Tata Motors introduced Tata Tiago in the Indian market this April and this model received over 22,000 bookings in all variants.
While the company’s disruptive pricing (the entry level Tata Tiago petrol version of the car costing around Rs 3.2 lakh), might have played a big role in drawing customer attention, holding on to this price looks difficult.
The carmaker had already aired a teaser video with the Argentinian football player Lionel Messi in the second half of last year with the name Zica. In March that the company announced the new name for its cheap hatchback that is touted to turn the company’s fortunes in the small car market in India.
The Tata Motors small car comes with a choice of petrol and diesel engine options – 1.2-litre Revotron petrol and all-new 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel. While the petrol motor develops 85PS of power along with peak torque of 114Nm. whereas, the oil burner churns maximum power of 70PS of along with peak torque of 140Nm. Both the engines come mated to a five-speed manual gearbox that transmits power to front wheels.
Tiago is claimed to return ARAI certified mileage of 23.82 km pl and 27.32 km pl for petrol and diesel versions respectively. Price is aggressively at INR 3.20 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).