Tata Motors seems to have hit the purple patch with the Tiago. A great value-for-money proposition with attractive styling and impressive interiors and features, the Tata Tiago is clocking good sales numbers and has made a dent in the sales of segment leaders. While the Tiago offers many surprising features to the buyers, we look at a few reasons to buy and not to buy the Tiago.
Reasons to buy Tata Tiago
- Attractive styling
The Tata Tiago is undoubtedly one of the best looking hatchbacks around. Apart from a very sporty exterior design, the Tiago has a modern and premium interior theme as well. From the steering, dashboard, centre console to the seat fabric, everything looks a notch above the competition.
- Exciting features
The Tata Tiago comes with a handful of attractive features such as steering mounted controls, infotainment system that syncs with the smartphone to provide turn-by-turn navigation, Harman Kardon audio system that is better than many luxury sedans etc.
Like any other Tata car, the Tiago offers excellent space in the cabin. 22 utility spaces, bottle holders and cubbyholes make the Tiago a very practical car. The boot space, too, is decent at 240 litres.
- Frugal engines
The Tiago petrol returns an ARAI-certified mileage of 23.84kmpl, while the diesel model offers 27.28kmpl. Tata is also planning to to bring in an AMT-equipped version in future, which will make it even more practical for daily commute.
Reasons not to buy Tata Tiago
- Long waiting period
Although the official waiting period for the Tiago is four months, customers tell a different story. There have been many instances of customers booking the car before the launch, when the waiting period was less than two months, and not getting the delivery even after six months. Even dealers do not have a clear line of sight into the actual delivery timeline of the Tiago, which has forced many customers cancel their bookings.
- Modest performance
The three-cylinder petrol and diesel engines maybe practical for city use, however, if you plan to take the car on highways for a long drive, both engine might disappoint you. The engines lack punch and narrow power band mean you need to constantly shift gears to get going. If you are a driving enthusiast, the Tiago is not the right choice for you.
- After-sales service
Tata’s after sales service experience is said to be not as competitive as its rivals. Tata Motors has promised to improve the overall ownership experience for Tiago customers, however, this is something that we need to wait and watch.