When the Tiago was launched, Tata had promised that an AMT model will follow. And now spy shots of Tata testing the Tiago AMT variant are doing the rounds on the Internet, proving that Tata will bring the same to the Indian market. The shifter seen in the pics here is similar to the one on the Tata Zest. The only difference being that the AMT unit on the Tiago will be offered only on the petrol engine variant and not on the diesel. Not for the time being at least. The reason being that over 85 per cent of the Tiago bookings consist of the petrol version. We believe that the Tiago AMT will be launched around the festive season starting from October although there hasn't been an official word on this from Tata.
The Tiago has garnered positive reviews from the automotive journalistic fraternity and decent feedback from the customers as well. It is finally on course to become a best-seller for Tata, who have found little success of late. In the first two months since its launch, it got over 22,000 bookings and has rolled out 10,000 units from Tata's Sanand facility. The prime reason for the Tiago's success has been its appeal and the fact that it is a well-rounded package offering complete value for money. Tata's aggressive pricing helped getting the numbers as well. What was sorely missed was an AMT version and Tata will soon be adding that to its Tiago portfolio as well.
With the sole exception of an AMT unit, there will be absolutely no changes to the looks or the interiors or the features offered. It all remains the same. The Tiago gets a 1.2-litre Revotron Petrol engine that is good for 83bhp and 114Nm of torque along with a 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel engine that produces 67bhp and 140Nm of torque. You can read our review of the Tata Tiago here.
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