It is not an exaggeration to say that Tiago gave much needed boost to the sales of Tata Motors. Other vehicles of Tata Motors have been registering decent sales, but it is Tiago that set the sales chart of the company on fire.
In June, Tiago found 4,205 takers making it the first model in Tata's stable to exceed the monthly sales of 4,000 units in the past two years. Tata Motors want to make most out of the Tiago's positive response and the company has already started working on at least three new variants. Here are the details.
The next new variant in pipeline is the Tiago with AMT (Automated Manual Transmission). Tiago AMT is likely to make its entry into the market around Diwali. The development of the AMT avatar of Tiago was confirmed recently through a spy shot that showed it being tested on Indian roads. Tata, which has two AMT models in its line-up — the GenX Nano and Zest — is expected to offer the AMT box in Tiago petrol models. The design of the Tiago AMT will remain identical to other models.
The Tiago Plus will be the go faster version of the Tiago. The hot hatchback avatar of Tiago will be powered by a turbocharged 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol motor that could belt out a power of nearly 120bhp. Tiago Plus price can be expected between Rs. 6.5 lakh to Rs 7.5 lakh. At that price point, it will India's most affordable hot hatch. Tiago Plus is also expected to feature lowered suspension and stiffer damping. It will also get an aggressive body kit
Tiago Aktiv will be the crossover version of the Tiago and is expected to become the most affordable offering in its segment. The arrival of Tiago Aktiv is expected by the end of 2017. Under the hood, the Aktiv is said to get the same 1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron petrol and 1.0-litre three-cylinder Revotorq diesel mills that do duty in the regular Tiago hatchback. The Aktiv is expected to come with black plastic cladding around the lower section of the car, skid plates at the front and rear bumpers, bigger tyres and roof rails. The Tiago Aktiv is likely to be made in limited numbers initially and Tata will increase the output after gauging the response.