It looks like Tata is looking to launch at least the AMT (automated manual transmission) avatar of popular hatchback Tiago in India before the end of 2016. Although Tata was earlier rumoured to launch the Nexon compact SUV and the Kite 5 compact sedan in 2016, it has now been said that the launches of these models have been pushed to 2017 as the company is currently focusing on Tiago.
If the emerging reports are anything to go by, the Tiago AMT, which is believed to be in work, is likely to see the light of the day soon in the country. The development of the AMT avatar of Tiago was confirmed recently through a spy shot that showed it being tested on Indian roads. Tiago is rumoured to get five-speed Amt box.
Tata currently has two AMT models in its line-up -- GenX Nano and Zest -- and is expected to offer the AMT box in Tiago petrol models. In the AMT model, the design and style will remain untouched and the only change will be the addition of the AMT box.
Tiago, Tata's first offering to be based on its Impact design language, is offered in both petrol and diesel engine options. It comes powered by a 1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron petrol and a 1.0-litre three-cylinder Revotorq diesel mills.
While the petrol mill churns out 83.8bhp of power at 6,000rpm and 114Nm of torque at 3,500rpm, the 1.05- diesel engine produces 69bhp of power 4,000rpm and 140Nm of torque at 1,800-3,000rpm. Both the engines come mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. Tiago claims to deliver a mileage of 23.84 kmpl for petrol and 27.28 kmpl for diesel.