Ever since Tata Motors announced that it is going to launch the all-new Tiago EV in India, the car market here has gone abuzz with the news of India’s new most affordable passenger EV. Even Tata Motors is cashing on the hype around its new electric vehicle by releasing new teasers revealing the features and design highlights of the Tata Tiago EV one by one.
In a series of teasers released till now, the new Tata Tiago EV has been confirmed to get features like projector headlamps and a closed front grille with the tri-arrow pattern at the front.
This closed grille, which gets a glossy finish to it, also has a blue-coloured EV badge embossed on its right-hand side. The car is expected to get the same design as the Tiago’s petrol-powered version, with 14-inch steel wheels and blue highlights all around. Like the Tigor EV, the new Tiago EV will also get a Signature Teal Blue colour on offer.
The other details of the new Tata Tiago EV include a cabin equipped with features like leatherette upholstery, cruise control, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto and automatic climate control. It will also get connected car features, a multi-mode regenerative braking function and a rotary dial for the drive mode selector. It will also get safety features like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors and ISOFIX mounts for child seats.
The new Tata Tiago EV is also expected to retain the cabin layout of the Tigor petrol with a dual-tone black and grey theme for the interior. Here also, the car might get blue highlights around the instrument console and the centre console, both of which will be shared with the Tigor EV. It will also likely get the same transmission knob as the Tigor EV in the lower centre console.
No powertrain details
While the details about the specifications and powertrain of the new Tata Tiago EV are still under wraps, it is likely to share its powertrain with its sedan counterpart, the Tigor EV. It means that the Tiago EV might also get a front-mounted electric motor, which is good enough to produce 74 bhp of maximum power and 170 Nm of maximum torque.
The electric hatchback is likely to share the 26kWh battery pack with the Tigor EV. In the Tigor EV, the battery has a claimed range of 306 km and a real-world range of 200-220 km, and it will be interesting to see if the Tiago EV manages to replicate these figures and does even better.
Currently, the Tigor EV starts at Rs 12.24 and goes up to 13.39 lakh. Given this price range, expect the Tiago EV to have a starting price of around Rs 11-11.5 lakh, considering the price difference between the petrol-powered versions of the Tiago and Tigor.