Tata Motors is all set to launch the Tiago hatchback on 28th March in the country. Tata Tiago was first unveiled in November last year named as the Zica. But the homegrown auto major, Tata Motors renamed it as “Tiago”, after the outrage caused by the "Zika" virus across several countries. Tata Tiago is a compact hatchback that will be positioned below existing Bolt hatchback in the company’s lineup.
Tata Tiago will be the first car to be designed on the company’s new IMPACT design language. The front fascia of the Tiago hatchback gets an all new honeycomb radiator grille and a chrome ‘Humanity Line’ that runs between both the clear lens headlights. It features a sharper shoulder line that makes it look younger, and a minimalist looking tail lamp cluster.
The interior of the Tiago gets a welcoming cabin, where the central console boasts black and grey dual shade, with orange inserts on the AC vents. It features adjustable ORVMs, rear defogger, a Harman infotainment system with best in class music system, Bluetooth, AUX-In and USB connectivity, steering mounted audio controls & smartphone integration via Tata ConnectNEXT, TFT display.
The Tata Tiago will be offered in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol engine is the is a trimmed down version of the 1.2-litre Revotron engine that powers the Bolt and the Zest and has only 3-cylinders now, which is capable to produce 85 PS at 6000 RPM and 114 Nm of torque at 3500 RPM. The diesel unit on the other hand, is a completely new 1.05-litre three-cylinder Revotorq diesel engine that cranks out 70 PS at 4000 RPM and 140 Nm of torque between 1800-3000 RPM. Both engines come paired to a 5-speed manual transmission as standard.
Tata Tiago is not only made in India for India, but will also go on sale in the international market like in SARRC and Europe.