Tata Tigor EV 2021 launched, has 4-star safety rating; range and price revealed
Tata Motors on Tuesday launched Tata Tigor EV at a starting price of ₹11.99 lakh, going up to ₹13.14 lakh (ex showroom). While Tigor EV has been around for some time and has been primarily used by fleet operators, the updated Tigor EV 2021 is aimed straight at personal buyers looking for an affordable battery-powered passenger car with a decent range.
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|Tigor EV trim||Price (ex showroom)|
|XZ+||₹12.99 lakh ( ₹13.14 lakh for the dual-tone option)|
Tigor EV is offered in three trims and two colour options. Bookings for Tigor EV had been opened earlier this month for ₹21,000. “We are ecstatic to launch the Tigor EV today, powered by the capable Ziptron Technology," said Shailesh Chandra, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors. "The Tigor EV is a perfect option for all aspiring sedan buyers who are looking to own a vehicle that is technologically advanced, comfortable and high on safety standards, while also being an environmental-friendly commute."
Tata Tigor EV range:
Tigor EV's main bragging claim could well be its range with Tata Motors stating the vehicle is capable of running 306 kms (ARAI certified and under standard conditions) before needing a charge.
The car maker states that the EV can be charged using a fast charger or even a 15A home socket. If using a fast charger, the battery can be powered to 80% in an hour but it will take around eight hours if using a home socket.
(Related read: Tata says demand no problem for Tigor EV, focus is on supply)
Tata Tigor EV battery pack and performance details:
Tigor EV gets an IP67 rated 26 kWh lithium-ion battery pack combined with an electric motor. The electric powertrain generates 73.75 hp of power and 170 Nm of torque.
There is also an eight year and 160,000 kms battery and motor warranty for the EV owners.
The EV comes with Ziptron technology which enhances the performance capability of the vehicle. The new Tigor EV can accelerate to 0-60 kmph in 5.7 seconds. There are also two drive modes - Drive and Sports.
Tata Tigor EV safety features:
2021 Tigor EV has received a four-star safety rating in Global NCAP crash tests. It also gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD, Corner Stability Control, Hill Ascent Control, Hill Descent Control, among other safety-related highlights.
Tata Tigor EV design updates:
The new Tigor EV gets freshly designed face with projector head lights. The front grille and bumper design has been tweaked while the alloy wheels come with blue accents to underline the zero emission character of the EV.
Tata Tigor EV cabin details:
A seven-inch screen dominates the cabin of Tigor EV while there are around 30 connected car features on offer. Audio duties are the responsibility of a Harman system while there are blue accents on the dash and seats for visual appeal.
Tata Tigor EV rivals:
At its price points, the Tigor EV doesn't really have any direct rivals and may well have to compete against sibling Nexon EV. Although positioned below Nexon EV, Tigor EV could be well-suited to someone looking for a battery-powered option in a sedan form factor.