Tata Tiago EV Design & Features
The biggest change can be seen on the exterior and interior of the Tiago EV in the form of teal blue accents. The front grille is finished in black plastic with Tata and EV badging. The headlights are linked to each other by a blue stripe that runs below the closed grille. The front bumper also sports teal blue highlights along with DRLs.
The sides of the new Tiago EV get a piano black stripe along with body-coloured door handles that provide a bit of contrast. Other new design features seen on the exterior of the Tiago EV include the contrast black roof and new 14-inch Hyperstyle wheels which look quite cool and have teal highlights. The rear doesn’t see much change except for the EV badging.
Inside the cabin of the new Tiago EV, you will see teal accents on the surrounds for the air-con vents along with the digital instrument cluster. Apart from this, a new flat-bottom steering wheel and chrome inner door handles will also be seen.
The touchscreen infotainment setup is the same 7-inch unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. The infotainment system uses Tata’s ZConnect connectivity of 45 connected car features. It also supports smartwatch and phone connectivity. Talking about its safety features, it includes dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, reversing camera, tire pressure monitoring.
Tata Tiago EV Engine & Driving Review
The Tata Tiago EV is offered with a choice of two battery packs. It has a claimed range of 250km with its smaller 19.2kWh battery pack and comes with a 3.3kW home charger as standard. This version of the Tiago EV gets a single electric motor with 60.3bhp and 110Nm of peak torque. Which catches the speed of 0-60km/h in 6.2 seconds.
We drove the Tiago EV with the bigger 24kWh battery pack. It is offered with 3.3kWh and 7.2Kwh AC home charging options. Both the versions of the Tiago EV support 50kW DC fast charging that can charge the battery pack from 10-80 percent in just 57 minutes.
It is powered by a single electric motor with 73.75bhp power and 114Nm of peak torque. Tata claims that this version of the Tiago EV can accelerate from 0-60km/h in 5.7 seconds. While offering a claimed range of 315km.
It gets two driving modes – City and Sport. The Tiago EV also offers four levels of regen from Mode 0 to Mode 3. In Mode 0, regeneration is not present while Mode 3 allows for single-pedal driving. However, regeneration is not available when the battery charge exceeds 80 percent. Also, one-pedal driving under 9km/h is not on offer as the Tiago EV’s creep mode allows for smooth driving in bumper-to-bumper and stop-and-go traffic.
We found the steering to be very light and easy to use at slow speeds and in city traffic. The Tiago EV’s suspension setup has been softened a bit to help the heavy electric hatch tackle the potholes and bumps on our roads. However, despite the slightly soft suspension, we found the Tiago EV to be quite stable in corners due to very low body roll.
Braking performance of the Tiago EV is adequate and the pedal feel is precise. While we haven’t had much time to test the Tiago EV’s range claims, we feel that with a bigger battery pack and some heavy regeneration, the Tiago EV could easily offer a driving range of around 220 to 230 km. .
The Tata Tiago EV looks like the perfect option for those looking to get into the world of EVs with electric car experience for themselves. The new Tiago EV is zippy and we would recommend spending a little for the bigger battery pack version of the electric hatchback.