The New Tata Tigor Has Strengths As Well As Weaknesses

Introduction

Tigor is the newest car of Tata which also called the Styleback, has debuted at Auto Expo in 2016. The new Tata Tigor has done some improvements for the design and interior, but unfortunately, it is only been provided the petrol engine with manual or automatic transmission. Plus, Tigor has a 419L luggage space which is the largest among its class. The renew Tigor has adopted the new IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy, new graphic graffiti, the improved control cabin and also some new features, such as digital instrument cluster. This seems like Tata has decided to use Tigor for grabbing the Indian automotive market and raise its popularity.

Ride Quality

Tigor is now using the BS6 standard's 1.2L petrol engine, which able to output for 84bhp/114Nm and equipped with a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission. The manipulation of Tigor is flexible that allows driving easily in the traffic jams and narrow paths, also the suspension has adjusted specifically to absorb the bumps on the road. However, Tata should have done better on reducing noise.

On-Road Price in New Delhi

Tata Tigor: ₹ 6.36-8.45 Lakhs

Ford Aspire: ₹ 6.59-9.52 Lakhs

※Hyundai Aura: ₹ 6.43-10.56 Lakhs

Honda Amaze: ₹ 6.88-11.29 Lakhs

The three listed competitors are all overseas brands, which have a price gap with Tigor in the high-spec version but not much difference for the standard-spec version. Besides, Tigor is fade next to the other cars equipped with diesel engines, since it only provides the petrol engine with manual or automatic transmission for consumers.

Mileage

The official mileage parameter is 20.3 km/l, while the mileage data for both the manual and automatic transmission in the petrol engine is the same.

Dimensions

※Length (mm): 3993

※Width (mm): 1677

※Height (mm): 1532

※Wheel Base (mm): 2450

Tigor is a compact car but it still has a 419L luggage space, which means the interior space is neither too big nor too crowded.

Exterior

Tigor is the third Tata car based on IMPACT 2.0 design language right after Tiago and Hexa. Its appearance is very alike Tiago, such as the projector headlamps at the front, 'Humanity' chrome grille and chrome garnish on the front fog lamp bezel. Plus, Tigor has used the alloy wheels and also LED turn indicators on the ORVMs. At the rear, Tigor is equipped with a signature split LED tail lamp cluster, high-mounted LED stop lamp and a rear defogger.

Interior

Tigor has a dual-tone fabric upholstery in the interior which like Tiago. Surprisingly, the interior space is not small although it has a large luggage space and also consists of many practical things. For example, bottle and cup holders in the front console, door pockets with bottle holder and tablet storage space in the glove box. It also has a 2.5-inch instrument cluster with a tachometer, fully automatic temperature control, height-adjustable driver seat, central locking with flip key remote, foldable rear seat armrest with cup holders, cooled glovebox, electric boot unlocking, and Harman-developed 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

Colour

Tata has provided five color options for the new Tigor, which are DEEP RED, PURE SILVER, PEARLESCENT WHITE, ARIZONA BLUE, and DAYTONA GREY.

Safety

ADULT OCCUPANT: The protection offered to the driver and passenger’s head and neck was good. The driver’s chest showed marginal protection and the passenger’s chest showed adequate protection. Driver and passenger’s knees showed marginal protection as they impact dangerous structures behind the facia. The bodyshell was rated as unstable and it was not capable of withstanding further loadings. Footwell area was rated as unstable. The vehicle has standard SBR for driver and passenger. The car has standard ABS.

CHILD OCCUPANT: The child seat for the 3-year-old was installed FWF with the adult seatbelt and support leg and was able to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact. The 18-month-old CRS was installed using the adult belt and support leg rearward facing and the protection offered to the 1.5-years-old dummy was good. The recommended CRSs did not show incompatibility. The vehicle does not offer three-point-belt in all seating positions and does not offer ISOFIX anchorages. The car does not offer the possibility of disconnecting the passenger airbag in case a rearward-facing CRS needs to be installed in the front passenger seat.

Specification and Features (XZA PLUS)

※Displacement (cc): 1199

※Max Power (bhp@rpm): 86bhp@6000rpm

※Max Torque (nm@rpm): Max Torque (nm@rpm)

※Transmission Type: 5-speed Manual and 5-speed AMT

※Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 35

※Boot Space (Litres): 419

※Seating Capacity: 5

※Ground Clearance (Laden): 170mm

※Power Steering

※Heater

※Automatic Climate Control

※Rear Seat Headrest

※Navigation System

※KeyLess Entry

※Voice Control

※Fabric Upholstery

※Adjustable Headlights

※Adjustable Headlights

※Rear Spoiler

※Anti-Lock Braking System

※Central Locking

※Child Safety Locks

※Engine Immobilizer

※Crash Sensor

※EBD

※Follow Me Home Headlamps

※Integrated 2DIN Audio

※USB & Auxiliary input

※Bluetooth Connectivity

※Day & Night Rear View Mirror

※Crash Sensor

Review

Overall, Tata Tigor is still a cost-effective car which has a new look, interior, and also lots of features options after modification. It has a nice driving experience that can easily drive in traffic jams and narrow paths, the adjusted suspension which fixes with the Indian road conditions and also performed well in the mileage and safety assessment. But, the shortcomings are there is no provision of diesel engines and also lesser selections.

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