The Tata Tigor is finally here. Petrol variants of the Tigor are priced between Rs 4.70 lakh and Rs. 6.19 lakh, and diesel variants between Rs 5.60 lakhs and Rs 7.09 lakhs.
The Tigor and Tiago – compact sedan and hatch – are positioned below Tata’s own Zest sedan and Bolt hatch. The Zest is positioned against the popular Dzire (petrol Rs. 5.24-6.69 lakhs and diesel Rs. 6.27-7.88 lakhs) while the Tiago will sit a notch below, with no direct competition at all.
The Tigor is the compact sedan version of the Tiago, with a styling that Tata calls the ‘Styleback’, which is inspired by the normal notchback style.
The car is powered by the same petrol and diesel engines as the Tiago. There is no AMT at this time, but Tata Motors said an AMT could make it way to the petrol variants at a later date. Read CarToq’s review of the Tigor.
The Tigor will sit in the same category in which the Indigo e-CS once sat, a segment below the Dzire/Xcent/etc. Unlike other compact sedans that look like a hatch with a boot, this one has been styled well and the boot has been well integrated with the package.
Petrol: XE: Rs 4.70 lakhs , XT: Rs 5.41 lakhs , XZ: Rs 5.90 lakhs, XZ(O): Rs 6.19 lakhs
Diesel: XE: Rs 5.60 lakhs, XT: Rs 6.31 lakhs , XZ: Rs 6.80 lakhs, XZ(O): Rs 7.09 lakhs
All prices ex-showroom Delhi.
The car will get projector lamps at front and LED tail lamps at the back. What is unique is the rear stop lamp that is mounted on top of the rear windscreen, like it is on the Audi A7. The petrol version gets 15″ alloys where as the diesel one has to make do with just 14″ ones.
On the inside, the dash is similar to that on the Tiago, however there is one change here. The Tigor gets a 5″ touch screen system, something that is not on offer on the Tiago. Also on offer is a rear parking camera. It continues to have apps which can connect with your Android smart phone, like navigation and a Jukebox. The car will be equipped with dual airbags, ABS and EBD on select variants.
The Tigor is powered by the same petrol and diesel engines that is on offer on the Tiago. This means the petrol is a 1.2 liter 3-cylinder unit making 84 Bhp and 114 Nm where as the diesel engine is a 1.05 liter 3-cylinder unit which produces 69 Bhp and 140. Currently, both the petrol and diesel will only be on offer with a 5-speed manual transmission, however an AMT will be available on the petrol variant at a later date. It comes equipped with 2 driving modes as well, one being City and the other being Eco.
The Tigor is 3992 mm long, 1677 mm wide and 1537 mm high. It has a wheelbase of 2450 mm. Boot space is 419 liter and ground clearance is 170 mm.
Honestly, nothing really competes with the Tigor. The reason being there is only one level of compact sedans in the market which is currently occupied by Tata Zest, Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Accent and so on, and the Zest takes care of that. There are no other manufacturers that have two compact sedans.