Tata Tiago likely to get crossover avatar
Tata Tiago likely to get crossover avatar. Pictured: Modified Tiago showcased at Auto Expo 2016.IBTimes India

Buoyed by the success of the new Tiago hatchback, Tata Motors is reportedly working on the crossover avatar of the Tiago. A report of Oncars.in claims that the Tiago-based crossover could be launched in India as the company is looking to regain its charm in the Indian market.

Although there is not much information available on the rumoured Tiago-crossover, it may be recalled that Tata had showcased a modified version of the then Zica, the Tiago, at the Auto Expo 2016 in February.

It was also being reported that Pratap Bose, Head of Design at Tata Motors, had also indicated the arrival of the Tiago-based crossover when he showed the Kite 4 images, a Tiago crossover during a media interaction in Pune. The Kite 4 was seen with add-ons such as black plastic cladding on the tailgate, a skid plate at the rear, and cladding around the body. The Kite 4 also received re-worked front and rear bumper and new set of alloy wheels.

Even though it is too early to comment on the design and the features of the Tiago crossover, if it becomes a reality, could be borrowed design cues from the said models. If launched, the Tiago crossover would compete against the likes of Hyundai i20 Active and the Toyota Liva Cross in India. There is no word on the powerplant of the Tiago crossover yet.

The Tiago hatchback, which made its entry in April, has clocked over 22,000 bookings in India. It comes powered by 1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron petrol and 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.