TIGOR... Its definitely an eye-catcher of the segment. Good in looks, fit and finish, style, quality of materials. TATA has improved a lot in the last decade.
Being made on the Tiago, the entry hatch platform, with same peppy tiny engines, its definitely aimed for budget buyers and not for real sedan lookers. TATA could have considered these points:
* Width of the car could have been increased to 1695mm (instead of 1677) So that the tall stance can be minimized and it can be more planted on roads. Even it can give more shoulder room for 3 in rear.
* The front though looks good, the bonnet could have still had some mods & beefed-up looks (atleast some flow lines on the bonnet) to give the styleback, a more stance in the front too!
* Though the boot is larger and having 4-link mechanism, the loading lip could have been lowered (simply by designing a sleek bumper) for stacking the luggage with ease. (With this high lip, some big boxes cannot be put into the boot, though it can accommodate!)
* The rear bench could have been provided 60:40 split with flat fold options like the one in tiago.
* Detachable/Adjustable headrests could do better, atleast in the rear. so that we can have better rear visibility, atleast when no passengers in the rear seat.
* Door locks should be integrated with handles.
* Fog lamps could have been given a Hexagonal shape reather than the conventional round!
* Important is Dual Airbags optional on all variants.
* Window/Curtain/Rear Airbags in Top-end variants.
But still the vehicle will lead the entry-level compact sedan segment
with all its features and style. IMO
, the pricing strategy TATA followed for Tigor is not better. They fixed the slabs considering DZire/Amaze/Aspire/Ameo as their competition.
Prices should still be lowered a bit!