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The Pune based carmaker, Tata Motors will launch the performance version of Tiago and Tigor called the Tiago JTP and Tigor JTP. The JTP versions have been developed by Coimbatore based, Jayem Automotive. These cars get many changes cosmetically and mechanically.
The roof, ORVM covers and alloy wheels on these models get black treatment. Both these cars get double barrel projector headlight from the newly launched facelift Tigor. While in the interior gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel, red double stitching on the seat covers and gear lever, aluminium pedals and 5-inch touchscreen infotainment with Harman audio system.
Powering these cars is the same engine from Nexon petrol variant but it has been tuned to produce more power. The 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol unit churns out 114 PS of power and 150 Nm of torque and is mated to 5-speed manual gearbox. There are two driving modes – City and Sport.
The ground clearance of Tiago and Tigor has been lowered by 14 mm and 4 mm respectively. The suspension and steering have also been modified for better handling. The cars sit on 15-inch wheels and have a contact patch of 185 mm. The ABS, corner stability control and dual front airbags are standard on these performance models.
Tata Motors compared the power figures of Tiago JTP engine with Maruti Swift, Maruti Baleno RS and Hyundai i20, whereas the Tigor JTP was compared with Maruti Dzire and Honda Amaze. Tata Motors will launch the JTP siblings on October 26.