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Indian automaker Tata Motors is all set for the Auto Expo 2018. We have already reported about the upcoming vehicles and the new Impact Design 2.0 to be showcased at the biggest automotive extravaganza of the country. Now, the company has teased the Tigor Sport ahead of its debut at the Auto Expo 2018.
The Tigor Sport will be the most affordable performance compact sedan in the Indian market, and it will be showcased at the Auto Expo 2018 alongside the Tiago Sport hot hatchback. The teaser image reveals only a small portion of front fascia,which hints that the sedan will come with new styling updates to highlight the performance of the car.
The front profile of the Tigor Sport gets a new fog lamp housing with red detailing. The front bumper is likely to get a larger air dam to give the car an aggressive look. The Tigor Sport could also feature more detailing in line with the Impact Design 2.0 philosophy.
The sportier version of Tigor and Tiago is expected get side skirts and body kits to distinguish the cars from their regular variants. Tata is also expected to tweak the suspension by offering a stiffer and lower spring setup which will also give the car a sporty stance. New alloy wheels will complete the design of the Tigor and Tiago Sport.
Both the Tigor and Tiago Sport is likely to draw power from the 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine borrowed from the Nexon. Tata Motors will reveal the performance figures at the Auto Expo 2018. But we expect the engine to churn out 110bhp and 170Nm of torque, similar to Nexon. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Tata Motors has not revealed the interior of the sportier avatar of the Tigor and Tiago. But it is safe to assume that both the cars will feature a sporty interior theme with contrast detailing, stitching and sporty seats. The overall layout of the dashboard is unlikely to be changed as it will get subtle updates.
A report from Autocar India states that the Tiago and Tigor Sport will feature JTP badging, indicating the partnership between Jayem Automotive and Tata Motors. But there is no information about the production or launch timeline of the sportier hatchback and compact sedan.
Apart from the sporty Tigor and Tiago, the teaser image also reveals that the company will unveil a new premium hatchback, a light commercial vehicle, a premium SUV and a medium or heavy commercial vehicle. All vehicles will sport a completely new design language.
DriveSparks Thoughts On Tigor And Tiago Sport
The Tata Tigor and Tiago will be the most affordable performance compact sedan and hatchback in the Indian market. The overall design of both the cars will remain unchanged except for cosmetic and mechanical updates. The Tiago and Tigor are already popular in the country. Now, Tata Motors will hit the sweet spot with the Tiago and Tigor Sport. We expect Tata Motors to launch the sportier Tigor and Tiago in 2018 itself.