Following the Tata Tigor in February, the Tata Tiago has received an update for enhanced safety. Some existing features have been made standard, and also, some new safety features included as standard have been introduced. These additions have been done to meet the AIS-145 safety norms which will become effective on 1 July 2019.
The Tata Tiago is available in XE, XM, XT/XTA, XZ/XZA and XZ+ grades. Dual-front airbags, rear parking sensors and driver seatbelt reminder have been made standard now. ABS with EBD & CSC was already standard. Speed alert system and front passenger seatbelt reminder have been introduced as new safety features, and they are included in all the equipment lines. The safety update has resulted in the prices going up by close to INR 13,000. The prices now start at INR 4.40 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The updated feature list and prices are yet to be released on the product's website.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. SN Barman - Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Customer Support, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, “There is a rising trend among car buyers of prioritizing safety features while making their purchase. We, at Tata Motors, lay immense emphasis on the presence of safety features in our vehicles. With the Tiago range getting the standard safety upgrade, we remain committed in our vision of building safe vehicles for India."
The Tata Tiago is available with a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine which churns out 86 PS and 114 Nm and a 1.05-litre three-cylinder diesel engine which produces 71 PS and 140 Nm. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard, while a 5-speed automated manual transmission is available optionally, albeit with only the petrol engine. By March 2020, the petrol engine will get upgraded to conform to the BS-VI emission norms but the diesel engine will be discontinued. A recent report claimed that both Tata Tiago and Tata Tiago NRG will get a facelift in June.