Tata Tiago has clocked over 20,000 bookings since its launch in the country, claims a report on The Hindu. Around 70-80 percent of the 20,000 bookings registered by the hatch are for petrol variants, revealed Guenter Butschek, Managing Director, Tata Motors. The Tiago hatch has a waiting period of 2 months and the company is scaling up the production of petrol variants to reduce it. Just so you know, Tata Motors has received over 140,000 enquiries for the Tiago in India.
Launched in first week of April 2016, the Tiago was launched in a price range of Rs. 3.20-4.75 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) for the petrol variants and Rs. 3.94-5.54 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) for the diesel variants. Tata Tiago is locally produced at the company's Sanand production facility in Gujrat. The home-grown automaker would also launch the Kite 5 sedan during the festive season, which is based on the Tiago's architecture. The company had showcased the Tiago hatch, Kite 5 sedan, Hexa crossover and Nexon compact SUV at the 2016 Auto Expo in February. Now, the Tiago being already launched, Tata is looking forward to introduce Hexa in July, Kite 5 sedan by the end of 2016 and Nexon by mid 2017.
Mechanically, Tata Tiago is available in both petrol and diesel fuel trims. Tata's all-new all-aluminium 1.2L 3-cylinder Revotron petrol engine was introduced with Tiago. It has the ability to generate maximum power output of 84bhp and peak torque performance of 114Nm, while delivering 23.84kmpl. The diesel variants carry a new 1.05L 3-cylinder Revotorq engine, belting out 69bhp of top power and 140Nm of highest torque. It returns an impeccable fuel economy of 27.28kmpl (ARAI Specified). Both the engines are linked to a 5-speed manual geabox as standard, while an AMT variant is expected to join the line-up at a later stage. Tata Tiago is challeneged by the likes of Maruti Celerio, Hyundai Grand i10 and Chevrolet Beat.