Wednesday, December 1

2021 Tata Tigor EV launched with 306km range. Scores 4 Star GNCAP rating

The new Tata Tigor EV, that is powered by the carmaker’s Ziptron EV powertrain technology, has been launched with prices starting at INR 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The Tata Tigor EV is also the first EV to ever be tested by Global NCAP achieved 4 stars for both adult as well as child occupants in the latest #SaferCarsForIndia crash test.

The car is available in three trims – XE, XM, and XZ+.

  • XE: INR 11.99 lakh
  • XM : INR 12.48 lakh
  • XZ+: INR 12.99 lakh
  • XZ+ Dual Tone: INR 13.14 lakh

 

The 2021 Tigor EV is aimed at private buyers rather than government and fleet operators like the previous version.. The recently introduced Xpres-T version of the Tigor EV (also based on the facelifted Tigor) caters only to fleet operators.

Following the footstep of its ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) sibling, the Tigor EV has also been lauded by GNCAP with a 4-star rating.

The high-voltage Ziptron architecture in the Tata Tigor EV revolves around a 26 kWh battery pack that powers an electric motor making 75PS and 170 Nm. Tata Motors claims a 0 to 60 kmph time of 5.7s for the Tigor EV. Like in the Nexon EV, the battery pack is IP 67-rated and complies with the AIS – 048 standard for nail penetration at the cell level. There is an 8-year or 1,60,000 km warranty on the battery pack.

As for charging, the Tata Tigor EV uses the CCS2 plug for fast charging that can replenish the battery for 0 to 80 per cent in an hour. Charging from a 15 A socket takes 8.5 hours to charge to the same level. The lower ride height and lighter weight over the Nexon EV should give the Tigor EV a real-world range of between 200 to 225 km with the ARAI figure at 306 km, similar to that of the SUV. With this model, low rolling resistance tyres, as well as a retuned regeneration strategy, have been introduced to improve range.

In terms of styling, the new Tigor EV is based on the standard Tigor facelift that was introduced early last year. While it looks very similar to the ICE (internal combustion engine) version, there are some key differentiators. The biggest among them being the gloss black panel with an electric blue accent that sits in place of the traditional grille.

The Tigor EV also gets blue highlights inside the headlamps and on the 14-inch stylised steel wheels, which feature a new design. The Tigor EV is available in two color options – Signature Teal Blue and Daytona Grey.

Inside, the cabin design looks very similar to the standard Tigor. However, Tata has given the Tigor EV blue accents on the interior too, to help differentiate it from its petrol-powered sibling. The gear lever has also been replaced with a rotary dial for the drive mode selector.

The Tigor EV comes with Tata Motors’ iRA suite of connected-car tech as well as a 7-inch Harman infotainment system with 8 speakers and Android Auto/Apple Carplay. Other features are standard climate control, electrically adjustable and folding outer mirrors as well as a height-adjustable driver’s seat.

Safety features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, corner stability control, hill start assist and hill descent control. The 4-star Global NCAP rating continues here as well.

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