On World EV Day, Tata Motors announced that the company will soon be launching the Tiago EV in the Indian market. The Tiago EV has the makings of being one of the most important EVs in the country. It will be the brand’s most affordable EV and share its platform with the Tigor EV.
According to sources, the launch of Tata Motors’ third EV will take place on 28th September 2022. Now, ahead of the Tiago EV’s launch, Tata Motors has released a couple of teaser images which show some of the features the EV hatchback will come with.
2022 Tata Tiago EV Teasers – What Do We See?
One of the teasers from Tata Motors shows that the Tiago EV will come with cruise control. Closer inspection reveals the steering wheel is also leather-wrapped. Thus, it is likely that this feature will be available only in higher variants or the top-end variant. Interestingly, even the Tata Tigor EV does not get cruise control.
The next teaser shows that the Tiago EV will come with a Drive Selector dial. This is similar to what we see on the Tigor EV as well as Nexon EV. The Tiago EV will also come with Sports Mode.
Next up is multi-mode regenerative braking. Tata first introduced this with its flagship EV, Nexon EV Max. It then trickled down to the Nexon EV Prime. Currently, multi-mode regen is not available on the Tigor EV. However, the teaser shows that Tiago EV will get it. Thus, it is likely that Tata will equip the Tigor EV with the feature as well. The feature allows users to control the level of regen as per their preference. Furthermore, the highest regen level also helps with single-pedal driving.
2022 Tata Tiago EV – What Do We Know?
The 2022 Tiago EV will retain the same design language as its ICE counterpart. However, like other Tata EV models, it will get a couple of blue accents on the outside as well as on the inside. The company has not announced any specifications for the Tiago EV. It is likely that it will share the platform and powertrain with the Tigor EV.
Tata Motors offers its electric sedan with two powertrain options. One of them is in the Tiago EV and another one on the XPres-T for fleet operators. The Tiago EV could come with the entry-level motor from the XPres-T. This one has an output of 41 PS and 105 Nm of torque, has a 21.3 kWh battery pack and offers a claimed range of 213 km.
On the other hand, we have the powertrain from the Tigor EV. The Ziptron powertrain has an output of 75 PS and 170 Nm of torque and uses a larger 26 kWh li-ion battery pack. Tata claims the Tigor EV has a range of 306 km.
It is unclear which of the two powertrain options Tata will offer in the Tata Tiago EV. There is also a possibility that Tata could offer the powertrain from the XPres-T in the lower variants and the Ziptron powertrain in the higher variants. This will ensure a lower starting price point as well as the option of a higher range for buyers willing to spend more.