Tata Tiago Price, Launch Date in India, Review, Mileage: an assessment by Autoportal.com
Tata Motors, the Indian automobile giant, a major player in the car market, since 20 years, has decided to launch a car, a hatchback, naming it Tiago. It was originally christened Zica, as it was an acronym for Zippy Car, but after the discovery of the Zika virus and its related health issues, Tata Motors has re-baptized the car, naming it the Tiago. Original launch of the erstwhile Zica was planned during the Auto Expo 2016, however, the launch was postponed, and now it is expected that the Tiago will be launched on March 28th.
Tata Tiago is designed in such a manner that it looks very elegant and petite, with its small size. The designing studios in Pune, UK and Italy, have all come out with this beautiful structure, after a combined planning. The front is smart, with the new honeycombed grille, and the typical smile of Tata, the ‘Humanity Line’, is done up in chrome, and the swept-back headlights, give an authoritative look from the front. The body colored bumper in the front is flanked by fog lights which are also embellished with chrome. The sides of the Tiago looks neat, with no unnecessary curves and the wheels fit snugly into the wheel arches. The rear profile also looks smart, with the horizontal tail lamps and the elegant roof spoiler.
The cabin of the Tiago is very comfortable and soothing to look at, with the new color combination of black and grey, replacing the usual black-beige. The dashboard and upholstery are made of the finest quality materials. The glossy piano black surround of the center console looks royal, and the option from the manufacturers, for changing the color of the side AC vents, to match the body color, is a great one. There are 22 cubby holes and storage pockets, which can store almost anything and everything in the cabin. The steering wheel and windows are power adjustable, as are the outside rear view mirrors on either sides, and the seats are height adjustable. The information-entertainment system is also of a high quality, and the top end Tiago will probably be sold with a ConnectNext Infotainment system.
The Tiago will be sold in petrol and diesel, both of which will be connected to 5-speed manual transmission. The petrol powered Tiago is expected to deliver power and torque of 80-85 bhp and 110-120 Nm, respectively, from its 1.2 liter Revotron petrol engine. The 1.05 liter, 3-cylinder Revotorq diesel engine, is expected to churn out 64 bhp of power and 140 Nm of torque. The mileage of the petrol Tiago is thought to be around 18-19 km/l, while the diesel Tiago is expected to deliver 25 km/l.
Tiago is expected to be sold for 4-6 lakhs.