-dependent door locks and multi-information display.
Tata is also offering two 9-inch touchscreen infotainment systems that have been specifically developed for Tiago and Tigor. The first one is from the Blaupunkt infotainment system that is Android-based and comes with 16 GB of internal memory. This infotainment system should be available by the end of July with the Tata dealerships. The second one will be a Crosslink infotainment system which is also Android-based and comes with a rear parking camera. It is currently available at the dealerships for a price of Rs. 24,000.
Another reason why Tata introduced the XTO variant is that the XT variant was the most demanded variant in the line-up. Because there is a supply shortage of semiconductors, the booking period for the Tiago was increasing and Tata did this to avoid loss of bookings. The customer can opt for the XTO variant and can fit an after-market infotainment system or he can buy the infotainment system from the authorised dealership. Tata is not the only manufacturer that is facing a shortage of semiconductors.
No mechanical changes
Tata Motors has not made any mechanical changes to the engine or the transmission of the XTO variant. So, it is equipped with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 86 PS and 113 Nm of torque. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT. The AMT gearbox also comes with Sports mode which holds on to the engine revs. It also comes with Creep mode which can be very beneficial in bumper to bumper traffic. Having said that, the AMT gearbox is not offered with the XTO variant. If you want the AMT gearbox then you would have to step up to the XT variant. The XTA variant is priced at Rs. 6.14 lakhs ex-showroom.