However, most recently Tata has launched this, the all electric derivative of the Tiago dub, the Thiago EV. This is the smallest EV that the brand makes currently, and it also happens to be the most affordable electric car you can buy in our market right now. So has the electric powertrain done enough to revive interest in this aging hatchback thats? What were here to find out today, my name is nishmanya, and this is the News: 9 live review, Music. At first glance, you will be forgiven for mistaking the Thiago Evie, with its regular petrol power counterpart thats. How similar they look Tata is clearly gone for that if it aint broke, dont fix it approach. That said, there are some subtle differences between the two models that help differentiate them. Lets begin with the most obvious one which lies up front: the new closed off nose plate which replaces the traditional Grille and is finished in gloss black. It comes embossed with tri arrow motifs on either side with the EV badge on the right hand, side and the Tata logo in the center Applause. Besides this, the only other change lies lower down on the air intake, which is still present on. The Eevee, though, uses a tri arrow mesh pattern, instead of the large horizontal slats on the standard model. Other Design Elements such as the projector headlights, fog, lights, LED drls and even the overall shape of the front bumper remain identical to the petrol powered Thiago in profile.

Its a similar story as Tata hasnt messed with the Thiago EV silhouette stance or character lines at all. Instead, the only way of identifying the Tiago EV is the new EV badging on the front fenders and the aerodynamically designed hyper style 15 inch wheel. Moving on to the rear. This angle of the Thiago EV is where it looks more similar to its internal combustion engine sibling, the high side, wraparound tail lights, the integrated roof spoiler, the sculpted tailgate and the neat bumper are all unchanged from the regular Tiago. The only distinguishing element at the rear is the Thiago EV lettering on the tailgate and the lack of a tailpipe for anyone who spent any time in the petrol power Thiago ortegor. This will be a very familiar Place, Tata, hasnt messed around with the design or layout of the Interior. However, there are few key changes dotted around the cabin that help differentiate this from the ice counterpart. These include a new dual tone: Beijing, black interior color scheme, leatherette suitable stay, teal blue accents around the AC Vents and gauge cluster and, lastly, a rotary dial that replaces the traditional gear selector. Besides this, the rest of the equipment level is more or less the same. As whats seen on the regular Tiago theres, a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system made by Harman thats, been in use in the Tiago, since the facelift was introduced in 2020 and it isnt the most responsive unit out there.

The digital instrument cluster from the Tiago has also been carried forward, though the color mid now shows EV specific information like battery levels, regen modes and range. The eight speaker, Harman sound system is still quite impressive for its segment. Automatic climate control comes standard, fit across all variants, and the new z connect app provides over 45 connected car features. The front seats are well cushioned and the drivers seat even gets manual height adjustment, though they arent the most comfortable for larger occupants, especially over longer drives moving on to the rear seats. Both the Headroom and legroom one offer are acceptable even for taller passengers. So, due to the cabin weight, its best suited for only two full size, adults at the rear. Interestingly, despite the batteries being positioned under the boat and rear seats, the rear seating position isnt very nice out, which is a bit positive. Speaking of the boot, the Tiago EV offers a respectable 240 liters of cargo space, which is only a mere 2 liters less than what the petrol powered models opacity is rated at in order to keep pricing in check Tata is offering the Tiago EV with two lithium Ion battery pack options, the first is a 19.2 kilowatt unit that has an midc claimed range of 250 kilometers per charge. Then theres the model we got to drive, which comes with a larger 24 kilowatt hour unit, which has an midc claim range of 315 kilometers per charge, both batteries pack, an IP67 waterproofing and dust proofing dating and compared to a single front, mounted motor, though the states Of tune differ depending on the battery pack.

Take these range figures with a grain of salt. However, as on our drive, we were able to get a real world figure of only around 210 kilometers on the normal driving conditions and 140 kilometers under spirited driving on our long range version. Do note these figures are preliminary and will need to further test the EV to get more accurate fuel wall range on the charging front Tata has made both battery packs compatible with four different types of chargers. These include a 15 amp wall socket with 3.3 kilowatt AC charger, a 7.2 kilowatt AC, fast charger and a 50 kilowatt DC fast charger. The 15 amp socket is the slowest way to charge the EV as it takes anywhere between seven to nine hours to charge the car fully while the 50 kilowatt a decent, fast charger is, by far and away the fastest way to top up pev as 10 to 80 percent comes in under an hour for both battery packs. The version we drove was the larger battery pack gradient, which comes with a more powerful front, mounted electric motor that puts out 75 horsepower and 140 newton meters. However, the smaller battery pack riding comes fitted with a slightly weaker electric motor that only develops 61 horsepower and 110 NM no on paper, at least neither of these models clearly outshine the petrol power Diago, which puts out 86 horsepower and 113 NM on the road. However, that Yahoo feels brightlier than the petrol power hatch, despite its horsepower disadvantage.

This is thanks to the innate benefit of instant talk when electric motor provides the Tiago EVS standard starts off in City mode when engage in Drive, which provides a very smooth and linear power. Delivery switch to sport, mode and youll instantly feel the change in throttle response, which happens dramatically and makes the hatchback feel far more exciting at City speeds, with tatas claim 0 to 60 kilometer time of just 5.7 seconds for this variant feeling right on the money. However, like most TVs, the performance does stay by as you go faster, while the Tiago EV gets to Triple digit speeds easily. Taking it Beyond 120 kilometers per hour is a struggle. The EV powertrain also does wonders for refinement levels in the hatchback, as there is far less noise and vibration filtering into the cabin when compared to the petrol counterpart in terms of ride. The Tiago EV deals with bumps and potholes, rather well, with only the larger or imperfections catching it out. The suspension setup offers enough compliance without compromising the handling, which is quite sure, footed at highway speeds and relatively engaging through the corners, though with the tendency of understeering at the limit. The steering also deserves some praise as its nice and light at low speeds air into that fast, free driving experience and EV powertrain offers, though it weighs up really nicely as you gain speed. So has startup done enough with this electric hatchback to Intrigue bios and draw them to the EV segment? Well, the Thiago EV offers the same robust and practical package as the petrol powered Thiago, with the benefits of a quieter and punchier powertrain, which make it feel more refined and sportier both.

At the same time, however, there are drawbacks of the EV powertrain, mainly the rains, its not as good as what is claimed, and the charging infrastructure is just not up to the mark right now. Looking at the pricing of the Tiago EV, however, Tata has done a phenomenal job, with keeping them in check the base. Thiago Evie is only about 1 lakh rupee more expensive than the fully catered petrol automatic Tiago. To put this, in some perspective, the tagore EV at its base level is about 4 lakhs more than the fully equated petrol automatic Digger. So, yes, you do end up spending a little more money, variant or variant when you look at the Thiago EV, but the far cheaper running costs of an electric powertrain will help you recover a lot of that cost in time. Music.