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Tata Tigor JTP Review
The Tata Tiago JTP will be joined by a high performance version of the Tigor. Dubbed the Tigor JTP, it joins its hatchback sibling and much like the stock versions, this too will sport the same kind of design changes....read full review
Tata Motors and Jayem Automotive, through their joint venture called the JT Special Vehicles (JTSV), have launched the much awaited Tiago JTP and Tigor JTP in India. This is the first time for an Indian carmaker to introduce a performance-oriented version of their cars. These go-faster variants of the duo get a new engine, tuned suspension, aggressive styling and are available in a single top-of-the-line variant.
Appearance wise, both the Tigor JTP and Tiago JTP get aggressive front bumpers with extended trapezoidal front grille finished in contrasting gloss black. The Tiago JTP gets a red paint scheme while the compact sedan has a white paint option. There is an air scoop on the bonnet which looks catchy and there is also a vent on the front fender with JTP logo on it. There is a smoked headlamp unit in Tiago while the Tigor gets a clear lens unit, but both get dual-chamber projector units. A similar wheel design has been seen on both the JTPs - a 15-inch diamond cut dual tone 6.5J lightweight alloy wheels.
Even the rear of the duo gets aggressive styling with stylish diffusers in the Tiago and clear tail lamps in the Tigor. But the most prominent feature at the back is the twin barrel exhaust which sticks out from below the bumper. Tata has also provided a roof spoiler to add to the drama. While the rest of the design remains unchanged, the blacked-out roof is complemented by contrasting ORVMs.
On the inside, the 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 Tiago 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.
Under the hood of the Tigor JTP and its hatchback sibling, the Tiago JTP is the same 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged Revotron petrol engine from the Nexon. It produces 112bhp at 5,000rpm and 150Nm between 2,000 and 4,000rpm. The intake and exhaust system of both the cars are specially tuned, enabling the duo to hit 100kmph from standstill in around 10 seconds. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission with an optimised gear ratio for improved acceleration and performance in the two drive modes - Sport and City. There is no automatic transmission even as an option though, but the steering gets an active return for improved control, while the lowered ride height and the wider tyre provide better grip to the performance duo.
The JTP badged cars will have dedicated space and staff at existing Tata Motors showroom. The duo will also be offered with elaborate customisation options, says Tata Motors. To begin with, both these cars will be offered in only one trim with no options to upgrade the cars visually or mechanically. The Tata Tigor JTP and the Tata Tiago JTP will compete against the likes of the Volkswagen Polo GT, Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS, and Ford Figo Sport in the Indian performance segment.