The updated Tata Tiago is likely to get one petrol engine option only, considering Tata’s plan to discontinue all small diesel cars before BSVI norms kicking in.
Over the course of its existence, the Tata Tiago has been the subject of a number of updates and special edition models. Now, the Tiago is due for a new updated version which has been spotted testing around the country yet again. The new facelifted Tiago is set to go on sale in India in the first quarter 2020.
Tata Tiago facelift will carry forward a few of the Altroz's design cues, especially at the front.
Spy shots which emerged on the Internet recently have told us that the Tiago facelift, albeit being heavily concealed, seems to get a Tata Altroz like front profile. The air dam design looks very similar to the one seen in the Altroz and the test cars get a pointier nose while its grille also looks slightly wider than before. It is expected that the top-spec models will be equipped with projector headlamps along with LED daytime running lights. Unlike the front profile, the rear end of the Tiago facelift looks identical to the existing model but the bumper is likely to go through some revisions.
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The new Tata Tiago facelift is expected to employ a new semi- digital instrument panel, similar to the setup that we’ve seen in the Renault Triber and the recently-showcased Kwid hatchback.
The updated Tiago will rival the likes of the Maruti WagonR and Hyundai Santro once it's launched.
Under the bonnet, the Tata Tiago facelift will draw power from the same 1.2-litre petrol engine as the current model. This engine is capable of generating 85bhp and 114Nm of torque, along with which it will be fully BS-VI compliant. While the petrol engine is upgraded to BS-VI, the 1.05-litre diesel unit could be axed due to Tata Motors’ plan to discontinue all small diesel cars once the new emission standards kick in.
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The updated Tata Tiago will continue to take on the fight against the Maruti WagonR and the latest-gen Hyundai Santro. Prices of the new model are estimated to be marginally higher than the model that it replaces, which is understandable given the new updates.