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Tata has clearly put its heart and soul into the Tiago and the result is very impressive. The Tiago looks attractive, comes with plenty of equipment and has a cabin that could very well belong to a more expensive car. The Tiago is also designed to tackle our imperfect roads with ease and is an easy car to handle. Unfortunately, the lacklustre engines take much away from what is otherwise a well-rounded package. However, Indian buyers might be willing to make a compromise on the driving experience in return for good fuel efficiency. The petrol Tiago (in Eco mode) gives an impressive 23.5kpl and the diesel is even more fuel-efficient. What these figures translate to in the real world remains to be seen.
The Tata Tiago goes on sale later this month and is likely to be priced very aggressively.
After years of trying to play catch up with its Japanese and Korean counterparts, Tata Motors seems to have hit the purple patch with this nice little number, the Tiago. It is an all-new car, the size of the Hyundai i10, which will bridge the wide gap in its line-up, sitting nicely between the cheaper Nano and bigger Bolt.
Traditionally, this is the Indica territory, but over the years it has become too utilitarian, thanks to its austere but spacious interiors, which has made it a hit with the fleet operators than private owners. The Tiago is focused on the latter and seems to be made with the sole intention of making sure that Tata is in contention along with the usual suspects every time someone thinks small car.
The hatchback segment in India is a hotly contested one. Competition is high and every new entry has to face well-established entries from the country’s top-two car manufacturers. That said, hatchback sales are all about numbers. This is where the volumes are and Tata Motors has made their intentions clear that they want a share of this pie. The Tiago is Tata’s best ever effort in the hatchback space. Launched in both, Diesel & Petrol variants, we spent some time with Designers across Tata’s design studios in Pune, UK and Italy have worked on the car’s design and it shows. The styling on the Tiago is expressive and exciting, with the new design language being a strong indicator for products in the future.