Tata Motors had first announced its intentions of bringing in a go faster version of the Tiago and Tigor at the 2018 Auto Expo. While the company showcased the concept versions of both the cars back then, it has unveiled them in the production guise. The Tiago JTP and the Tigor JTP are the first products coming out of the 50:50 joint venture between Tata Motors and Jayem Automotives Pvt. Ltd.
The JTP brand will target a younger, dynamic and aspirational set of buyers and will appeal to those people who are looking for more performance, sporty looks and improved driving dynamics. Both the Tiago JTP and the Tigor JTP sport bold design elements on the exterior.
They come with an aggressive front bumper with large trapezoidal lower grille, dual chamber projector headlamps with chrome rings, sporty side skirts, contrast coloured outside mirrors, dual tone exterior with glossy black roof & rear spoiler and a bold JTP badge on front grille, fender vents and rear. Both the cars ride on 15-inch diamond cut dual tone wider alloy wheels.
The cabin gets a bit of the sporty element too. The cabin sees all black interiors with sporty red accents on AC vents, premium leather wrapped steering with contrast red stitching. The seat fabric too comes with red hexagonal motif and red double stitching on the seats and gearshift gaiter act as unique differentiators for the cars. The performance oriented versions also get aluminum pedal extensions.
The ConnectNext infotainment system by Harman’ which is paired with 8 speakers and app suite and voice command recognition also is part of the package. But of course, you want to know what’s under the hood.
The Tiago JTP and the Tigor JTP come powered by the 1.2 -litre turbocharged Revotron petrol engine which delivers 112 bhp and 150Nm of peak torque. Tata Motors says that the JTP versions of both the cars can go from 0-100km/h in 10 seconds.
Both the cars come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission with optimized gear ratios for superior acceleration and extraordinary performance and are also equipped with multi drive modes – Sport and City.
The suspension on both the cars has been tuned for better ride control. The ride height too has been lowered while the wider tyres provide for better grip on the road. On the safety front, both the Tiago JTP and the Tigor JTP come equipped with dual airbags, ABS with EBD and corner stability control.