Tata has faced a considerable success with their entry-level hatchback Tiago in India and the small car has been the best seller for the brand since some time now. The cheapest car from Tata is also one of the most affordable hatchbacks on sale in India as of now. Tata Tiago is a wholesome package that has everything going for it, engine, mileage, features, interiors, and options, it has an answer for all the questions of the customers.
However, with greater options comes greater confusion. Counting all the variants Tata has in the market for the Tiago, one reaches a high mark of 25! While this sure gives the customer a lot of room as far as choice is considered and offers something for everyone. However, things can get confusing very quickly if one misses a variant on two in the line-up. Therefore, we have organized a list of 5 usage types for the Tiago and have recommended a variant for each. Your usage may vary, but the following list will surely help you guide to the right variant in Tiago’s large line-up.
Tiago has gained a lot of popularity because it comes at a shockingly attractive price point. The petrol manual of variant starts at a mere Rs. 3.39 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. Therefore the people who are looking for a car on a budget, this is a perfect choice. The features offered here are decent as well, unlike the non-AC version of Santro, there are not a lot of compromises. As far as engine is concerned, it has a 1.2L petrol unit rated for 84 Bhp and 114 Nm. The mileage figure is segment leading and will add to your budget expectations as the Tiago comes with an ARAI rating of 23.84 kmpl.
We just talked about the petrol manual Tiago’s segment leading mileage, but what if you want to go the extra mile as far as mileage is concerned? Especially in metro cities, mileage is a major concern even for daily commutes. In comes the diesel variant of Tata Tiago, with an ARAI rating of 27.28 kmpl, mileage woes are taken care of. With a starting price of Rs. 4.20 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi, the diesel variant’s 1.1L unit also offers good enough outputs at 69 Bhp and 140 Nm.
Traffic jam is a part and parcel of a major city in India, therefore one must not spend their morning developing a special kind of carpel tunnel for the knee and arm only to develop more carpel tunnel problems later in the office. The petrol automatic variant of Tata Tiago comes to the rescue here with the most affordable Tiago automatic variant (Revotron XTA) coming in at a price of Rs. 5.04 lakh. The engine specs remains the same here with the 1.2L engine delivers 84 Bhp and 114 Nm and the coveted gearbox is a 5 speed AMT unit that comes with a sport mode for less lag in shifting.
Rough and Tough
Indian market is responding very positively to crossovers in cars, therefore if you want a small car and have chosen the Tata Tiago but also have some mild bad road riding needs, the crossover NRG (pronounced Energy) variant is the perfect fit for you. While black body cladding on doors, wheel arches, tailgate, and bumpers, 14-inch faux alloy wheels and faux skid plates look the part. The higher ground clearance of 180 mm does the part of making it bad road friendly. There are no changes on the mechanical part of the crossover and remains the same as other models. With a price tag starting at Rs. 5.5 lakh, ex showroom Tiago NRG stands tall on bad roads and mountainously high speed breakers.
Tata took the demands of enthusiast community in India seriously and launched the hot version of their Tiago. Christened as the Tiago JTP, Tata joined hands with Jayem Automotives to bring their first hot hatchback to India. Tiago JTP offers the maximum bang for your buck and is also the most affordable hot hatchback in the country as of now. With a 1.2 litre turbo petrol engine rated for 112 Bhp and 150 Nm, the Tiago JTP is a boon for speed lovers. Not to mention the 5 speed manual gearbox on offer has also been tweaked to be performance oriented. Priced at Rs. 6.39 lakh, ex showroom, Delhi Tiago JTP is the best car an enthusiast can buy at this price point.