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Tata Tiago Aktiv
  • Year: 2016
  • Make: Tata
  • Model: Tiago
  • Transmission: 5 speed MT
  • Displacement: 1.2 L (Est.)
  • Price: INR 600000 (Est.)
  • car segment: compact cars
  • body style: crossover

Tata Tiago Aktiv is a accessorized Tiago which has garnered more interest than the regular model

When Tata Motors showcased the Tata Tiago at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo, the small sporty looking hatchback garnered pretty much interest among the visitors. Meanwhile, there was a blue heavily accessorized version of the Tiago, which garnered more appreciation and interest than the regular model. Christened as the Tata Tiago Aktiv the accessorized Tiago is available from the Tata Motors personalization studio until now, but the Indian auto manufacturer is planning to introduce a complete production model of the Tata Tiago Aktiv to the Indian market, which is expected to hit the market sometime around October this year during the festive season.

Although with the accessories, Tata Tiago Aktiv looks a bit like a hatchback crossover on the design front, but performance wise this car is expected to be the same like its regular sibling. Here we will take a look and speculate what we can expect from the Tata Tiago Aktiv.

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4 Performance Cars That You Can Expect From Tata Motors After The Tie Up With Jayem Automotives

4 Performance Cars That You Can Expect From Tata Motors After The Tie Up With Jayem Automotives

These cars will be well within the reach of average Indian buyers

Tata Motors recently announced their tie-up with Coimbatore-based Jayem Automotives to build performance-oriented vehicles recently. Like we already reported earlier this partnership would fully concentrate on performance oriented cars based on Tata Motors current product lineup. For all your information these cars will be developed under JT special vehicles PVT limited. So before we head into anything else let us first inform you all that Jayem Automotives is an independent Automotive R & D Company who designs, tests and manufacture a broad range of automotive components. Now, this type of collaboration is quite common amongst Auto manufacturers while some build their own units like Mercedes-AMG GMBH popularly known as Mercedes-AMG who hires independent engineers and manufacturers to customize Mercedes own product lineup. After Mercedes Jaguar too started operating their own special operational vehicles division which too develops performance oriented cars based on their current product. Then there is Fiat and Abarth.

While the names mentioned above are some of the high-ends luxury carmakers Tata Motors, on the other hand, will focus on performance-oriented cars which will be affordable and well within reach of average Indian buyers. Tata Motors and Jayem Automotives will build a workshop which will also have a design, assembly and testing facilities all under one roof. Now the reports suggest that this new collaboration will atleast be developing three cars soon and below provided are the three expected Tata Cars which will be prepared under this new 50:50 joint venture.

April 3, 2017 09:29
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Tata Motors Introduces AMT Gearbox On The Tiago Hatchback

Tata Motors Introduces AMT Gearbox On The Tiago Hatchback

Only the top end XZA petrol trim gets the Easy Shift AMT gearbox

There is no doubt that the Tiago hatchback has definitely enlisted its name in the Tata Motors successful list of products. But in order to stay in the competition and make their product even more attractive, the Indian Auto manufacturer introduced the AMT variant of the hatchback as well. The the TIAGO Easy-Shift AMT. Priced at INR 5.73 lakhs, (ex-showroom Mumbai) and INR 5.39 lakhs, (ex-showroom Delhi}.

The car was caught a couple of times being tested on the Indian road, the Tiago Easy Shift AMT will be available only with the top end XZA petrol variant. The Tiago AMT is thus available only with the 1.2L, 3 cylinder Revotron petrol engine which is capable of producing about 85hp of peak power and 114Nm of torque. The car is now available for sale in all the 597 Tata Motors outlets across the country.

The AMT gearbox features four gear positions which include Automatic, Neutral, Reverse and Manual. The gearbox tends to promise smooth acceleration and a stress-free driving in City traffic. The gearbox also gets 2 individual drive modes which include sports and City modes to ensure a peppy as well as economical city cruising. While the ‘Sports’ mode also ensures a performance-oriented driving. The manual mode, on the other hand, allows the driver to shift gears with just a push on the gear stick. Furthermore, the Easy Shift AMT also gets an inbuilt ‘creep’ feature which allows the car to crawl as soon as one takes the foot out of the brake pedal without actually pressing the accelerator; this feature especially comes in handy in sloping terrain because it does not let the car to roll back.

March 6, 2017 07:00
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Tata Tiago Petrol AMT Details Leaked

Tata Tiago Petrol AMT Details Leaked

Launch soon but will only be available with top two petrol trims only

We heard rumours of Tata Motors introducing the AMT variant of the Tiago and from what it seems like the rumours were actually true. Recently a leaked spec sheet gave away all the details that one needs about these soon to be launched Tata Tiago AMT variants.

The AMT variant of the Tiago was already spied earlier and it will be available with the petrol variant only. The Tiago AMT, when launched, will compete directly with the Alto K10 AMT and the Celerio AMT.

With the launch now almost near Team-BHP was able to get their hands on some leaked spec sheets of the Tiago AMT variant. To begin with, the AMT variant will be available with the top two variants only. The details leaked online said that the Tiago AMT will only be available with the top end XT and XZ trims.

Thus the AMT gearbox will be equipped only with the 1.2 Litre, 3 cylinder Revotron petrol unit capable of producing about 85 PS of peak power and 114 Nm. Apart from just the addition of the AMT gearbox, there won’t be any other changes to be made to the AMT equipped car. As far as the pricing is concerned to expect the AMT variant to be priced a tad bit higher than the manual variants.

After the Nano and the Zest, the Tiago will actually be the third model to be offered with AMT transmission.

February 23, 2017 05:50
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Is Tata Motors Planning To Launch The Tiago Petrol AMT On 2nd February 2017?

Is Tata Motors Planning To Launch The Tiago Petrol AMT On 2nd February 2017?

Could this be the AMT variant or a completely new product from Tata Motors still remains a mystery

Tata Motors has announced on their social media channels that they will be launching something big on 2nd February 2017. Now we are still not sure what this could possibly be. Could this be a completely new product in the form of the Tata Kite5 sedan or is it the AMT variant of their popular Tiago hatchback.

The rumours actually are leaning against the fact that Tata Motors might introduce the AMT variant of the Tiago hatchback on 2nd February 2017.

