Two Tata cars clash each other, Tata Tigor Vs Tata Zest
The Tata Tigor and the Tata Zest belong to the same segment but are fairly different from each other. While one of them is based on the Bolt, the other is based on the Tiago. The Zest is already known for being one of the best value-for-money packages in this segment. However, the price of the Tigor is yet to be exposed and it could substitute the Zest from its throne. Let’s have a look at both the sedans and figure out what’s different and what`s same inbetween them.
- Harman-engineered ConnectNext touchscreen infotainment system with an eight-speaker (Four speakers + four tweeters) sound system, SMS readout, voice directive recognition, movie playback support and Android OS based navigation system
- Switch roles parking sensors
- Dual airbags and Anti-lock Braking System (Six pack) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Corner Stability Control (CSC)
- Automatic Climate Control
- Projector headlamps
- Main Differences:
- The rear headrests in the Zest are adjustable but in the Tigor they are integrated with the seats and hence cannot be adjusted
- The Tigor has two 12V charging points (one each for the front and rear passengers), whereas the Zest makes do with only the one in the front
- Tigor`s infotainment system gets Juke Car App, which is used for creating numerous playlists, Bluetooth based remote control and Tata Emergency Assist App that shares co-ordinates of the vehicle with the emergency contacts. The Zest misses out on these features
- The Zest houses a set of daytime running LEDs but the Tigor doesn`t
- The Tigor gets a switch sides parking camera, which isn’t present in the Zest’s feature-list
- Engine, Transmission And Performanc
Both the sedans are suggested with either a diesel- or a petrol-powered engine. That`s the only similarity inbetween the duo. Let`s unravel the specifications of the Zest very first.
The 1.2-litre Revotron petrol motor has a 4-pot layout and produces 90PS of power and 140Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission only and claims a highway mileage of 17.57kmpl. The Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre diesel engine, on the other palm, comes in two states of tune – 75PS/190Nm and 90PS/200Nm. The less powerful state of tune is available only in the base-spec XE variant. While the diesel engine in the XM, XMS and XT variants gets a five-speed manual transmission, the XMA and XTA trims get a five-speed automated manual transmission (AMT). Fuel-efficiency figures for the XE variant (22.95kmpl) is the highest of the entire range. The AMT tooled diesel motor comes back 21.58kmpl and the rest clock out at 20.65kmpl.
Over to the Tigor now. It will get the same engines as the hatchback it is based on. That means the petrol powerplant will have a 3-cylinder configuration and a 1.2-litre cubic capacity. It will be tuned to produce 85PS of power and 114Nm of torque. While the diesel motor has a 3-cylinder setup as well, its cubic capacity is 1.05 litres. The engine churns out 70PS of power and 140Nm of torque. Transmission duties for both the engines is treated by a five-speed manual transmission. As of now, the Tigor will go on sale without an option of AMT unit, which is available in the Tiago.
As far as fuel efficiency figures are worried, the Tigor is likely to outgun its fatter sibling. Since the Tigor is based on the Tiago but is stronger in weight, the expected fuel economy figures should hover around the 25kmpl mark for the diesel engine and 21kmpl for the petrol one.