Review: 2017 Tata Tiago XZ

15 December 2017, Neil Parkhi


The Tata Tiago is a hatchback automobile manufactured by Tata Motors. It was launched in India in the first week of April 2016. Tata Motors launched the Tiago hatchback in India on April 2016 at Rs 320000, which is about $5000. The car is packed with both diesel and petrol powertrains. It is developed with IMPACT concept. Also, the Tiago gets both City and Eco drive modes to result the stunning performance and fuel efficiency. The car is equipped with a Harman developed ConnectNext infotainment system, Juke-car app and first-in-segment smartphone enabled Navigation app to guide the trip. The Tiago will also spawn out a sub-4 metre notchback, which could be called the Sway. Its project name, however, is Kite 5. The Kite 5 is one of the many upcoming Tata Cars in India. Much more details of this new hatchback in market is available in the official website of Tata Tiago. The all new Tiago has advanced safety features including driver and co-passenger airbags, rear parking sensors to make the drive safe. Tata Tiago has advanced braking system with 9th generation Bosch ABS, EBD and corner stability control that ensures the safety in the situation of emergency. This really makes this all new Tiago a car with loaded safety.


The Tiago is derived from the Tata Kite project, and it was introduced with petrol and diesel engine variants. The petrol engine is a three-cylinder Revotron aluminum motor. The diesel engine is a new Revotorq motor. The vehicle was previously announced as the Tata Zica, with "Zica" short for "zippy car”. However, on February 2016, Tata announced that the vehicle would be renamed as the name was a homonym of Zika, the virus involved in the ongoing international outbreak. After soliciting suggestions in an online competition, the vehicle was rebranded as the "Tata Tiago", a common Portuguese masculine given name, on 22 February 2016.


Steering and Transmission
Steering Type Electric Assist, Rack and Pinion Power Steering
Transmission Type 5 Speed Manual
Wheels and Tires
Front Wheel Type 14 inch 5 directional twin spoke alloys
Rear Wheel Type 14 inch 5 directional twin spoke alloys
Front Tire Type 175/65R14
Rear Tire Type 175/65R14
Front Brake Type Disc
Rear Brake Type Drum
Front Suspension Type Lower Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Type Semi-Independent Closed Profile Twist Beam
Suspension Features Coil Springs, Gas Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Length (in, mm) 147.5in, 3746mm
Width (in, mm) 64.9in, 1647mm
Height (in, mm) 60.4in, 1535mm
Wheelbase (in, mm) 96.5in, 2450mm
Weight (lb, kg) 2341lb, 1062kg
Engine Specifications
Engine Type 1.2 litre 12 valve Revotron inline 3 cylinder
Power (bhp, PS, kW) 84bhp, 85PS, 63kW @ 6000RPM
Torque (lb-ft, Nm) 84lb-ft, 113Nm @ 3500RPM
0-60 mph (0-97 kmph) 18.3 seconds
Top Speed (mph, kmph) 100 mph, 160 kmph
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel Tank Size (gal, L) 9.2 gallons, 35L
Fuel Type (AKI, RON) 87 Octane/AKI Petrol (92 RON)
City Fuel Economy (mpg, kmpL) 38mpg, 16kmpL
City Fuel Economy (mpg, kmpL) 47mpg, 20kmpL
Cargo Specifications
Cargo Space (ft3, L) 8.5ft3, 242L
Max. Cargo Space (ft3, L) 8.5ft3, 242L