The next product to be introduced into the Indian car market by Tata Motors will be their all new compact sedan, the Tigor. This vehicle was designed and developed to replace the old Indigo eCS and was known earlier by its codename, the Kite 5. The car will go on sale in India on the 29th of March, 2017.
The compact sedan body style is easy to get disastrously wrong but, Tata seems to have pulled it off quite well with the Tigor. Measuring in at 3992mm in length, 1677mm in width and 1537mm in height, the car has a wheelbase of 2450mm, meaning that it will have a good amount of room on the inside. Its 419 litre boot is rather capacious as well, especially for a sub 4 metre vehicle. To negotiate whatever our roads can throw at it, the company has given the Tigor a good ground clearance as well, at 170mm.
Prospective buyers can choose between petrol and diesel power. The Tata Tigor will come with a 1.2 litre, 3 cylinder, Revotron petrol engine that makes 84 bbhp and 114 Nm of torque; and a 1.05 litre, 3 cylinder diesel motor that puts out 69 bhp and 140 Nm of torque. Both these engines will be mated to 5 speed manual gearboxes.
The Tata Tigor has a good number of features as well, including an infotainment system from Harman, aux-in, USB and Bluetooth support, a navigation module that is app-based (works with Android devices), steering mounted control buttons, voice commands, glossy interior panels, an automatic AC, a 12 volt power outlet, electrically adjustable rear view mirrors, 14 or 15 inch wheels, ABS with EBD, airbags for both front passengers and more. The Tigor is quite a capable vehicle and it should help Tata Motors grab a larger slice of the compact sedan market share if priced competitively.