Tata introduced the Tiago hatchback last year April and since its launch this has actually became one of the best selling products of their portfolio. The hatchback is offered with both diesel as well as petrol drivetrains but the only place where it lacks is the absence of an automatic transmission. Now providing an automatic transmission will increase the overall pricing of this hatchback by quite few margins and thus Tata Motors has decided to provide a cheaper alternative in the form of an AMT transmission.

The AMT equipped car was already spotted being tested couple of times on the Indian roads. The trend of affordable AMT transmissions was started by Maruti with their Celerio hatchback. The biggest advantage of the AMT transmission is that it eliminates the use of clutch and thus helping the driver to drive their cars effortlessly in bumper to bumper city traffic while not hampering the overall fuel efficiency of the vehicle.

January 31, 2017 09:25
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2017 Tata Tiago Plus (Sport)

2017 Tata Tiago Plus (Sport)

The hot hatchback will get a more powerful Turbocharged petrol engine

There is no doubt in the fact that the Tiago is a leap ahead of every other Tata Motors cars we have witnessed so far. Be it quality, features or the styling this little hatchback surely won hearts. At the recent auto show 2016, Tata Motors showcased the Bolt Sport which was actually a more powerful Bolt variant which not only received a new engine but also some exclusive cosmetic upgrades too on its exterior to differentiate it from the regular variant. We all expected that Tata Motors will actually go ahead with the new project to take on some other entry level hot hatchbacks.

However according to the recent reports the Indian auto manufacturer has shelved all their plans of launching the Bolt Sport variant because of its unimpressive sales figures. Tata Motors officials also said that they are not quite happy with the way the Bolt is getting a response in the Indian market but their new product Tiago hatchback comparatively has done pretty good business until now. Since its launch the Tiago hatchback has received more than 40, 000 bookings, there is even a waiting period for this hatchback as well.

So this is actually a good time to cash in the success of the Tiago and introduce a more powerful variant of the hatchback instead. If everything goes according to plan then we can actually watch this car in flesh during this year’s festive season.

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August 24, 2016 05:44
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Renault KWID 1.0 Litre VS Rivals Specs

Renault KWID 1.0 Litre VS Rivals Specs

Find out where the KWID 1.0 Litre stands

Renault definitely will leave a huge impact when they actually introduce the 1.0 Litre variant of the KWID hatchback. They already showcased the hatchback at the 2016 Auto expo where it attracted plenty of attention. Only today Renault has also unveiled almost all the details of their soon to be launched hatchback and we have updated all the details available at this moment about the 1.0 Litre KWID in our speculative review.

The KWID 1.0 Litre variant will not look a lot different than the smaller variant and the only way you can differentiate between the two variants is by actually seeing the 1.0 Litre badge positioned just beneath the C pillar of the hatch and also by the chequered flag positioned towards the lower portion of the front doors on either side of the hatchback. Inside there won’t be too much change either, the more powerful variant will get the same equipment level as found in the 800 cc variant.

We are actually bit disappointed with the safety features provided with the 1.0 Litre variant of the KWID because like we all have expected the more powerful variant will perhaps get ABS or EBD but unfortunately the hatchback is getting neither of them. What was even surprising is also the fact the driver side airbag will be available as an option while there is absolutely no provision of a passenger side airbag.

Coming to the powertrain the KWID 1.0 Litre variant will be powered by the 1.0 Litre, 3 cylinder SCe petrol unit which will churn out about 68 Ps of peak power and 91 Nm of torque. The engine will be paired to a 5 speed manual transmission as standard while there will also be an AMT transmission on offer at a later stage.

The new KWID 1.0 Litre variant will compete with the Maruti Alto K10, Hyundai Eon 1.0 Litre, Tata Tiago and the hatchback with the most powerful engine amongst this segment the Datsun GO.

Below provided is the entire tech spec of the Renault KWID 1.l0 Litre and its above mentioned rivals

August 19, 2016 11:00
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Tata Will Not Launch The Bolt Sport In India

Tata Will Not Launch The Bolt Sport In India

Will launch the sportier variant of the Tiago instead

According to the latest report Tata Motors dismissed the plans of launching the more loaded version of the Bolt hatchback as of now. But do not get upset or sad instead of Tata launching the Bolt Sport might actually introduce the Sportier version of their more popular hatchback Tiago.

Tata Bolt Sport was unveiled towards the beginning of this year at the Delhi Auto expo and it attracted quite an attention because apart from the cosmetic upgrades the Bolt Sport also actually featured a more powerful engine under its hood. But when it came to making it a reality the poor sales figures of the Bolt hatchback actually kept Tata motors thinking whether they will go ahead with the idea or not. If Tata would have launched the Bolt Sport in India they would have targeted a price range of below 8 Lakh rupees to actually price it below the Fiat Punto Abarth which would have been its biggest rival.

So a source close to Tata Motors revealed that they are pretty sure of the fact that they cannot achieve the necessary numbers in sales to make the Bolt Sport a success in India. However they have now shifted their focus on making a hot hatch variant of the more fuel efficient and better selling Tiago instead.

August 16, 2016 06:05
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Tata Hikes Price Of Their Popular Hatchback Tiago

Tata Hikes Price Of Their Popular Hatchback Tiago

Tiago is currently Tata’s most popular hatchback

After Maruti and Hyundai it’s time for Tata Motors to hike their product prices. Fortunately at this moment Tata has not hiked the prices of their entire model lineup but only of their popular hatchback Tiago which was launched not so long ago. Tiago when launched four months back was priced in between INR. 3.2 lakh to Rs 5.54 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

There is no doubt that the Tiago was an instant hit from the day it was launched and until now Tata has already received bookings for over 40, 000 units. According to the latest report Tata Motors has increased the prices of all the Tiago variants by atleast INR. 6,000 - 8,000. However that is not all Tata might also increase the prices of this hatchback further more during the festive season. Currently the Tiago has a waiting period of atleast 3 to 4 months which speaks of its demand.

To deal with the demand the auto maker is actually re-scheduling the production to their Sanand production plant. Compared to the Bolt and the Zest the Tiago definitely proved to be their most successful product until now.

