Once known for the Indica and Sumo, Tata Motors PVBU has moved on to executive offerings like the Harrier. Tata’s offers 13 car models in India which include 5 Hatchbacks, 3 Sedans, 4 SUVs and 1 MUV. The cheapest offering by the company was the Nano which had a starting price of Rs. 2.36 Lakh and the most expensive Tata car is the Harrier priced at Rs. 12.69 Lakh.
However, Tata Nano is currently not doing very well but is still available for its fan base. The Tata Harrier, Tata Nexon, Tata Tiago are the most popular cars from Tata. Upcoming Tata Cars that are expected to launch in 2019/2020 include Tigor EV, Altroz, Tiago EV, Buzzard, H7X, H2X, Altroz EV, EVision Electric.
Following is the list of best offerings from Tata Motors.
This car rocked the Auto Expo in February 2018 and company rolled out the first production model in October 2018. It comes within the price range of 12.71 lakhs to 16.37 lakhs. Currently, the car is available only in manual transmission option. Harrier is based on a land rover platform and it looks muscular from any angle. Quality levels inside the cabin are something you can expect from cars of very high range. 8.8” touchscreen on the dashboard and a 7” screen as an instrument cluster are phenomenal additions.
Tata Motors have added a JBL 9 speaker audio system to make sure journeys are fun. The New Tata Motors entrant also score’s great on safety. Drivability is not as good as the Jeep compass but the car feels effortless to drive and is the best package overall.
The safest car is also now the most affordable compact SUV. Range available is from 6.36 to 10.77 lakhs. Tata Motors have used decent quality plastics inside the cabin. Nexon is highly practical in terms of storage spaces. Touchscreen infotainment system works well.
AMT gearbox is refined and responds very well to your driving. You also get 3 driving modes. The diesel engine is the best option available for city traffic conditions. Gear shifts are not much required in the traffics, and you can be a pretty lazy driver in the manual mode. Ride quality is excellent and sound insulation is perfect. If you want a decent compact SUV within a tight budget, this is the option for you.
This car is available in the price range of 4.27 to 6.56 lakh rupees. It’s available in 1199 cc petrol engine and 1047 cc diesel engine It returns an average fuel efficiency of 15 kmpl for petrol and 27 kmpl for diesel. The diesel manual version is the most recommended for the tiago. Power delivery in the diesel is smooth and if you are gentle on the gear shifts you will get a comfortable ride in the tiago. Prefer the diesel manual top spec version only if you are very tight on your budget.
You have the option of Tiago JTP for added performance. Tata tiago JTP has the Turbo-Petrol engine unlike the naturally aspirated engine of the normal model. Also, there are a lot of sporty changes on the headlights, wheels and ride height. Tiago NRG has a crossover styling. Ground clearance is a bit more increased with tiago nrg. Black cladding, new bumpers and the roof rails add to the sporty look of this vehicle. Nothing else is much different with the nrg than the regular model.
Tata Hexa is a muscular looking MPV which can handle even the roughest patches very comfortably. There’s a small chiller inside where you can house your soft drink bottles. The third row of seats is usable even for adults. Tata Hexa Manual may take a bit to adjust to the driving style because of the firm gear box, mighty dimensions and heavy steering wheel.
However, you will eventually realize that these things are the best for highway cruising. The sport mode does its job well. It’s not a hard core off roader but it is well equipped to handle any rough road situation. The Automatic version of this car is ideal for urban buyers. The 6 speed Auto Gear Box makes this huge MPV a breeze to drive.
It’s one of the best sub-4-meter compact sedan and also the cheapest of the lot. Its priced between 5.5 to 7.62 lakhs. Also, it is available in Petrol and diesel with both Manual and AMT gearbox as option. Fuel efficiency for petrol is 21 kmpl and for the diesel it’s 27 kmpl. The boot space is more usable because of the smartly mounted hinges for the boot lid. However, the interior does not feel plush like that of the Dzire.
Cabin insulation could have been better as the wind noise and engine grunt does filter inside the cabin. But to compensate for that you have a beautiful harman music system which gives the best sound quality inside the cabin. Ride quality for both petrol as well as diesel is good. Overall, it’s a good package for the money. Tigor JTP comes with additional power and a bit sporty color scheme. However, the JTP version of this car should not be confused to a performance car.
Other offerings from the company include Nano, Bolt, Safari Strome, Zest, Nano, Sumo. Harrier is made for the enthusiasts and it offers a great package of drivability luxury comfort design and practicality. Tata Hexa is the only MPV in the segment which is great to drive and can handle off road duties. Nexon recently proved its mettle in the safety front and the fact that it’s the cheapest of the segment makes it even more special.
Tata Tiago is a wonderful option for first car buyers who are a bit tight on budget. Tigor though not the best of the lot offers the best value for money. Tiago and Tigor JTP would definitely impress the customers who love to drive. Tata Motors, who are majorly popular for the commercial vehicles have made it very high in. It is currently the only company to rival every other automotive company in every segment.
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