Lack of adequate demand is likely to have prompted Tata Motors to discontinue dual-tone options for Tigor
Dual-tone colour scheme has its charm, but the impact it creates depends a lot on the body style and specific model. Some cars may be best suited to receive a dual-tone colour, whereas others may get along better with a monotone shade. In essence, dual-tone colours may not find applicability across all types of cars.
Tigor dual-tone discontinued
Sedans are particularly not suited for dual-tone colour options. Their largely formal character limits the possibility of experimenting with exterior colour shades. An individual buying a sedan will most likely prefer monotone over dual-tone colours. In comparison, people buying SUVs could have dual-tone as their first preference.
Dual-tone option for Tigor was earlier available with Magnetic Red and Opal White colour shade. Dual-tone Tigor variants were distinguishable with their Infinity Black roof. Apart from that, there was no major difference between the dual-tone and respective monotone colour variants. Dual-tone colours for Tigor were earlier available with XZ+ DT, XZA+ DT, XZ+ CNG DT, XZ+ LP DT, XZA+ LP DT and XZ+ CNG LP DT.
Dual-tone colours for Tigor were quite attractive on their own. This is especially true in case of Tigor Magnetic Red dual tone colour. But from the buyer’s perspective, dual-tone is not exactly what they may be looking for in a sedan. As dual-tone options have been discontinued for Tigor, it presents the possibility that demand was pretty low for these variants. Tigor is now available in only four monotone colour options – Magnetic Red, Arizona Blue, Opal White and Daytona Grey.
Tigor colour options vs rivals
In the entry-level sedan segment, none of the cars have dual-tone option. Tigor was probably attempting to create an USP with its dual-tone offerings. But it doesn’t seem to have achieved the desired objectives. Discontinuing dual-tone for Tigor shouldn’t be much of an issue, as rivals like Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze and Hyundai Aura have only monotone colours on offer.
Only concern could be the number of colour options available with these cars. Tata Tigor has the least number of colour options in the group. Amaze has five colour options of Radiant Red Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Golden Brown Metallic, Meteoroid Grey Metallic and Lunar Silver Metallic.
Hyundai Aura has six colour options of Typhoon Silver, Starry Night, Teal Blue, Polar White, Fiery Red and Titan Grey. Maruti Dzire also has six colour options – Oxford Blue, Phoenix Red, Sherwood Brown, Magma Grey, Premium Silver and Arctic White.
Apart from the discontinuation of dual-tone colour, there are unlikely to be any other major changes to Tata Tigor. Powering Tigor is a 1.2-litre turbo petrol motor that churns out 86 PS of max power and 113 Nm of peak torque. Transmission choices include 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT. When running on CNG, the numbers are 73.4 PS and 95 Nm. Tigor CNG is offered with 5-speed manual transmission. The engine has been updated to comply with BS6 Phase 2 emission norms. 2023 Tigor prices start from Rs 6.2 lakh and go all the way to Rs 8.9 lakh, ex-sh.