The Indian car market is a demanding and competitive space where price, performance, and practicality are king. There is a risk of of losing the attention of the consumer if regular refreshes aren’t introduced to rejuvenate interest. Tata Motors did just that this year with their entire range and the new 2020 Tata Tigor is Tata’s compact sedan competitor to keep the fight alive.
Thanks to the Tata 2.0 philosophy, Tata Motors has learnt how to make its cars, safer, stylish, sportier and upmarket. What started off with the Tata Tiago in 2016 was taken up a notch with the launch of the Tata Tigor in 2017. A sedan that was built upon Tata’s Impact Design Philosophy, wooed the consumers with its sharp looks, sporty stance and a performance-oriented engine.
Building on the popularity of the previous generation Tata Tigor, the 2020 Tata Tigor has been made even more appealing in terms of refinements inside and out. This overview of the 2020 Tata Tigor will highlight why this compact sedan might be the one you buy.
Tata’s Impact Design Philosophy completely revolutionized the way Tata’s cars looked and drove. The notchback design of the Tata Tiago is a definite highlight of this compact design that helps it stand out from the crowd of generic sedans. The coupé-like sloping roofline and the 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels give it a sporty and stylish appeal.
This overall design is retained for the 2020 Tata Tigor as well. Where the changes are evident is the front, where the curved look of the previous gen Tata Tigor now gives way to a sharper aesthetic. The front headlights are more angular and integrate with the piano-black grille with silver tri arrow elements. The front fascia now also features a redesigned bumper with LED DRLs, chrome band running across the front end and some new projector headlamps. The rear hasn’t been changed significantly from the previous generation, with the new 2020 Tata Tigor featuring crystal-like taillamps.
Impact Design has always been about providing a truly exceptional experience both for the exteriors as well as the interiors. This is the reason why the Tata Tigor doesn’t fail to impress, with its spacious and smart dashboard styling. The chunky steering wheel is great to hold and manoeuvre and features black triangular touches along with audio and call controls. The knitted roof lining looks royal while the fabric inserts on the doors add to the overall richness level.
And to add up to the beautiful interiors, the Tata Tigor facelift gets new tri-element upholstery and a piano black finish around the floating infotainment system. Not to forget, the Tata Tigor also gets automatic climate control and a 7-inch touch screen infotainment system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto. The cherry on top in the interior to round out the experience is the eight-speaker sound system by Harman, which is becoming a mainstay on Tata cars.
In terms of the cabin space, much like the pre-facelift version, the 2020 Tata Tigor provides a spacious and comfortable seating experience. Coming to the storage spaces, the Tigor is well equipped with several bottle holders and a deep and cooled glove box. The boot offered in the vehicle is an impressive 419 litres, considering that the Tata Tigor is a sub-4-metre vehicle.
Performance and Safety
One thing that car buyers have loved about the Tata Tigor is its strong and reliable engine capabilities. The 2020 Tata Tigor is now powered by a BS6 Compliant, 1.2-litre three-cylinder naturally aspirated Revotron petrol engine that that is capable of delivering 86 PS of maximum power, and 114 Nm of peak torque. The engine can be mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT gearbox. The engine churns out a decent mileage of about 20.3 Kmpl. The overall drive quality of the Tata Tigor offers excellent ride and handling.
Safety is one department where the Tata Tigor shines. With Tata’s heavier metal sheet integration and an updated safety kit, the Tata Tigor has managed to score a 4-star Global NCAP rating, making it the safest car in its segment. The updated safety kit on the Tigor includes rear parking sensors and camera, dual frontal airbags, ABS with EBD and Corner Stability Control, as standard.
The Final Verdict
Being a car that offers a lot in its package, the Tata Tigor has managed to give its rivals a pretty impressive competition. No matter which variant of the Tigor you pick up, each variant delivers a whole new level of aesthetics, coupled with an impressive speaker set-up, classy interiors and a tough bodyline. The Tata Tigor stands out from the completion, as the safest car in the segment having a global NCAP rating of 4-stars.
The Tigor has always been competitively priced to match the compact sedan segment trend, and to face competitors like the Hyundai Aura, Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Ford Aspire, and Honda Amaze. The 2020 Facelift Tata Tigor comes in 6 different variants and 5 different colours to choose from. With a starting price of Rs 5.38 lakh, and going all the way up to Rs 7.48 lakhs (ex-showroom), the Tata Tigor is surely a sedan that impresses.
You may have noticed something missing on the new Tata Tigor. Unlike some of its competitors, the 2020 Tata Tigor only comes with petrol engines. If you want a diesel, you will have to buy a used Tata Tigor. Apart from that, there is not much differentiating the old from the new and you would be well served by a used Tata Tiago, if you buy one. In terms of pricing, you can bring home a used Tata Tigor at prices starting as low as Rs. 4.5 lakhs.
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Whether you buy a brand new Tata Tigor 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 Tigor has been rated an impressive 4 Stars in the Global NCAP test, making it the safest car in its segment.
To summarize, the Tata Tigor 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 Tigor 2020||1047cc (D)1199cc (P)||20.3 KMPL||84.82 PS||113 Nm||5||419 litres||ABS, EBD, Airbags (2), central locking, child safety lock|