The hatchback gets Tata’s new ‘Impact’ design language and is offered with the choice of 1.2-litre petrol motor capable of producing about 85 PS motor and 114Nm of torque. The 1.05 Litre diesel motor on the other hand churns out about 70 Ps of peak power and 140 Nm of torque. Both the engines are paired to the same 5 speed manual transmission.

August 12, 2016 07:00
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Featured New Cars Launching This Festive Season (UPDATED!)

New Cars Launching This Festive Season (UPDATED!)

Plenty of new and exciting launches slated for festive season

As the festive is nearing all the auto manufacturers of India are also planning their separate strategies to actually pull the customers towards their products. This is also actually the time when Auto manufacturers provides big discounts and also try to launch some new products to keep their customers engaged. Although there is still some time in hand before the festive season starts in India but we decided to provide you the list of some of the exclusive cars which will actually be launched during this upcoming festive season.

We will also keep on updating this article as soon as we get more information about the new car launches in the coming months.

Click past jump to know more about the cars launching this festive season

August 2, 2016 02:08
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7 New Cars We Are Expecting To see In India Before The End Of 2016

7 New Cars We Are Expecting To see In India Before The End Of 2016

List of cars expected to launch in Q3 and Q4

The year 2016 has been a fairly active year for the Indian automotive industry after a not so happening 2015. We saw plenty of cars taking the centre stage from both International as well as National Auto makers at the 2016 Auto Expo. While we also have seen plenty of cars are already launched at the Indian market in the first of 2016 and even from the floors of the Auto expo as well. Some of the exciting new cars which were already launched in the Indian market includes the new hatchbacks from Tata called the Tiago, Compact Crossover from Maruti Vitara Brezza which has taken India by storm while the other offerings includes the new generation Toyota Innova Crysta which replaces the existing Innova and also Ford introducing their new generation Endeavour.

Now the above mentioned cars were meant for the mass market while the niche market segment included the entry of new Jaguar XE, Mercedes GLC, and GLE while we also saw BMW launch the new 7 series too here in India and recently Audi launching the new generation R8 V10. In the upcoming months both the Indian as well the International car makers have plenty of new surprises stored for us too.

Below provided are the list of some exciting new cars which will be launching in the Indian market in the second half of 2016

July 20, 2016 00:36
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These are the 5 most fuel efficient cars available in India today

These are the 5 most fuel efficient cars available in India today

Maruti-Suzuki has a strong hold in the fuel efficient car space

We the Indian customers are notoriously known for our price sensitiveness. When it comes to purchasing a car or a motorcycle, the first and foremost question we ask to the dealers is the fuel economy. No wonder, it’s in the DNA of Indian customers to ask for the fuel efficiency of a car or motorcycle before they buy it. So, the fuel efficiency figure matters most both for the customers and the automakers. Every automaker tries to impress the customers, by stating how good fuel efficient their cars are.

We chose top 5 fuel efficient cars in India at present regardless of petrol, diesel or hybrid powertrain. As it seems, the Maruti-Suzuki dominates the space heavily, as they have the largest share in the space. Here, let us take a close look.

June 30, 2016 07:40
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Tata Tiago Aktiv at 2016 Geneva Motor Show: Walk around Video

Tata Tiago Aktiv at 2016 Geneva Motor Show: Walk around Video

Tata Tiago Aktiv was displayed at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show

Tata Tiago has achieved success in very short time, and the latest compact hatchback from Tata Motors has proven a success in Indian market. At the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo, the auto manufacturer briefly showcased an accessorized version of the hatchback which was later showcased at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show as Tiago Aktiv. The accessorized crossover has garnered much more attention than the regular variant.

Until now the Tata Tiago Aktiv is available from the Tata Motors personalization studio with an extra price over the price of the regular model. But the automaker plans to launch a complete production version of the car which would be introduced to the market later this year. The car looks different than the regular variant in terms of exterior and interior accessories. But the mechanical specifications remain same as the car will be available in both the petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variant will get a 1.2 litre Revotron engine with 5 speed manual transmission churning out 85 PS of peak power, while the diesel variant will be featuring a 1.05 litre engine which will churn out 70 PS of peak power.

Here is a complete walk around video displaying the exterior and the interior of the car at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show. Take a look.

June 26, 2016 15:00
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Hatchback to SUV: Top 5 Hot Selling Cars in India

Hatchback to SUV: Top 5 Hot Selling Cars in India

Maruti-Suzuki has clearly a strong grab in the bestselling segment

As the demand for new cars in India are constantly rising, the auto manufacturers present in the country are on a spree to deliver new models and facelifts to the customers. In recent times we have seen quite a few new models introduced in the country. Not only that, it is also expected that the Indian market is about to experience the entry of several new models in the country in few years.

Meanwhile, we take a look at the cars which has become the hottest selling models recently in the country in very short span of time. No wonder, among the top five list Maruti-Suzuki has a strong presence, while the other automakers like Toyota and Tata Motors are also fighting to get a spot in the list. Here, let’s take a look at the top five hot selling cars of the country at present.

June 24, 2016 12:00
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5 facts you did not know about the Tata Tiago Aktiv

5 facts you did not know about the Tata Tiago Aktiv

Tata Tiago Aktiv is a heavily accessorized crossover based on the Tiago

Tata Tiago has garnered pretty much attention since it has been launched earlier this year. Alongside the Tata Tiago there was another car painted in Blue which was heavily accessorized and based on the Tiago hatchback. Later at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show the car was fully displayed as a showpiece and it was then christened as the Tata Tiago Aktiv, and until now the car has been sold through Tata Motors’ personalization studio with options of accessories for the buyers. Now the Indian automaker plans to introduce the Tata Tiago Aktiv as a fully production model, which will come as a complete unit in the market.

Expected to launch later this year the Tata Tiago Aktiv has already seen much more interest and demand from the prospective buyers compare to the regular variant of the Tata Tiago hatchback, which has inspired the Tata Motors to manufacture a complete production version of the Tata Tiago Aktiv crossover.

Now based on the interesting Tata Tiago hatchback the Tiago Aktiv also comes pretty interesting. Here we take a close look at the Tiago Aktiv crossover, and check what are the interesting facts about the upcoming crossover.

