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Old 25th August 2016, 10:31   #31
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But wont it be a little confusing, when the more expensive Bolt and Zest will get to do with a 90 PS motor? Bolt cannibalization is inevitable, unless one wants slightly more upmarket interiors and more space, the petrol Bolt makes not much sense.
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But wont it be a little confusing, when the more expensive Bolt and Zest will get to do with a 90 PS motor? Bolt cannibalization is inevitable, unless one wants slightly more upmarket interiors and more space, the petrol Bolt makes not much sense.
I believe Tata must have written off the Bolt already and is focusing on the Tiago only right now.

IMO, rather than going the full length with extensive performance options like a full suspension+brakes+engine upgrade, they should start with slight and more importantly, less expensive tweaks to the existing car. A Tiago, with a more powerful engine (100+ BHP), bigger discs, stiffer springs and maybe, some optional body kits, which they can sell for 60-80k extra, will be best to test the waters initially. If they launch a full blown performance car, there won't be many takers.

Looking at our market, buyers who want performance cars and are not bothered by the FE, will look at the TSi and the Abarth (and maybe the RS, depending on its performance). They wouldn't mind the sticker price too and they are getting a much bigger car. People are ready to accept a 'smaller' car, will be ready to pay a much smaller price too. If the performance version of Tiago has a 2L premium, then the 'average' buyer will always swayed towards a loaded 'bigger' Baleno or the i20.
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....Fiatreadeverything wrong about India and except the brilliant engine, nothing was right. So quoting 12L for a sportier version didn't get many takers.
The problems with Fiat starts with their very lean network of sales & service. Product comes second.

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But wont it be a little confusing, when the more expensive Bolt and Zest will get to do with a 90 PS motor? Bolt cannibalization is inevitable, unless one wants slightly more upmarket interiors and more space, the petrol Bolt makes not much sense.
There is a report that Bolt may be restricted to commercial segment. Plus, Zest is more of a commuter car. A 90 bhp works fine there. Again, not something which is on fire on sales charts, so quite passable if you ask me.

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Lovely color. I really hope they have some exclusive colours on offer as well. The Aquarius blue (Fiesta S) still can make one hold their breath when it passes by.

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Even if you load it to the gills charging a huge premium would kill the product. Tata has neither the image nor the capability to pull this off. What they can do is tweak the existing product and set right the responses of the weak petrol engine and get the a/c to work better.
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^^ Seems like a Abarth Punto inspired Tiago from IAB !
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Oh no, TATA! Please don't ruin such a beauty with that red paint job. Those red door handles are way too gaudy. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, but the car would be best left untouched -- look-wise! Blackened headlights and the alloys are good enough IMHO.
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The problems with Fiat starts with their very lean network of sales & service. Product comes second.
Never questioned their products. Only their approach. Not having their own service network or their own team for sales in the Tata-Fiat JV. Everything matters.

Tata failed with their QC horribly and have been left licking their wounds for the best part of a decade and half. The Tiago has shown promise and the new launches will hopefully hold them in good steed.
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Tata to bring Tiago Sport with 110BHP within the next 2 months, with a 1.2L, 3-cylinder turbocharged engine borrowed from the Nexon under the hood.
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Great news, if they launch this before Swift Sport, this will be the cheapest hot hatch available.
Hope they don't spoil it by overdoing the exterior.
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Tata to bring Tiago Sport with 110BHP within the next 2 months, with a 1.2L, 3-cylinder turbocharged engine borrowed from the Nexon under the hood.
Specification seems to be good for a hatchback.
Price ?
Any information about the transmission ?
MT or AMT or AT (proper automatic like Hexa)
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Tata to bring Tiago Sport with 110BHP within the next 2 months, with a 1.2L, 3-cylinder turbocharged engine borrowed from the Nexon under the hood.

I swear ever since the Nexon launch I have been wondering if TATA would look to use the 1.2 Turbo in Tiago and Tigor. I literally was day dreaming last few days about how they could use it as a Sports model for Tiago and simply replace the regular 1.2 in Tigor with 1.2 Turbo la Nexon!

I know its no great shakes but damn if I can't say I saw that coming!

Great news!
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They should have launched it on the tigor before than the tiago. The tigor isn't selling well and this would have been the perfect addition to make it on par with competition
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When I looked at the title of the thread, the instant thought which came into my mind was, Oh! Its the new Tata, it won't just be a vinyl job. Then I read @RavenAvi's post. And it proved me right.

There will be Tata haters going, "Oh! Why didn't they do this, why didn't they do that." But, the fact is, there are very few players in this market, who'll take the 'Sport' moniker seriously. And, Tata has become one of them.

Way to go, Tata!
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