2018 Tata Tigor Facelift Review: A New “Tiger” Of Tata

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2018 new-gen Tata Tigor was launched on October 10, 2018 with new features in terms of both the exterior and the interior, but almost no mechanical specifications’ tweaks.

After the successful Tiago, a new compact sedan named Tigor was launched last year by Tata with a new version this year. The new version of the Tigor has come with new styling features from the inside to the outside with the unchanged engine and powertrain. Being the compact sedan version of the Tiago, the Tigor is a real Tata’s Tiger in terms of performance. In the article below, we are going to review the 2018 Tata Tigor facelift in terms of exterior, interior, specifications, etc. 

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1. 2018 Tata Tigor Exterior

In general, the updated features on the exterior of the Tata Tigor make it more beautiful than before. To be more specific,

In the front, the updated features include chrome finish on sculpted bumpers, new smoked projector headlamps, and a newly-designed large front grille with diamond chrome decoration.

2018 Tata Tigor front

The 2018 Tata Tigor front comes with some new features such as new smoked projector headlamps, newly sculpted bumpers

In terms of the side profile, it gets a piano black shark fin antenna, door handles with chrome inserts and 15-icnh alloy wheels.

2018 Tata Tigor side profile

The 2018 Tata Tigor side profile is packed with some new decorative features

When it comes to the rear, you can realize that the Tata Tigor facelift has continued to overcome the awkwardness of the average compact sedan, thanks to such new features as a bumper with a black insert to make it well contrast with the rest of the rear, a 36-LED stop light above the rear windshield and crystal inspired taillights.

2018 Tata Tigor rear

The rear, along with the front and the side profile contributes to the attractive appearance of the 2018 Tata Tigor appearance

In terms of the dimension, the new Tata Tigor facelift is 3992mm long, 1677mm wide and 1537mm high with a 2450-mm wheelbase and a 170-mm ground clearance (unladen).

All of these updated features contribute to the attraction of the vehicle, especially at night.

2. 2018 Tata Tigor Interior

Overall, the cabin now comes with a grey and black mixture tone. Moreover, the 2018 Tata Tigor facelift’s interior is packed with a wide range of top-notch features and a full kit of safety.  

Interior features

The cabin of the new Tata Tigor is equipped with the unchanged layout and dashboard except for the brand-new Harman-developed 7-inch capacitive touchscreen infotainment system which supports eight speakers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, voice recognition, Bluetooth, MirrorLink connectivity.

Other prominent interior features include

  • Fully automatic electrically adjusted climate control system

  • 12-volt power socket for rear passengers

  • Cup holders

  • Armrest in the rear

  • Automatic electrical adjustable wing mirrors

  • Cooled glove box

2018 Tata Tigor interior dashboard

The 2018 Tata Tigor interior is packed with a wide range of advanced features

Safety features

The Tata Tigor will leave the passengers with no worry about safety as it provides a full kit of safety features including

  • Dual airbags across all variants

  • Anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce limitation

  • Reverse-parking camera with guideways

  • Seatbelt reminder alert

  • Automatic door lock

  • Central locking

  • Corner stability control

  • Engine mobilizer

Tata Tigor interior dual airbags

The new Tata Tigor has a full kit of safety features including dual airbags, ABS with EBD, etc.

Seating arrangement

The cabin features leatherette coverings and can accommodate as much as five people with an electrically adjustable driving seat. The Tigor can hold up to 419-litres luggage in the boot.

2018 Tata Tigor boot

The 2018 Tata Tigor has a boot with wide storage space

3. 2018 Tata Tigor Performance

Engine

The new Tigor retains the unchanged 1.2-litre Revotron petrol and the 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel. While the former can churn out 84 bhp of max power and 114 Nm of peak torque, the latter can deliver 69 bhp and 140 Nm. The power is sent to the four wheels through a standard five-speed manual gearbox and an AMT unit for only the petrol variants.

The new Tata Tigor comes with a mileage of 23.84 to 27.28 kmpl, which, in reality, can vary, depending on multiple factors such as road conditions, the car’s kerb weight and maintenance, etc.

2018 Tata Tigor engine

The 2018 Tata Tigor is powered by the unchanged 1.2-litre Revotron petrol and the 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel

Riding quality and handling

The setup of the McPherson Strut suspension in the front and the Twist Beam in the rear are retuned to become more mature and offer a good balance of handling and ride.

