Tata Motors is prepping up a new limited edition variant of the Tigor sub-4 meter compact sedan. The Tigor, which is India’s least priced compact sedan, will soon get the ‘Buzz’ limited edition variant. The Tata Tigor Buzz is expected to be based on the mid variant of the compact sedan, and is likely to offer a range of new features and cosmetic enhancements. Visible changes on the spied Tigor Buzz include a blacked out roof and wing mirror housings, apart from Buzz badging on the boot lid. On the inside, the car gets red accents around the AC vents, adding contrast to the dashboard. The infotainment unit is a non-touchscreen stereo from Harman, suggesting that it’s the Tigor’s mid variants that’ll get the Buzz treatment.
Mechanically, the Tigor Buzz variant will be unchanged from the regular car. The petrol engine is a 1.2 litre, 3 cylinder naturally aspirated unit with 84 Bhp-114 Nm. 5 speed manual and AMT options are offered with the Tigor’s petrol engine. The diesel engine is a 1.1 litre, 3 cylinder turbocharged unit with 70 Bhp-140 Nm.
A five speed manual gearbox is standard with this engine. Prices of the Tata Tigor start at under Rs. 5 lakhs, making it India’s cheapest compact sedan. The car is big on value, and also on style. In fact, the unique notchback design makes the Tiago a great looker from the rear.
Tata Motors is all set to give the Tigor the performance treatment. The automaker has tied up with Jayem Engineering of Coimbatore to form JTP, a high-performance sub-brand for Tata cars. The Tigor, along with the Tiago hatchback, will soon get the JTP treatment.
A high performance, turbocharged petrol version of the Tigor is just months away from launch in India. Shown at the Auto Expo, the Tata Tigor JTP will feature a 1.2 litre, turbocharged petrol engine with 108 Bhp-150 Nm on tap. A 5 speed close ratio gearbox will be offered on the car, which will also get stiffer suspension and stylistic changes.