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Tata Motors will be launching the Tigor EV Ziptron India on August 18, 2021. The launch date has been revealed via a teaser posted on social media channels by the brand with the caption 'Six days from now, the EVolution will begin!'.
The company recently teased the launch of the Tigor EV Ziptron. The electric sedan will be featuring the brand's Ziptron technology, which is currently used in the Nexon EV. As a result, the upcoming new Tigor EV could feature enhanced range, performance and features such as regenerative braking.
However, these are still speculations at this point as the company is yet to announce the specs completely, which we reckon will be revealed on August 18.
The Tigor EV was on sale in the Indian market for a couple of years now. However, the compact electric sedan was using the brand's Electra low-voltage architecture for the powertrain. This meant the sedan had a very limited range and capabilities.
The company recently revamped the electric sedan and launched it to the commercial segment calling the Xpres-T. There were a host of enhancements made to the facelifted Tigor EV a.k.a Xpres-T. However, it still uses the Electra low-voltage architecture.
Due to the increasing demand for electric vehicles, Tata Motors will be launching the Tigor EV with its most renowned Ziptron high-voltage architecture. The new powertrain could give the new Tigor EV a maximum realistic driving range of around 280 kilometres on a single battery charge.
Additionally, the Tigor EV Ziptron will also undergo a host of changes inside and out. It will most likely carry over all the exterior design changes made to the Xpres-T model. This includes new headlamps, a new front grille with a tri-arrow design, new taillamps, and coloured accents all around the body to tell it apart from the Xpres-T and the ICE powered Tigor models.
On the inside, the new Tigor EV could be revamped with new upholstery with contrast stitching on the seats, dashboard and door panels. It could also feature coloured accents to match the exterior giving the cabin a modern look.
The electric sedan will continue to come other features. This includes:
- Touchscreen infotainment system
- Semi-digital instrument cluster
- Climate control
- Mobile charging ports
- Rear AC vents
- Steering mounted controls
- Cruise control
Tata cars are known to be the safest in the industry and the new Tigor EV will be no different. It will most likely borrow all the safety features from its ICE powered counterpart. This includes dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, stability control, ISOFIX child-seat anchors and more.
As mentioned earlier, the Nexon EV uses Ziptron technology and is currently the best-selling EV in India. The Tata Nexon features a 95kW electric motor paired to a 30.2kWh Lithium-ion battery pack. This produces 127bhp and 245Nm of peak torque.
The compact electric SUV claims a maximum driving range of 312km on a single charge. However, the real-world range is roughly between 250 and 300km. The new Tigor EV being a compact-sedan could feature a Ziptron powertrain of the lower-spec as compared to the Nexon's unit.
Thoughts About The Tata Tigor EV Ziptron India Launch
Once launched, the Tata Tigor EV Ziptron could be the most affordable electric four-wheeler available for private buyers in the country. The Ziptron technology will enhance the performance of the electric sedan and give it a premium feel and appeal. The Tigor EV Ziptron could be priced starting at around Rs 10 lakh, ex-showroom.