2021 Tata Tigor EV Review
The nexon ev commands a massive share in the electric passenger car space in the country and now to give the subcompact suv some company, another electric car has been introduced in the subcompact space. Meet the tigor ev Music: this is the most affordable electric car you can buy in india today, the tigor ev and its new after offers much more its got a longer range, its got a lot of connectivity options and it comes with a warranty that is not Going to get over in a hurry, the car gets similar styling elements to the tigor facelift that was launched earlier this year, but you just cannot miss the eevee batch on the more futuristic looking grill with a blue slat projector headlights, new horizontal fog, lamps, with integrated, Led drls new alloy wheels and revised tail lamps also find a place here. Music theres, some more blue on the 14 inch wheels as well to make the eevee look different from its petrol sibling. In all. There are three variants on offer, but only the top of the line xz plus you see here, gets a dual tone option. Apart from the signature, teal blue, the car also gets a daytona grey option in the cabin. Once again, you notice a lot of blue accents. You see them on the ac vents and the seats which get the dry arrow pattern. The 7 inch touchscreen system is nicely integrated into the dash, its not too high its, not too low just idle.
According to me, it also responds nicely: has nice graphics, its compatible with apple carplay and android, auto to get more than 30 connected features on this car, including remote, cooling, inclusion alert and yes, charging status overall, the front pro gives quite a premium appeal with the modern. Looking instrument cluster, which gives information on range regeneration and eco mode, amongst others, Music, the drive selector, is very ergonomically placed and is good to hold too. While you get automatic climate control on all the variants, the mid xm trim gets the 4 speaker harman infotainment system, interior lighting, with theater dimming and all 4 power windows. The most expensive, xz plus gets the seven inch touchscreen with connected card deck. Cooled glove box. Push button start and foldable rear arm rest. The second row is decent on space, but there are no ac vents here. The spare wheel has been placed vertically in the boot to give you a space of 316 liters. This can go up to 375 liters if the wheel is removed, as the company is providing a puncture repair kit with the car like any electric car, you have to get used to the silent start on the tigor ev and it stays that way. As long as you are on the road, the new electric sub compact sedan gets a rather small, 26 kilowatt hour lithium ion battery with a new permanent magnet synchronous, electric motor, which makes 73 bhp and 170 nm of peak torque.
Now, no other car can give you that feel at this price point press the throttle and all the numbers are available at your disposal that enables this car to reach the speed of 60 kilometers per hour from stationary in less than 6 seconds. When the light turns green, this car will accelerate much faster than most cars around you, of course. For that fast pickup, you need to switch to the sport mode, which will ensure a slightly lesser range. The ev has adopted the brands ciptron powertrain, also seen on the nexon ev. Its lithium ion battery gets ip67 certification, which means you dont really have to worry about water and dust causing harm to it. Our drive in the rain was trouble free. In that sense, it will only give you more confidence that tata is giving you a warranty of 8 years and 1 lakh 60 000 kilometers on both the battery and the motor. The big talking point on the tigor ev is its claimed range according to aira certification. It is 306 kilometers, of course, in real world. It will be lesser when we started this drive today it was uh showing 206 kilometers on the instrument cluster on full charge, weve driven around 30 kilometers. Since then its been raining very hard uh. So a lot of time has been actually just spent waiting for the rain to stop and the car being on idle with some systems in the car working and now after 30 kilometers its showing a range of 160 kilometers, now thats a significant improvement from the earlier Tigori v, it also really depends on how light your foot is on the accelerator and how much brakes do you use the sport back shape of the tigor has always not just made it look different from other cars in the segment, but has also given the car An edge when it comes to dynamics, so changing lanes at high speeds will not really unsettle the occupants.
Ride is also as plush as you would expect from a subcompact sedan. The steering, though, can give you a little more feedback, and what is the case currently, hill ascent and descent features help in a trouble free drive once again tata has scored big when it comes to safety on the tigor ev, the car has been given a four Star crash test rating by global and cap, both for adult, as well as child occupant protection, thats even better than the cars petrol counterpart as an indian. You just feel so proud when you see a desi manufacturer achieve something like that: Applause, Music. In fact, if the car came with isofix mounts as standard, the rating would have gone up even more. The middle seat here gets a lap belt which isnt ideal too. The car gets dual airbags and abs with abd as standard as a tata electric car owner. You could get used to the companys easy power app. It makes the task of finding the nearest available charging station simpler. It also lets you initiate the charge and make payments using a fast charger. The car can be tanked to 80 percent in less than one hour. It takes eight and a half hours to achieve the same by using a home charger tata says the car is compatible with globally acceptable ccs2 charging protocol and can be fast charged as well as store charge from any 15 ampere plug point Music. The tigor ev has been priced starting at 11, lakh 99 000 rupees, which goes up to 13 lakh 14 000 rupees for the exit plus dual tone: all prices extra room.
Now that is almost the double of the petrol variants, which only come with a manual gearbox, but, unlike most of the cars dont, be surprised if the on road price actually comes down depending on where you live, owing to subsidies being provided by various state governments on Purchase of electric vehicles, category v is now a much improved car with its longer range, better warranty and all the that it offers in times of rising fuel prices. Cars like these make a lot of sense due to their low running cost.