Tata Tiago has finally arrived in the Indian market and now it’s time to evaluate whether the company is ready to re-gain its lost position in the past few years with this all new hatch. Deliveries have already started, bookings are open and commercials are being aired all around. Tata has faithfully rolled out the Tiago hoping that it will attract a lot of youth buyers as well as first time buyers, thereby competing against the Japanese and Korean counterparts. So, let’s analyse and see will it be worth to buy or not.


Starting with the looks, Tiago is nothing like other cars in its segment. In fact, it’s even better than all Tata models till date carrying an all new appeal as well styling quotient. Dimensionally, it measures 3,746 mm long, 1,647 mm wide, 1,535 mm tall, 2,400 mm of wheelbase and ground clearance of around 170 mm. The front fascia is adorned with a honeycomb radiator grille holding the 3D company logo in the middle and is guarded by a curved chrome lining. This grille is flanked by a pair of smoked headlamps and below is a wide air dam in piano black finish flaunting the same honeycomb pattern.


Moving to the side profile, we get to see strong character lines, 14-inch alloys and body-colored door handles as well as ORVMs. At the rear, there are wrap around tail lamps and a rear spoiler that is guarded by black plastic clads on both sides. Further, a highlighting feature is its black colored portion at the lower bumper that breaks the monotony. Overall, most of the elements are fresh and modern that leaves nothing to complain about. The features are well in sync with the price tag carried by the hatchback.


On the inside, it flaunts a black & grey ambiance that again gives you a much needed break from the black & beige pattern found in almost every other model in the market. The steering wheel resembles with the one found in other Tata cars like Bolt and Zest. The quality of fabric and plastic is on par with that of Grand i10 and some fresh updates further make it even more appealing. The centre console gets a glossy black finish and the AC vents on top end variants get body-toned surrounds.

Besides, the car has been designed intelligently to provide enough space in the form of knee room, legroom as well as 22 storage spaces. Impressive, isn’t it? Talking about the capacity, the Tiago contains 242 litres of boot space and the loading lip is quite low, which makes it easy to put the luggage inside the boot.


The top ranging model also gets ConnectNext infotainment system powered by Harman with 8 speakers, steering mounted audio and telephony controls. The driver’s seat is highly comfortable as it is available with adjustable feature, while at the rear row, the occupants could feel the need for a more comfortable backrest and headrest facility.

It also gets some functions which have been introduced for the first time in this segment like City & Eco drive modes, Juke Car App and Turn-by-Turn navigation App. After installing these apps in your smartphone you can easily connect your phone with this setup and then avail the navigation function. You can even make a playlist by connecting various smartphones of all the people sitting inside and play it through the infotainment. Well, even with the Celerio and Grand i10, you won’t get to avail such features. So, why not go for the Tiago instead?

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Engine & Power Specifications

Tiago has been rolled out with two all new engines in both petrol and diesel options fitted with a 1.2 litre Revotron and a 1.05 litre Revotorq motor respectively. The former holds the capability to generate 85PS and 114Nm of maximum output, while the latter is able to make 70PS of maximum power and 140Nm of peak torque. Transmission is performed by a 5-speed manual gearbox.

Tata Tiago Engine & Power Specifications

However, if the market reports are to be believed we could soon see an AMT with the top end variants. The ARAI rated fuel efficiency on highways stand at 23.84 km/l and 27.28 km/l for the petrol and diesel variants respectively. The absence of an automatic tranny as well as the harsh sound of engines at high speeds are some of the negative aspects, but overall for daily commuting the Tiago can be considered as a suitable option.

Ride and Handling

The suspension setup of Tiago ensures a perfect balance between ride and handling, which means that not only you’ll be able to handle the steering well, but the riding comfort can also be availed. Its front axle gets McPherson Strut, while the rear axle is fitted with Twist Beam. Since the diesel engine is heavier, it gets stiffer dampers and springs.


The steering is correctly weighted and in the corners, it doesn’t feel light or twitchy. At high speeds, the car doesn’t bounce and over potholes and uneven roads, it doesn’t thud. So, even if you are not impressed, you won’t have anything to complain either.

Variants and Colors

The Tiago lineup is available in 5 different trims across the range viz. XB, XE, XM, XT and XZ. These variants are fitted with numerous features that are explained in the list below:


This is the base variant that carries the price tag of INR 3.20 Lacs for the petrol model and INR 3.94 Lacs (all prices, ex-showroom) for the diesel one. It is devoid of an air conditioner unit, infotainment as well as the optional safety package. However, other prominent amenities like foldable rear seats, adjustable power steering, engine immobilizer, body colored bumpers and Eco & City drive modes are there.


This trim is available at INR 3.59 Lacs and INR 4.29 Lacs for the petrol and diesel models respectively. In addition with the above mentioned features, it is fitted with an Air Conditioner unit, 12V power outlet, and chrome strip on the grille. Besides, the optional safety package can also be added at an extra amount of INR 18,000. This package includes dual front airbags and a height adjustable driving seat.


This variant carries the price tag of INR 3.89 Lacs and INR 4.69 Lacs (all prices, ex-showroom) for the petrol and diesel category. Apart from the above features, it gets real parcel tray, handles with coat hook, central locking, interior lamps, front & rear power windows and the optional safety package worth INR 18,000.


This variant is worth INR 4.19 Lacs for the petrol trim and INR 4.99 Lacs for the diesel one (all prices, ex-showroom). The features fitted inside include rear parking sensors, body colored door handles and wing mirrors, electrically adjustable ORVMs, an infotainment facility with 4 speakers, day/night rear view mirror and optional safety pack.


Being the top ranging model this one is loaded with maximum features in the form of steering mounted audio and telephony controls, on-touch power window, rear defogger, corner stability control, body colored air vents, ABS with EBD and Harman powered infotainment unit with 8 speakers. The price for the petrol model is INR 4.75 Lacs and for the diesel trim it is INR 5.54 Lacs (all prices, ex-showroom).


After considering all the pros and cons, we are ready with the final conclusion. Tiago is undoubtedly, the best car from Tata till date in term of all the aspects. However, when we compare it with its rivals, it lacks certain things like no safety package for the lower priced variants, engine issues at high speeds and absence of an automatic transmission. Although the price tag is enough to attract a swarm of customers towards the showroom, but then we realise that the base variants are almost useless to opt for.

However, it can’t be denied that the mid and top ranging models are well equipped with a lot of features and amenities. Engine has some minor problems, but being a city car, Tiago offers you all the necessary elements of daily commuting. As far as the looks and space are concerned, we hardly notice any loopholes. So, basically like any other car, Tiago has some favourable and unfavourable points. If you are looking for something new, it’s not a bad option.