After the launch of their new age engines and designs in the Tata Zest and Bolt, the Indian car maker has launched the Tata Tiago. The Tiago is designed and built to compete in the entry level premium hatchback segment with a host of features like the connectnext infotainment system, Revotron and Revotorq engines amongst other features. The ride quality and NVH levels are also greatly improved to the earlier models from Tata in this segment.
The Tata Tiago is the Indian car maker's all-new product for the mid-size hatchback market.The Tiago has been developed from scratch and is based on an all-new platform. It got global design inputs from Pune, UK and Italy studios and has a fresh design theme, never before seen on Tata cars. There is a new multifaceted Tata emblem and the signature hexagonal grille takes centre stage up front with angular and swept back headlamps on either side. These look nice and up the ‘classy’ quotient. Well sculpted bumper with chrome surrounds for the fog lamps wraps up the front design.
The side profile of the Tiago reminds us of a lot of hatchbacks but yet, it remains unique. The rear view mirrors get integrated indicators, the shoulder line is crisp and runs upwards into the tail lamps. The car comes with a 175/65 set-up on 14-inch wheels.
The rear design of the Tiago has wrap around tail lamps, angular boot lid and blackened out middle part of the bumper that sets the Tiago apart from the current crop of Rs 4-6 lac hatchbacks.
Step inside the Tata Tiago and it continues to impress you. The fit and finish of the cabin is top notch with the best in its segment. The design of the fascia imparts a ‘classy’ feel and there is enough space to keep your knick-knacks and essentials in cubby holes and cup holders installed throughout the car.
The Tata Tiago gets a driver info display that shows distance to empty (DTE), average and instantaneous economies. The steering is on the larger side but gets controls for the audio system and Bluetooth telephony. The talking point here is the fully loaded infotainment system that also syncs with your phone to run navigation signs on a small screen. Audio quality in the Tiago is rather impressive. The bass thump, vocals and overall delivery is top notch.
The manually controlled air-conditioning unit sits below the infotainment system and the overall touch and feel of buttons inside the cabin of the Tata Tiago is satisfactory.
On the space front, the TataTiago feels nice up front. Seats are comfortable offering ample headroom and give an airy feel due to large windows. Move to the back and you instantly take note of the slightly higher seating. This combined with large windows means that rear passengers will not feel claustrophobic at all. Head room is not an issue in the Tiago but limited shoulder room means the rear seat is strictly for well-built adults only.
242 litres of boot space means you can throw in a reasonable amount of luggage in the Tata Tiago.
The Tiago comes with a choice of two new engines. Both the units are 3-cylinder motors and have been named Revotorq and Revotron for 1.05-litre diesel and 1.2-litre petrol respectively. The diesel engine has an aluminium head and a cast iron block that produces 70PS of power and 140Nm of torque. While these are healthy figures, the Tiago is also a heavy car with a kerb weight of 1080 kgs for the diesel version. As a result, outright acceleration is nice but not excellent.
The 5-speed manual gearbox is an improved version of the current TA65 gearbox and works rather well. The petrol motor has a displacement of 1199cc with 85PS of power and 114Nm of torque. and is a great unit that loves being revved. The motor is loud (on the outside as well as inside) but that’s about the only grouse we have with it.
The fit and finish of the cabin in the Tata Tiago is impressive.Tata has worked hard in getting things right and there are no complaints in this regards. The design of the fascia is great and works well in imparting that ‘classy’ feel. There is enough space to keep you mobile and wallet in the slot in front of the gear lever, two cup holders followed by another place to keep a bottle and more stuff behind the hand brake lever. The door pads can also hold couple of 500ml water bottles easily. And then there is the cooled glovebox and another cubby hole below the right air vent. In terms of features, the Tata Tiago gets a driver info display that shows distance to empty (DTE), average and instantaneous fuel economy. The steering is on the larger side but gets controls for the audio system and Bluetooth telephony. For the top-end variants,a fully loaded infotainment system that also syncs with your phone to run navigation signs on the small screen in the unit will also be available. Audio quality in the Tata Tiago is definitely the best in the segment. Bass thump, vocals and overall delivery is top notch.The manually controlled air-conditioning sits below the infotainment system and seemed to work well. The overall touch and feel of buttons inside the cabin of the Tiago is satisfactory. The side air vents of the air-conditioning unit is colour coded with the exterior to accentute the feeling of a premium hatchback.
On the space front, the Tata Tiago feels nice up front. Seats are comfortable and supportive. There is ample headroom and due to large windows, the airy feel inside the cabin is enhanced. Move to the back and you instantly take note of the slightly higher seating. This combined with large windows means that rear passengers will not feel claustrophobic at all. The rear seating is also comfortable for two adults who can be seated with comfort. 242 litres of boot space is generous.
The Tata Tiago's interior has been well designed and offers cubbyholes and pockets to keep your knick-knacks, that too in many places. The rear is as comfortable as the front with a higher seating position and large windows. Although, the car lacks
The only grouse in the Tata Tiago is the lack of rear air-conditining vents but the cooling of the air-conditioning is not at all complaining.
The Tata Tiago got global design inputs from Pune, UK and Italy studios and has a fresh design theme, never before seen on Tata cars. There is a new multifaceted Tata emblem and the signature hexagon grill takes centre stage up front with angular and swept back headlamps on either side. A well sculpted bumper with chrome surrounds for the fog lamps wraps up the front design. The side profile of the Tata Tiago reminds us of a lot of hatchbacks but yet, it remains unique. The rear view mirrors get integrated indicators, the shoulder line is crisp and runs upwards into the tail lamps. The rear design of the Tata Tiago is rather impressive. Wrap around tail lamps, angular boot lid and blackened out middle part of the bumper and the spoiler set theTata Tiago apart from its competition.
