Tata Tiago JTP - Auto Expo 2018 Live
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
Tata Motors has unveiled the Tata Tiago JTP at Auto Expo 2018. The Tata Tiago JTP is a sporty variant of the Tata Tiago.
The Tata Tiago JTP is one of the first products of JT Special Vehicles, a JV formed by Tata Motors and Jayem Automotive. It features sportier design elements all around. At the front, the car has smoked projector headlamps, gloss black honeycomb front grille with red-coloured JTP logo and gloss black frame, modified front bumper and revised lower air intake in a gloss black honeycomb structure with gloss black frame. There’s a vertical hood vent as well on the JTP variant.
On the sides, the Tata Tiago JTP gets a red JTP badge on a gloss black fender vents in a honeycomb structure on the front fender, red mirror caps, underbody skirts and 15-inch diamond-cut six-double-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in specially developed 185/60 R15 tyres. At the rear, changes include a faux diffuser, a fog lamp, red JTP badge on the tailgate, completely black roof spoiler and chrome dual tailpipes for a performance-oriented exhaust system. Up top, the JTP variant has a black roof and a smaller antenna complementing the sporty theme.
The Tata Tiago JTP has an all-black interior with red accents on the air vents. Other highlights include a leather-wrapped steering wheel with contrast red stitching, leather seat upholstery and aluminium pedals.
The Tata Tiago JTP is 3,746 mm long, 1,647 mm wide and 1,502 mm tall. It has a 2,400 mm wheelbase and a 161 mm ground clearance. The JTP variant sits 33 mm lower and offers up to 9 mm lesser ground clearance than the standard variant. Along with a differently tuned suspension setup, it benefits from a more powerful engine as well. It employs the 1.2-litre Revotron turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 110 PS at 5,000 rpm and 150 Nm of torque at 2,000-4,000 rpm. A 5-speed manual transmission with tweaked gear ratios sends power to the wheels.
Tata Motors has not announced when it plans to launch the Tata Tiago JTP.