The new safety rules that make a number of things mandatory in all the Indian cars from 1st April 2019 is approaching fast. Tata has launched the 2019 version of the Tigor that will be compliant with the upcoming safety rules. Even with the new additional features, the price of the Tigor remains unchanged. The base variant of the Tata Tigor carries a price tag of Rs. 5,42,321 while the top-end variant is priced at Rs. 7,51,758.
The Tigor is now available with standard Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Corner Stability Control (CSC) across all the five trim levels. Until now, only the top three variants were available with the safety features. All the variants of the Tata Tigor also get front seatbelts reminder system and speed alert system, which is also mandatory. The new rules also make the rear parking sensors mandatory in all the cars sold in India. However, that feature is yet to add to the Tigor. It seems like Tata will clear the current stocks before adding the rear parking sensors as standard after the 1st April 2019 deadline.
The vehicle remains exactly the same when compared visually and mechanically with the last year’s model. Tata updated the Tigor last year with minor updates and introduced new projector headlamps in the compact sedan. Tata also offers 15-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, LED tail lamps, diamond-inspired front grille and shark-fin antenna. The Tigor looks quite exemplary with its coupe-inspired body design.
On the inside, the Tata Tigor offers a range of features. It gets a dual-tone black and grey layout. It also gets faux leather-wrapped steering wheel which gets contrasting white stitching. The Tigor also gets a touchscreen infotainment system from Harman and segment-leading 8-speaker system. It has the best infotainment system in the segment without a doubt.
Both the petrol and diesel engine options that power the Tata Tigor remain untouched. The petrol variants of the Tigor are powered by a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 85 PS and a peak torque of 114 Nm. The diesel variants of the Tigor are powered by a 1.05-litre diesel engine that generates a maximum power of 70 PS and a peak torque of 140 nm. Both the engine options get a 5-speed manual transmission as standard. Tata also offers a 5-speed AMT automatic transmission with the petrol engine.
The Tata Tigor takes on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Dzire and the Hyundai Xcent in the Indian market. It is one of the most affordable sedans available in the Indian market. Tata also offers a high-performance JTP version of the Tigor in the market. It is powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 108.5 Bhp and a peak torque of 170 Nm. It only gets a manual transmission. The Tigor JTP already offers standard ABS+EBD system.