110 PS Tata Sport hatchback showcased at Auto Expo 2016 – IAB Report
Posted on: Feb 9, 2016 - 5:50pm IST
Goes from 0-100 km/h in 12 seconds.
Tata Motors has released new details of the “Coming Soon” Tata Sport hatchback from the Auto Expo 2016.
The Sport is the first commercial product to come out of Tata’s collaboration with Coimbatore-based Jayem Automobiles, who Tata has worked with for other projects, including the one-off 230 hp Super Nano. The modifications made are visual and mechanical.
The mechanical changes include a remapped 1.2T MPFi engine which, in conjunction with a free flow exhaust, produces 110 PS @ 5300-5500 rpm and 170 Nm @ 3000-3800 RPM. Mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, this car goes from 0-100 km/h in 12 seconds flat. The suspension has been revised with the addition of re-tuned springs and dampers for both a planted ride and a better stance. The steering now sports a performance calibrated brushless motor for more precise handling.
The wheelbase extends to 2470 mm with the Sport standing 3916 mm long, 1696 mm wide and 1537 mm tall. The fuel tank remains unaltered and can hold 44 liters of fuel.
On the visual front the Tata Sport sports a body kit aiding its performance oriented appearance. The car bears a new grille with air dam, new front and rear bumpers with air vents on the fender, and 17-inch alloy wheels for better performance as well as styling.
The interior has been modified with the addition of sporty pedal inserts with body color embellishments, black leather seats with red detail, leather wrapped steering wheel and gearknob, all with contrast stitching.