Tata Tiago Review: Tata’s Best-Ever Small Car

When you think of Tata Motors then chances are that the first car that comes to your mind is the Indica and there’s a good reason for that – it is the most popular Tata after all. But things have changed now as Tata wants to go global, and they are the owners of Jaguar Land Rover after all.

The result of this ambitious plan is the Tata Tiago, which promises to be the first car that will come to your mind, whenever you think of Tata Motors, as soon as you start driving it.

That’s a lot to live up to, especially if you consider the already crowded segment that the Tiago will be competing in. We tested out the top-end ‘XZ’ diesel variant of the Tiago to find out how it fares.

The Looks

One of the first things that Indian buyers look for in a car is the way it looks and the Tiago definitely looks good. And if you think about it, ‘good’ is better than ‘wow’ because after a couple of years or so, ‘wow’ goes on to become ‘okay’, whereas the Tiago’s design will keep growing on you.
The reason behind that is the new design language that Tata Motors have adopted, which is called ‘Impact’.

There is no over the top aggression in the design approach, no overuse of chrome or body cladding and yet, even with neat and clean lines, the Tiago manages to create a recall value in your mind which helps in making it stand out of the crowd. There’s plenty of attention to details as well, like the smoked 3D headlamps which carry on the grille’s line and connects it to the bumper line.

There is no over the top aggression in the design approach, no overuse of chrome or body cladding and yet, even with neat and clean lines, the Tiago manages to create a recall value in your mind which helps in making it stand out of the crowd. There’s plenty of attention to details as well, like the smoked 3D headlamps which carry on the grille’s line and connects it to the bumper line.

There is no over the top aggression in the design approach, no overuse of chrome or body cladding and yet, even with neat and clean lines, the Tiago manages to create a recall value in your mind which helps in making it stand out of the crowd. There’s plenty of attention to details as well, like the smoked 3D headlamps which carry on the grille’s line and connects it to the bumper line.

Under the hood, it is powered by a 3-cylinder 1047cc Revotorq diesel engine that delivers 69 horsepower and 140 Nm of torque, that comes mated to a 5-speed transmission. There is the option of 1.2-litre petrol engine as well.

Competitors

If you consider the engine capacity and the base price tag of the Tiago then you are looking at competitors like the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 which, interestingly, has a base price which is almost Rs 5,000 higher (ex-showroom, Delhi) than the base Tiago petrol variant. But when you look at what all the Tiago is offering in terms of features in the higher variants, then it competes with the likes of the Ford Figo and the Hyundai Grand i10.

Source News18

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