Tata Tiago is the one and only in its segment to provide the diesel option. Moreover, the petrol engine of Tata Tiago comes first in terms of power. With these good features, will the Tiago be the next dream car?
1. Tata Tiago 2018 Highlights
Overall, Tata Tiago is a well-built, well-designed hatchback. It's reasonably priced, fuel-efficient and comfortable. Featured a stylish, state-of-art internal and external design, Tata Tiago will easily catch the eyes of car buyers. The cabin is spacious and full of features, for example, the smart and satisfactory entertaining set. Tata Tiago is now available with two driving modes, plus parking sensor.
Manufactures of Tata has put considerable effort into improving the after-sales services, bettering their customer support and upgrading the manufacturing technology for higher reliability, which was a consistent weak point of the brand years ago. On the following part, IndianAuto.com will give you an in-depth Tata Tiago 2018 India Review.
Watch the review video from Powerdift to see the interior and exterior of the new Tata Tiago:
Tata Tiago Review
2. Tata Tiago 2018 Exterior
The design is the collaboration work of Tata’s designers and others from UK and Italia. No wonder why Tata Tiago takes an innovative look which differs from all the Tata’s previous products.
Let’s look at the size of the car first: it is 3,746 mm in length, 1,647 mm in width, 1,535 mm in height and the wheelbase is 2,400 mm.
From the front, the car features a three-dimension logo of Tata – it is the first car to present this new logo – in the center of a hexagon-constituted grill. Fog lamps placed close to the grill and a fine humanity line crossing along make a smooth transition in the front line. And don’t forget the appearance of electronic ORVMs. All of which contributes to a sleek and modern-looking of the car front.
Tata Tiago has a youthful and smart front look.
To the rear side, the car looks simplistic and neat. Tata Tiago gets praise for solid-built structure, strong body panels, as well as refined shut-lines.
The side and back of Tata Tiago
The exterior design of Tata Tiago has shown the successful attempt to renovate the traditional design of Tata’s cars.
The cars from this line are available in six colors, namely: Sunburst Orange, Striker Blue, Platinum Silver, Berry Red, Espresso Brown and Pearlescent White.
Take a look at the color palette of Tata Tiago
3. Tata Tiago 2018 Interior
The interior clearly inherits a lot from the previous Bolt or Zest, which you can see from the two-pod cluster, steering wheel, control stalks, gear lever, and window switches.
Black and grey are the theme colors, a little different from the traditional beige that Tata usually put on their interior. The material of the dash has a decent quality and sleek looks, adding to the general eye-pleasing design. AC vents from two sides of the cars resonate with the outer colors. The driver could easily control the audio, phone system with control buttons attaching to the wheel. Through the tilt-adjustment wheels, you can read the needed information about distance, fuel consumption and time from two pods and a multi-information display.
Tata introduced the new interior color palette of the Tata Tiago
The eight-speaker system from Harman is obviously a worth-mentioning feature. It is an act of generosity from Tata. Hardly could we see such a fabulous, high-quality sound system from the same price range. USB, AUX and Bluetooth connection is available on the unit head; however, there is no slot for SD card or CD player.
Tata Tiago could be supported by Turn-by-Turn Navigation App and Juke-Car App. Turn-by-Turn is an offline map app which allows your car’s screen to display maps from your phone; whereas The Juke-Car App could help the audio systems to play songs from your phone via AUX-in or Bluetooth. It allows connections to multi devices (with the maximum of 10 devices at a time).
Under the sound system control tab is the AC control. Automatic climate control is not available; neither does AC vents in the backseat. However, the overall operation of AC systems is still decent and sufficient.
Tata Tiago has a smart, excellent interior.
The cabin is also storage-friendly with various places for you to stack stuff, for example, the storages on car doors or around the gear. And don’t forget the glove box with cooling vent, where you could keep cold drink.
There are about 20 storages within the car and here is the chilling glove box.
The front seats with small footwell and low headroom could be a little bit uncomfortable for tall people. But the driver seat could provide healthy driving position and function well with adjustable seat and headrests. Tata could provide room for up to 5 people; however, the back seats will be somehow cramped to hold three adults.
