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Thus far, compact sedans have been hatchbacks with boots strapped on. That combo has resulted in cars that are borderline ungainly, but Tata’s latest sub-four metre sedan, the Tigor, is anything but. In fact, the carmaker is so confident about the Tiago-hatchback based Tigor’s handsome looks, that it calls it a ‘styleback’, and not a notchback. Good looks and marketing jargon aside, the Tigor has another USP: It is extremely well-priced. But has Tata finally perfected the compact sedan recipe?
On the outside
The coupé silhouette not only makes the Tigor stand out amongst its competition, but also gives it an identity distinct from the Tiago hatchback it is based on. While both the Tiago and the Tigor are near-identical till their front doors, they are completely different from thereon. The Tigor’s wheelbase is 50mm longer, and there’s the swooping roofline that you just can’t miss. Also, top-end variants of the Tigor get smoked projector lens headlamps, and more chrome bits in the bodywork.
The split tail-lights look quite smart, and get neat LED elements. There’s also a thick chrome band that runs along the width of the bootlid, which makes the rear look broader.
On the inside
Thanks to a class-leading 419-litre boot, practicality is an area where the Tigor scores massively over the Tiago. Now, the Tiago isn’t the most spacious among compact sedans, but it isn’t too cramped either. The front seats are quite supportive and overall space is decent too. Just that the seat reclining mechanism requires a firm hand to adjust.
In all, the Tigor is a stylish, practical and value proposition. Just like the Tiago, it is quite a fresh breath of air in its segment, but it has a chink in its armour, the engines. The diesel motor is just about adequate when it comes to refinement and performance, but no more. It is best suited for or relaxed driving.
Is it worth the money?
Its price of ₹ 5.6 - 7.09 lakh (ex-showroom) puts it half a segment below diesel compact sedans like the Maruti Dzire (priced at ₹ 6.44 – 9.39 lakh). Besides the price advantage, it’s got the stylish looks, Tata-typical strengths of space and comfort, and to top it off, it’s also got the biggest boot you can have in a compact sedan. It’s also quite well-equipped and top-end variants come with a brilliant audio system system. So yes, it’s far from the best compact sedan, but it sure does deserve your consideration.
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