June 23, 2016 10:30
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The best cars to drive in India's city traffic

The best cars to drive in India’s city traffic

With these cars you can commute in the city without any hassle

Indian roads are notoriously congested, and at times the driving or riding in the Indian cities becomes nightmares for the vehicle owners. And now with every single day passing the volume of traffic on the Indian roads are increasing rapidly, which is leading to more traffic jams, late entry to office and many other troubles as well. People who dreams of large luxurious cars, finally end up getting nightmares as commuting in city with larger cars are pretty much taxing.

Now to get rid of that problem you can opt for either public transport system, which is economic but very tiring on other hand, or you can avail a small car which can take you to your destination without much hassle. Here come the 7 ideal cars for better city commuting in India.

June 23, 2016 08:35
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Three interesting upcoming crossovers based on hatchbacks in India

Three interesting upcoming crossovers based on hatchbacks in India

Crossovers based on hatchbacks are getting more attention than the normal hatchbacks

The compact hatchbacks are certainly a very popular and widely selling segment in Indian market, which is now seeing a new trend. Several automakers are introducing the crossovers based on popular hatchbacks. At the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo earlier this year automakers like Chevrolet, Tata Motors and Volkswagen showcased new crossover based on the hatchbacks like Beat, Tiago and the Polo respectively.

All these three hatchback based crossovers are set to launch in the country in a few months. While the Volkswagen Cross Polo has been in the Indian market since quite a few years ago, the Chevrolet Beat Activ and the Tata Tiago Aktiv will be all new fresh models to be introduced in the Indian market.

Let’s take a close look at these three hatchback based crossovers, which marks the segment as soft roaders.

June 20, 2016 11:00
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OVERVIEW 2016 Tata Tiago Aktiv

2016 Tata Tiago Aktiv

Tata Tiago Aktiv is a accessorized Tiago which has garnered more interest than the regular model

When Tata Motors showcased the Tata Tiago at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo, the small sporty looking hatchback garnered pretty much interest among the visitors. Meanwhile, there was a blue heavily accessorized version of the Tiago, which garnered more appreciation and interest than the regular model. Christened as the Tata Tiago Aktiv the accessorized Tiago is available from the Tata Motors personalization studio until now, but the Indian auto manufacturer is planning to introduce a complete production model of the Tata Tiago Aktiv to the Indian market, which is expected to hit the market sometime around October this year during the festive season.

Although with the accessories, Tata Tiago Aktiv looks a bit like a hatchback crossover on the design front, but performance wise this car is expected to be the same like its regular sibling. Here we will take a look and speculate what we can expect from the Tata Tiago Aktiv.

Click past jump to read more about Tata Tiago Aktiv.

June 20, 2016 09:00
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Top 5 Fuel Efficient Petrol Cars in India you can buy under INR. 5 lakh

Top 5 Fuel Efficient Petrol Cars in India you can buy under INR. 5 lakh

Petrol may be pricey, but here are some fuel saver petrol cars for you

Indian customers have been known for their love for diesels, but in recent times as the government and courts implementing bans on diesel vehicles, the other fossil fuel petrol is coming in focus. The petrol cars are so far cheaper than the diesel powered cars. Although petrol cars are not known for their fuel efficiency, but we found some cars available in Indian market, which offer amazing fuel economy, even in some cases more than diesel ones.

For your convenience we made a list of petrol cars with great fuel economy available under the Rs. 5 lakh pricing slab. So what you get here is the list of 5 petrol cars, which comes with cheaper price tags and great fuel economy. That’s economic during the purchase and post purchase as well. The cars include several Maruti-Suzuki cars, and among others Tata Motors has the Tiago. Recently unveiled Datsun Redi Go also comes at the top models in the list, alongside the Renault Kwid. In fact, both the Renault Kwid and the Datsun Redi Go is at the top of the list jointly.

Let’s take a look at our list.

May 18, 2016 13:00
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Tata Tiago received more than 1 lakh enquiries

Tata Tiago received more than 1 lakh enquiries

Price for Tiago begins at INR. 3.20 lakh

Tata Tiago is the most talked about car of recent times. Earlier this month Tata Motors launched the car, and the delivery is about to begin in a few days. The Tiago is an all new hatchback which comes reflecting sporty urban design. Tata Motors claims, they have already received more than 1 lakh enquiries about the car.

Tata Tiago sports sharp headlamps with piano black finished smiling grille. The lower fascia gets a horizontally slated air intake and chrome garnished round fog lamps at both sides. The car sports chrome embellishment at the front fascia. It also sports sharp character lines running through the body. The interior offers a multifunction steering wheel, dual pod instrument cluster with a digital display at the middle. The glossy black centre console gets a hexagonal shape and gets a digital screen displaying infotainment options. The infotainment system is developed by Harman. Despite being a small and compact car the Tiago is designed in such way, that occupants can afford enough space. The cabin comes with lots of smartly designed storage spaces. It will get ABS and dual front airbags in the top end trims.

The car will be available in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol variant will get a 1.2 litre Revotron petrol engine under the hood, which generates 85 PS peak power and 114 Nm of peak torque. On the other hand the diesel variant will be powered by a 1.05 litre Revotorq engine which will churn out around 70 PS peak power and 140 Nm of peak torque. Pricing for the car will be between INR. 3.20 lakh to INR. 5.54 lakh depending on the variants.

April 19, 2016 09:00
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Five interesting facts you didn't know about Tata Tiago

Five interesting facts you didn’t know about Tata Tiago

Tata Tiago implements many ’first in the segment’ characteristics

Tata Tiago is certainly one of the most important car from the Indian automaker’s stable in recent past. The compact hatchback was first unveiled last year, and due to some dramatic event the launch got stuck. Finally the sporty hatchback has been launched today. Earlier, it was named as Tata Zica, and later the name changed to Tiago.

The Tiago has roped in legendary Argentine footballer Lionel Messi as its brand ambassador, and it depicts a fresh new design language, which is to be implemented to the future Tata Motors passenger vehicles. So, what’s new in Tata Tiago? What are the unique characteristics of this car? Let’s take a look.

April 6, 2016 10:00
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OVERVIEW 2016 Tata Tiago

2016 Tata Tiago

Tata finally introduces an ’all-new’ hatchback. Is it worth all the hype?

