Tata Motors open to the idea of a Cross-style Tata Tigor

14/09/2018 - 11:33 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

The launch of the Tiago NRG also marks the introduction of a cross-style vehicle to the Tata Motors stable. So will TML extend this concept to the other vehicles?

Tata Tigor petrol front three quarter First Drive Review
The cross-style Tata Tigor will likely offer higher ground clearance. Tata Tigor pictured for reference.

At the Tiago NRG's launch, IAB queried Tata Motors (PV unit), President Mayank Pareek, if one can expect a cross-sedan based on the Tigor. "Not immediately", the official said, suggesting that the company would wait for customer response before deciding the next step. The other thing is that the company won't use NRG branding again. "NRG is (just for) Tiago," Pareek said.

We imagine the cross-style Tigor will have a specially tuned suspension to make the drive on unpaved roads more relaxing. Tata Motors may increase the ground clearance from 170 mm to 180 mm. Extra body cladding, roof rails, black roof, distinctive 15-inch alloy wheels and unique seat upholstery are other expectations.

If the cross-style Tigor comes much before the BS6 deadline, it will likely hold on to the 1.2-litre Revotron petrol and 1.05-litre Revotorq engine paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. The petrol engine produces 85 PS at 6,000 rpm and 114 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm. The diesel engine develops 70 PS at 4,000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque at 1,800-3,000 rpm. The AMT option may remain exclusive to the standard variant. It's not available in the limited-edition Buzz model either.

Tata Tigor petrol rear quarter close First Drive Review
Pareek confirmed that there would be an edition of the Tigor within 8 weeks, aimed at festive season buyers. The other Tigor variant for Diwali is the performance-spec JTP.

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Further speculating, the cross-style may come exclusively in one fully-loaded grade, with prices starting somewhere between INR 6.5-7 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

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