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Deliveries of the new Tata Tiago JTP and Tigor JTP (known as the JTP siblings) have officially started. The first Tata Tiago JTP of the country has been delivered to Zishan Khan in Mumbai, as other customers get ready to receive theirs soon.
Tata Motors launched the new performance-focussed versions of their hatchback and compact-sedan: the Tiago JTP and Tigor JTP; at Rs 6.39 lakh and Rs 7.49 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi), respectively. The two were first showcased back at Auto Expo 2018, and we have already driven them — check out our detailed Tata JTP model review.
The Tiago and Tigor JTP models are a result of Tata Motors' joint venture with Coimbatore-based Jayem Automotives, titled Jayem Tata Special Vehicles (JTSV). On the other hand, 'JTP' stands for Jayem Tata Performance.
JTSV will also make performance-focussed versions of other Tata products in the future; the Nexon JTP being the most obvious choice.
Compared to the regular Tiago or Tigor, the JTP models showcase better performance and an engaging driving experience. The styling has also been enhanced with sportier bumpers, bigger wheels, red accents and a functional hood/bonnet scoop.
Powering the new Tata Tiago JTP and TIgor JTP is the same 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine (a slightly reworked version of the Nexon's petrol motor). Both cars make 112bhp and 150Nm of torque, and comes mated only to a five-speed manual.
The Tata Tiago JTP mainly rivals the Volkswagen Polo GT TSi, Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS and Abarth Punto. Meanwhile, the Tigor JTP has no direct rival, but has proved that compact-sedans can also be made fun.
Thoughts On The Tata JTP Models
Both the JTP models offer superb value for money in terms of performance. Modern Tata Motors products are really good in almost all aspects and have an edge over most of its competitors; the Tata Harrier being an example. The affordable performance car segment in India is gaining some traction recently and Tata Motors have already marked their presence.