Sunday, March 26, 2017

Tata Tigor: An experiential Review


Last weekend I along with a group of bloggers were invited to be a part of the "Unveiling of Tata Tigor" at Hyatt Andaz, Delhi. 

A Stylish Afternoon



In the two days event, day 1 started in a very stylish way at 1AQ where all bloggers gathered and connected over food and drinks. Highlight of the afternoon was the session with Mr. Amey who depending on our personalities was gifting perfumes to all the participants and also gave us a little insight into the history of them. We were also given our personality dependent styles at the Tata Tigor Style Studio e.g. Retro, Classic etc.

An Evening with Tata Tigor

In the evening we checked into our "awesome" rooms at Andaz, our abode for the night followed by attending the launch of "Tata Tigor", wherein Mr Vivek (Head Marketing for Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors) and Mr Pratap (Head of Design at Tata Motors) gave us a brief on the new car. Here is a glimpse of what according to Tata, Tigor has to offer.


Day 2 started with an exciting promise. We were asked to be ready by 6 am for Tigor - Flag off. 


Picture by Tata Motors
It was a beautiful morning with the sun rising and birds chirping but what was different about the day was a fleet of brand new Tata Tigors. There were 20 cars out of which 10 were petrol and 10 diesel. The groups of bloggers were already chosen an evening before to get a car to ride. My group-mates were Divyakshi and Shrinidhi, we got the Diesel car first, a silver Tigor. The ride was of 50 km plus and via Heritage Transport Museum. Post museum we got the Petrol car. 


Picture by Shrinidi
The Heritage Tranport museum was a delight. It has a classic collection of automobiles and each one with a story to tell. The museum showcases the evolution of transportation in India. It is a G+3 level building, situated on a three acre plot, off NH-8 at Tauru-Gurgaon. You can read more about it here. A video excerpt from my day trip to the museum.


Tigor Style Back

Here is the review from a co-passenger's seat (I am yet to learn driving) after a half day ride in the new TATA TIGOR.


Tigor is a first "Styleback"- Tata Tigor for its stunning and revolutionary design (specially on the rear) on Tata Motors' vehicle portfolio, while it is the third model based on Tata Motors' IMPACT design principle.

The Structure
First my group drove in the Silver Diesel Tigor up to the Heritage Museum from where we changed to the stunning copper colour Petrol edition to reach back to the hotel. In both cases, ride was smooth, courtesy ground clearance (ride height) of 170 mm. Our ride included smooth and patchy road, also got a taste of curvy paths via Aravalis.

Tigor is a 3,992 mm long, 1,677 wide and 1,537 mm high car with a wheel base of 2,450 mm. 

It flaunts a dual coloured bumper with Tata Signature Grille, which is accentuated with a striking chrome humanity line at the front, extending into the crystal-like, smoked projector headlamps to create the face of the car. The dynamic character lines integrate seamlessly with the signature split LED tail lamps and a stylishly integrated high mounted LED stop lamp, highlight the length of the car.

The Inside Story
Tigor has ample space inside and can be a comfortable ride for 5 by easily accommodating 3 passengers on the back seat. Its coupe like roof line gives a better head room and if you noticed in the video the rear doors are designed in butterfly like wings shape, which not only give a stylish design to the car but also add to more space for a comfortable access to the car for a tall person.  It did remind me of SX4 to some extent. The leg room in front and back is ample and the car is studded with 24 utility spaces for passengers comfort. 
If you have seen in the video, the boot brackets in Tigor ain't intrusive at all, gives a lot of room and has a capacity of 400 litre, which makes it highlight of the car.

Tigor includes a black finished cabin and talks class. It boasts about its infotainment system on which Tata has worked with HARMAN. This system includes touch screen with video playback, sms readout, voice command recognition and display for rear parking assist camera. It also has a set of 8 speakers, AUX, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. Though I like the assemble, the touch screen did not really impress me. Touch wan't very effective and I had a little difficulty to read in the sunlight.

It also has features like tilt steering, driver side auto down power window, day and night Inside Rear View Mirror to name a few. 

Tigor also comes equipped with a comprehensive app suite which includes NaviMaps*, Sharing music on the go, Juke App* etc.

The Dynamics
The petrol model is powered by 1.2 litre Revotron three-cylinder engine while the diesel variant by the 1.05 litre Revotron three-cylinder engine. The fuel tank capacity is of 35-litres. Also, Tigor petrol version rides on a 15 inch alloy wheels while the diesel rides on 14 inch alloy wheels.

Safety 
Tigor's safety features includes disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the rear, 3 point seat belt plus dual front air bags, central lock and speed sensing auto lock. Among Tigor's comprehensive app suite, The Tata Emergency* Assist app which helps sharing the coordinates of the vehicle and informing the emergency contacts saved in the system in case of collision. 

In short, TIGOR not only bridges the gap between the car, the occupant(s) and their device but also builds a relationship. 
As they say Tigor is Love.


A Co-Passenger's Verdict


Picture by Shrinidhi
Smooth, classy and sporty. Barring a few minuses, it is a car for a long drive with family and friends. For a traveler like me, it offers the best deal in terms of boot storage capacity and the number of people it can take in one go comfortably. Also, I loved how all the occupants can connect their devices and can play songs as per their wish in the car. Moreover, the utility spaces make your travel hassle free. Made for the Indian roads, you can travel in style without much complaint.

Before bidding good bye here's a glimpse of Hyatt Andaz, my abode in Delhi.


P.S. 
1. All images and videos are taken by me & are copyright protected. The ones wherein I am present in the videos and otherwise are taken by Shrinidhi, Zainab, Antarik & Khushboo or as mentioned.
2. * Android apps only

10 comments:

  1. Quite a comprehensive review. I suggest you learn driving soon and next time have a first-hand experience as well :D

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    1. Yo! I will. I was itching to drive the other day.

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  2. Nice post. Seems you guys had a great time at the test driving event of Tigor.

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  3. I enjoyed reading your review. The design of the car is what appeals me. I have never experienced a ride in it but I feel that a road trip in this car must be fun.

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  4. Hi a brilliant review. How to get invited by car OEMs to review the new launches ?

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    1. Thank you. Between no idea about what you asked. I usually get approached.

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