Amidst a dull Automotive sector, Tata seems to be on a roll lately. Tata introduced the facelifted versions of three models in their lineup. The Tiago, Tigor and the Nexon have been given a cosmetic revamp to stay competitive with rivals. On the facelift ranking scale, ranging from the highest being the Ecosport Facelift and the lowest being the new Camaro (have you ever looked at that thing? eww). The Tiago and the Tigor can be placed somewhere in the middle, in the Polo facelift region. Nothing too drastic but an improvement nevertheless. The cute and fun front end has been replaced with a lot of aggression. The Tiago went from a well behaved" I promise to bring your daughter home by 8, Uncle" to " You shall call me Daddy" attitude. And it works. The front end seems to be inspired by its bigger brother, the Altroz. The Tigor gets chrome accents in the grill to differentiate itself from the Tiago.No major changes in the rear to report. Tata no longer offers projector headlamps in the top-spec variant anymore. The Interior gets a revamp too with both the Tiago and Tigor getting a 7-inch touchscreen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also gets a flat-bottom steering wheel which adds to the sporty aggressive nature of these cars.
Safety continues to be a top priority for Tata in this case as well. Both the Tiago and Tigor scored 4 stars in the Global NCAP crash test, being the highest in the segment. They come with two airbags as standard and come with safety assists like EBD (electronic brake-force distribution) and CSC (Corner stability control) bundled in.
The major news to report comes in the form of Engine. Yes, singular, as Tata has omitted the diesel engines from its Tiago and Tigor lineup altogether, further emphasising their vision for a cleaner future.
The only engine available is the same 3-cylinder 1.2-litre engine as before that makes 86PS (up by 1PS) and 113Nm (down by 1Nm) which is now BS6 Compliant. It is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission or an AMT as before.
The Tata Tiago and Tigor Facelifts will now be offered with prices starting at ₹ 4.60 lakh and ₹ 5.75 lakh, respectively.
The Nexon, on the other hand, gets a rather handsome design update. That's quite a feat considering the earlier version was already a crowd puller. It too gets an aggressive update. There is a new 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheel and headlamps have been revised along with new LED daytime running lights. The front resembles the recently revealed Nexon EV. The interiors get a new Digital Dashboard with digital readouts. The Powertrain remains the same with it now being BS6 compliant. The Tata Nexon gets the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that puts out 108 bhp and 113 Nm of peak torque and a 1.5-litre diesel engine that churns out 108 bhp and 260 Nm of peak torque.
These facelifts were launched along with the much-awaited Tata Altroz. That requires a whole article in itself. We'll keep you posted on the Altroz.
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