Tata Motors has recently launched its performance-oriented vehicle in the hatchback segment with the all-new Tiago Jpt. It has successfully accomplished its journey from the assembly unit of the factory in Sanand to the showroom floor after its grand revelation during the Auto Expo 2018. The car is the finest presentations from JT Special Vehicles or JV, which is a joint venture between Coimbatore-based Jayem Automotives and Tata Motors.
Tata Motors want to critically gauze the market response before making it available for the entire country. So, right now 28 premium dealers across 15 cities in 11 states have been hand-picked to make Tiago JTP available to the automobile lovers.
Tata Motors has worked hard to give a grand exterior finish to the Tiago jpt variants. The cars come in two attractive shades- red and white with contrast mirror casings. It is black in the red cars, and red on the white ones, along with a smart indicator installed at the corners of the mirrors. Tiago Jpt has larger 15-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and chunkier 185-section tires.
The Jpt badge gets smartly placed on the front grill, air-vents, and on the tailgate. The car also has a sportier honeycomb mesh in the front, restyled rear bumper, and twin-pipe exhaust. The vehicle also comes with gloss black paint ion the rear diffusers, projector headlamps, and contrast roof paint. Overall, we can say, it is a much sportier and compelling presentation of the standard variant..
The interior of this smart car has also seen a remarkable make-over to give a sportier appeal. The steering wheel and the get-up for the gear lever of Tiago Jpt now come with leather wrapping which makes it refined and much more comfortable to hold. Along with this, you also get dual airbags, audio control present on the steering wheel, ABS, and rear parking sensors as a part of this upgraded package. The front and rear seats have red and black stitches along with JTP badging. The infotainment system with a sleek 5” Harman Kardon eight-speaker touchscreen system makes it classier. The dashboard and the doormats have red outlines to give a sporty feel. This minute red detailing makes the interior much exciting for a power ride.
The ex-showroom price of this premium hatchback is INR 6.39 lakhs. Tiago Jpt comes with unique 23.84 kmpl mileage, 1.2-litre turbo-petrol motor, along with 114hp of power, 150Nm of torque, manual transmission, and 242 liters boot space. The 5-speed manual transmission can help you zoom from 0-100kmph in only 9.95 seconds.
The top competitors of Tiago Jpt are Maruti Swift priced at INR 4.99 lakh, Maruti Celario at INR 4.21 lakhs, and Hyundai i20 at INR 5.41 lakhs.
Tiago Jpt is undoubtedly packed with power-loaded features which can make it one of the best selling cars of 2018 in the hatchback segment. Here are some of the advantages of owning this smart sports vehicle.
• Tiago Jpt comes with an upgraded performance with a power of 114 bhp and 150 Nm of torque. The 5-speed gearbox helps the car to cruise 0-100kmph within 10 seconds. The automobile is evidently much livelier than the standard Tiago variant. • The vehicle also comes with an advanced suspension system for offering a top-notch driving dynamics to the rider. • Tata has revamped the exterior as well as the interior of the car to provide a sporty appeal. • The safety features including dual airbags, ABS with EBD and corner stability control, company fit camera aided parking sensors makes it a best-in-class automobile.
There are a few cons of this premium sports variant of Tiago JTP as well.
• The engine is not as peppy as the Maruti Suzuki K12 one. • The air conditioning does not come with the climate control system, and there is no rear AC duct. • The 5-inch infotainment system is neither the largest nor best-equipped in the industry. Maruti Suzuki Baleno offers 7-inch touchscreen to the owners.
Overall, we can say, at INR 6.39 lakhs Tiago Jpt is worth buying for the sports car lover. Along with added features, you also get the promise of Tatas, who are the pioneer in the Indian Automobile Industry.