Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Official New Car Reviews


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 20th January 2016, 10:54   #166
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 314
Thanked: 1,024 Times
Default re: Tata Tiago : Official Review

There could also be the possibility of correcting the petrol engine feedback received from the reviews.

Or they might be working on the variant positioning and related pricing, considering that most competitors in the segment are offering optional safety options across variants.

Just speculating.
mrbaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th January 2016, 15:32   #167
BHPian
 
Dr.Suraj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 500
Thanked: 737 Times
Default

Yes,
These are my thoughts too.

That they did those media drives early on to gauge feedback in all these aspects and correct gross mistakes before launch.

I have held back my booking to see what all they launch with.

For one - they definitely could include 2 more charging ports (slots provided) on launch - atleast at launch.
Maybe rear fog lamp (Nano has it. Zest too)

Maybe some important things too like refined engines, AMT.

Although I also wonder - how does the ARAI figures work in cars like these that have 2 modes - City & Eco?
Dr.Suraj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th January 2016, 15:37   #168
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Hyd/B'lore
Posts: 2,009
Thanked: 2,188 Times
Default re: Tata Tiago : Official Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr.Suraj View Post
Yes,
These are my thoughts too.

That they did those media drives early on to gauge feedback in all these aspects and correct gross mistakes before launch.

Although I also wonder - how does the ARAI figures work in cars like these that have 2 modes - City & Eco?
Hopefully it is true that they are improving the car. It's a brilliant little hatch but perfecting a product before launch is definitely not a bad thing. Take your time Tata

Well that's a no-brainer: ARAI have always posted best possible mileage figures based on tests in ideal conditions so it wouldn't be naive to assume that they will use Eco mode or whichever gives them the best mileage for any given condition city or highway
IshaanIan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th January 2016, 16:00   #169
BHPian
 
jetti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 271
Thanked: 163 Times
Default re: Tata Tiago : Official Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by invidious View Post
It had temporary red number plates. Since it is not launched, I wonder how it landed on the street.
Red plates would mean the car was under testing.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mxh View Post
I am sure it's as unrealistic as any other quoted FE figure. Considering they don't even test the cars on an actual road these are mostly academic results.
Do you mean Autocar or ARAI? Hasn't this car has been undergoing road testing for some time?

Quote:
Originally Posted by msk_kapoor View Post
I sincerely hope Tata doesnt delay that much. Already KUV100 is gathering attention and delayed response at Tata means people on the edge will somehow convince themselves to have KUV booked instead of waiting for Zica.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr.Suraj View Post
That they did those media drives early on to gauge feedback in all these aspects and correct gross mistakes before launch.
One reason they may have moved the launch to Feb is to avoid getting overshadowed by the many big launches that will happen during Auto Expo - I'm purely speculating here

I hope they also take action based on the feedback given by the Team-BHP reviewers.

Quote:
Although I also wonder - how does the ARAI figures work in cars like these that have 2 modes - City & Eco?
Even I wonder about this question - shouldn't these cars have ratings for each mode?

Last edited by jetti : 20th January 2016 at 16:03.
jetti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th January 2016, 16:51   #170
BHPian
 
FourWheelDrift's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 464
Thanked: 178 Times
Default re: Tata Tiago : Official Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by jetti View Post
Even I wonder about this question - shouldn't these cars have ratings for each mode?
Doesn't the KUV also have 2 modes ?

Did Mahindra declare KUV's ARAI fuel efficiency in both modes ?

And doesn't the Honda City have an ECON button in the CVT variant ?

Did they declare the ARAI fuel efficiency in ECON and non ECON modes ?

In the end, I don't think it matters much as to how many modes are present. Real world fuel economy depends entirely on driving style, traffic conditions, terrain, load and usage of AC.
FourWheelDrift is offline   (4) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 24th January 2016, 17:17   #171
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: mum,lko,kolkata
Posts: 530
Thanked: 521 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (7)
Default re: Tata Tiago : Official Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by FourWheelDrift View Post
Doesn't the KUV also have 2 modes ?
Did Mahindra declare KUV's ARAI fuel efficiency in both modes ?
And doesn't the Honda City have an ECON button in the CVT variant ?
Did they declare the ARAI fuel efficiency in ECON and non ECON modes ?
In the end, I don't think it matters much as to how many modes are present. Real world fuel economy depends entirely on driving style, traffic conditions, terrain, load and usage of AC.
Amen to that - thats just it! All the modes are nice little buttons to play around with & also for shooting the breeze around the coffee table. Real world figures would depend largely upon one's driving habits and on the state of the vehicle (our 11-year old Scorpio still gives 13.5 on the highway when in good mood). Otherwise, the same model of car (year-wise, variant-wise) with different owners wouldn't show such starkly different FE figures.
shashanka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th January 2016, 17:37   #172
BHPian
 
karansm4u's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 75
Thanked: 48 Times
Default re: Tata Tiago : Official Review

Earlier when i approached TATA showroom i left my number with one of the senior sales executive for any information related to Zica.

I got a call from him today that TATA has completed training for sales executives and they got chance to drive Zica petrol. Other than that he was telling me about all features etc.

