The “Tata 2.0” wave has taken the auto industry in India by storm. It’s been 4 years since Tata Motors India has completely redefined its brand ideology and chosen to manufacture some of the most stylish, advanced and feature-rich vehicles for the market. And the vehicle that pretty much started it all was a hatchback, the Tata Tiago.
Based on Tata’s Impact Design Philosophy, the Tata Tiago started a revolution for Tata Motors. Launched in 2016, the novel hatchback rose to become the top-selling Tata car in India, with over 2 lakh units sold in mere 36 months of the launch. No wonder then that the Tata Tiago is seen as Tata’s lucky charm.
Much more than just a car, the Tiago’s aggressive pricing and feature-loaded package have made it a choice of millions. And with a facelift launched in 2020, the future for this beloved hatchback has never been brighter. In this article, we will review the all-new Tata Tiago 2020 to see what makes the Tiago, Tata’s favourite hatchback.
When the Tiago was first launched in 2016, it made quite a statement for its design. Supporting the all-new Impact Design Philosophy, the Tata Tiago turned a lot of heads with its bold and stylish stance. With hexagonal elements on the mesh grille and well-designed sweptback headlamps, the Tiago was all about good looks. And while the front turned all the heads, the rear grabbed attention with its wrap-around tail lamps and crease lines running all across the boot-lid. Overall, the designed was impressive, sporty and completely reflecting of Tata’s plan for the future. But with such a huge consumer base, the Tiago was bound to get a facelift, impressing those who already weren’t impressed.
The all-new Tata Tiago now gets an updated silhouette based on Tata’s Impact Design 2.0 Philosophy. The front-end of the facelifted hatchback now carries a new bumper that looks bolder than ever before. The updated bumper also integrates a set of DRLs that are well placed in the fog-lamp housings. Much like the Tata Altroz, the Tata Tiago also gets a new and updated piano-black grille but with tri-arrow elements. The rear of the car is also updated and houses a sportier bumper and a large Tiago badge on the boot lid. The vehicle’s hood has also been raised to comply with stringent safety norms. All in all, the overall design of the Tata Tiago 2020 does complete justice to Tata’s Impact Design 2.0.
Back when Tata produced cars like the Indica, it wasn’t praised much for its interiors. However, things drastically changed when Tata redesigned its vehicle philosophy and launched the Tata Tiago.
Tiago’s interiors were designed as a package of smart and stylish. For a budget sub 4 meter car, Tiago very well integrated a smart dash-layout and a neat instrumentation console. The fit and finish of the dashboard were of pretty decent quality with the upper portions flaunting a fish-skin like a pattern. The steering gets silver triangular touches along with audio and call controls. And if that was not enough, the 2020 Tata Tiago now offers 7-inch touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple Car Play along with an 8-speaker Harman sound system, height-adjustable driver seat, automatic climate control and a cooled glove box. The 2020 Tata Tiago also gets an all-new three-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel and an all-digital instrument cluster that looks pretty modern.
In terms of storage and practicality, the Tiago doesn’t fail to impress despite the fact that it’s a budget hatch. The boot space onboard is an impressive 242 litres while the overall cabin space gets a lot of storage spaces including easily accessible bottle holders, a nice and deep cooled glove box and as many as 22 storage spaces as claimed by Tata. And to add a bit of comfort to the ride, the rear as well as the front seats are well cushioned and give decent under-thigh support.
Performance and Safety
Coming to the meat of the matter, the 2020 Tata Tiago now comes with only a BS6 compliant 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that can return a maximum power output of 84 PS and a peak torque of 114 Nm. Like before, the 1.2 Liter engine comes mated to two transmission options- a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT. Tata’s 1.2-litre engine is pretty well refined giving the Tiago a smooth ride in both Eco and City driving modes. The engine is pocket friendly and returns an impressive mileage of 23.84 Kmpl.
In terms of the overall impressions, the 2020 Tata Tiago impresses with its compact design, durability, safety features and the overall package. A light steering is what makes the Tata Tiago easy to steer while the robust suspension delivers a good ride quality on the whole.
Coming to the safety department, Tata has done exceptionally well for itself. The Tata Tiago has earned a 4-star NCAP rating, thanks to Tata’s heavier metal sheet integration and updated safety kit. This safety kit includes features like driver and passenger-side airbags, ABS with EBD, Corner Stability Control, rear parking sensors and camera, speed-sensitive auto door locking etc. When it comes to safety both the Tiago and the Tigor are the safest cars in their respective segments.
The Final Verdict
Being a car that has served more than 2 lakh, happy customers, in mere 36 months of its launch, Tata Tiago has managed to give it’s rival a cut-throat competition. No matter which variant of the Tiago you settle for, each variant delivers a whole new level of looks and aesthetics, coupled with a tough and safe body that is 4 stars rated (NCAP).
The Tiago has always been competitively priced to match competitors like the Hyundai Santro, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Maruti Suzuki Swift, and Maruti Suzuki Celerio. etc., The 2020 Facelift Tata Tiago comes in 8 different variants and 6 different colours to choose from. With a starting price of Rs 4.6 lakh going all the way up to Rs 6.6 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi), the Tata Tiago is surely a hatch that impresses.
One thing that makes the Tata Tiago a massively popular choice in the pre-owned vehicle industry is its low depreciation and engine durability. In terms of pricing, you can bring home a Tata Tiago for an average price of Rs 3.5 to 5.5 Lakhs for a 2016-19 variant.
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Whether you buy a brand new Tata Tiago or a pre-owned one, Tata’s top-notch styling and impressive fuel efficiency will surely make your purchase, pretty cost-efficient. And to add a cherry on top don’t forget that the all-new Tata Tiago has been rated an impressive 4 Stars in the Global NCAP test, making it the safest car in its segment.
To summarize, the Tata Tiago is a complete package that offers Tata’s signature Impact Design 2.0 platform, modern interiors, rough-and-tough ride quality and an eight-speaker Harman music system coupled with a refined and efficient engine that is BS6 Compliant. And with Tata’s nationwide sales and service network, you can be assured of a peaceful after sales experience.
|Car Name||Engine Displacement(max)||Mileage||Power||Peak Torque||Seats||Boot space||Standard safety features|
|Tata Tiago 2020||1047cc (D)1199cc (P)||23.84 KMPL||84.48 PS||113 NM||5||242 litres||ABS, EBD, Airbags (2), central locking, child safety lock|