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2021 Tata Tigor Electric Review : 10 Pros & 10 Cons

Tata has been proudly selling India's most affordable "proper" electric car, the Tata Nexon EV for a while. Now they've introduced the even more affordable Tigor EV.

Tata Tigor EV Pros

  • A competent EV package at an affordable starting price
  • Zero tailpipe emissions & green image will appeal to the environmentally-conscious
  • Real-world range of ~200 km is adequate for city commutes & urban dwellers
  • Stupendously cheap fuel cost of 1 rupee / km (if you charge at home)
  • Peppy behaviour in "S" mode! "D" mode is rather tame though
  • Sorted road manners due to the lower center-of-gravity & firmer suspension
  • Smooth drive, no gears, light controls & compact size make it an ideal city car
  • Well-designed interiors are likeable & user-friendly
  • Features like the 8-speaker Harman audio system, projector headlamps, connected car tech & more
  • Solid build & construction. 4-star GNCAP safety rating is commendable

Tata Tigor EV Cons

  • A stiff 5-lakh rupees more expensive than the Tigor Petrol AMT
  • Nexon EV is superior & not that far away in terms of pricing (or EMIs)
  • ~200 km range means this is strictly a city car. No long highway runs
  • Stiffer suspension than the regular Tigor means you feel more of the road. Bad roads are felt
  • Power tapers off after 100 km/h; top speed of just 120 km/h
  • Smaller 316L boot (regular Tigor = 419L) due to the intrusive spare tyre
  • Some misses such as "P" mode on the shifter, adjustable regen braking & alloy wheels
  • A rare Tata car that cannot seat 5 (best for 4 adults)
  • Tata's after-sales service quality is a hit or miss. Remains a gamble
  • It's a brand-new technology, so there will be issues & niggles

Read Team-BHP's Detailed Tata Tigor Electric Review.

 
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