2018 Tata Tigor running on the road

The 2018 Tata Tigor is equipped with a modified suspension to improve the riding quality and handling

4. 2018 Tata Tigor Color Options

The Tata Tigor facelift is available with six different colour options:

  • Berry Red

  • Copper Dazzel

  • Espresso Brown

  • Pearlescent White

  • Platinum Silver

  • Striker Blue

2018 Tata Tigor colours

The 2018 Tata Tigor is available in six different colour options

5. 2018 Tata Tigor Variants and Price

Refer to the table below to check the 2018 Tata Tigor showroom and on road price n comparison with the outgoing model across all variants 

Fuel type Variants New Price  New On Road Price
 Diesel
 
 
 
 XE   Rs 6.09 lakh  Rs 7.00 lakh
 XM  Rs 6.41 lakh  Rs 7.36 lakh
 XZ  Rs 6.84 lakh  Rs 7.84 lakh
 XZ+  Rs 7.38 lakh  Rs 8.45 lakh
 
 Petrol
 
 
 
 XE  Rs 5.20 lakh  Rs 5.75 lakh
 XM  Rs 5.55 lakh  Rs 6.13 lakh
 XZ  Rs 5.95 lakh  Rs 6.56 lakh
 XZ+  Rs 6.49 lakh  Rs 7.34 lakh
 XZA  Rs 6.65 lakh  Rs 7.51 lakh

 

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6. 2018 Tata Tigor Specifications

 Engine 

 Engine Type

 1.2-litre Revotron Petrol 

 

 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel

 Displacement 

 1199cc

 1047cc

 Cylinder 

 3

 3

 Torque 

 114Nm 

 140Nm

 Power 

 84hhp

 69bhp

 Transmission

 Automatic

 Manual

 Mileage

  23.84 - 27.28 kmpl

 Dimension

Length x Width x Height

 3992 x 1677 x 1537

Wheelbase

 2450mm

Ground Clearance Unladen

 170mm

Cargo Volume 

 419 litres

Seating Capacity

 5

Suspension and Brake and Steering

Suspension

 Front: Independent, Lower Wishbone, Mcpherson Strut with Coil Spring

 Rear: Semi-Independent, Twist Beam with Dual Path Strut

Brake

 Front: Disc

 Rear: Drum

Steering

 Power 

Safety Features

  • Dual airbags across all variants

  • Anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce limitation

  • Reverse-parking camera with guideways

  • Seatbelt reminder alert

  • Automatic door lock

  • Central locking

  • Corner stability control

  • Engine mobilizer

Comfort and Convenience

  • Power Steering

  • Power Windows - Front and Rear

  • Automatic Climate Control

  • Glove Box Cooling

  • Multi-function Steering Wheel

  • Navigation system

  • Air Quality Control

  • Accessory Power Outlet

Interior

  • Fully automatic electrically adjusted climate control system

  • 12-volt power socket for rear passengers

  • Cup holders

  • Armrest in the rear

  • Automatic electrical adjustable wing mirrors

  • Cooled glove box

Exterior

  • Front: chrome finish on sculpted bumpers, new smoked projector headlamps, and a newly-designed large front grille with diamond chrome decoration

  • Side:  piano black shark fin antenna, door handles with chrome inserts and 15-icnh alloy wheels

  • Rear: Highly contrastingblack insert on the rear bumper bumper, a 36-LED stop light, crystal inspired taillights.

Entertainment

  • Harman-developed 7-inch capacitive touchscreen infotainment system which supports eight speakers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, voice recognition, Bluetooth, MirrorLink connectivity.

7. 2018 Tata Tigor Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Design: The car looks more premium and luxurious, thanks to the design updates

  • Infotainment system: A larger and more modern Harman 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which support voice recognition and Bluetooth connectivity, etc.

  • Features: A host of advanced features are packed on this new vehicle such as cooled glovebox, height adjustable driving seat, etc.

  • Engine: The Tigor facelift has three driving modes and is powered by both the unchanged three-cylinder petrol and diesel engine, mated to a standard manual gearbox and an AMT as optional, making it a flexible compact sedan which is friendly to the users in the city.

Cons

  • Safety: The standard variant lacks some of the safety features such as ABS with EBD, camera-equipped rear parking sensors, which are only available on the top variants.

2018 Tata Tigor in the show room

Besides a wide range of pros, the new Tata Tigor does have several cons

8. 2018 Tata Tigor Verdict

The 2018 Tata Tigor facelift is available in four petrol and four diesel variants. The petrol variants have a price range from Rs 5.20 to 6.65 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi); the diesel variants are priced from Rs 6.09 to 7.38 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi). With these competitive prices, attention-catching design, spacious cabin, an efficient engine, and comfortable ride, the Tata Tigor facelift proves to be a good choice for family, especially on weekend trips and can effectively rival against other vehicles in the same segment such as Volkswagen Ameo, Honda Amaze, Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent and the new Ford Aspire.

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