Tata Motors has finally launched the Brand-New Tiago NRG. The new Tiago NRG is an SUV-inspired version of its predecessor- The Tiago Hatchback. Earlier this week, Tata Motors had shared a teaser for its new toy via its official Twitter handle saying “What’s in a name? Limitless eNeRGy. Do more with Tiago NRG.” The said models are available at select dealerships across the country and are now open to bookings. This article shall provide everything significant you need to know about the cross-hatch derivative.
1. An Urban Toughroader
The Tiago NRG will derive its powertrain from its precedent, mechanically unchanged. The model will equip a BS6-compliant 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, Revotron (naturally aspirated) petrol engine that is expected to offer 85 bhp of power along with 113 nm of torque at 3,300 rpm. For transmission choices, both the 5-speed Manual and Automatic gearbox will be available to opt for.
The Tiago NRG comes with 15-inch ‘Hyperstyle Wheels’ and a re-tuned dual-path suspension to add to its prowess both on-road and off-road.
2. More-Rugged Look than Before
The most delicious update on the 2021 Tiago NRG is its sharper headlamp and grille design from the standard Tiago facelift introduced last year. NRG is essentially a sportier version of the Tiago, making it more rugged in appearance than its counterpart.
Laced with exterior enhancements like newly-styled dual-tone alloy wheels, faux silver skid plates, black ORVMs, black B-pillars and C-Pillars, Black cladding on the boot lid, a new green paint job, contrast black colored roof, body cladding across the exterior, roof rails, among others.
An impressive point about the NRG is its ground clearance of 181mm. This car gets a ground clearance higher by about 10mm, compared to the standard Tiago. In terms of overall measurements, the Tiago NRG is 37mm longer owing to the topped-up body cladding at the front and rear.
The NRG is offered with a wide color palette having four tones- Foresta Green, Snow White, Cloudy Grey, and Fire Red. To notch things up, there is also an addition of faux roof rails and thick plastic trim on the tailgate with an NRG badge.
3. A Very Spiced-Up Cabin
The interior at a glance bears an uncanny resemblance to the old Tiago with its charcoal black shade. The layout is pretty much unchanged with the dashboard and sets painted in black, but the contrasting trim elements around the AC vents and gear lever are spicing things up. The dual-tone paint scheme is definitely the new cool!
The Tiago NRG comes loaded with all the dangles and sizzles that Top-trim Tiago had, including a digital instrument console, voice command recognition, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, Harman Sound system, Height-Adjustable Driving Seat, Power windows, and Remote locking, Automatic Climate Control, steering-mounted controls, power-folding wing mirrors, etc.
An interesting addition to the Tiago NRG is the Start/Stop Pushbuttons and Keyless entry over the standard Tiago.
4. 4-Star Global NCAP Rated Safety Standards
The new Tiago NRG facelift gets a 4-star rating on the Global NCAP Crash Test, making it one of the safest hatchbacks in the country today. NRG owes this honor owing to safety features like the dual airbag set up with ABS, EBD, and CSC Standard, corner stability control, speed sensing auto door lock, day-night rearview camera, rear parking sensors, etc.
5. Price Range
The 2021 Tiago NRG has been launched for a price of Rs 6.57 lakh for the petrol-MT variant and Rs 7.09 lakh for the petrol-AMT variant (ex-showroom). The Tiago NRG extracts a premium of Rs 23,000 over the standard Tiago XZ+ for both the manual and AQMT variants. According to the company, the following prices are introductory.
6. Major Rivals
With Celerio X off the market, The New Tiago NRG has no direct rivals in the Indian car market. However, based on the price and standard specifications, it’s likely to lock horns with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Wagon R, Hyundai Santro, and the Datsun Go.