Originally Posted by modifii
These changes won't make significant difference compared to earlier Tiago, it still is the better choice among competition. Atleast they have not compromised with rigidness of body.
Moreover, I must tell you that these newer Tiago comes with improved clutch assembly which is extremely light just like how it is in Nexon. I won't be surprised if they have installed self adjusting clutch assembly from Nexon.
Those who understand cars, I always recommend them Tiago.
Originally Posted by Prabhagar
I am too not happy with the cost cutting efforts but on the flip side, the new steering wheel & chrome instrument cluster are a welcome change. Also, I understand that this practice is common across Indian manufacturers.
I also agree with modifii, the clutch on our PDI car was butter smooth and gear rod had zero vibrations at idle, it was rock solid. I will get to drive it once my colleague takes delivery and will update more on that later.
About steering wheel and instrument cluster I like the older ones as I don't like everything black. The silver finish looks more premium to me compared to the black finish on the steering. So this is more of a personal choice. I am happy to hear about the lighter clutch and gear lever vibrations issues solved but frankly I never faced both these issues in my car and clutch was always light.
But removal of below things is a deal breaker for me:
- boot lamp - I really use it while taking out luggage at night. The auto switch off doesn't work in my car (I tested as same is conveyed by service center) but I am fine with it.
- parcel tray strings and hook - 20rs feature but really useful one. Shame that they removed it.
- Smaller spare wheel - personally I can't live with smaller spare wheel and don't believe in manufacturer's explanations in providing them.
Some other good to have features are gone:
- the lighter plastic quality on gear lever, steering are so inferior from before.
- Tiago is slightly vocal at instance so not sure removing insulation is helping here.
I am sure if Tata increased the cost by 10-15K people won't mind it much rather than cutting cost.
I think next on their list may be-
-removal of roof stitching,
-poorer quality of seats
-removal of 2 twitters from xz variant.
- putting poorer quality light plastic dashboard.
- thinner seats
-more R&D is going on at Tata for other cost cutting.
But biggest concern is if I buy a Tata car again do I need to check each and every small thing which can be robbed off in my car?