Tata Tigor, the long awaited subcompact sedan from the home-grown automaker is all set to be launched in India today and you can catch the updates here. The prices will only be out later today but Tata Motors dealerships across the country have already opened the order books for the new Tata Tigor styleback, as the company likes to call it. The car can now be booked for a token amount of ₹ 5000. We've already told you about the car that is expected to be the most affordable subcompact sedan in India. The Tigor shares its underpinnings with the Tiago hatchback from Tata's stable, and naturally so, gets the same engine options as latter.
However, Tata has spruced up the Tigor with more features, options and a very trendy looking boot, which it chooses to call 'Styleback'. We drove the car recently and you can read our thoughts on the same or check out the car in complete detail in the video review below.
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The Tata Tigor is the automaker's third iteration of a subcompact sedan after the Indigo eCS and the Zest. The model shares its underpinnings with the very successful Tiago hatchback, which also explains the familiar front design. That said, Tata said ensured to different either models visually with the Tigor getting the slightly tweaked honey mesh grille, while the rear gets a notchback-like design language. Tata calls the Tigor a 'Styleback' and rightly so, it is one of the more good looking cars in the segment.
Some interesting elements on the Tata Tigor include the smoked headlamps with projectors, LED tail lamps and alloy wheels. The interior gets finished in a dual-tone colour scheme with 24 utility spaces, premium fabric seats, touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink. You also get customizable AC vent surrounds that look trendy.
The Tata Tigor shares its engine options with the Tiago. A 1.2 litre Revotron petrol and a 1.05 litre Revotorq diesel three-cylinder engines power the model. The petrol unit is tuned for 84 bhp while the diesel makes 69 bhp of power. Both units come paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Building on the success of the Tata Tiago, the Tigor is expected to be the next big volume puller for the manufacturer. Pricing will play a crucial role in the success of the sedan with prices expected in the vicinity of ₹ 4.5-6 lakh (ex-showroom), effectively making the model, one of the most affordable in its class.
Commenting on the pre-bookings, Tata Motors - President, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Mayank Pareek said, "Denoting the IMPACT design language, best-in-class driving features and an advance infotainment system, the Tata TIGOR Styleback is a clear and exciting harbinger of future vehicles from Tata Motors, set to disrupt the passenger car market in India. We have received an overwhelming response for the TIGOR Styleback in its very first week of preview. We hope our customers enjoy the experience of our Styleback."