2017 Tata Tiago AMT with an petrol engine makes the car more easier to live with as the automatic gearbox will provide similar performance and efficiency as the manual
We have been testing the Tata Tiago again and again over the last year and had diesel and petrol engines come in for for road test and first rides and Tata hasn’t been stopping rolling out new variants for the Tata Tiago. Tata now has rolled out the petrol a AMT version of the Tiago. Tata is only offering the AMT with a petrol engine for now in the top spec variant. Since we’ve already tested the Tata Tiago multiple Times we will be specific to the AMT version in this review.
Tata has been finally kind enough to give a bright red colour for this AMT version. The Tiago looks stunning in this new red colour along with the grey colour on the inside. The alloy wheels remain the same. The interior air conditioning surrounds are also in red colour the cabin look even better. On the inside we see a familiar gear knob with chrome surrounds. The steering wheel, the infotainment system the steering mounted controls the electrically adjustable Mirrors the chrome door handles. The piano black finished grab handle on the door pad look great. There are all the connectivity options on offer as manual counterpart.
Space continuous to be generous at the back and a decent sized boot is here as well. The seats needs more adjustability when it comes to offering lower driving position which is required in a sporty fun to drive car. The cabin is a bit narrow for healthy riders and the seats could be a bit accommodating. The finish levels are good and so is the quality in this budget. The hatchback is one of the best compromises in terms of interior as it doesn’t feel cheap despite value for money offering.
The Automatic gearbox comes equipped with the 1.2 petrol engine the past. The fuelling is jerky at low speeds and even the automatic gearbox is jerky at medium to high speeds. The missing clutch pedal makes it convenient to drive in city traffic but the operations are far from smooth. The driver Needs to have a sedate pace keep the the engine and the gearbox happy and less jerky. We got over 12.6 kilometres per litre while testing the car.
The tall gearing helps it achieve a higher top speed and and higher fuel economy numbers. There is a sport mode and a city mode. Sport mode revvs the engine higher at low speeds which makes it uncomfortable while driving in traffic. It is best that we use city mode while commuting. For enthusiastic driving one has to switch to the manual mode for complete control and while driving on a twisty Road.
This is where the Tata Tiago continues to be fun. The suspension is stiff, grep levels are enough, the steering gets heavy at high speeds and stays light in city Streets. Brake pedal has a bit of a play but there is enough stopping power to bring the car at a halt.
2017 Tata Tiago AMT Review, Verdict
The AMT gearbox is a great addition to the Tata Tiago. The AMT version is cheap to buy, run and maintain at the same time. However it comes with its flaws. Combined with the jerky engine and gearbox at low speeds is something a person needs to get used to. Apart from these points the Tiago continues the best pick of the lot in the segment by a big margin.
Price: 5.39 Lakhs ex-showroom Delhi
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