Tata Motors has silently introduced a digital instrument cluster on the top-spec Tiago and Tigor. While these changes were expected with the upcoming facelifted models, the company has decided to introduce them earlier. There is a slight increase in the price of the vehicles too, to the tune of Rs 15,000. The base versions still continue with analogue meters.
What’s new in the Tata Tiago digital instrument cluster?
All-digital instrumentation was something that the Kwid started in this segment. Now, even the S-Presso and Tiago get it. From the look of it, the digital instrument cluster has the speedo, dual tripmeters, odometer, drive modes as well as gear shift indicator on it. The tachometer is on the left side and has a sweeping pattern while the engine temperature as well as the fuel gauge are on the right. Apart from this, there are your usual tell tale lights on the console.
The Tata Tiago and the Tigor in their XZ+ trims come with 15-inch alloy wheels, projector headlights as well as fog lights. The models from today onwards, are also compliant with pedestrian as well as side impact norms. This means the weight has increased slightly but it is unlikely to have an effect on the performance of the cars.
Speaking of which, the Tata Tigor and Tiago, with their updated instrument cluster have got the same BS-IV engines. The petrol is a 85PS/114Nm, 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder naturally aspirated motor. The diesel is a 1.05-litre turbo unit that boasts 72PS and 140Nm. Tata offers both the engines with a manual transmission but only the petrol gets an optional AMT. It is being said that come BS-VI, the diesel engine option will be removed and Tata will continue only with the petrol motor.Moreover, there will also be an electric version of the Tigor with a higher range for passengers.
Surprisingly, these changes aren’t available on the Tiago NRG yet. It is likely that this version may be phased out altogether.