At the 2018 Auto Expo, Tata pavilion garnered attention because of the two concepts H5X (now called the Harrier) and the 45X. Also present at the Tata stall were the high-performance JTP duo of Tiago and Tigor. Developed by both Tata Motors and Jayem Automotive under a JT Special Vehicle (JTSV) division, the JTP duo will be launching in India soon. So ahead of the official launch, let us have a detailed look at the Tigor JTP in our picture gallery.
The Tigor JTP showcased at the Expo was based on the older model. But the compact sedan received a facelift, and the Tigor JTP also comes with the same updates.
The most striking difference compared to the standard car is that the JTP model gets an extended front bumper with a large trapezoidal lower grille.
There is an air scoop on the bonnet and the clear-lens headlamps get dual-chamber projector units.
The Tigor JTP sits on 15-inch diamond cut dual tone 6.5J lightweight alloy wheels which gel well with the sporty appearance.
At the rear, the tail lamps too get a clear lens with LED lighting signature. The same unit is seen on the facelifted Tigor.
The tailgate gets a contrasting black colour inserts joining the tail lamps. Also, there is an additional black insert with mesh design on the bumper.
The twin barrel exhaust sticking out the back screams performance. Tata has also provided a short roof spoiler to add to the drama.
The blacked-out roof is complemented by contrasting ORVMs. The glossy black treatment and a host of JTP badges remind you that this is not your average Tigor.
On the inside, the Tigor cabin gets the same sporty theme which is accentuated by red accents on AC vents and contrasting red stitching all around.
The leather-wrapped steering wheel gets a red contrast stitch while the black fabric seat upholstery has a red hexagonal motif.
The aluminium pedals add to the sporty intention of the Tigor JTP. There are special JTP floor mats while the JTP logo is also seen in the instrument cluster.
Just like the modern crop of Tatas, the JTP model too gets the eight-speaker Harman music system with the ConnectNext infotainment system.
Powering the Tigor JTP is the same 1.2-litre turbocharged Revotron petrol engine from the Nexon. It produces 112bhp and 150Nm. The intake and exhaust system are specially tuned, enabling the car to hit 0-100kmph in just 10 seconds.
The five-speed manual transmission also has an optimised gear ratio for improved acceleration and performance in the two drive modes - Sport and City.
Safety is taken care by dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and corner stability control. The tuned suspension promises better ride control.
The steering gets an active return for improved control, while the lowered ride height and the wider tyre will provide better grip.
We expect the price tag for the Tigor JTP to be at least a lakh and a half more than the top-spec standard Tigor. This means it could be priced at Rs 8.5 lakhs.