A rather impressive design language has been used on the Tata Tiago which is a refreshing change from the Indian car maker. To complement the swept-back headlamps and the signature hexagon grill, a well sculpted bumper with chrome surrounds for th
The Tata Tiago is a rather impressive on the outside. Although, the side could use a touch of chrome/plastic.
The Tata Tiago comes with a choice of two new engines- two 3-cylinder motors, a 1047cc Revotorq diesel and a 1199cc Revotron petrol. The diesel puts out 70 PS of power and 140 Nm of torque. While these are healthy figures, the Tata Tiago has a kerb weight of 1080 kgs which means outright acceleration is nice but not excellent. Mid-range of the diesel version is fantastic and you can build up speeds easily.
The petrol Tata Tiago has a displacement of 1199cc with 85PS of power and 114Nm of torque which is a great motor that loves being revved. The motor is loud (on the outside as well as inside) but that’s about the only grouse we have with it. Both fuel options come with city and eco modes.
Both, petrol and diesel, engines of the Tata Tiago are frugal and descent performing units and come with eco and sport modes like other Tata cars.
NVH on both, petrol and diesel, engines are a let-down. Other than than, the Tata Tiago scores high marks in every department.
The economy figures are yet to be tested in real world conditions. Tata claims that the 1.2-litre Revotron powered variants of the Tiago have a fuel-efficiency figure of 23.84 kmpl, while the 1.05-litre Revotorq powered variants return 27.28 kmpl
|1.05 Revotorq XB||27.28 kmpl|
|1.05 Revotorq XE||27.28 kmpl|
|1.05 Revotorq XE Option||27.28 kmpl|
|1.05 Revotorq XM||27.28 kmpl|
|1.05 Revotorq XM Option||27.28 kmpl|
|1.05 Revotorq XT||27.28 kmpl|
|1.05 Revotorq XT Option||27.28 kmpl|
|1.05 Revotorq XZ WO Alloy||27.28 kmpl|
|1.05 Revotorq XZ||27.28 kmpl|
|1.2 Revotron XB||23.84 kmpl|
|1.2 Revotron XE||23.84 kmpl|
|1.2 Revotron XE Option||23.84 kmpl|
|1.2 Revotron XM||23.84 kmpl|
|1.2 Revotron XM Option||23.84 kmpl|
|1.2 Revotron XT||23.84 kmpl|
|1.2 Revotron XT Option||23.84 kmpl|
|1.2 Revotron XZ WO Alloy||23.84 kmpl|
|1.2 Revotron XZ||23.84 kmpl|
The Tata Tiago in its petrol and diesel engine options, handles pretty well despite its kerb weight and there is minimum body roll. The Tiago gets an independent front and semi-independent rear suspension set-up. The combination of added weight and finely tuned suspension gives the Tiago a remarkable ride quality. For daily urban usage, the Tata Tiago scores high marks. In the braking department, the Tata Tiago has excellent braking quality on both engine options and inspires confidence to the driver.
The Tiago comes with dual front airbags along with ABS and EBD. It also gets what Tata terms as Corner Stability Control system that enhance safety. Apart from these, the Tiago also gets speed sensing auto door locks, clutch lock, follow me headlamps etc. It also has warning and indicators for door open display, in-gear and shift indicator, low fuel light, driver seatbelt reminder and many more features like the ones present in the competition in the mid-size premium hatchback segment.
Handling on the Tata Tiago is very impressive with minimum body roll. Braking inspires confidence and the Tata Tiago comes equipped with Dual Airbags for the driver and the front passenger.
Diesel could have a tad more handling capabilities.
The Tata Tiago gets an independent front and semi-independent rear suspension set-up. The combination of added weight and finely tuned suspension gives the Tata Tiago a remarkable ride quality. We drove the car over various road surfaces in Goa and came back impressed. Keep in mind that this is a 5 lac rupee hatchback and you feel nice as a driver. It’s better than the Celerio but not as good as the Grand i10 though. Further, over broken tarmac, road and suspension noise intrudes into the cabin and was a tad too much for my liking. At triple digit speeds, there is a fair amount of wind noise too. But for daily urban usage, the Tiago scores high marks. The Celerio and Grand i10 have a shorter turning radius though.
The comfort in the Tata Tiago is uncompromised and can tackle urban trails with ease. This is courtesy an independent front and semi-independent rear suspension set-up which translates into a remarkable ride quality.
The Tata Tiago is comfortable to ride and drive. However, over broken roads the NVH levels would be slightly high. That said, the Tata Tiago is good for urban use.
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Pros Great Looks,Comfort,
Cons CongestedUncomfortable,No rear ac openings
Test Drove the new car yesterday at my dealership in Delhi. I have been told the car got launched today and this is my honest review of the car. I currently own a Hyundai Santro and want to upgrade to a diesel car but have a limited budget. The design is really new and will keep families happy. I happened to go with my better half and two little ones. They gave a thumbs up. But I personally was looking forward to the design of the interiors as my new office involves spending 3 hours on the road. The Tiago had me happy. And what features - I will be booking the top end as the audio system is really to my liking with all the possible features. Good stuff Tata. Though I wanted to drive the diesel, I could only manage the petrol model - but this was good too. Better half loved the smoothness, I loved the punch. Overall, this is a great car. Thumbs up to Tata for the Tiago. I might be a new Tata buyer next month
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