2017 Tata Tigor XZ longterm review: After 10,120km and seven months
It is time for our Tigor to back to Tata Motors and as I pen down this final report I've realised that I have grown fond of this little sub-four metre sedan for many reasons. The design, for instance, is a big plus in my books. In fact, the wife is enamored with its sport back shape and the colour.
The Tigor's compact dimensions belie the space inside the cabin. There's enough room to seat four adults in comfort and my passengers appreciate the punchy Harman music system as well. That said, the infotainment system had a couple of niggles. At times, the system would pair my phone for calls but not for music. I had to switch off the car and switch it on again to reset the system, after which it would work as usual.
We got the 1.2 litre Revotron petrol variant and I liked its peppy nature. The motor revs up to 6,000rpm and it does sound sweet when it's given the beans. That said, I wish the motor was a little more refined. At idle there's some amount of vibration that creeps into the cabin, a feeling you'd usually get in a diesel powered car.
The Harman infotainment system has always kept me and my passengers entertained
But all of that is forgotten when you drive the Tigor over bad roads. My family members were pretty impressed with the ride quality and even after a fair amount of trashing over bad roads , there's no sign of rattles or squeaks. In the city, the compact dimensions also made it a cinch to drive in traffic or park in tight spaces.
After clocking over 10,000km the Tigor has held up pretty well. That's after countless duties as a tracking car, covering many miles on the expressway and lugging a boot full of suitcases on long journeys. At Rs 5,500 for service including oil and the filter, it's not heavy on the wallet as well. All said, to me, the Tigor's appeal is in the way it looks, and it certainly has me besotted.
Acquired July: 2017 | Total mileage: 10,120km | Last report at: 8,371km | Fuel: 124.92 litres | Economy: 14kmpl
Starts Rs 5.75 Lakhs