Year 2019 has been a different kind of busy for carmakers, as there’s increased focus on updating various models to meet the new emission and safety standards. One of the most awaited launches this year is that of Tata Tiago facelift, which will have several cosmetic changes in addition to safety upgrades.
Spy shots reveal that 2020 Tiago will borrow some snazzy features from yet-to-be-launched Tata Altroz, and will also get some features which will be seen for the first time in a Tata car. One, is the all new digital instrument cluster, which has now been spied by Facebook page Honest Auto Tech.
The leaked photo of 2020 Tata Tiago’s digital instrument cluster features a large digital screen with LED bar display for engine rpm and fuel level on either side. There is also real time fuel efficiency bar, odometer, large speedometer in digital, warning light indicators for seat belt, ABS, oil, etc. It also displays the driving mode.
Tiago facelift’s front section comprising headlights and grille is inspired by Tata Altroz that made its debut at 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. It is possible that 2019 Tiago could also borrow other features from Altroz such as body-coloured ORVMs, updated front and rear bumpers, and dual-tone alloy wheels. Interiors could also be updated with new colour scheme, new upholstery, and added equipment such as Harman touchscreen infotainment system supporting Apple Carplay and Android Auto.
In line with new safety norms, 2020 Tiago will offer important safety features such as dual airbags, ABS, and EBD as standard across all variants. Other key safety features will include speed alert system, speed sensing door lock, seat belt reminder and reverse parking sensor. 2020 Tiago is also expected to undergo structural changes to meet new crash test standards that come into play from October 2019.
An engine update is also imminent for Tiago, as BS-VI emission norms take effect from April 2020. Only the petrol 1.2 liter engine will be upgraded to meet BS6 norms while the diesel 1.05 liter engine will be discontinued. This means that the 2020 Tata Tiago will only be offered with a petrol option. This engine makes 85 PS power and 114 Nm torque.
Tiago is already a bestseller for Tata Motors, with lifetime sales crossing 2 lakh units last month. With the new updates, Tiago could further rev up sales. With the updates and new safety features, Tiago facelift could be slightly costlier than the existing model that is priced in the range of Rs 4.5 – 6.67 lakh, ex-sh. Launch is expected take place later this year or early next year. The same instrument console will most likely be shared with Tigor and Nexon.