The Tata Tigor is quite a successful compact sedan in India but how is its electric twin? Is the Tata Tigor EV sedan good enough to steal the limelight of the conventional counterparts? Read our Tata Tigor EV Review below.
1. Tata Tigor EV Overview
With the vision towards greener mobility solutions, Tata is among the very first carmakers to jump on this bandwagon in India. The company’s first foray into this segment, the Tigor EV has been out there for quite a period. Being the electric iteration of the Tigor sedan model, the Tata Tigor EV inherits the plus points from the regular version and incorporates itself with a zero-emission powertrain setup. How good is the Tata Tigor EV? Is Tigor EV worth buying for personal use? Check out our 2021 Tata Tigor Tigor EV long-term review below.
The Tata Tigor EV marks another step in the penetration of Tata into the EV segment in India
Before going further into the Tata Tigor EV review, IndianAuto gives you the list of all variants of the Tigor EV in the table below.
Tata Tigor EV Variants
2. Tata Tigor EV Design: Exterior
In its latest avatar, the Tata Tigor electric car looks mostly the same as the regular Tigor facelift except for some special elements to set it apart. It comes with a revised front fascia sporting new glossy-black diamond grille with chrome highlights, refreshed projector headlamps and LED DRLs, revamped bumper together with redesigned fog lamp enclosure with blue accents. There’s also an EV badge in a shade of blue mounted on an end of the grille to signalise the electric iteration.
The front of Tata Tigor EV will be packed with some new features such as newly-designed bumpers, a glossier bonnet, etc.
In the side profile, the Tigor EV receives EV decals in blue so as to redefine its eco-friendly stature. The coupe-inspired profile of the Tigor electric does enhance the sporty stance of the car to a greater level. The ORVMs are blacked out and the 15-inch alloy wheels (for the XT only) looks pretty stylish.
Tata Tigor EV's side profile will have some signature features of an EV
Finally, the rear end of the Tata Tigor looks almost identical to that of the standard ICE version, again, barring the EV badge. The C-shaped LED tail lamps, blacked-out rear bumper, roof-mounted piano black shark-fin antenna and LED high-mounted stop lamps are the key features at the rear of the electric vehicle.
The rear of the Tata tigor SUV will feature a new bumper cladding, refreshed tail lamps, etc.
3. Tata Tigor EV Dimensions: Length, Width, Height & More
Tata Tigor EV
The Tigor EV doesn’t stray far from its base model when it comes to the size. The electric sedan measures 3,992 mm long, 1,677 wide and 1,537 high and 2,450 mm in the wheelbase. From these, the Tata Tigor EV is just mm shorter in length than the Tigor while sharing the same width and wheelbase with its twin. The electric car is slightly higher than the regular model while getting a better ground clearance of 176 mm as against that of Tigor’s 170 mm.
4. Tata Tigor EV Interior: What Does Tata Tigor EV Have To Offer?
The interior of the Tata Tigor electrical vehicle is packed with a number of advanced features and techs as well as a complete kit of safety features and a 5-seat cabin.
It’s really cool for a budget-end electric compact sedan to pack itself with a good comfort features list. Some of the key interior features of the Tigor EV include multi-drive modes, fully-automatic climate control, adjustable front headrests, 4-door power windows, remote entry fob, roof lamp, sunvisor, integrated stereo with AM/FM, USB, AUX-IN, iPod and Bluetooth by Harman, front bottle & cup holder, gear knob, front power outlet among others.
The Tata Tigor EV offers many advanced technologies in terms of the interior
You know that Tata has been taking safety very seriously when it comes to the development of its new-age products. The same happens to the latest Tata Tigor eV as well. The standard safety features of the Tata Tigor EV comprise of driver and co-driver airbags (except the XE+ variant), ABS, rear parking sensor, driver seatbelt reminder, seatbelt with pre-tensioners & load limiters, automatic door lock, engine immobilizer, 2-side view mirror and 1 rear view mirror.
Space and seating
The cabin of this compact sedan can accommodate up to 5 people. The driver seat’s heights can be electrically adjusted; all the passengers’ seats are provided with adjustable headrest. All of these contribute to the flexibility of the vehicle.
The Tata Tigor EV can accommodate up to 5 people
5. Tata Tigor EV Specifications: How Does Tata Tigor EV Perform?
Tigor EV Motor
The Tata Tigor EV features a 21.5 kWh battery and a 72V 3-phase AC Induction electric motor which can deliver 40 bhp of power and 105 Nm of torque. The current Tigor EV comes with a claimed range of 213 km for the extended range Tigor EV and 142 km for the standard Tigor EV model. AC and DC fast charging are parts of the package. The power is delivered to the front wheels through a single-speed transmission.
The Tata Tigor EV is powered by a three-phase electric engine producing 40bhp
Tigor EV Performance
In terms of performance, the Tata Tigor EV doesn’t feel really fast. However, the electric sedan gets the job done fairly well in the city traffics. You may feel it underpowered sometimes with the power-to-weight ratio determines the sluggish performance.
6. Tata Tigor EV Mileage
The Tata Tigor EV is expected to have a mileage of 100km per 100% charge. Factors affecting the distance/charge include vehicle dynamics, car maintenance and kerb weight. Generally, a distance coverage range of 80km to 100km can be anticipated.
7. Tata Tigor EV Price: Is it affordable to buy?
One should note that EVs pricing is always on the steeper side and the Tata Tigor EV is currently the most affordable offering in the EV segment. Currently, the Tata Tigor EV is available for private buyers at the prices of Rs 9.58 – 9.90 lakh (ex-showroom).
8. Tata Tigor Pros and Cons
Every coin has two sides. Besides a wide range of pros that the upcoming 2019 Tata Tigor EV offers, it does have several cons.
An environmentally friendly engine with an impressive performance and mileage
A full kit of safety and comfort features which leaves passengers with no worry about safety and comfort
An elegant appearance with many signature features of an EV
Limited colour and options
Lack of entertainment techs for passengers
9. Tata Tigor Verdict
The Tata Tigor EV is an impressive model. However, thing is, the Tigor EV feels more like a promising start for those who are interested in electric cars but is still far from a viable alternative to the traditional ICE models. The lack of in-car entertainment and proper infrastructure also becomes deal-breakers for many people. Then comes the matter of prices. Go ahead if you are interested in the