There are many things that might turn out to be the highlighting factors for Tata Motors, especially as far as the present market conditions are concerned. Being the pioneer of manufacturing compact sedans in India, Tata Motors had slowly started to lose its sheen in the entire passenger segment.
But the story seems to change now. The latest offerings from the company has shown signs of having the potential to regain its lost spirit. After Tata Tiago, it’s time for the Tigor subcompact sedan to make a mark.
And mind you, Tata Tigor is far from being pricey. It is very pocket-friendly, and that’s what makes the difference in the race among a heavily crowded segment. And it has this powerful weapon to woo the crowd, that is, it is the most affordable sedan among the current breed of passenger sedans.
But is it enough to just be inexpensive? Are there any other parameters which would prove that the Tata Tigor can be a great option even with that inexpensive price tag? The car is still young in the market and thus, it calls for an indispensable evaluation before you spare a thought about buying it.
What Stands Out
The Tata Tigor does have some features that make it stand out among the segment. In the first instance, you might not even notice, but look closely, and you will love it.
The big boot
This is that one important aspect that amuses every family who are on a lookout for a perfect family car. Being a sub-4 meter sedan, the car boasts on a big 420-litre space while the next best is 407-litres in the Hyundai Xcent.
The coupe-like roofline
This is where Tata Motors adds another distinctive designing element and another reason why you would love the car. The Tata Tigor has a coupe-like shallow roofline that meets a rather shorter boot area. This is way different than what you see in other compact sedans. Moreover, due to this sloping roofline, the rear door gets bigger and thus, offers better accessibility.
The Tata Tigor has no direct competition as such. Reason? The hatch version of the Tigor is placed below the Bolt. Hence, the same applies to the Zest and Tigor as well, with the latter being positioned below the former. This makes the Tigor the most affordable compact sedan, way below what the other compact sedans offer.
However, considering the compact sedan segment at large, there are cars like the Maruti Suzuki Swift D’zire, Hyundai Xcent and the Honda Amaze. On paper, all of the above mentioned cars are quite the same in terms of engine, fuel efficiency and other features. And keeping all of the features at par with all others, the price point comes into the picture. The Tata Tigor comes at a starting price of Rs. 4.7 lakhs exclusive showroom, whereas the base variant of the competitors are priced above Rs. 5.5 lakhs.
The base variant of Tata Tigor comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine which makes a maximum power of 84 bhp at 6,000 revs per minute and a highest torque of 114 Nm at 3,500 revs per minute.
Pondering over getting the most value for money passenger car and thinking of buying the highly popular Maruti Suzuki Baleno? Let me give you one impressive stat. The petrol Tata Tigor is more powerful than the Maruti Suzuki counterpart and is far less pricey. Same goes with the Hyundai Elite i20 as well.
Hence, buying a car with the same or better tech specs and features will make a lesser hole in your pocket if you choose the newest Tigor.
The recent Tata Tigor is not only about being the most affordable compact sedan car in India, it is one of the most value for money cars. The phenomenal fuel efficiency for both the petrol and diesel trims is just one of the many factors that would make you think twice if you ever consider anything over the Tigor.
Moreover, the car has a much improved build quality and a fresh design that is sure to make it the next thing in the automobile industry.