Tata Tiago First Drive Review – Experts Say It All

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Tata Tiago – The most important bet placed by Tata after a couple of earlier cars struggling to bite a small pie in the Indian market. Call it fierce competition or the dire need of 1 Jackpot, The Tata Tigao has entered in the Indian Market at just perfect time. This car can stand closest to replace the ruler of good old days – The Indica. The all new Tiago is a fresh and smart looking car. The Industry Experts to feel that this car will challenge its rivals right on the face that the competition is going will be the one to watch out for. Here is what the Top Industry Experts have to say about the Tiago.

THE COMMON FACTOR

Expert The Good The Could Have
CarDekho Looks Extremely Fresh Lacking Under Thigh Support
Top Gear A Smart Looking Car Need To Keep The Engine Revved Up To Move Quickly
AutoCar Looks Very Appealing The Lacklustre Engines Takes Much Away
NDTV The Car Looks New And Fresh Inconsistent Panel Gaps And Fits
OverDrive Aimed At Younger Audience Certain Panel Gaps And Improper Fittings
ZigWheels One Of The Best Looking Hatchbacks Severely Lack Under Thigh Support

 

The Good

  1. The Tiago looks extremely fresh and comes across as a new design trend from Tata. We definitely like the way it looks.
  2. We can safely say that this infotainment system by Hraman packs a punch that is not only the best in the segment but also a segment above.
  3. Where Tata has also done a great job is the storage places. With as many as 22 utility spaces inside the cabin, you have a place to keep any and everything in the car.
  4. The Tiago’s insides offer plenty of equipment, feel plush and well-made and offers enough space. Good job Tata!
  5. At 1012 kg, the Tiago feels quite zippy and revs quite freely.
  6. We found the driveability to be quite good too with the car climbing a decently steep slope in as high as third gear.
  7. The diesel will make for a good urban commuter belting out good mileage thanks to the City and Eco modes to choose from.

The Could Have

  1. The seats are height adjustable and pretty comfortable but could do with some more under thigh support which we felt was a little lacking.

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The Good

  1. It is an all-new car, the size of the Hyundai i10, which will bridge the wide gap in its line-up, sitting nicely between the cheaper Nano and bigger Bolt.
  2. The designers have put together a smart-looking car.
  3. The Tiago is a fresh design with an unmistakable face.
  4. It’s a cheerful cabin with nice colours and fabric trim.
  5. The Tiago is a good drive. Actually, it is quite good.
  6. The Tiago is a comfortable place to be in. Seats are large and well bolstered, plus the air con was powerful enough to chill in a jiffy.

The Could Have

  1. You need to keep the engine on boil to get moving in a hurry.

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The Good

  1. The Tiago also looks unlike any other Tata car.
  2. It’s a clean sheet design and one that looks very appealing in the flesh.
  3. View it in profile and you’ll like the Tiago for its nice, sporty stance.
  4. The cabin is the biggest surprise on the Tiago. It’s well designed and spacious as it rightfully should be, but what bowls you over is how well finished it is too.
  5. Tata has really upped its game in this department and has gone the whole hog to make the cabin look and feel more special than some premium hatchbacks.
  6. The plastics are also of a high standard and, in fact, the textured finish on the dash top is something you won’t find even on some more expensive cars like the new Maruti Baleno.
  7. Sound quality from the four-speaker and four-tweeter set-up is really impressive.
  8. Rear passengers get a good deal of space. Seat is well cushioned too.
  9. Where the Tiago claws back points is in ride and handling.
  10. Straight line stability is big car good too and it’s hard to unsettle the Tiago.

The Could Have

  1. The petrol Tiago isn’t a very lively performer.
  2. The engine doesn’t rev particularly quickly and performance is adequate and no more.
  3. In stop-go traffic, you’ll also notice power delivery to be jerky.
  4. The gearbox too is not as crisp as the competitions.
  5. Drivers will find the clutch light but snappy (more so than the petrol) in the way it engages.
  6. The lacklustre engines take much away from what is otherwise a well-rounded package.
  7. The silver shroud around the instruments is the only bit that looks tacky.
  8. The aircon didn’t cool the cabin quickly or effectively.

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The Good

  1. The Tata Tiago looks like it can stand tall and proud amongst the clutch of global products.
  2. The handling is also much better than other Tata cars, and overall this car works.
    The car looks new and fresh.
  3. Fit and finish and quality of materials are much improved.
  4. The AC vents are well designed and the side vents protrude to offer better airflow to the front passengers.
  5. The car has a host of connectivity features and that includes a juke app.
  6. The 1.2 petrol engine is more responsive and gives the overall performance a much better character.
  7. The petrol engine boasts very good ride quality.
  8. The handling is also much better than other Tata cars, and overall this car works.
  9. It is punchy and a little more fun. And it’s a little bit more crazy.
  10. I do still like the diesel Tiago more than the petrol.

The Could Have

  1. There remain some issues like inconsistent panel gaps and fits.
  2. The car seems to sit a bit low at the rear and that curtailed what I saw on the interior rear view mirror, which was very annoying.
  3. On the Tiago, I do think the petrol comes across as more refined overall, but the 1.05 litre diesel does a little bit more.

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The Good

  1. The Tata Tiago design is aimed at a younger audience.
  2. The front grille has a piano black mirror finish which gives it a very premium feel.
  3. The leg space isn’t the only benefit, there is enough head room as well.
  4. The interior design is attractive and I never thought Tata Motors would ever pull this off but they have, and impressively at that.
  5. Most elements in this interior make this cabin feel premium and a very cozy place to be in.
  6. It’s built of quality plastic with smooth buttons and dials that work flawlessly.
  7. Its highlight is its driveability and linearity.
  8. I would settle for the petrol Tiago rather than the diesel.
  9. Corner stability control and ABS with EBD bring a larger safety net to the Tata Tiago.
  10. Ride quality is impressive and it sufficiently damps out any surface roughness.

The Could Have

  1. The difference in plastic quality is so large that certain panel gaps and improper fittings are clearly visible.
  2. The dashboard feels completely out of sync. The plastic feels cheap and down market.
  3. I did have one issue with this engine nonetheless and that is the fact that its clutch felt too light.

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The Good

  1. The Tiago really is one of the best looking hatchbacks we have seen in a long time.
  2. Step into the Tiago and you are immediately greeted with a fresh and modern interior that looks as current as anything else in the market today.
  3. There is a great amount of leg space (better than competition like the Maruti Celerio) .
  4. The Tiago certainly is well speced in terms of equipment.
  5. The Tiago is a real step up when it comes to handling.
  6. The Tiago feels very predictable and neutral and really does like to be thrown into a corner and takes the extra abuse without any fuss.
  7. It has been tuned to perform far better than the one on the Bolt even though it is essentially the same hardware.

The Could Have

  1. Lumbar and back support in general is great but the seat bottoms are not long enough and severely lack under thigh support.
  2. The seat bottoms tend to ruin the experience.
  3. What is missing though, is a touchscreen system like the one in the Renault Kwid and a electronically foldable ORVM.
  4. Rear AC vents would also have been a welcome addition but sadly, those are missing too.
  5. If refinement is what you are after, the petrol engine does disappoint quite a bit.
  6. There is a lot engine noise that creeps in especially when pushed hard and in general, it just feels very rough.
  7. Performance isn’t great on paper or on the road
  8. Tata should really be addressing the problem of how loud and clattery and almost diesel-like this engine feels.

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