Hatchbacks have always been a popular car architecture, especially in the Indian market. Being affordable to buy, cheap to maintain, and easy to drive around, hatchbacks are the most preferred medium of transport for small families. The Indian market has already been flooded with plenty of cars in this particular segment, coming from different auto manufacturers around the world. But our homegrown car maker Tata Motors has gone under the dust in the past few years. The hatchback segment was once stirred by Tata when it launched the original Indica, back in 1998. But with increasing competition, the company just couldn’t keep up to satisfy the customer’s changing needs and priorities.

Come year 2014, and we saw an aggressive marketing strategy from Tata when they launched the Bolt hatch, which was a significantly improved product in almost all fields. The Bolt was developed with cumulative inputs from Tata’s Research and Design centres located in UK, Italy and Pune. But owing to its egg-like structure, the Bolt was perceived to be a redressed Indica. This, along with the fact that Tata bluntly priced it too close to the Maruti Swift, was the primary reason behind the Tata Bolt’s limited sales run.

But when Tata took the veils off their all-new hatch in late 2015, we Indians were in for a surprise. Yes, there was already news of Tata developing an all-new product, but none of us knew that the Indian manufacturer would finally say goodbye to its favorite Indica-like design philosophy. And farewell is what Tata actually did! The Tiago surprised everyone with its fresh new looks, and people started waiting for this new Tata hatchback with baited breath.

Initially called the Zica, this new hatchback was soon renamed to Tiago, after the infamous deadly Zika virus breakout. Just like its name, the Tiago hatchback definitely has a sporty and dynamic appearance. What is even more interesting is the fact that Tata used its new ‘IMPACT’ design language to design and fabricate the Tiago. In addition to a refreshing design theme, the Tiago also promises to deliver enhanced driving dynamics along with new innovative features.

The Tiago not only excels in styling and dynamics in this particular segment but also brings with it satisfying performance. The new hatchback is offered with a newly developed Revotron 1.2 Litre petrol and an all-new Revotorq 1.05 Litre diesel unit. Both these engines are paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox, while an AMT (automated manual transmission) option will likely be introduced in the near future. What is even more interesting is the fact that the Tiago comes with Multi Drive modes which are the first in its segment. This will help the driver to optimize the engine’s behavioral characteristics as per his/her driving requirements, in order to deliver optimum fuel economy along with a peppy and high spirited driving experience.

Update 06.04.2016:- Tata launched the Tiago hatchback in India today, the prices and variant-wise feature details have been updated

April 6, 2016 08:37
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Tata Launches Tiago Hatchback, Prices Starts At INR. 3.20 Lakhs

Tata Launches Tiago Hatchback, Prices Starts At INR. 3.20 Lakhs

Gets newly devloped engines, based on a new platform and is priced quite aggressively

Tata Motors launched the much anticipated Tiago in India today, the prices of Tata’s new hatchback which will also replace the ageing India EV2 starts from INR. 3.20 Lakhs (ex showroom, Delhi) for the base petrol variant.

The latest entrant to join the Tata’s lineup is based on the X1 platform which also underpins the Bolt hatchback but while many said that Bolt hatchback looked more like the revised Vista hatchback, the Tiago on the other hand has its own unique identity. The Tiago is also the first car from Tata Motors whose exterior styling is actually influenced by the new ’IMPACT’ design language.

Towards the front the Tiago gets a bulging front grille housing the Tata logo, the front profile also features newly design halogen headlamps. The side profile looks dynamic and sporty and gets a stylish 14-inch twin five-spoke alloy wheels, while the roof spoiler and the wrap around taillamps completes the overall styling of the exterior.

Tata Motors has also done a great job with the interior of the car as well and as a result of all that the occupants will get to enjoy a comfortable and spacious interior. What is even more interesting is also the fact that Tata Tiago also gets numerous storage spaces inside the cabin too. The rest of the interior gets a duel tone finish to it, the combination of Black and Beige color definitely looks good and also goes well with the Black seat upholstery. The Dashboard also gets a body colored side air con vents as an optional to make things appealing inside. The dashboard also has been fitted with Harman-sourced infotainment system available with 8 audio speakers and also gets USB, Bluetooth and AUX connectivity features.

Tata Tiago is available in five variants which include XB, XE, XM, XT and XZ (Top spec). The top spec variants get dual airbags as standard along with a cooled glovebox and driver seat height adjustable feature as well. But Tata focused on the safety fonts and thus provided safety pack on the XE, XM and XT trim as well available at an extra cost of just INR. 18,000.

April 6, 2016 05:00
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Tata Bolt, Tiago and Zest set 360 records in #GearedForGreat challenge

Tata Bolt, Tiago and Zest set 360 records in #GearedForGreat challenge

These three cars took just 18 days to complete 50000 kilometer endurance mark

Tata Bolt, Tata Tiago and Tata Zest, three of these Tata Motors car has achieved an amazing feat by crossing 50000 kilometers in just 18 days in the #GearedForGreat endurance challenge. In the endurance test all these four cars had to run nonstop for 18 days with only periodic technical pit stops every two hours for driver change, refueling, routine checks, windshield and headlamp cleaning. The test was held at the 4.2 km long NCAT (National Centre of Automotive Testing) high speed testing track at the Vehicle Research & Development Establishment (VRDE) in Ahmednagar. In an attempt to do this the cars made a total of 360 records. More than 60 professional drivers, racers and automobile experts from 22 cities across the country participated in the event.

The models used in the endurance test were petrol variants of Tata Bolt and Tata Zest and both petrol and diesel variants of soon to be launched Tata Tiago. All these four cars ran at an average speed of 120 kmph. Incidentally, this is the first such feat for any Indian automaker. Began on 14th March, 2016 the cars were randomly selected from the automaker’s plant. The challenge tested the powertrains, suspensions, body structures and electronic components to their limits.

April 4, 2016 12:00
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New Cars Launching In April 2016 (Updated)

New Cars Launching In April 2016 (Updated)

2 new launches and 1 new product unveiling in the cards

The month of April is definitely one important month for many auto manufacturers as well as buyers. Just like every other month we have uploaded the list of new cars which will be launched in the month of April 2016 in India.

