Tata has introduced AMT(Automated Manual Transmission) on the Tata Tiago NRG. The crossover-hatchback version of the Tata Tiago, which was launched last year became quite popular in the market. With the rising popularity, Tata has now introduced an automatic AMT version of the car in the market. The AMT version is priced at Rs 6.15 lakhs, which is Rs 45,000 more than the petrol MT variant which is priced at Rs 5.7 lakhs.
The diesel engine continues to offer only the manual transmission option. It should be noted that Tata may discontinue the diesel engine from the small vehicles like Tiago and Tigor when the stricter BS-VI emission norms are implemented on the cars next year. This can be the reason behind not offering the automatic transmission with the diesel engine option.
The Tiago NRG is based on the Tiago’s XZ variant, which was the top variant of the Tiago when the more rugged NRG verion was launched. Presently, the Tiago NRG is more expensive than the Tiago XZ by Rs 55,000 in all guises: petrol-manual, petrol-AMT and diesel-manual. Both the NRG and Tiago XZ share the equipment list. It is the first-ever cross-hatchback offered by the brand. The crosshatch version of the Tiago NRG gets brushed aluminium scuff plates, blacked-out front grille and air dam.
It also gets tweaked headlamps and raised ground clearance. The vehicle gets cladding all around that adds a muscular look to the vehicle. The Tiago NRG also gets blacked-out ORVMs with integrated turn indicators, black roof rails, 14-inch steel rims designed like alloy wheels and a roof-mounted spoiler. The Tiago NRG offers 180mm of ground clearance, which is full 10mm more than the Tiago hatchback.
The Tata Tiago NRG is the most affordable cross-hatchback in India. It takes on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Celerio and the Ford Freestyle. The customer preferences shifting towards the SUVs have caused the manufacturers to launch such crossover versions of the hatchbacks. These segment of vehicles offer strong muscular look while the price tag remains quite affordable compared to the regular SUVs.