From the same car-maker who gave us the Indigo eCS, here is the successor and as you can clearly see this is much better looking. In-fact it is now among the best looking compact sedans and that is no mean feat. Making a compact sedan look good is not an easy task but the Tigor (Kite 5- codename) manages to do that. Revealed at the 2016 Auto Expo, the Tigor would be launched next month. The Tigor would be positioned below the Zest but we feel it is better looking than even that.
The design is completely similar to the hatch right up till the rear where you see the boot being added. Tata Motors is calling it a coupe like silhouette and it is indeed a flowing design with the impression that it was designed to be a compact sedan to begin with and not being an afterthought. Plus the LED tail-lamps and integrated rear spoiler further adds to the look. Elsewhere to differentiate it from the hatch, the Tigor would have new 15 inch alloys, new grille and LED DRLs.
Inside it is pretty much the same as the Zica hatch and we are not complaining. The design and overall quality is very good and a big improvement over the earlier Tata cars. In-fact we prefer the design of the Tigor cabin over the Zest/Bolt. The overall cabin feels quite premium and to differentiate it from the hatch, it will have new colours.
The feature list includes a Harman touchscreen infotainment system which includes video playback through USB and other features such as on screen SMS display, SMS readout and reverse parking display on the screen. There is also the music app called Juke car app plus integrated maps from MapMyIndia. As you would expect there is lots of space at the rear and the boot is also big.
The engines would also be shared with the Zica with 1.2 and 1.0 petrol and diesel engines. The car that was on display at the 2016 Auto Expo had the 1.2 Revotron petrol with 83 bhp and 114Nm of torque. It will also have Eco and City modes like the Zica. Overall the Tigor looks to be an impressive product and we especially like its design. Tata Motors have got it right, big time.