- Available in XZA variant with Automated Manual Transmission
- ‘Sports’ mode for a peppy drive experience
- Manual Mode to shift gears at a flick of a gear
- Creep Feature for heavy traffic maneuverability and parking ease
Tata Motors has come back with a new variant of the Tata Tiago, to offer its customers a more convenient drive experience. The Company announced the launch of the TIAGO Easy-Shift AMT. Priced at INR 5.73 lakhs, ex-showroom Mumbai and INR 5.39 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, the TIAGO AMT will be available in the XZA variant with the 1.2L 3 cylinder Revotron petrol engine. The car will be on sale across the country in over 597 Tata Motors sales outlets, from today.
The Tata Tiago was launched in April 2016 with the option of both petrol and diesel engines, both of which came with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The entry-hatchback has garnered over 15,000 bookings within three months of its launch. The carmaker now plans on introducing AMT-gearbox equipped variants of the Tiago, which will take on the automatic variants of the Maruti Celerio, which also uses the affordable automatic transmission.
AMT gearboxes have grown in popularity after they were initially introduced on the Celerio way back in 2014. They are popular because due to being more affordable than conventional automatics while also being about as fuel-efficient as manual cars.
The TIAGO Easy Shift AMT comes equipped with four gear positions – Automatic, Neutral, Reverse and Manual for smooth and regular acceleration to offer for a comfortable and stress-free driving experience. In addition, it boasts of 2 drive modes– Sports & City, for a peppy driving experience and city cruising. While the first-in-class sports mode is for performance oriented drivers, the City mode helps zip through traffic with complete ease. The Manual mode helps shift gears at a flick of a gear stick for an engaging experience.
For ease of manoeuvrability in heavy traffic conditions and during parking, TIAGO Easy Shift AMT comes with an in-built ‘creep’ feature, which enables the car to crawl as soon as the pressure is eased off the brake pedal, without pressing the accelerator. This function also prevents the car from rolling back when it starts from an inclined position.
With the introduction of the AMT gearbox, the Tiago will become the third car in Tata’s lineup to get the automatic gearbox, the earlier cars being the Nano and the Zest. Tata is developing AMT versions of both petrol and diesel Tiago, which will make it the first diesel automatic car in its segment.