Tata Tigor Facelift Review & Transmission

Tata Tigor Overview

Tata Motors have revamped their image for the Indian Automobile market; they already created a lot of hype with their hatchback offering Tiago. If you all remember alongside the Tiago hatchback, Tata had also showcased a Tiago based compact sedan back at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo as well. There was no doubt that both the Tiago hatchback and the compact sedan based on the hatchback grabbed people’s attention at the Auto show. The sub-4 meter car was codenamed Kite5 while later it was officially renamed as ‘Tigor’.


There is no denying the fact that Tata Motors started the trend of compact sedans in the IndiaTatan market with their product the Indigo ecs but later the segment was overtaken by its rivals. Tata Motors was determined to get their hold back once again here, and as a result of all that, they have launched some modern generation products with refined styling and improved overall interior and exterior. Their new generation products certainly worked for the Indian market, and after almost a year of launch, the Tiago hatch still sells like hot cakes. View offers on Tata Cars from Tata dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop.

Tata Motors used the same strategy and introduced the Tigor compact sedan as well based on the same hatchback platform. But Tata called it Styleback because it did not have the typical styling of a small car. As a matter of fact, the Tigor is the unique looking car of its segment. Look at this car which falls under budget compact sedans category, but it still has the appeal of a premium offering which will impress many.

Tata Tigor Exterior

The Tigor is also an outcome of the brand’s ‘Impact design’, a design philosophy which has already seen its footprint in the Tiago, Hexa and now the Tigor. However, what differentiates the Tigor 0from the Tiago is the completely new internals of the blacked-out projector head lamps. There’s also a new chrome-tipped honey comb grille that has a nice suspended look. However, it’s the profile section that shows off the larger wheels (15-inch on petrol) with the diamond-cut alloys, an angular quarter-glass section and a more slanting C-pillar.

This is of course complemented by the most striking design element of the Tigor, which is the prominent shoulder line that runs along the extended boot which the car maker fondly calls the ‘slingshot design’. In fact, we felt that a little more boot section would have made the Tigor look proportionate, but it was a small trade-off to get the car under four meters. Nevertheless, the long high-mounted stop lamp, contemporary tail lamp design along with the sharp boot lid and overall creases across the rear section, makes for an eye-catching design. Also, the 175 section tyres along with the stubby boot make the tyres look a little too thin especially, when viewed from the rear.

Tata Tigor Interior

Although there are plenty of changes on the exterior Tata Motors decided not to mess too much with the cabin inside for the Tigor. You can clearly notice that the steering wheel, dashboard, instrument cluster and everything else that you see shared with the Tigor hatchback. However, the changes do come in the form of a new 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system which housed in the middle of the dash. For more information on Tata Tigor visit  agropedia.in

What else is also new is the rear seat design. Tata Motors calls it a sofa because the back seat stretched to the both the edge of the door opening; the rear seat also gets a foldable rear armrest with two additional cupholders exclusive to Tigor. There are also plenty of cubby holes inside the cabin as well Tata says that there are as much as 17 cubby holes inside the cabin which is quite practical. The extended wheelbase has not only helped in extracting the maximum amount of knee room for the rear passengers but boot space as well. The Tigor gets an impressive 419 Litres of boot space at the back of this compact car which definitely will come in handy for the customers of this segment.

Overall the interior looks spacious (credit goes to the extended wheelbase), well-equipped thanks to the new touchscreen infotainment screen, automatic climate control (available on the top end variant) and JBL speakers. The seats too look comfortable because it is slightly more reclined and can comfortably accommodate 3 average side adults. Furthermore, the cabin also gets plenty of cubby holes as well which really comes in handy during long tours.

Tata Tigor Performance

Powering the Tigor are the same petrol and diesel engine options offered with the Tiago. There are no changes in the power and torque figures as well. Considering the Tigor is heavier by about 50 kgs over the Tiago, we expected slight increase in the performance figures. However, both the engines are tuned well to offer the right balance of performance and fuel efficiency for the target audience. They come with City and Eco driving modes, where ECO is tuned towards offering better efficiency.

The 1.2-litre Revotron petrol is a 3-cylinder unit that feels quite peppy to drive in city conditions offering quick response down the revv band and linear acceleration post the mid-range. However, you need to give it the beans out on the highway to feel the progress at high speeds. The 1.05-litre three pot oil burner on the other hand offers good grunt in the mid-range with minimal lag. The NVH for both the engines is quite impressive. The 5-speed gearbox feels easy to use having positive feedback along with a light clutch. You can expect a real world mileage of 14-16 km/l for the petrol and 18-21 km/l for the diesel engine.

Tata Tigor Driving

The ride quality in the Tigor at slow speeds is on the firmer side and you can experience some vertical movement within the cabin. But it always feels strong enough to take on our diverse road conditions. As the speeds pick up, the suspension silently goes about dampening large undulations and harsh bumps with ease thanks to the long travel and damping characteristics of the set-up. Straight-line stability is good too and the car exhibits the kind of composure which is unseen in cars in this segment. Despite the Tigor’s ability to maintain a reasonable line around corners with some roll, it’s the steering that lets it down since there’s a tendency for it to feel vague around the dead centre. Plus, there isn’t much feedback coming in from the front wheels either. On the contrary, the brakes do a fairly good job of stopping this compact sedan even in hard braking conditions.

Tata Tigor Safety

Tata Motors is offering the new Tigor with dual front airbags, ABS, EBD with cornering stability control. The Tigor hasn’t been crash tested yet but the body panels and the sheet metal feels quite solid and well built, specially when you open/close the doors. Tata has a wide network across the country and with the success of the Tiago, their after sales have become much better. The Tigor is expected to offer low maintenance with reasonably priced servicing and spare parts.

Tata Tigor Cost in Bangalore

Tata Tigor On-Road Price in Bangalore ranges from 5,58,334 to 8,43,218 for variants Tigor XE Petrol and Tigor XZ O Diesel respectively. Tata Tigor is available in 12 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Tata Tigor variants price in Bangalore. Check for Tigor price in Bangalore at Carzprice.

Tata Tigor Round Up

The Tata Tigor styleback surely was able to impress the crowd with its styling and also with its features both inside as well as outside. The smoked projector headlamps, stylish alloy wheels, coupe-like roofline all contributes to the unique looks of this compact sedan. The interior too gets plenty of updates as well in the form of better legroom for the rear passengers, redesigned rear seats a new touchscreen infotainment screen and JBL speakers. The car uses the same drivetrains from the Tigor hatchback which might affect the performance a bit because the compact sedan is slightly heavier than the hatchback. What the owners will also miss is an AMT transmission as well which makes driving a lot more stress-free especially in bumper to bumper City traffic. But Tata might introduce the AMT at a later stage for sure with the Tigor.

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