The Tata Tiago JTP is just about a month away from launch now. According to a new report, its engine will deliver more than 110 hp.
The Tata Tiago JTP showcased at Auto Expo 2018 sports a 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 110 PS (108.45 hp) at 5,000 rpm and 150 Nm of torque at 2,000-4,000 rpm. Now, speaking to Autocar India, Mayank Pareek, President (PV unit), Tata Motors, has revealed that the road-ready version will employ a more potent engine.
Asked if the Tata Tiago JTP’s 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine will offer more power than in the Tata Nexon, Pareek said: “Absolutely”.
“The car is similar to what you saw at the Auto Expo. The engine is tuned to be sportier. Power has been improved, and that much power in a car that small feels like a lot. I have driven it, and the roar from that engine is exceptional.”
In the Tata Nexon, the 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine produces 110 PS (108.45) at 5,000 rpm and 170 Nm of torque at 1,750-4,000 rpm. It is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. The re-tuned version in the Tata Tiago JTP will send drive to the wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission (with optimised gear ratios). A firmer suspension setup will offer a more spirited driving experience than the standard variant.
The Tata Tiago JTP will have a sportier exterior than the standard variant. It will feature smoked headlamps, unique bumpers, a hood scoop, larger air dam, 15-inch alloy wheels in distinctive design and twin exhaust tips. Interior highlights will include premium leather upholstery with red stitching, sport pedals and red accents on the AC vents.
The Tata Tiago JTP should cost about INR 6 lakh (ex-showroom). It may come in only one equipment line.