Update 31.03.2016: We have updated the list with few additional cars which will launch in the month of April 2016.

Click past jump to go through the list of car4s launching in the month April 2016

March 31, 2016 08:21
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Tata Tiago launching on 6th April

Tata Tiago launching on 6th April

After lots of drama finally Tiago is getting launched

Tata Tiago, the next compact hatchback from Tata Motors has already garnered much attention with all the drama around its naming and launch. Finally the sporty looking compact hatchback designed with Tata Motors’ new design language is launching on 6th April, as the Indian origin automaker has officially announced.

The Tata Tiago tied in football legend Lionel Messi as its brand ambassador. Since then the compact hatchback garnered much appreciation. Earlier the name was Zica as it is a zippy car. Just at the beginning of the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo, where the car was showcased and appreciated by visitors Tata Motors decided to change the name of this car from Zica, as the name was clashing with the ZiKa virus, which was outbroken in Brazil. Later through an online voting campaign Tata Motors renamed the car as Tiago. It was rumored to launch on 28th March, but later Tata Motors announced the car will launch on 6th April. In the meantime dealers have been taking the booking for this car at a price of INR. 10000.

Tata Tiago comes with a sporty design, which can be seen through its sharp smoked lenses headlamps, smiling pattern piano black finished grille with honeycomb design, horizontally slated lower air intake, dual fog lamps at both sides. The car sports sharp character lines, blackened B pillars, roof spoiler. Inside the cabin Tata Tiago gets multifunction steering wheel, classy instrument cluster with dual analog dials and a digital display at the middle. It also gets a hexagonal centre console with ConnectionNEXT infotainment system developed by Harman, 8 speakers.

Power source for this car is a 1.2 litre MPFi Revotron petrol engine, which churns out 85 PS peak power and 114 Nm peak torque. The diesel variant gets a 1.05 litre Revotorq CRAIL engine which churns out 70 PS peak power and 140 Nm peak torque. Expect the Tata Tiago to be priced at around INR. 3.6 to 5.5 lakh.

March 29, 2016 15:30
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Tata Tiago's launch delayed Yet Again!

Tata Tiago’s launch delayed Yet Again!

Tata Motors was supposed to launch the Tiago hatchback on 28th March

Tata Tiago, the latest compact hatchback from the stable of Tata Motors was supposed to launch on 28th March. But as it seems, the Tiago has yet another delay in its launch. As we have learnt, the car will come out sometime in April. The reason behind the delay is unavailable although. Earlier the Tiago was named as Zica, and expected to launch in January, but just at the beginning of the Auto Expo 2016 Tata Motors announced they will change the name. The launch also got postponed to 28th March. Despite the delay in the launch booking for Tiago is still on at a price of INR. 10000.

Tata Tiago bears the next generation design language of Tata Motors, which we have seen in the Tata Bolt, Tata Zest and in the upcoming compact sedan Tata Kite 5. Tata Tiago gets sharp headlamps with smoked lenses, piano black finished smiling grille with honeycomb pattern. The chrome garnishing at the front fascia makes the car stylish alongside the slated air intake and dual round shaped fog lamps. The side profile boasts several crisp character lines, blackened B pillars, sporty alloy wheels. The rear boasts a sporty appearance as well.

Inside the cabin, Tata Tiago gets an upmarket feel with the multifunction steering wheel, dual analog dial and a digital display consisting instrument cluster, hexagonal shaped centre console with a ConnectionNEXT infotainment system developed by Harman, 8 speakers, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. Despite being a compact car Tiago offers plenty of space to the occupants.

March 28, 2016 15:00
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Spec comparison: Tata Tiago vs Chevrolet Beat

Spec comparison: Tata Tiago vs Chevrolet Beat

Tata’s latest entrant in compact hatchback segment takes on Chevrolet’s smallest car in India

Tata Motor’s latest entrant in compact hatchback segment Tata Tiago is all set to be launched finally in a few days. Scheduled to be launched on 28th March, it will surely add some zing to the highly competitive and the most popular segment of Indian automobile market. The new sporty compact hatchback will compete against various popular cars like Hyundai Grand i10 (Spec comparison: Tata Tiago vs Hyundai Grand i10), Maruti-Suzuki Celerio (Spec comparison: Tata Tiago vs Maruti-Suzuki Celerio) and Ford Figo (Spec comparison: Tata Tiago vs Ford Figo). Another compact hatchback with which, Tata Tiago will lock horns is the Chevrolet Beat.

It is to be seen, how these two cars face each other and who stands better than the opponent. Let’s take a look at our spec sheet based comparison.

March 26, 2016 02:00
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5 USPs of the Tata Tiago that make it worth waiting for!

5 USPs of the Tata Tiago that make it worth waiting for!

From comfortable and modern interiors to that peppy engine under its hood is what makes Tiago worth waiting for

Tata Motors has long been struggling to garner traction in the Indian Automotive industry. Being a commercial vehicle manufacturer at its roots, Tata entered the Indian passenger car segment back in the year 1998 with the iconic Indica. The Indica managed to attract huge sales and thus enhance the manufacturer’s footprint in the expanding Indian market, owing to its low cost – high value image. But, left devoid of any major refreshes or facelifts in its lifetime, this Tata hatchback soon lost its shine. The sales figures dropped in the backdrop of new market players like Hyundai entering the segment, and the Indica soon went into the history books. Tata, keen on milking a few more drops from the Indica brand name, tried to revive it in the form of the Vista, but customers were done with that trademark egg-like structure and budget-quality interiors. As a result, the Vista did not manage to stir the market in a way that Indica had done almost a decade ago. The Tata Bolt too was welcomed as a rebadged Indica, and thus suffered similar repercussions from the Indian audience.

But finally, Tata Motors claims to have developed a revolutionary hatchback that can once again propel the company from its current meager position. With the media drives and showcases over, we at TopSpeed India list 5 main USPs of the Tata Tiago, that make it worth waiting for!

