2017 Tata Tigor Variants Explained: Which One is the Ideal Vehicle for You?

by Mohammed Burman | 01/06/2018
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2017 Tata Tigor compact sedan was launched in India in March 2017 at a starting price of Rs 4.70 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The vehicle is available in four variants: XE, XT, XZ and XZ(O).

General information

Tata has just released theTata Tigor into the Indian auto market at a highly competitive price. The petrol option’s price ranges from Rs 5.60 - 7.09 lakh whereas the diesel-powered variants cost from Rs 5.60 - 7.09 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For the vehicle, Tata has introduced four variants: XE, XT, XZ and XZ(O), which are available in six colour tones:  Copper Dazzle, Striker Blue, Espresso Brown, Berry Red, Platinum Silver, Pearlscent White.

The petrol variants are powered by a 1.2-litre engine, which can produce 84 hp of max power and 114 Nm of max torque. On the other hand, the diesel variants receive power from a 1.05-litre motor, which can churn out 70 hp of max power and 140 Nm of peak torque. The power generated by both motors is sent to the four wheels of the vehicle through a 5-speed manual transmission. Although an automatic gearbox is absent on the car, “Eco” and “City” driving modes are offered on all variants. Thanks to these modes, the engine organization can be adjusted and the response can be throttled, depending on the driving conditions.

Tata Tigor white colour running on the road

The Tata Tigor is powered by both petrol and diesel engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission

That’s enough for the general and common features of the four Tata Tigor variants. Now, let’s have a look at what does each of the variants offers to find out which one is ideal for yourself.

1. Tata Tigor XE variant

  • Petrol: Rs 4.70 Lakh.

  • Diesel: Rs 5.60 Lakh.

This base variant of Tata Tigor line-up is equipped with a wide range of features which is not on offer in a normal compact sedan with this price. The features consist of


  • Body-coloured bumpers in the front and the rear (for this normally-black gadget, nobody would judge it a base variant)

  • Seven-speed-adjusted front wipers

  • Front grille with chrome strips

  • 13-inch steel wheels with hub covers

  • LED tail lamps

  • High-positioned LED stop lamp

Tata Tigor XE front grille

The Tata Tigor XE variant sports a front grille with chrome strips


  • Manually adjustable air conditioner with a heater

  • Tachometer

  • Front 12V power sockets

  • MID measuring 2.5 inches which shows some specifications such as average mileage, gear-shift display, etc.

  • Warning lights for a key-in reminder and the door operation

  • Gear knob with chrome inserts

  • Dual-coloured cabin

  • Footrest for the driver

  • Fixed headrest for the front and rear seats.

  • Multi-drive modes

  • Amber 129-lire boot space

  • An important feature which is missed out on this base variant is the central locking, even the manual one.

Tata Tigor XE interior

The Tata Tigor XE variant interior offers some standard features such as multi-drive modes, driver's footrest, etc.

Safety features

The only safety features offered with this variant is the Engine Immobiliser, with the absence of airbags or ABS, which can be considered one of its minus points.

If you are on a tight budget but want to drive a Tigor with a spacious boot, this variant is the one to go for.

2. Tata Tigor XT

  • Petrol: Rs 5.41 Lakh (Rs 71,000 more)

  • Diesel: Rs 6.31 Lakh (Rs 71,000 more)

The mid-spec Tata Tigor variant, the XT, is where Tata Tigor line-up experiences a breakthrough with a wide range of features on offer including


Full covers for the four 14-inch wheels

Body-coloured exterior door handles

B-pillar which has been blackened out

Body-coloured outside rear mirrors equipped with LED turn indicator

Tata Tigor XT exterior

The Tata Tigor XT variant sports some exterior features over the base variant


  • Infotainment system designed in cooperation with Harmen which supports Bluetooth, USB, AM/FM, iPod playback and Aux-in connectivity.

  • LED temperature gauge and fuel gauge display

  • Four speakers (without a touchscreen)

  • Driving seatbelt alert

  • Full fabric upholstery


  • Anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce limitation and corner dynamic stability control

  • Fog lamps in the front

  • Follow-me-home headlamps.

  • Rear parking sensors (without rear camera)

  • Day and night inside rear-view mirror

  • Speed-based-operated automatic door locks


Tata Tigor XT interior

The Tata Tigor XT variant is packed with a wide range of features over the base variant, marking the breakthrough of the Tata Tigor line-up

This variant is expected to be one of the best-selling vehicles in the Tata Tigor’s line up since it is equipped with multiple features in terms of exterior, interior, safety and comfort, which helps ensure a comfortable driving experience for the passengers. Moreover, this variant is quite reasonably-priced, only Rs 70,000 more expensive than the base XE variant.

3. Tata Tigor XZ

  • Petrol: Rs 5.90 Lakh (Rs 49,000 more)

  • Diesel: Rs 6.80 Lakh (Rs 49,000 more)

The features offered in the Tata Tigor XZ (over the previous variants) include


  • Projector headlamps

  • Bigger alloy wheels (14-inch for the diesel and 15-inch for the petrol)

  • Chrome inserts around the fog lamps

  • Chrome accents on the waistline

Tata Tigor XZ exterior

The Tata Tigor XZ variant exterior is equipped with bigger alloy wheels and projector headlamps, among other features over the previous models


  • Infotainment system which is similar to the Tigor XT except for the addition of two tweeters

  • Side body-coloured air vents offered with two colour tones: Copper Dazzle and Berry Red.

  • Chrome inserts around the rear air-conditioner vents


  • Twin front airbags

  • Seatbelts in the front with load limiters and pretensioners

  • Defogger in the rear


Electrical button for boot opening on the central control

With these price tags, it is an ideal option for people who are searching for a car with a quite adequate kit of comfort and safety features, but still reasonably-priced.

4. Tata Tigor XZ (O)

  • Petrol: Rs 6.19 Lakh (Rs 29,000 more)

  • Diesel: Rs 7.09 Lakh (Rs 29,000 more)

As the name indicates, this top-spec variant bears much resemblance to the Tata Tigor XZ, especially in terms of the exterior. There are some more premium features inside the cabin over the previous variants consisting of digital automatic climate controls and Harman infotainment system with a touchscreen which measures five inches with voice recognition, SD card reader, four tweeters and four speakers, navigation system (only available on Android phones). With a reverse camera display, the screen is also enlarged by twice.

And some other features uniquely developed by Tata:

  • Smart Remote

  • Service Connect

  • Smart Manual

  • Emergency assist

Tata Tigor XZ (O) dashboard

The top-spec Tata Tigor XZ (O) variant offers a modern touchscreen infotainment system and many unique features developed by Tata

Being the top-of-the-line variant, Tata XZ (O) is priced Rs 29,000 more expensive than the XZ variant but deserves the prize with all the useful features equipped on it. It is a great car for anyone who is on a generous budget and desires for a practical and attractive car with a Tigor brand.

With a multitude of gadgets on offer and a competitive price range, the Tata Tigor can comfortably rival against the Maruti Suzuki DZire. One of the minus point of the Tata Tigor in comparison with its competitor is the lack of an automatic gearbox, which is available on both of the petrol and diesel motor Maruti Suzuki DZire variants.

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