Tata showcased the Tiago JTP and the Tigor JTP at the 2018 Auto Expo. The Indian manufacturer will launch the more powerful version of the Tiago and Tigor and both the models are currently being tested. This time, the Tigor JTP was caught testing with camouflage on the new parts that will be different from the regular version. It’s likely to be priced under Rs. 7 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi, making it India’s cheapest high-performance sedan.
While the Tiago JTP is expected to be launched by next month, the Tigor JTP will be launched on the market by Diwali, which is in November this year. It is quite possible that Tata will launch both the vehicles at the same time, during Diwali. Tata has not confirmed any launch date, but they had announced that the vehicles will be launched before the end of this year.
The Tata Tigor JTP will become India’s most affordable hot-sedan and is expected to get a price tag of around Rs. 6.8 lakhs. It will be the first hot version of their sedan on the Indian market. Tata has developed the powerful versions of the Tiago and Tigor in partnership with Jayem Automotives. In fact, JTP stands for Jayem Tata Performance. The Tigor JTP is based on the regular version of the sedan but gets subtle styling updates that make it look much more aggressive.
The car gets upgraded body parts that add aggressive styling bits at the front and the rear of the Tigor. The restyled front and rear bumpers make the vehicle look different and much more aggressive than the regular variants. The front bumper also gets a lip spoiler that further accentuates the looks. Other styling changes include a gloss black fog lamp housing, bonnet vents, 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, side skirts and a red ORVM cap. It also gets a dual exhaust tip. The Tigor JTP will get a few “JTP” logos all over the body.
Powering the Tigor JTP will be the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that also powers the Tata Nexon. The engine will generate a maximum of 108 Bhp and 150 Nm with the Tigor JTP. Tata has also made the suspension stiffer, lowered the ride height by 35mm and reduced the ground clearance by 9mm to give it a better stance and handling capabilities.