Tata will be showing India’s most affordable hot hatchback and performance-focused compact sedan at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo. The Tiago Sport is expected to carry a price tag of less than Rs. 6 lakhs while the Tigor Sport is expected to be priced at less than Rs. 8 lakhs. At these prices, both cars will offer stunning value, and Tata Motors will be hoping that both high-performance cars really take off in the market. Both cars have been developed by Tata Motors in close association with Jayem Automotive of Coimbatore, a company that also builds race cars.
The Tigor Sport will borrow the 1.2 liter Revotron turbo petrol engine from the Nexon compact SUV. This engine makes 108 Bhp-170 Nm, and comes with a 6 speed manual gearbox as standard. The Tiago Sport is also likely to get suspension and stylistic changes to keep up with the sporty performance of the engine.
The Tigor Sport on the other hand, will use the diesel approach to wow buyers. It will borrow the Nexon’s 1.5 liter turbo diesel engine that makes 108 Bhp-260 Nm. This engine will make the Tiago Sport the most powerful compact sedan ever sold in India. Like the Tiago Sport, the Tigor Sport is also expected to feature suspension and stylistic changes.
Another interesting car that Tata Motors will show at the Auto Expo is the Racemo, two seat sports coupe. Incredibly light due to the use of composite materials in its construction, the Racemo is powered by the 1.2 liter Revotron turbo petrol engine pumping out 188 Bhp and 210 Nm. It gets a 6 speed AMT and uses a mid-engine, rear wheel drive layout. Although Tata has no plans to launch the Racemo in the Indian market, the car will be showcased at the Auto Expo to give buyers and visitors an idea of what Tata Motors can achieve.
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