The Tata Tigor isn’t making any friends. After trolling the recently launched Ford Figo Aspire and the segment leading Maruti Dzire, India’s least priced compact sedan has trained its guns on another hot selling car – the Honda Amaze. In a new video teaser, the Tata Tigor says that the ‘Big move may Amaze’, and that ‘it’s the winning movethat matters’. With the Tigor trolling not one but three compact sedans just for the launch of a top-end XZ+ variant, be interesting to see if the car actually manages to live up to the hype.
For now though, it appears that the Tata Tigor XZ+ top-end trim is more of a feature-laden variant than a dramatic improvement over the current version. As for visual upgrades, a new paint scheme, revised headlamp and tail lamp design, a new grille and blacked out bits such as the wing mirrors and roof are the major changes.
On the inside, the Tigor XZ+ gains a new touchscreen infotainment unit that packs in Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A few other features may also be added to make the car feel more special than the regular variants. Mechanically, no changes are expected though.
The Tigor XZ+ will retain the 1.2 liter petrol engine with 84 Bhp and 115 Nm outputs, and get 5 speed manual and AMT options. The diesel engine will continue to be the 1.1 liter-3 cylinder turbocharged unit with 69 Bhp-140 Nm. A 5 speed manual gearbox will be standard with the diesel motor.
What could really set the cat among the pigeons is the 1.2 liter turbocharged petrol engine making its way into the Tata Tigor XZ+ variant. Well, this isn’t unlikely to happen as Tata Motors has reserved this 108 Bhp-170 Nm motor for the Tigor JTP, a high performance variant of the car that’s due in a few months’ time. Tata Motors has signed up Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan to promote the Tigor XZ+. The launch of this car will happen tomorrow, and prices are likely to be about Rs. 30,000 higher than the variants in the XZ trim.