Tata Tiago

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Tata Tiago
Tata Tiago (117).JPG
Overview
ManufacturerTata Motors
Also calledTata Zica (former name)
Production2016-present
AssemblySanand, India
Body and chassis
ClassCity car (A)
Body style5-door hatchback
Layoutfront-engine, front-wheel-drive
PlatformTata X1
RelatedTata Tigor
Tata Nexon
Powertrain
Engine1.2L Revotron I3 petrol
1.2L Revotron Turbo I3 petrol
1.05L Revotorq I3 diesel
Transmission5-speed manual
5-speed semi-automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,400 mm (94 in)
Length3,746 mm (147.5 in)
Width1,647 mm (64.8 in)
Height1,535 mm (60.4 in)
Chronology
PredecessorTata Bolt

The Tata Tiago is a city car made by Tata Motors in India since 2016. It is derived from the Tata Kite project.

The Tiago was previously announced as the Tata Zica, with "Zica" short for "zippy car", but it was changed because it sounded like the name of the Zika virus.[1] Tiago, a common Portuguese masculine name, was picked from suggestions solicited online.[2]

History[edit]

Tata Tiago test drive car

The Tata Tiago was born as the successor of the previous Tata Bolt, which was nothing but a heavy restyling of Tata Indica Vista. Like the Indica Vista, even the Bolt did not get the desired success and Tata began designing a completely new vehicle (Kite project) of a city car with 5-door body that could boost the sales of the brand in the Indian territory.

The base platform was always the Tata X1 chassis that also adopted the previous Indica and Bolt but was heavily modified and shortened because with the new car Tata Motors wanted to lower the list price as well as the production costs. Also the engines were all new and the old Fiat 1.2 FIRE and 1.3 Multijet unit adopted by the previous models were abandoned. With the Tiago la Tata brings to its debut the Revotron and Revotorq three-cylinders designed together with Austria's AVL, a family of modular propellers designed to equip the entire range of the Indian manufacturer.[3][4][5]

The Tiago was 3.75 meters long, shorter than the old Tata Bolt, the body has 5 doors. From the Tiago has also been developed a sedan variant called Tata Tigor.[6]

The engines are the 1.2-liter Revotron three-cylinder 12V petrol that delivers 85 horsepower and 114 Nm of maximum torque combined with a 5-speed manual transmission or 6-speed automatic, the diesel is a 1.1-liter Revotorq three-cylinder common rail 12V 70 horsepower delivering 140 Nm of maximum torque, combined with a 5-speed manual transmission. The Tiago is produced only with right hand drive in Tata Motors Sanand plant and is not expected to be imported in Europe.

In September 2018 Tata Motors launched the Tiago NRG in the Indian market, a crossover like trim with a 10 mm raised, raw plastic guards for the bumpers and sills, two-tone alloy wheels and a rear bumper shield. The Tiago NRG is sold with both 1.2 petrol and 1.05 diesel engines.[7]

In October 2018 Tata launched the Tiago JTP, a sporty version with 1.2 litre Revotron Turbo engine with max output of 110 horsepower.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McPhate, Mike (2 February 2016). "Zica Car Will Be Renamed, Tata Motors of India Says". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Tata's Zica car gets a new name: Tiago". CNN Money. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  3. ^ Girish Karkera (1 December 2015). "Review: Tata Zica". Top Gear. Retrieved 7 Dec 2015.
  4. ^ S Muralidhar (5 December 2015). "Tata Zica Review". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 7 Dec 2015.
  5. ^ Halley Prabhakar (2 December 2015). "Tata Zica features and specifications revealed". Overdrive. Retrieved 7 Dec 2015.
  6. ^ Economictimes.indiatimes.com, ed. (30 January 2017). "Tata Motors to launch Kite 5 sedan on Tiago platform in March". Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  7. ^ Indianautosblog.com, ed. (12 September 2018). "Tata Tiago NRG launched in India, priced from INR 5.50 lakh". Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  8. ^ Tata Tiago JTP

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