- The Tiago facelift was exclusively spotted a few days ago by CarWale.
- The mid-life update for the Tiago will add a new IMPACT 2.0 design akin to the one seen on Altroz.
We exclusively spotted the new and updated Tiago undergoing testing a few days ago with a rudimentary fascia and a heavily cladded body. But it was hard to miss the IMPACT 2.0 inspired changes on the hatchback which are scrounged from the upcoming Altroz. So based on that we have digitally rendered the Tiago facelift and here is how it will look like.
Appearance wise, the refreshed Tiago gets a tweaked headlight shape which is much sharper and edgier than the current model. This new headlight shape is carried forward from the Altroz and it might also get projector units. Then there is the mesh grille which will be raked inwards from the top and this little change adds a lot of sporty appeal to the little hatchback. And the front bumper sports a new design complemented with larger air vents. We also expect a revised fog lamps design to be a part of the update.
The rest of the design of the Tiago facelift remains more or less unchanged. The rear bumper and tail lights from the earlier model appear to have been retained, as seen on the test mule. And there might also be a revised internal signature for taillights. But we expect newer stylish 15-inch alloy wheels to be a part of the update apart from new paint options.
Inside the cabin, the Tiago will get a revised feature list with added equipment and safety hardware. Apart from the standard safety kits, other new features like front seat belt reminder and speed alert system will also be included. What’s more, the cabin might also feature new upholstery, revised touchscreen system and more creature comfort.
Being a facelift, things will remain unchanged under the hood. So the new Tiago will continue to be powered by the 1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron petrol motor that produces 84bhp/114Nm. The diesel is the 1.05-litre Revotorq motor with 69bhp/140Nm. Both the engines can be had with a five-speed manual gearbox or an AMT
The Tiago facelift will continue to compete against the Hyundai Santro and the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R apart from the Datsun Go. When launched, the prices are expected to be slightly higher than the model it replaces.
Rendering by - Kaustubh Gandhi