I liked the TATA TIAGO when it was launched way back in 2015 and with time my dream of owning the TATA TIAGO was always on my mind when the refreshed variant was launched in 2016 a sedan home brewed, a unique rear wheel drive car but the absence of power assisted steering even on the top end XT variant was the major reason for not going for the TATA TIAGO then, as parking into tight spot, or taking turns at slow speed especially in traffic conditions was very difficult.
Over a period of time Nano has evolved which helped me to make my buying decision to finally own the TATA TIAGO grow stronger and then I decided to take the plunge and booked the TIAGO XZ.
The TATA TIAGO has improved a lot especially with the electric Power Steering which features an active return function makes driving and parking this compact car so easy, it has made my driving experience more fun and enjoyable.
It is no longer a cheap car but its more practical car, much more refined, with time it's style grows on you. Despite of being so small in dimension, it is one of the most spacious in its segment.
As an entry level hatchback its interior packaging is amazing. Performance: Its powered by a 1200cc, MPFI, liquid cooled, naturally aspirated, 3 cylinder gasoline engine with 2 valves per cylinder, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, producing 85PS power and 114 Nm torque.
It has a top speed of 140+ kmph and kerb weight of XT variant is 1100kg. kitna deti hai TATA TIAGO claims a mileage of 22 kmpl as certified by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).
Exterior: I had selected Coffee Brown colour with back roof for aesthetic purpose, makes the car more stunning. It has cute looks from outside and it is pretty tall which helps easy ingress & egress very helpful especially for elderly people.
The rear is stylish with a rear spoiler; the black alloy wheels which I received free from the dealer gives a sportier look to the car.
Interiors: The TATA TIAGO stands talls, with a overall height of 1535 mm it is even taller than Maruti Celerio, it greatly increases the feeling of space inside. It has outstanding legroom for rear seat passenger which makes traveling in the TATA TIAGO so much comfortable.
The instrument cluster with updated graphics and an MID which consists of an odometer, trip meter, average fuel economy and distance to empty counter is very handy and useful for everyday use, the speedometer needle does a full sweep on start-up which is very cool.
Some disadvantages: Well its pretty good for city use with 4-5 adults,but with AC ON at speed the engine lacks the punch, overtaking need to be calculated well. With AC OFF after 60 kmph the performance of the engine is better.
Boot has 80 liter capacity but with the rear seat folded down boot space is 500 liters. Many other advantages: It is indeed a spacious car and the beige interiors give a very airy feel. When it comes to fuel-efficiency I get an average of 21 kmpl, with full time AC and traffic condition it's about 18 kmpl.
It has 4 meter turning radius means I can take a U turn without much hassles. The higher ground clearance of 180 mm and short wheelbase is also very much of an advantage on our bad roads.
It has disk brakes on all 4 tyres, the brake booster does its job well, brakes are decent once you get used to it. AC is very effective, fast cooling. Standard warranty is for 2 years / 75,000 kms. Thanks to the Gold AMC (Annual Maintenance Contract) package, it is very affordable to maintain the TIAGO, till now in 1 years I have spent just Rs 1500/- bugs on maintenance which is very cheap.
To give you a cost perspective about maintenance I have spent about Rs 6000/- for my year old 300cc Benelie bike.
Verdict: Overall it's a well packaged car. I am very happy with the car as it fulfills all my requirements. If you want a car for city use and cheap maintenance cost with good fuel efficiency then this is the car to look out for. You will never regret your decision.
The dealer gives very short waiting period followed with cash discount with free accessories is icing on the cake which widens the gap between TIAGO XZ and Celerio VXI/ LXI or I10 Grand.
TIAGO is such a capable car and it has improved a lot since its initial launch, it is a well rounded car for city usage. It has all features (music system, blue tooth, USB, AUX) with superb air-conditioner to make the city commute a pleasurable one.
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