- Tata Tiago and its cross-hatch version, Tiago NRG will receive a facelift.
- The facelifted models will be launched by mid-June, 2019.
- Prominent styling changes will be made to the exterior.
- Tata Tiago NRG is likely to get a larger 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
- Both the models are likely to undercut rivals in terms of pricing.
Tata Tiago and Tiago NRG facelifts are in the making. The updated models of the entry-level hatchback (Tiago) and its cross-hatch version (Tiago NRG) are expected to launch in the country by mid-June. Spy images of the models have emerged lately, confirming the impending launch. As for styling changes, both the models will receive prominent tweaks in line with the upcoming premium hatchback from Tata, the Altroz.
At the front, expect both the models to get LED daytime running lights on the higher variants. A new grille will be equipped in front for a bolder look. Also specific to the higher variants will be new 15-inch alloy wheels that are currently offered with the range-topping Tiago XZ+. Akin to the current Tata Tiago interior, the Tata Tiago NRG interior will also come with a larger 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system supported by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
In addition to above changes, expect both the models to come with new trim colours and new seat covers. Additional features will be added to the safety kit such as rear parking sensors, anti-lock-braking system, driver side airbag and a speed warning system. All these features will be standard across the variants. Besides, Tiago and Tiago NRG facelifts will also abide by the upcoming crash norms set to implement from July 2019.
There will no changes in mechanical terms that said, Tata Tiago and Tata Tiago NRG specifications will be retained with the 83 bhp, 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine powering the petrol variants. The BS 4 diesel engine will continue to be on offer until the new BS VI emission norms come into force on April 1, 2020. Similar updated are expected to be seen on the Tata Tigor and JTP versions of Tiago as well as Tigor around the festive season. With these changes, expect slight increase in the Tata Tiago price and Tata Tiago NRG price in India. Despite that, the facelifted version of Tiago is likely to undercut rivals including Maruti WagonR, Hyundai Santro, whereas the Tiago NRG will squarely go against Maruti Ignis and Mahindra KUV100 NXT.