Domestic automobile giant Tata Motors has expanded its recently-launched Tigor compact sedan range with the launch of a new variant, dubbed as the “Tata Tigor XM” in the Indian four-wheeler market. The new Tata Tigor XM comes in two variants based on its powertrain options: 1.2-litre petrol engine powered Tigor XM and 1.05-litre diesel engine powered Tigor XM. As for pricing, the Tigor XM with 1.2-litre petrol engine variant has been launched in the country with a price tag of Rs. 4.99 lakh, while the Tigor XM with 1.05-litre diesel engine has been priced at Rs. 5.80 lakh (all prices are mentioned Ex-showroom, Delhi). The newly launched variant sits between the base Tigor XE variant and the top-spec XT variant.
With the new XM variant, the Tigor compact sedan will now be available in a total of five trims – XE, XM, XT, XZ and XZ (O). The new Tata Tigor XM variant will be made available via all Tata Motors authorised dealerships across the country starting September 15, 2017, in a phased manner. So, now the question is, what’s new on the new variant? The XM trim gets nine important features including power windows for front and rear, manual central locking with key, auto door locks (speed dependent), full fabric seat upholstery, follow me home lamps, LED fuel gauge, theatre dimming interior lights and full wheel covers.
Commenting on the launch of the new Tigor XM variant, Mr. Vivek Srivatsa, Head, Marketing, PVBU, Tata Motors, said, “We are constantly working towards filling the spaces in each segment and Tigor XM is our response to this growing segment. As per our turnaround strategy, we are working with a renewed focus and energy to improve our market share and bring products faster to the market.”
Talking about its mechanical department, the Tata Tigor XM comes in two engine variants —one petrol variant and one diesel variant. The petrol variant Tigor XM is powered by a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 84 bhp of peak power at 6,000 rpm against the peak torque of 114 Nm at 3,500 rpm. On the other hand, the diesel variant Tigor XM is powered by a 1.05-litre three-cylinder, Revotorq unit that generates 69 bhp of peak power against the peak torque of 140 Nm. Both the engine units come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and available with multi-driving modes including Eco and City. Unfortunately, the XM trim is not available in the AMT transmission option.
Talking about its exterior, the Tata Tigor XM petrol engine variant receives 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, while the diesel engine variant gets the 15-inch alloy wheels. Inside the cabin, the vehicle comes equipped with Harman tuned Connectnext infotainment system with eight speakers. The infotainment system supports Bluetooth connectivity, USB, AUX, and navigation. The Tata Tigor XM trim is available in six exciting body colour options including Copper Dazzle, Pearlescent White, Platinum Silver, Espresso Brown, Striker Blue and Berry Red colour schemes.
In the Indian market, the Tata Tigor range will compete against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze, Volkswagen Ameo and Ford Aspire.