Tata Motors had highlighted a compact sedan?for the 2016 Auto Expo based on the Tiago hatchback rule named Kite 5. They have now been christened ‘Tigor’, and also comes with a new word called?‘styleback’, which is Tata’s nomenclature for a?sub-4 metre notchback. It has been plainly inspired by layout cues?from current Jaguar?sedans (certainly not bad), especially in the rear page.
The Tigor is expected to share most of its mechanicals as well as elements of design with the Tiago hatch. Any coupe-like roofline blends well on the sub 4-metre design without looking?disproportionate. Your Kite 5?concept ?obtained an?additional wheelbase connected with 50mm over the Tiago and if commemorate to the production automotive, expect the legroom to be more than that on the Tiago. Even the features, like ConnectNext infotainment system shall make it to the Tigor and Tata can also offer a touchscreen inside top-end variant.
The Tiago is offered together with the choice of both, petrol and diesel powertrains. The petrol 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder Revotron website churns out 84bhp and 11Nm of torque while the 1047cc, 3-cylinder Revotorq diesel powered engine makes 69bhp in addition to 140Nm. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Be expecting similar configuration to the Tigor as well. However, a Nexon (Tata’s upcoming cross-over) is also likely to be provided with a turbocharged 1.2-litre fuel and we expect it to be offered as an option on the Tigor in the near future.
Having noticed the Nexon?as well as the Tigor for their test mule avatar around Pune city, expect the two to go on?sale at some time this year.