While Tiago is retailed at a price range of Rs 4.85 lakh to Rs 6.84 Lakh while Tiago is priced between Rs 5.49 lakh to Rs 7.63 lakh (ex-showroom)
Tata Motors takes pride in being one of the safest car manufacturing brands in India. The company is known to provide technologies or features which enhance the safety of boarders. Cars designed under the IMPACT design philosophy of the company have also focussed on safety as its primary goal.
The carmaker will now be providing a puncture repair tool kit with Tiago and Tigor. This new kit will allow users to repair a punctured tyre without having to detach the wheel from the hub. A similar kit has also been added in the newly introduced Ford EcoSport SE recently.
Contents & Working of Tool kit
The tyre repair kit consists of an air compressor and a liquid sealant and has been placed under the driver’s seat. In case of a slow puncture, the compressor needs to be plugged into the 12V socket of the car with its engine running and air gets filled into the deflated tyres. In case of a completely flat tyre one needs to screw the sealant bottle into the air compressor. Once attached, the sealant liquid then solidifies to seal the puncture.
Puncture Repair Kits
These are only temporary fixes that will allow one to drive to the nearest puncture repair shop. Tyre puncture repair kits are something new for the Indian auto market though it has been in practice in the European and other Western markets for some time now.
Recently last year, the Indian Government passed a rule that allowed certain cars to be sold without a spare tyre. However, there are a few criterias to be fulfilled. This ruling will only be applicable to vehicles that run on tubeless tyres and are equipped with a tyre puncture repair kit and tyre pressure monitors.
In this case, Tata Motors hasn’t removed the spare wheel from Tiago and Tigor as of now. While the puncture repair kit will be offered as standard across the entire range in both Tiago and Tigor, Tata Motors doesn’t offer tyre pressure monitors on either of the models. The company claims that the feature has been added to enhance safety and convenience for consumers.
It is believed that Tata Motors is testing out the feature so that buyers get used to puncture repair tool kits. In future, the company might eventually remove the spare wheel by offering a tyre pressure monitor in at least some of the variants of these models.
Tiago and Tigor not only share the same underpinnings but also the same powertrain setup. Both cars are 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine which returns an output of 85 bhp and 113 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT gearbox.