Tata Tiago is currently the cheapest as well as the best selling car from the company
Launched back in 2016, Tiago is now the oldest car on offer from Tata Motors. Other cars on offer from Tata currently are Tigor, Nexon, Harrier and Altroz. Of these, it is the Tiago and Tigor which are produced at the plant in Sanand, near Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Nexon, Harrier and Altroz are produced at the company plant near Pune.
Today, Tata Motors revealed that the production of their Tiago small car has crossed the 3 lakh mark. This milestone production number was achieved in about 55 months. Earlier this year, the facelifted Tiago was launched. It became the first car in the segment to come with 4 star safety rating from Global NCAP.
Transporting Tiago / Tigor via Indian Railways
Tata Motors has started using railway transportation to ferry its new cars from Sanand Plant to different parts of the country. With automobile traffic improving for Indian Railways, recently hundred units of Tata Tiago and Tigor were dispatched from Sanand railway station in Gujarat, and were unloaded at West Hill railway station in Kerala, Southern Railway. Multiple transport options are helpful for delivery logistics ensuring turnaround of delivery orders is in a timely manner.
Rival to cars like Maruti WagonR and Hyundai Santro, Tiago sales in the past two months have picked up. Though it is no where close to WagonR, which is the leader in terms of sales in the small hatchback segment. For Aug 2020, Tiago registered sales of 5,743 units. This was a massive 89% increase in sales as compared to 3,037 units sold in Aug 2019. WagonR sales in Aug 2020 stood at 14,397 units.
Earlier, Tiago was on offer with petrol as well as diesel engine option. But in the BS6 era, it is only offered with petrol engine option. Tata no longer offers diesel engine in their smaller cars – Tiago and Tigor.
New Tata Tiago is powered by a BS6 compliant 1.2 liter Revotron, 3 cylinder petrol engine that offers 84 hp power and 113 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed manual transmission along with an optional automatic option. Tata Motors is also planning to introduce a new turbo petrol variant of the Tiago, which could get its power via a 1.2 liter motor offering 99 hp power and 141 Nm torque.
Tiago features include electrically adjustable folding side mirrors, automatic climate control, drive modes and infotainment via a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a digital instrument console and a Harman audio system.
Tata Tiago is equipped with driver and front passenger airbags, corner stability control, rear parking sensors, rear camera, speed sensitive auto door locking system and ABS and EBD. The 2020 Tata Tiago is priced at Rs.4.68 lakhs for the base XE trim, going up to Rs.6.72 lakhs for the top end XZ+ AMT variant.