March 21, 2016 07:00
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Tata Tiago Arriving At Dealerships Launch Soon

Tata Tiago Arriving At Dealerships Launch Soon

This hatchback will be positioned under the Bolt

The official launch of the much anticipated Tata Tiago has been schedule for 28th Match and we all are quite excited about this new small hatchback from the house of Tata Motors which also will be replacing the existing and ageing EV2. What is even more interesting is also the fact that Tata Motors has already started dispatching the cars to the dealerships and NDTV was able to catch a glimpse of one of the hatchbacks which was parked outside a Tata Motors showroom in Delhi.

The bookings have even commenced for the new Tiago and people can now book the car by paying INR. 10, 000,while you can expect the deliveries to begin once the car is launched. The Tata Tiago will take on the likes of the Mahindra KUV100, Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Hyundai Grand i10 and the Chevrolet Beat once it launches here.

The Tiago hatchback is based on the modified Indica platform and gets an improved design language. The wide grille, the sharp headlamp design and the dynamic rear profile are some of the exterior highlights of the hatchback. The interior on the other hand too looks loaded with a new touchscreen infotainment system complete with Bluetooth, USB and AUX connectivity features. This infotainment even also supports navigation system as well, the other noticeable features inside are the hatchback gets steering mounted controls and even contrast colors on the air con vents inside. The other comfort features includes height adjustable driver seat and even an electronically adjustable wing mirror which will mostly be made available with the top trims.

March 18, 2016 12:30
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Spec comparison: Tata Tiago vs Maruti-Suzuki Celerio

Spec comparison: Tata Tiago vs Maruti-Suzuki Celerio

Celerio will be Tiago’s biggest competitor with an AMT

Getting firm grip in the highly competitive and crowded compact hatchback segment of Indian automobile market is not easy. As it seems, Tata Tiago is going to face lot of challenges from several models from different automakers. But Maruti-Suzuki being the most popular automaker of the country and the Celerio being an immensely popular hatchback, Tiago will surely lock horn with it.

Available in both petrol and diesel variants, and most importantly equipped with an AMT gearbox Celerio has become a huge crowd pooler in recent times. An AMT ensures, you don’t need to divert your attention toward clutch-gear action in bumper to bumper city traffic. Celerio also gets ABS and airbags at all the variants.

So far, Celerio seems to become the toughest rival against Tata Motor’s newest offering. How? Let’s take a look here.

March 17, 2016 04:00
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Tata Tiago: Some Interesting Facts That You Should Know

Tata Tiago: Some Interesting Facts That You Should Know

Tata Motor’s all new hatchback launching on 28th March

Tata Tiago is all set to hit the market on 28th March after long wait. The car was unveiled at the end of last year, and showcased at the Auto Expo 2016. Earlier Tata Tiago was named as Zica, but due the outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil, Tata Motors renamed the car with Tiago. The car comes based on a completely new design language from the Indian origin automaker.

Here we present you some interesting facts about the new Zippy car. Take a look.

March 16, 2016 12:30
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Spec comparison: Tata Tiago vs Ford Figo

Spec comparison: Tata Tiago vs Ford Figo

Tata Tiago will throw tough challenge to the Ford Figo

Tata Tiago is the next offering from Tata Motors in the compact hatchback segment. Since the compact sporty hatchback first showcased, this car has gained much hype in the country. Scheduled to launch on 28th March this car is expected to lock horn with several other compact hatches in the segment. One of them is the next generation Ford Figo launched last year.

Both these cars sport attractive design. Both these cars have been designed keeping the urban customer’s demand in mind. Both these two cars come stuffed with features at interior.

Now, let’s take a look, how these two cares stand against each other.

March 16, 2016 10:00
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Spec comparison: Tata Tiago vs Hyundai Grand i10

Spec comparison: Tata Tiago vs Hyundai Grand i10

Tata’s latest hatchback takes on Hyundai’s ageing sporty hatch

Tata Motors has already made a wave in the highly competitive and demanding compact hatchback segment with the unveiling of Tiago. Prior to the launch Tiago has thrown tough challenge to several compact hatchbacks in the market, amongst which Hyundai Grand i10, Maruti Suzuki Celerio is the top ones. Hyundai’s ageing Grand i10 has been pretty popular in India since its launch in 2013, but with the arrival of Tiago this car is surely facing some tough challenge, which might lead to a facelift for Grand i10.

Now, before the Tata Tiago gets launched in India on 28th March let’s check how these two cars stand against each other.

March 14, 2016 08:00
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Six popular cars you can buy under INR. 10 lakh

Six popular cars you can buy under INR. 10 lakh

Trust us; you will be spoilt for choice

If you are going to buy a new car, you must be thinking about which one to buy. And if you are not sure enough which segment suits your need best, then trust us, you are pretty much going to be spoilt for choice.

Now, let us help you. Under the 10 lakh slab, you can find plenty of cars which are popular, practical, and also very much stylish and useful indeed. Here we brought you five selected cars from different segments. So, what are they?

Let’s take a look here.

March 10, 2016 16:00
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Tata Tiago can now be booked for INR 10,000

Tata Tiago can now be booked for INR 10,000

Launch to reportedly take place on March 28

Tata’s upcoming Tiago hatchback is reportedly scheduled to launch on March 25. A report from CarTrade says that the small car can now be booked for a sum of INR 10,000.

March 9, 2016 23:32
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Tata Tiago launching on 28th March

Tata Tiago launching on 28th March

Tata Motors showcased Tiago at Geneva Motor Show

Tata Tiago, earlier named as Zica is finally launching on 28th March. A few days ago, we reported about the start of production for this car at Sanand plant in Gujarat. This car will mark the introduction of a fresh design in Tata lineup, which would be implemented in future Tata passenger cars. At the Geneva Motor Show 2016 Tata Motors showcased the Zica, along with its sibling compact sedan Kite 5 and the Tata Hexa.

Earlier, when Tata launched the Zest and Bolt, they hinted about brand reinvention, now with the Tata Tiago it seems the brand is moving toward an all new design language, which is fresh and more urban the previous Tata cars. Tata Tiago will be positioned in between the Tata Nano and the Bolt. It will be available in both petrol and diesel engine options. Apart from bearing a new design, the car will sport several features at interior, which are new in the segment.

