Today had an opportunity to test the new TIAGO and here is what i found out !
Since it was announced i was just dreaming to get hands on and probably book one.
But Destiny had something else written for me, i placed request for TD and within few hours got call back and then within few minutes got call from dealer everything went smooth :)
Reached Showroom and took the XZ car for TD to find out following PROS
1.The Moment i got in it was awwww beautifuly designed dashboard and steering wheel
2.Seat comfort was good as they were comfy and wide enough to support my ass
3.Steering wheel - It was like feather touch i could literally turn with index finger
4.Space was great - Three at the back would be just good with medium height and weight (i weigh about 75 kg and height 5.11) and with big glass area sense of airiness was good
5.Ofcoure - Harman's excellent audio
6.Ride and handling was good - Not Really concerned CONS
1.The AC - Nightmare ! am not joking guys ! I have driven eon and alto beleive me both have better ACs than TIAGO. After switching on waited for 5 miniutes ! Wont cool even the front forget back. And yes it was NOISY but bearable. I confirmed with two tiago one TD vehicle and one with TC NO both had ineffective ac
2.The Engine - It is no exciting here as well i literally could not understand its acceleration. With or without AC did not get a linear and crisp output like that of eon or alto. Furthur 1.2 liter motor was not exciting though put my pedal to the floor it will pick up lazily (All these with city mode)
3.NVH - Only thing i felt was too much of vibrations.We had to drive through slope for entry and exit of the showroom area and while on slope the whole car vibrated like hell
4.Unlock/lock pull type - Did not have pronlem with pull type but it felt like as if pins were smaller than the holes ! It contributed to Rattling
With all due respect to present and prospective owners of TIAGO it is an excellent package for NON ENTHUSIASTs.
Enthusiats who love peppy egines will not be picking TIAGO
Please see that these are personal views i am in no way affiliated to any other brand. As an enthusiast i had great expectations with TIAGO but somehow i am feeling disappointed !