Before jumping to the main bit, the internal combustion engine (ICE)-powered Tata Tiago proved to be among the bestselling Tata cars in the country. It is a five-seat hatchback available in both petrol and CNG versions. Since the Tata Tiago EV’s launch, the homegrown electric hatchback has positioned itself between the ICE-powered Tata Nexon and the Tata Tigor EV.
There is no direct rival to the Tata Tiago EV currently, but there is a buzz around on the web that it will take on the likes of the upcoming Citroen C3 EV. Yes, that’s right, the French carmaker is also planning to enter the mass-market EV segment. However, as far as the Tata Tiago EV is concerned, it may outperform the Tata Nexon EV, and that too with its aggressive pricing.
So, if you are also planning to go green with an EV under Rs 10 lakh, you should know a few things about the recently launched Tata Tiago EV. The Tata Tiago EV’s price starts at Rs 8.49 lakh, ex-showroom, New Delhi.
In addition, it is worth noting that you can reserve this vehicle now, but deliveries will begin in January 2023. However, let’s proceed with this article!
Tata Tiago EV: A Detailed Overview
Battery Packs And Range
As far as the Tata Tiago EV’s specifications are concerned, this hatchback includes two battery packs: 19.2 kWh and 24 kWh. The smaller battery pack has a lower engine output of 61 PS and 110 Nm. On the other hand, the bigger battery pack pumps out 75 PS and 114 Nm.
In terms of range, the smaller battery pack will have a lesser range than its larger 24 kWh counterpart. The indigenous carmaker has claimed the Tata Tiago EV’s range will vary between 250 and 315 km, depending upon the battery pack. Further, their batteries have an eight-year warranty.
Further, this homegrown EV hatchback has four charging options:
A) 15A Socket Charger: 6.9 hours (19.2kWh), 8.7 hours (24kWh)
B) 3.3kW AC Charger: 5.1 hours (19.2kWh), 6.4 hours (24kWh)
C) 7.2kW AC Charger: 2.6 hours (19.2kWh), 3.6 hours (24kWh)
D) DC Fast Charger: 10–80 percent in 57 minutes for both.
You can expect the electric iteration of the Tata Tiago to boast improved EV technology, as Tata Motors has been in the EV game for quite a while now.
That’s pretty much all about its specifications for now. Let’s move on to its offerings.
Well, you may know that the new-generation Tata cars are loaded with features. Their base models also don’t give a sense of a plain interior. However, the top model of the Tata Tiago EV sports a long list of features, as they include a flat-bottom multi-function steering wheel, auto HVAC, power windows, cruise control, and a 12V power socket, to name a few.
This EV also has a leather-wrapped flat-bottom multi-function steering wheel, two driving modes, a cooled glove box, and cruise control, to name a few.
In terms of entertainment and communication features, the Tiago EV has an integrated, Harman-sourced seven-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There are a few more features that you will read about, especially in the top model, that will pamper you as an owner. If you have developed an inclination towards it, then check out the Tiago EV on-road price in your city on autoX.
In addition, the three-layered centre part of the cockpit includes a display, rotary dials and buttons for HVAC, and USB-Aux ports.
On the exterior, you will notice a projector-halogen duo arrangement on its headlamps. Speaking of headlamps, this hatchback gets automatic headlights. The auto-headlamps work whenever the car senses that it’s getting dark.
There are also blue “EV” accents across the body with black highlights on the ORVMs, mesh grille, and door handles.
On the safety front, the homegrown electric hatchback has ABS with EBD, a seat belt warning, a tyre pressure monitor, rain-sensing wipers, a rear camera with sensors, and pre-tensioners and force limiters on the seatbelts. Furthermore, this EV has an auto-battery cut-off, which is extremely useful in the event of an accident. Otherwise, the flammable chemical inside the batteries can escalate the mishap. In addition, there is no need to worry about the
Moreover, this vehicle also gets a day-night inner rear-view mirror so that the rear vehicle’s lights don’t bother you while driving. Besides that, it also boasts dual airbags as standard across the variants. Before coming to the safety rating, there is one thing that you should know: the Tiago EV has the same platform as its ICE iteration. That had a four-star safety rating, which also indicates the same build quality offered on the Tiago EV.
Prices and Variants
The indigenous car manufacturer sells this hatchback in four trims: XE, XT, XZ+, and XZ+ Lux. They have a total of seven variants. The Tiago EV price starts at Rs 8.49 lakh for the base model, the XE Base, and goes up to Rs 11.79 lakh for the top model, the XZ Plus Tech LUX Fast Charge. All are ex-showroom prices, New Delhi, as of December 2022. These prices are subject to change without prior notice to the customer. But worry not! The autoX website is always there to provide you with the latest location-based price list for your dream vehicle.
Last but not least, this electric hatchback also offers mobile connectivity, which means that the owner can access the vehicle’s data from a smartphone app. The app shows several readings, such as live location, last parked, battery life, geo-fence alerts, live speed and RPM, upcoming service(s), and so on. Please note again that these features are from the top-of-the-line variant of the Tata Tiago EV.