The backseats of Tata Tiago might be cramped for tall people
The boot of Tata Tiago is 243-liter, which is bigger than Bolt but not as spacious as Grand i10 which owns a 256-liter boot. You can make more space for stuff by adjusting the back seats.
Tata Tiago features spacious 243-liter boot
Generally, the interior is well-built with satisfactory features for a car of this segment.
4. Tata Tiago 2018 Performance
The Tiago has 3 cylinders and 5-speed manual transmission.
Besides the 1.2-liter petrol engine, Tata also offers the Tiago diesel. The 1.05-liter diesel Tiago is the only diesel car of its price range.
Tata Tiago 1.05 liter diesel
Owning 1.05-litre Revotron engine, Tiago diesel could be considered among the most powerful hatches within the price range. The power of Tiago diesel is 69bhp@4000rpm. It could deliver the torque of 140Nm@1,800-3000rpm.
Mileage of Tiago Diesel is about 23.84 kmpl. Tiago diesel has the mileage of 27.28 kmpl. The actual performance shows that the city mileage is about 20 kmpl while the highway mileage is around 24 to 25 kmpl.
Tata Tiago 1.2 liter petrol
With Tiago petrol, the power is 85BHP@6,000 rpm; torque comes at 114Nm@3500rpm. The mileage of Tiago petrol is advertised to be about 23.84 kmpl. In fact, for city driving, the mileage is estimated to be around 16 kmpl, and 20 kmpl in highways. The petrol car offers a 5-speed-AMT (automated manual transmission) variant. In comparison to the Tiago Diesel, the car hosts fiercer vibrations and louder engine sounds.
Take a close look at Tata Tiago's engine bay
Tiago’s above-average weight comes in the ways of its acceleration speed. However, it still scores higher than Maruti, Celerio and the Chevrolet Beat. One thing is, when revving, it could sound really loud.
With a considerable weight, the suspension of Tiago is justifying, there comes the handing too.
The car is comfortable for driving within the city with light steering enabling easy parking, u-turn drive. Outside the city, it moves stably, unlike light-steering Grand i10.
While both of its rivals, the Bolt and Zest, have the Sports setting, Tiago has only two driving modes – City and Eco. It is automatically on the City driving modes. To switch into Eco modes – which means the drive efficiency will be reduced 30 percent, you have to change in manually when starting the car.
The optional safety feature of dual front airbags is available for all the variants. However, ABS, EBD, and CSC (corner stability control) are optional for top-spec cars only.
5. Tata Tiago 2018 Specs
Tata Tiago 2018 India Specs
Engine and Transmission
Petrol - Revotron 1.2L 3 cylinder with MULTI-DRIVE
Diesel - Revotorq 1.05L 3 cylinder with MULTI-DRIVE
Petrol - 1199 cc, 3 cylinder
Diesel - 1047 cc, 3 cylinder
Petrol - 85 PS @ 6000 RPM
Diesel - 70 PS @ 4000 RPM
Petrol - 114 Nm @ 3500 RPM
Diesel - 140 Nm @ 1800-3000 RPM
Petrol - Manual, 5-speed/ A.M.T (XTA / XZA)
Diesel - Manual, 5-speed
Petrol - 23.84 kmpl
Diesel - 27.28 kmpl
Dimension and Capacity
Overall Dimension (W x L x H)
3746 x 1647 x 1535
Turning circle radius
165 mm (R13 Tyres) and 170 mm (R14 Tyres)
Petrol - 930 -1024
Diesel - 1030 - 1080
Brake and Suspension
Front - Disc
Rear - Drum
Front: Independent, Lower Wishbone, McPherson Strut with Coil Spring
Rear: Semi-Independent; closed profile Twist beam with Dual-path Strut
If you are interested in buying Tata Tiago, there are eight variants for you to consider: XB, XE, XE (O), XM, XM (O), XT, XT (O) and XZ. An automatic manual transmission is an available option for XT and XZ variants (just in Tiago petrol). The price varies among variants and options, from 3.44 to 6.1 Lakh.