Gone are those days when buying a sedan was a luxury.
These days you can get a nice elegant sedan for a bargain price.
Tata Tigor is one of them.
The starting price of the Tigor is Rs. 27.55 lakhs in Nepal which is cheaper than some of the smaller hatchbacks in the market.
Tata started building compact sedans to cut cost and avoid higher tax brackets so it could produce affordable sedans. This move has paid off and other companies started doing the same.
Tigor is a recent addition to the compact sedan segment from Tata. It looks classy and sophisticated and is available in 3 variants with 6 color schemes.
Tata Tigor Price in Nepal
|Tigor XE||Petrol||5-Speed Manual||27,55,000|
|Tigor XZ||Petrol||5-Speed Manual||31,95,000|
|Tigor XZ(O)||Petrol||5-Speed Manual||33,55,000|
Tata Motors, the inventors of ‘compact sedan’ has come back with the new car in the segment with the Tigor. It has a new styling and its ‘styleback’ design makes it stand out from other sedans. The styleback design looks like a fusion of the hatchback and a sedan and gives it a curvy boot.
Tigor uses the same platform and the Impact design as the companies most successful hatchback, Tata Tiago. It falls under the sub-4-meters segment making its way shorter than your normal sedans.
It is quite difficult to distinguish the Tigor from the Tiago when viewing it from the front end. It has the similar honeycomb smiling grille and air dams. Only on close inspection, you will notice that the smoked projector headlights are different from its sibling.
The unique rear end will clear your doubts about which one of the Tata car is passing through. The styleback design sees the roof slant downwards to join the trunk. At the top bend, Tata has added a rear spoiler and antenna.
A chrome plate holding reverse camera runs from one LED tail light to another. Tigor gets an eye-catching LED high mounted stop lamps and 4 parking sensors on the rear bumper.
Prominent character lines run from behind the headlamp, through the door handles to the tail lamp. Tata has given Tigor chrome inserts on the window line and 15-inch alloy wheels for the top variant.
Internally, there isn’t much difference between the Tigor and its sibling, Tiago. The set-up of the dashboard and instrument cluster is the same. The Tigor gets a dual-tone black and grey theme as well. The products used are of good quality and it fits well in its allocated space.
The driver’s seat is adjustable and provides good support to the occupant and has a decent amount of space. The rear seats are more spacious and relaxed when compared to the Tiago, as the wheelbase is longer. The wider body helps sit 3 passengers, though not too comfortably.
There is an ample amount of utility space for storage including a cooled glovebox. Its boot space is also the biggest in the segment with a capacity of 419 liters.
The Tigor gets a navigation system, Harman infotainment and steering mount controls to take advantage of it. The top variant has a 5-inch touchscreen as well.
Except for XE variant, Tata has given Tigor ABS with EBD, corner stability control and follow me home lamps. But they have cut cost by not providing airbags as standard. If you are willing to pay the extra price, then your Tigor will feature dual airbags, rear defogger, park assist with rear sensors and camera.
Tata Tigor available in Nepal runs on 1.2L Revotron engine, as the 1.5L diesel variant hasn’t come to our market. The Revotron engine mated with 5-speed gearbox brings out the best performance. It can churn out a power of 85 PS @ 6000 RPM and 114 Nm of torque @ 3500 RPM.
This 3-cylinder engine has got Multi-drive modes, City and Eco. Like in the Tiago, the city mode is set to default which gives you regular driving experience. The Eco mode is an option when you need to be more economical with the fuel. This mode dulls the performance by 30% and the performance will feel dragged out. But, the air-conditioner works well on both modes unlike some car, where the AC drops in eco mode.
The suspension and high ground clearance of the Tigor fares well on the broken roads. While with lightweight and short body make the car easily maneuverable.
Tata Tigor Specifications
|Engine||Revotron 1.2L (Petrol)|
|Max Power||85 PS @ 6000 RPM|
|Max Torque||114 Nm @ 3500 RPM|
|Ground Clearance||170 mm|
|Boot Space||419 Liters|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||35 Liters|
|Fuel Efficiency||20 kmpl|
After the introduction of the Impact Design, Tata has been delivering some neat looking cars. It uses good quality materials that make it more attractive to customers. The interior, too, has a great fit and well-integrated.
Though there are so many options in the hatchback and SUV segment, the Sedans segment seem to be in a decline. One reason for it is due to the high price of sedans. Tata aims to change that with its unique Styleback designed Tigor and its affordable price.
So, if you want a sedan that is capable of handling tough Nepal roads with ease, the Tigor will be a good fit for your garage.