Coming out as probably the least expensive of the crossover hatchback segment, the Tata Tiago NRG offers everything that this segment has come to offer at a brilliant price point. IT also marks the first time foray of Tata Motors into the cross-hatch segment and seems to have hit a perfect sweet spot in its portfolio. In fact, this crosshatch segment seems to be gaining momentum every passing day and understandably so. Our road infrastructure although improving consistently still is far from being perfect and we need cars that can withstand the brutality that our various terrains shell out on daily basis, even in the metros.
To aid the tiny Tiago to earn a more muscular and rugged appeal, Tata has gifted it with a largely blacked out exterior theme. This theme brings with it, a black body cladding kit offering the likes of the front and rear dual tone bumpers bestowed with silver scuff plates incorporated in them. The black plastic cladding continues on the wheels arches while there is a side skirt to enhance the bulk of the Tata Tiago NRG as well. The blacked out theme continues to the B-Pillars as well along with the front grille, the ORVM’s, and even the roof. Additional sporty air arrives with the tiny spoiler and the functioning roof rails. Side profile too looks a bit taller due to the presence of roof rails, while the dual tone four spoke 14-inch alloy wheels suit the overall profile. The Tiago NRG is slightly bigger than the cute Tiago hatch with an overall length of 3793mm while being 1587mm height and 1665mm wide. Evidently, the cross Tiago NRG also has a better ground clearance standing at 180mm.
The Tata Tiago NRG still reaming a Tiago more or less when it comes to interiors, however, there have been a few additions made to the cabin of the car to complement its more rugged exterior. The Tiago NRG gets sporty looking silver and orange inserts all around. The steering is the similar unit with three spokes and multifunctional witches mounted on it. The Twin pod cluster continues with the MID in the centre while the touchscreen infotainment five-inch unit offers controls for Harman system’s 8 speakers. The NRG also gets inbuilt Navigation while the seats get a nice rugged grey shade to its fabrics. The driver’s seat offers adjustability in 6 steps and for height as well. You get dual airbags, corner stability control and ABS with EBD as a safety net.
Both, petrol and diesel burning engines are being offered on the Tata Tiago NRG and it shares the engines with the Tiago hatch. This means that the petrol-powered motor is the tried and tested 1.2-litre engine good for around 84bhp and 114Nm of peak torque. The diesel motor is also the similar the Tiago, 1.0-litre unit that makes 72bhp and 140Nm of peak torque.
Extreme value for Money. More rugged and capable than the regular hatch. Good looks The deep feature list for the segment
Still towards a smaller size.