The Tata Tiago proved to be a worthy competitor in the hatchback segment, and the Tiago XZA AMT variant gave competitors a run for their money. Now, Tata Motors has launched the Tiago XTA AMT variant in India, priced at Rs 4.79 lakh.
The Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) gearbox, sourced from Magneti Marelli is called 'Easy Shift' as per the carmaker and is the same unit that does its duty on the Zest and the Nano.
The Tata Tiago XTA AMT variant launched in India comes with a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that develops 84bhp and 114Nm of peak torque. The AMT gearbox features four options: AUtomatic, Reverse, Neutral, and Manual.
The gearbox features a creep function that allows the car to crawl forward as soon as the foot is eased off the brake lever. Also, the Tata Tiago XTA AMT comes with two driving modes, Sport and City.
Regarding competition, the Tata Tiago XTA AMT competes with the Maruti Suzuki Celerio AMT, Hyundai Grand i10 automatic, Maruti Suzuki Ignis AMT, and the Renault Kwid 1.0-litre AMT in India.
The Tata Tiago XTA AMT is priced cheaper than its competitors, except for the Renault Kwid. However, the powerful engine on the Tiago compared to the French carmaker's Kwid helps the XTA variant of the Tiago have the edge over the competition.