Tata Motors has just put out a teaser for the upcoming Tigor special edition, which is slated for launch on the 10th of October. Like the Tiago NRG, the special edition version of the Tigor compact sedan is aimed at incremental volumes for the car. While the Tiago is now selling nearly 10,000 units on an average each month, the Tigor manages just about 2,000 units. Though the car is India’s least priced compact sedan, it’s yet to gain the same kind of traction as its hatchback sibling – the Tiago. To make the Tigor more attractive to compact sedan buyers this festive season, Tata has readied up the special edition version.
From the teaser, it’s apparent that the Tata Tigor Special Edition with get major visual changes. Both the headlamps and tail lamps of the car will be revised. The car is also likely to get many other cosmetic changes both on the outside and inside, along with a new paint scheme. Features are also likely to be added on the inside.
The Tigor Special Edition sedan could be based on the top-sped variant. However, mechanical changes are unlikely. The 1.2 liter REVOTRON petrol engine with 84 Bhp-115 Nm will be retained, along with 5 speed manual and automated manual transmissions. The 1.1 liter turbocharged diesel engine with 69 Bhp-140 Nm will also be retained, with a 5 speed manual gearbox as standard.
A high performance version of the Tigor is in the works for a launch sometime later. Called the Tigor JTP, this model has been developed by Jayem Engineering and Tata Motors. JTP here stands for Jayem Tata Performance, and the car will pack in the same 1.2 liter turbocharged petrol engine from the Nexon, but with a 108 Bhp-150 Nm state of tune. A 5 speed manual gearbox with revised gear ratios will be offered.
The Tigor JTP will also get stiffer and lowered suspension, a lower stance, a body kit and a few other changes on the inside. It’s likely to be India’s lowest priced high performance sedan. We expect it to be launched by the end of this year. The Tigor range will be further expanded in the coming months with an electric variant. The Tigor Electric is already being supplied to government departments in India, and a private buyer variant will be introduced soon.