He also mentioned that it will most likely release on 4th Feb but not sure how much accurate this information is.
karansm4u is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 24th January 2016, 18:46   #173
BHPian
 
Ponbaarathi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Chennai
Posts: 62
Thanked: 98 Times
Default re: Tata Tiago : Official Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by karansm4u View Post
He also mentioned that it will most likely release on 4th Feb but not sure how much accurate this information is.
Yes. Tata will reveal Zica along with sway, bolt sports, hexa, nexon, safari strome tuff.
Source: http://www.tatamotors.com/press/tata...cial-vehicles/

Last edited by Ponbaarathi : 24th January 2016 at 19:05.
Ponbaarathi is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25th January 2016, 11:39   #174
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Chennai
Posts: 141
Thanked: 230 Times
Default re: Tata Tiago : Official Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrbaddy View Post
There could also be the possibility of correcting the petrol engine feedback received from the reviews.
I hope they do this - I still feel one of the reasons for Zest's failure is due to the underwhelming Petrol mill - the Revotron engine which I felt during my TD.

With the petrol cars back in demand, it would have been nice if Tata has plonked a 4-Pot petrol mill instead of this 3-Pot engine, who knows the engine might have performed better with a lighter car like Zica.

I know that it will not be possible now with the production ready model, but atleast they can try bringing the same in the face-lift - if at all the car survives for a face-lift - a huge IF at that.
jpcoolguy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 25th January 2016, 12:02   #175
Senior - BHPian
 
theexperthand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,268
Thanked: 926 Times
Default re: Tata Tiago : Official Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ponbaarathi View Post
Yes. Tata will reveal Zica along with sway, bolt sports, hexa, nexon, safari strome tuff.
Source: http://www.tatamotors.com/press/tata...cial-vehicles/
Thank you for the link - so, Tata is planning a heavy assault with lot of new models.

They are readying three Cross overs - ZICA Aktiv, Zest and Hexa Tuff. Let us wait and watch how they unfold.

--Anoop
theexperthand is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25th January 2016, 13:22   #176
BHPian
 
jetti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 271
Thanked: 163 Times
Default re: Tata Tiago : Official Review

Apart from this, Tata has now included ZICA in its Product list:
http://www.tatamotors.com/product/zica/
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ponbaarathi View Post
Yes. Tata will reveal Zica along with sway, bolt sports, hexa, nexon, safari strome tuff.
Source: http://www.tatamotors.com/press/tata...cial-vehicles/
jetti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th January 2016, 14:27   #177
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London
Posts: 522
Thanked: 184 Times
Default

Moat manufacturers are going down the path of building modular engines with as many common components as possible, including such critical stuff as cylinders with common bore etc. Notice how a number of German engines have capacity in multiples of 500cc?
Tata seems to be following this path with the petrol engine and its very unlikely they'll introduce a 4 cylinder engine in the Zica which is within 1.2 lts. A 4 cylinder is likely reserved for a vehicle that sits above the Zica in the lineup.
I do hope they take the time between the press drive and the launch to improve the NVH and general refinement of the engine
prashanthyr is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 26th January 2016, 22:07   #178
BHPian
 
chaudh2s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 179
Thanked: 218 Times
Default re: Tata Tiago : Official Review

What?!!! Is TATA bringing the ZICA (the deadly virus!) to India?
The woes at Tata just doesn't seem to end. Just when they were going to launch an all new product with great hopes, the name of the car was incidently used to name a virus which is spread by the same mosquito (aedes egyptii) that spreads dengue and chikungunya too. I have my doubts if people would like to buy a car named after a virus. Tata would need to change its name before launch.
chaudh2s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th January 2016, 07:40   #179
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Chennai
Posts: 141
Thanked: 230 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chaudh2s View Post
I have my doubts if people would like to buy a car named after a virus. Tata would need to change its name before launch.
I got your point, but seriously the masses don't even get to know or least bothered about the name - then Creta shouldn't have been a success in the first place .

More than the name, the Tata badge is the one which is a deterrent for many others, not withstanding the fact that Tata make some better cars. Perception matters a lot in our Indian market.
jpcoolguy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 28th January 2016, 11:10   #180
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Rajeevraj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,960
Thanked: 6,405 Times
Default re: Tata Tiago : Official Review

Looks like the Zica has started arriving at dealerships as per a report in IAB.

Name:  TataZicareardealerspied768x614.jpg
Views: 4881
Size:  62.2 KB

Quote:
The top-end Tata Zica XT Revotron seen in these images was snapped by Indian Autos Blog reader, Mr. Bobin Xavier, in South India.
Source: IAB
Rajeevraj is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tata Tiago-based compact sedan. EDIT: Unveiled at the Auto Expo 2016! Tushar The Indian Car Scene 230 7th December 2016 11:28
Tata Tiago AMT spotted testing under thick camouflage dZired The Indian Car Scene 16 13th November 2016 19:33
Tata wants your help in renaming the Zica! (Edit: Now renamed Tiago) GTO The Indian Car Scene 145 26th February 2016 11:32


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 13:24.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks