Tata Tiago Launch Rescheduled to April 6
BENGALURU: Tata has had many ups and downs with its latest hatchback Tiago. The first glimpse of the car was experienced in December, last year, and the wait grew fervent for the car ever since. After avoiding controversies with the Zica name tag, the Tiago was all set to be unveiled on March 28, 2016. However, the launch has been postponed to April 06.
It created quite a ripple at the Auto Expo and soon after Tata declared that the car will be called Tiago. The car also made an appearance at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show where it was showcased in certain styling tweaks.
The hatch comes with two engine variants. This power packed smart line-up consists of the ‘Revotron’ 1.2-litre petrol and ‘Revotorq’ 1.05-litre diesel. These engines offer 85PS and 70PS of power respectively. They have been well tuned for city driving and do not break a sweat in bumper to bumper traffic. On the highways, the engines respond well and the new dual path suspension feels well balanced. Steering is neither too light nor too heavy and feels quite confident and stable at high speeds.
The car is equipped with all the safety features like ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution) and Corner Stability Control. Other features include: Tata’s ConnectNext Infotainment System with Bluetooth connectivity, tuner, USB, Aux-in and a large screen display. The system also offers smartphone integration with two apps - Navigation and Juke. The Tiago comes with a segment first - 8 speaker system (4 speakers and 4 tweeters).
This car is expected to give tough competition to the likes of the Hyundai Grand i10 and the Maruti Suzuki Celerio. Tiago is expected to be priced at around 3.75 lakh. This will really spice up the things in the compact car segment, despite the competitors being well settled in the market.