Tata Tiago Launched in India


Tata Motors has just launched its much-anticipated Tiago (Zica) hatchback on 6th April, at an introductory price of INR 3.2 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) that goes up to INR 5.54 lakh for the top-end diesel variant. Tata Motors’ latest hatchback offers a total of five variants, XB, XE, XM, XT, and XZ for each engine option. The Tiago also gets three optional safety variants that cost an additional INR 18,000. Tata Motors has already commenced bookings for the Tiago. The minimum booking amount is INR 10,000 which is entirely refundable.

Prior to its official launch, Tata Motors christened its Zica hatchback as Tiago. Tata was forced to rename their latest hatchback as coincidentally it shared the name with a virus that has affected million of people in South America. Soon after, the car maker decided to rename the Zica, they launched a website where the public was asked to vote for the name they like. With the contest, Tata was able to narrow down to three names – Civet, Adore and Tiago. Of these three, Tiago was finally chosen.

The hatchback was unveiled at a media event in Goa on December 4th. The event was held after several reports which confirmed the fact that the all new Tata Tiago (Zica) was spotted undergoing real-world road tests in Pune, India. Reports also suggested that a test mule crashed somewhere at the Pune-Bangalore highway but both the car and driver survived. 


Tiago (Zica) has been introduced as a replacement of their bestseller the Tata Indica and also as a part of Tata’s Kite Project. The car is being produced at the company’s Sanand manufacturing facility in Gujarat. Codenamed Kite, the compact hatchback got renamed as Tata Zica (and now Tiago) before the media event held in Goa, at which the hatchback was unveiled.


As a replacement to Tata Indica, Tiago resembles the outgoing model quite a lot but with upgraded looks. The new model features revamped large swept back headlamps, a fresh front honeycomb pattern grille design, wide grin-like air dams along with circular fog lamps featuring chrome bezels and a new muscular bumper, giving the Tiago the much needed modern touch. Prominent lines flowing across the side, dual tone ORVMs with turn indicators and 10-spoke alloy wheels adds spice to the side profile. Based on the XO platform the car might impress a lot of hatchback lovers.

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Inside, the new Tata Tiago comes equipped with improved interiors with premium quality materials. The dual tone dashboard looks well equipped and comes with body coloured panels around the AC vents. The Tiago gets comfortable seats along with Tata’s signature three-spoke multi-functional steering wheel that coupled with the predominant black interiors make it all the more appealing.

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In terms of safety, the upcoming Tata Tiago gets ABS and dual front airbags in the top of the line trims. It also gets a Harman-sourced audio system with AUX, USB, Bluetooth connectivity and android powered smartphone navigation system.


Under the hood, the car packs two engine options, an all-new 1.05-litre, 3-cylinder Revotorq diesel motor and the 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder Revotron petrol unit. The diesel unit, when coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission box churns out 67 bhp of max power producing 140 Nm of peak torque. While, the petrol unit, when coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission box churns out 83 bhp of max power producing 114 Nm of peak torque. Tata is also offering Power and Eco modes on the Tiago for improved efficiency; while the petrol variant gets an ARAI-certified fuel economy of 23.84Km/l, the diesel promises 27.28Km/l. The company is now also planning to introduce AMT and CNG variants of the car as well.

Tata Tiago ex-showroom Mumbai price:

Tata Tiago XB – Rs 3.2 lakh
Tata Tiago XE – Rs 3.59 lakh
Tata Tiago XM – Rs 3.89 lakh
Tata Tiago XT – Rs 4.19 lakh
Tata Tiago XZ – Rs 4.75 lakh

Tata Tiago XB – Rs 3.94 lakh
Tata Tiago XE – Rs 4.29 lakh
Tata Tiago XM – Rs 4.69 lakh
Tata Tiago XT – Rs 4.99 lakh
Tata Tiago XZ – Rs 5.84 lakh

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