-There will be added features and equipment inside the cabin.
We exclusively spotted the updated Tata Tiago undergoing testing a few days ago. And based on the spied images we also brought you a digital rendering of the Tiago facelift inspired by Altroz’s Impact 2.0 design philosophy. Now, a pair of same test prototypes were spotted once again undergoing high-speed testing on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
We know now that the Tiago facelift will wear a newly designed headlight which is sharper and edgier than the current model. Although the test vehicles still had the rudimentary headlamps mounted on them, we have imagined the new fascia in our digital rendering. The raked grille and gaping bumper design will add a lot of sporty appeal to the little hatchback. However, the rest of the car will remain more or less unchanged. So the old taillights and bumpers might be retained but we expect new paint options to be part of the update.
On the inside, the refreshed Tiago will get a revised feature list with added equipment and safety hardware. The carmaker will add the standard safety kits like ABS with EBD and dual front airbags other new features like front seat belts reminder and speed alert system across all trims. The updated Tiago will be compliant with the upcoming safety norms that come into effect from October 2019.
Being a facelift, things will remain unchanged under the hood. So the new Tiago will continue to be powered by the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.05-litre diesel engine options with a choice of either a five-speed manual gearbox or an AMT. However, according to reports, Tata Motors could discontinue the 1.05-litre diesel motor soon owing to the new BS-VI rules which will kick in from 1 April 2020.
The updated Tiago will take on the fight against the all-new Hyundai Santro and the new-gen Maruti Suzuki Wagon R. Prices are expected to be slightly higher than the model it replaces. Stay tuned to CarWale for more details on the new Tata Tiago.
Rendering - Kaustubh Gandhi