The petrol variant Tiago gets a 1.2 litre 3 cylinder Revotron MPFi engine under the hood, which kicks out 85 PS peak power and 114 Nm peak torque. On the other hand the diesel variant Tiago will get a 1.05 litre Revotorq 3 cylinder CRAIL unit under the hood, churning out 70 PS peak power and 140 Nm peak torque. Both the petrol and diesel variants will get Multidrive technology paired with the engine. The price tag for Tiago is expected to be around INR. 3.6-5.5 lakh.

March 4, 2016 14:00
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Tata Tiago enters production at Sanand

Tata Tiago enters production at Sanand

Tata Motors will showcase the Tiago at Geneva Motor Show

Tata Tiago, which was known as the Tata Zica before the re-badging has finally entered the production at Tata Motors Sanand plant in Gujrat. As we have learnt Tata Motors will showcase the new sporty looking compact hatchback at Geneva Motors Show, and it will be launched soon in India.

Tata Motors unveiled the car first time in late 2015; later they showcased the car at the recently concluded Auto Expo 2016 alongside its compact sedan sibling Tata Kite 5. At the Auto Expo Tata Tiago garnered much appreciation. The car is built based on IMPACT design language of Tata Motors. It sports entirely fresh design, which is very classy and sporty. The Tiago will be replacing the Indica compact hatchback. The car not only sports a stylish exterior design, but the interior is also very sporty, and it gets several features as the segment first.

Tata Tiago will be available in both petrol and diesel powertrain options. The petrol variant will come sporting a 1.2 litre Revotron 3 cylinder MPFi engine under the hood which will churn out 85 PS peak power and 114 Nm peak torque. On the other hand the diesel variant will get a 1.05 litre Revotorq 3 cylinder CRAIL engine under the hood which will produce around 70 PS peak power and 140 Nm peak torque. Despite offering both the petrol and diesel cars with manual gearbox, Tata Motors is also planning to offer an AMT gearbox with the diesel variant, which will be the third from the Indian origin automaker after Zest and GenX Nano. Tata Tiago will come priced around INR. 3.6-5.5 lakh.

February 29, 2016 08:21
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Top 5 hatchbacks with cool interior available in India

Top 5 hatchbacks with cool interior available in India

See what you get inside these 5 popular compact hatchbacks

In India compact hatchback segment is the most popular as we love small cars. Almost every other automaker in the country, be it homegrown or the foreign automakers try to grab a fare share of the market pie by offering their range of hatchbacks. Although we Indians are very much price sensitive, which is the main reason behind being hatchback lovers, but we try to get the most of it when buying the small cars.

As we spend most of the time inside the cabin of the car, it is quite natural that we will look for more and more features inside. From a stylish interior design to all in one touchscreen infotainment system, from extra space to world class music system; we want everything to come in our small hatchbacks. So here we are, trying to find what are on offer inside the cabins of 5 very popular hatchbacks in India. Among these hatchbacks 4 models are already there which are Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz, Ford Figo and Volkswagen Polo. The fifth one is the Tata Tiago, which yet to be launched, but already unveiled, received appreciation. Check out here.

February 26, 2016 08:30
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Tata Tiago to come with an AMT?

Tata Tiago to come with an AMT?

Diesel with AMT will be first in the segment

Tata Tiago, which was known as Tata Zica a few days ago before the renaming of the car is expected to hit the showrooms soon. And now the rumor is, it might come with an AMT gearbox along with the manual transmission set up. The MT gear box will be available in both the petrol and diesel variants.

Tata Tiago was showcased at the recently concluded Auto Expo 2016, and undoubtedly it was one of the most visited products and most talked models on display at the Tata Motors pavilion. The car garnered much appreciation since it was unveiled for the first time. But as time passing by, another question is rising. When will the car finally launch? Ye4s, there is no official word yet regarding the launch of this car. Not only that, Tata Motors showcased the Kite 5 sub-4 metre compact sedan also, which shares the same Tiago platform.

February 25, 2016 14:30
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Tata cars launching in a few months

Tata cars launching in a few months

2016 offerings from the Tata Motors

Tata Motors vehicles are useful but not stylish. But as the automotive industry is changing drastically and the new innovations and ideas coming up Tata Motors is also changing their design languages. At the recently concluded New Delhi Auto Expo 2016 we have seen quite a few important cars on display which were Tata Tiago (Earlier named as Zica), Tata Hexa, Tata Kite 5 and Tata Nexon. Tata Tiago has been the talk of the town since very long and this new sporty hatchback looks fresh and appealing. Tata Kite 5 is based on this hatchback and the compact sedan sibling of Tiago looks premium and fresh as well. On the other hand the Tata Hexa sports a urban and appealing feel which looks upmarket. Tata Nexon on the other hand is truly a global design from the Tata Motors. Nexon is a radically designed car which was showcased earlier at the 2014 Auto Expo as a concept car. Now the production variant model was showcased at 2016 Auto Expo, and it looked exactly like the concept form.

As the second month of 2016 is almost over, let’s take a look at the cars what Tata Motors will launch in a few months.

February 24, 2016 05:56
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Tiago is the new name for Tata Zica: Official

Tiago is the new name for Tata Zica: Official

So, it’s official. Tata Tiago is the new name for Tata Zica. Tata Motors showcased the Zica compact hatchback at the recently concluded New Delhi Auto Expo 2016. The Indian origin automaker already announced they will change the name of Zica, as the name for Zippy Car was resembling with the ZIKA virus outbroken in Brazil. To make a distance from the ZIKA virus, Tata Motors has finally changed the name to Tiago. They shortlisted three names which were Adore, Civet and Tiago. The voting began by the general public and Tiago got the highest votes. Today Tata Motors announced the final name, which is Tiago. Tata Zica garnered much appreciation from people all around the world. Now it is to see how people react to the new name Tata Tiago.

The Tata Tiago will come available in two different powertrain options. The petrol variant will get power from a 1.2 litre 3 cylinder MPFi Revotron engine with Multidrive technology which will churn out 85 PS peak power and 114 Nm peak torque. On the other hand the diesel variant will get a 1.05 litre Revotorq 3 cylinder CRAIL engine with Multidrive technology under the hood, which will pump out 70 PS peak power and 140 Nm peak torque. The car will be launched in a few days, and the pricetag would be within INR. 3.6 – 5.5 lakh.

February 22, 2016 08:30
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