Saar: Apart from featuring cosmetic tweaks inside and out and housing new features, the mildly refreshed sub-4 metre sedan also gets a new range-topping trim – XZ+.
It seems Tata Motors really wanted this festive season to be a special one. After launching the Nexon Kraz, Tiago NRG, Hexa XM+ and the ‘Festival of Gifts’ campaign, the homegrown automaker has now introduced the 2018 Tigor. Introductory prices for the mildly refreshed sub-4 metre sedan start at Rs 5.20 lakh and go all the way up to Rs 7.38 lakh (both prices ex-showroom Delhi). Before we unravel what’s new in its package, let’s acquaint ourselves with the car’s variant-wise price list:
2018 Tata Tigor Introductory Price List (Ex-showroom Delhi)
|XE||Rs 5.20 Lakh||Rs 6.09 Lakh|
|XM||Rs 5.55 Lakh||Rs 6.41 Lakh|
|XZ||Rs 5.95 Lakh||Rs 6.84 Lakh|
|XZ+ (New)||Rs 6.49 Lakh||Rs 7.38 Lakh|
|XZA||Rs 6.65 Lakh||-|
Just like the original model, the 2018 Tata Tigor is extremely well-priced considering the segment it is designed to cater. So, what’s new? First of all, the sub-4 metre sedan doesn’t have an XT trim. Instead, it gets a new range-topping trim – XZ+. On the outside, the 2018 Tata Tigor gets chrome surrounds on the dual barrels inside the headlamp enclosures, auto-fold ORVMs, shark-fin antenna and clear lens taillamp enclosures. Only the petrol-fed XZA and XZ+ trims come with the 15-inch dual-tone alloy wheels. Tata Motors will offer the refreshed sedan with the choice of six exterior colours – Roman Silver, Espresso Brown, Berry Red, Pearlescent White, Titanium Grey and Egyptian Blue (new).
Inside the cabin, the all-black theme has been ditched in favour of a dual-tone, black and grey one. The company will also offer titanium colour faux leather seats and a 7.0-inch Harman-engineered touchscreen infotainment system with support for Android Auto. As standard, the 2018 Tata Tigor comes with height adjustable driver’s seat, rear armrest with integrated cupholder, dual airbags, front seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters and seatbelt reminder for the driver.
Tata Motors claims that the powertrains have been refined to reduce the NVH (Noise Vibration and Harshness) levels. In terms of performance, however, they remain unaltered. While the 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine produces 85PS/114Nm, the 1.05-litre, 3-cylinder diesel mill puts out 70SP/140Nm. Both engines come with a 5-speed manual transmission but only the petrol engine is also offered with a 5-speed AMT in the XZA variant.
Apart from competing with the dying Tata Zest, the Tata Tigor locks horns with a range of cars in its segment. The list includes the Hyundai Xcent, Volkswagen Ameo, Honda Amaze, the recently launched Ford Aspire facelift and the king of the segment – Maruti Suzuki Dzire.