Tata Motors was the first car manufacturer to introduce a sub-4 metre compact sedan, the Indigo eCS, in India. The company will soon launch its new sub-4 metre compact sedan, the all-new Tigor. It was first showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo named as Tata Kite 5.
The Tigor is the latest model to inherit Tata's IMPACT design language. As mentioned above, it started life as the Kite 5 and later the production version was named as the ‘Tigor.' The model is based on Tata's successful hatchback, the Tiago.
In terms of design also, the Tigor shares the same design at the front, and the rear has been restyled for a notchback look. The interior also remains the same but will get some mild tweaks here and there.
The word ‘Tigor' is pronounced as Tee- Gaur, sounding similar to Jaguar. There will be two engine options on the Tata Tigor. The petrol variant will be powered by a 1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron engine, and the diesel will draw power from a 1.05-litre Revotorq motor.
Transmission duties will be carried out by a 5-speed manual gearbox with both engine options. It is believed that Tata will also offer the automated manual transmission (AMT) with the Tigor.
When it comes to features, it is expected that Tata will load the Tigor with a 2-DIN infotainment system, Bluetooth, USB, and Aux-In. The compact sedan will also get driving modes similar to the Tiago.
Tata Motors will officially unveil the model on 29th March 2017, and it will also announce the price then. Bookings are yet to commence. Tigor was recently showcased at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show alongside the production ready Vitara Brezza-rival, the Nexon.
In December last year, the Tigor won the Confederation of Indian Industrial design award. It is believed that the Tigor will be the cheapest sub-4 metre sedan in India. The new model from Tata will take on the likes of Honda Amaze, Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Ford Aspire and the Volkswagen Ameo.