It seems that the Tata’s most anticipated AMT version of the Tigao hatchback will not witness its launch this year. As per latest emerging reports, the Tiago AMT will make its launch next year as the homegrown automajor is focusing more on to its upcoming Hexa SUV. The company is all set with other two models – compact sedan Kite5 and the Nexon crossover that has been spied several times.
Tata Tiago AMT was expected to launch in the country during this the festive season, but according to CarandBike, the launch has been delayed to 2017. Tata Motors is gearing up itself for the Hexa launch that will be followed by compact sedan Kite5 launch. As far as, Tata Tiago will most likely make its launch in March 2017.
We know that Maruti Suzuki Celerio AMT and Alto K10 AMT has already made its presence in the segment, while Renault eagerly waiting to join the league with its Kwid AMT variant, so a launch delay is quite a wise decision taken by the car maker.
Just like the current Tiago hatchback, the car will be introduced in the same exterior styling. The car will incorporate an AMT gearbox with some minor tweaks. The AMT will likely be a five-speed AMT box paired with a petrol unit. Currently, Tata Motors incorporate AMT in two models - GenX Nano and Zest.
Speaking of the engine spec, the Tiago is available in both petrol and diesel motor. The petrol engine is a 1.2-litre Revotron unit that makes 84 bhp of maximum power with 114 Nm of top torque, while the 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel mill develops 69 bhp of power with 140 Nm. Both the engines come connected to a five-speed manual gearbox. Tiago claims it to deliver a mileage of 23.84 kmpl (petrol) and 27.28 kmpl (diesel).