The Tata Tiago NRG (energy) variant is available with raised ground clearance, and minor feature changes. It is after all a cross-hatch, which for obvious reasons has become a segment in itself in recent years. Stylised, cladded and restrictive in itself.
To be available as a single variant with value addition through features, Tata Tiago NRG (energy) XZ trim offers more on the inside but not under the hood. Tiago XZ retails at a price of Rs 5.21 lakh for petrol and Rs 6.05 lakh for diesel (ex-sh Delhi). Expect a bump in price of about Rs 30-50k.
Tata Tiago NRG looks visibly different with an increased 10 mm ground clearance boost, and 14″ dual tone alloy wheels. Roof rails, plastic body cladding (rear and sides), and faux skid plates are Tiago NRG features, and not add-ons.
Power comes from the regular 1.2-litre petrol and 1.05-litre diesel engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Automated manual transmission (AMT) may not be made available at launch. 1.2-litre petrol returns max power of 85PS and max torque of 114Nm. 1.05-litre diesel returns 70PS max power and 140Nm max torque.
With feature sharing between the top-spec Tiago XZ and Tiago NRG, feature loaded aspects include steering-mounted audio controls, reverse parking sensors, and a cooled-glovebox. Inside the cabin, upholstery is expected to be dual coloured. The 2DIN Harman music system is likely to make way for a 5-inch touchscreen unit from Tata Tigor compact sedan.
Currently Tata Motors’ best selling car, Tiago has been peaking at the 8k sales mark every now and then. Last month, it posted its highest ever sales of 9,200+ units. With the launch of Tiago NRG, Tata can expect added sales this Diwali 2018. Tiago NRG rivals the likes of Maruti Celerio X and Ford Freestyle Figo.