Tata Motors has launched a new variant of their sub-4 metre compact sedan Tigor, christened XM, at a price tag of Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The newly launched variant sits between the Tigor XE and the Tigor XT variant. As per the company, it will be available across all dealerships in India from September 15, 2017.
The XM variant of the Tigor slots in between the base XE and XT variants both in terms of price and equipment. On the outside, the XM variant misses out on the body coloured ORVMs and door handles along with the LED turn indicators on ORVMs along with features like manual central locking with key, power windows for front and rear, speed dependent auto door locks, follow me home lamps, LED fuel gauge, full fabric seat upholstery, interior lamps with theatre dimming and 14-inch steel wheels and gets full wheel covers. Safety features like ABS along with driver and passenger side airbags are absent on this variant.
The Tigor is powered by a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine that produces 84 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 114 Nm of torque @ 3,500 rpm. The 1.05-litre, 3-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine makes 69 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and produces a peak torque of 140 Nm @ 1,800 – 3,000 rpm. Both engines are paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
It competes against the likes of the Volkswagen Ameo, Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire and the Maruti Suzuki Dzire