2019 Tata Tigor facelift compact sedan spotted testing
OVERDRIVE came across a heavily camouflaged Tata Tigor recently on the Mumbai-Pune expressway. The car seemed more or less production ready facelifted Tata Tigor compact sedan, apart from the makeshift headlamps. We expect the facelifted Tigor to launch in the next few months.
The new front fascia looks to have a sharper edge to the bonnet-line which meets a more pronounced grille with a heavier inward slant to it. This is in line with the brand's Impact 2.0 design language as seen on the Harrier and the upcoming Altroz premium hatchback.
Other changes will include a reprofiled head and tail lamps. Also new could be redesigned front and rear bumpers and small lip to the bootlid . Tata Motors may also add strengthening to the Tigor's chassis and add more standard safety equipment like ABS and dual airbags. This will help it meet the new crash test norms for 2020. Also new could be a speed alert system and seatbelt alerts.
While no pictures are available, there should be noticeable changes on the inside as well. The feature list could see some additions too.
Mechanically, there should be no changes to the naturally aspirated 1.2-litre Revotron motor that puts out 85PS of power and 114Nm of torque, with a claimed mileage of 23.84kmpl. There are multi-drive modes - City and Eco. The 1,047cc turbocharged Revotorq diesel motor makes 70PS/140Nm and claims to deliver 27.28kmpl. Both the petrol and diesel engines are mated to a five-speed manual transmission. This motor could be reworked to meet BSVI norms or be culled from the line-up entirely, given the high costs that come with making these engines compatible.
The Tigor's segment is one of the more competitive ones in the country, with strong sellers like the Maruti Suzuki Dzire and the Honda Amaze. This update will help the Tigor stay relevant to buyers in the face of these challengers.
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