Tata Tiago EV - What To Expect From This New Electric Vehicle?

by Mohammed Burman | 22/10/2018
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The Tata Tiago EV is a battery-powered version of Tiago hatchback launched by Tata Motors in 2016. The new vehicle is expected to be introduced to India auto market in November this year.

The Tata Tiago EV was first showcased by Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) in Millbrook, UK, which was followed by its debut at the 2018 Auto Expo. Inspired by the design of the Tiago hatchback, the Tata Tiago Electric sports a compact exterior, a flexible cabin and is equipped with a lithium-ion battery pack. This article has collected all the things you can expect from this new EV.

1. Tata Tiago EV Exterior

The Tata Tiago exterior will sport some outstanding features which make the car more appealing on the road.

To be more specific, in the front, the car will be equipped with headlights, black radiator grille with chrome strips, newly-designed bumpers in the front and the rear.

Tata Tiago EV front

Tata Tiago EV front will be equipped with some new features such as headlights and black radiator grille, etc

In the side profile, the car would come with a new kit of alloy wheels, cladding on the side body panel, outside rear-view mirrors and door handles which has the same colour with the body, which will make the car look more elegant.

Tata Tiago EV side profile

The Tata Tiago EV side profile will come with a new set of alloy wheels

Coming to the rear, the car is likely to feature brand-new tail lamps and an integrated spoiler with high mount stop lamp.

The Tata Tiago EV rear will be packed with novel tail lamps and an integrated spoiler

In terms of dimension, the Tata Tiago is expected to be 3748mm long, 2647mm wide and 1535mm high with a 2400-mm wheelbase, a 170-mm ground clearance and a 1040-kg kerb weight.

2. Tata Tiago EV Interior

Like the exterior, the Tata Tiago EV interior is also packed with some new features, which add to its premium cabin.

Interior features

Some outstanding interior features of the Tata Tiago EV include

  • Infotainment system supporting I POD, AUX-IN, AM/FM, USB connectivity

  • Air conditioner

  • Steering mounted audio controls

Safety features and braking

The Tata Tiago EV will leave the passengers with no worry about safety since it is packed with a nearly full kit of safety features consisting of

  • Central locking

  • Child-safety locks for the rear seat

  • Warning parking sensors

as standard across all the variants and the airbags for both the driver and the passengers on the top-spec one.

The Tata Tiago will have a braking system with the front disc brakes and the rear drum brakes. The regenerative braking system can be utilized to convert the heat generated during braking to electric pulses for auxiliary battery charging.

Tata Tiago EV interior

The Tata Tiago EV interior will be equipped with a wide range of comfort and safety features

Seating

The cabin of the Tata Tiago EV will sport a dual-tone colour theme and new fabric seat coverings. What’s more, having a seating capacity of five persons, it will also be equipped with some other features to optimize the experience of the passengers, including

  • Height adjustable driver seat   

  • Adjustable headrest for all the co-passengers

  • Foldable rear seats with backrest

All of these features will allow the car to offer passengers an emission-free convenient travelling experience.

3. Tata Tiago EV Performance

Engine

Tata Tiago EV will be powered by a 3-phase AC induction engine which can produce a max power of 40 BHP and a peak torque of 90 Nm. It will utilize a lithium-ion battery pack and the power will be sent to the four wheels through an automatic gearbox.

Tata Tiago EV engine

The Tata Tiago EV will receive power from a 3-phase AC induction engine mated to an automatic gearbox

Mileage

The Tata Tiago EV ensures a 100-km range per charge. The regenerative braking system, drive mode selection features and the battery management system contribute to the car’s ability to reach this mileage. Moreover, a fast charging feature is also available on the top variants.

Tata Tiago EV Riding Quality and Handling

The performance of the Tata Tiago EV will be improved, thanks to the novel electric engine with a single-speed automatic gearbox which can help the car accelerate from a standstill to 100kmph in more than 11 seconds and reach a max speed of 135kmph. The power driving system with smoothly operating pedals would allow the driver to drive more easily and comfortably during traffic jams. The suspension system is expected to include the front McPherson strut with coil spring suspension and the rear semi-independent twist beam suspension.

You can drive comfortably and easily in the Tata Tiago EV during rush hours

4. Tata Tiago EV colour options

The Tata Tiago EV is expected to be available in six colour options for you to choose from, including: brown, white, silver, orange, grey, white.

5. Tata Tiago EV’s expected price and competitors

The Tata Tiago EV is expected to be priced between Rs 6.00 – 7.00 Lakh. With all the new features, powerful battery, ample cabin and such a competitive price, the new Tiago EV can effectively compete against the Mahindra KUV 100 EV and the Mahindra e2o plus.

2018 has witnessed the bloom of Indian electric cars with a lot of car manufacturers introducing their electric products to the Indian auto market. With this Tata Tiago EV, Tata Motors has put another step further to the potential EV market in India, rivalling against other major electric car brands like Hyundai, Tesla or Mahindra.

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