The next-gen Tata Tiago has been spotted testing again under careful camouflage. The test mule has revealed the alterations done to the fascia against the outgoing model.
Taking the inspiration source from the IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy which is also expected to be adopted for the design process of the forthcoming Altroz premium hatchback, the Tata Tiago facelift will bear a considerable resemblance to the Tata Altroz in terms of the styling.
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As per the spy image, the new Tata Tiago comes with edgier and sharper projector headlights than those on the existing model. The signature front grille is also raked, which adds to the sportiness of the hatchback. The bumper in the front has been completely newly designed and now bears wider air vents. The fog lamps have also been updated.
Other than that, the home-grown automaker has decided to carry over all the other exterior features from the current Tata Tiago to the facelifted one, for example, the fashionable 15-inch alloy rims available on the top-of-the-line XZ+ variant, the taillights and the rear bumper. Nevertheless, at the launch of the vehicle, the internal lighting nature of the tail lamps is anticipated to be revised.
The 2019 Tata Tiago will bear some exterior changes against the outgoing model.
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As regards the interior, the facelifted Tiago will be replete with a wide range of added features and safety equipment. An updated touchscreen system and new fabric seat coverings will be among the new comfort features equipped on the hatchback.
Furthermore, domestic auto manufacturer will also update the list of safety features on the new Tata Tiago. Apart from some standard features like two front airbags and ABS with EBD, more advanced safety features such as a speed warning system and seatbelt reminders will also be equipped on the facelifted Tiago to make it comply with forthcoming safety standards which will take effect in India in October 2019.
The 2019 Tata Tiago will be replete with a wide range of new interior features.
Since it is only a mid-life update, the changes done to the Tata Tiago will not happen to the motors. Accordingly, the new Tiago is expected to receive power from both petrol and diesel motor options. The former will be a 1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron unit which can deliver a maximum power of 84 bhp and 114 Nm. The latter is a 1.05-litre Revotorq one which is good for a maximum power/torque output of 69 bhp/140 Nm. The transmission duties on both of the two versions will be undertaken by a five-speed MT gearbox or an AMT unit. Nevertheless, Tata Motors has been reported to shelve the diesel variants’ production due to the BS-VI standards which will be executed from April 1, 2020.
Tata Motors is said to cancel the production of the diesel motors due to the upcoming BS-VI standards,
Because of the updated features, the new Tiago will be priced in a slightly higher range than its predecessor. Once launched, it will become a formidable competitor against the Maruti Wagon R, the Datsun Go and the Hyundai Santro.
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