Tiago.EV: Electric for the people

We drive the Tiago.EV, the most affordable EV currently available in India, and it is undoubtedly a product that impresses!

Published: 04th January 2023 09:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th January 2023 09:14 AM   |  A+A-


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The Tiago.EV follows the same design language as the regular Tiago, which has been around since 2016. Having said that, the design is still fresh and has a few EV tweaks that include the black enclosed panel across the front, the tri-arrow pattern on the bumper and closed-off grille, and the humanity line finished in steel blue that runs right across the front to mark it as part of Tata’s EV range. The Tiago.EV also gets two-tone plastic wheel caps, a black roof, black mirror casings, and the tell-tale EV badging on the front and rear. 

The cabin of Tiago.EV is a neat uncluttered space and once again, it is similar to what we have seen on the regular ICE version of the same car. To set it apart, Tata Motors has given it a neat two-tone look with a black and off-white theme and this includes the white leatherette seats. Other changes include new buttons for the driver to select the level of REGEN and an electric charging lid release button. Being an EV also means it has no gear lever and this has been replaced by a rotary drive selector. Tiago.EV gets a digital instrument cluster that has been upgraded to feature EV specific information. The car benefits from a Harman touchscreen infotainment system, climate control, and a flat-bottomed steering wheel.

Tata is offering this car in two variants namely the  medium range and long range versions. The only difference between the two are the battery packs for the medium range version gets a 19.2kWh LFP battery, while the long range version gets a 24kWh LFP battery pack. The medium range version delivers 45kW of power and 110Nm of torque and has a range of 257km per charge, while the long range version delivers 55kW of power, 114Nm of torque and boasts of a 315km range. Both versions are quite appealing to drive and are well suited for urban driving cycles. They are peppy, which makes them quite a bit of fun to be behind the wheel of! 

It is targetted at first-time EV buyers and on that note, it is an impressive  machine. Despite being built to a cost, it feels upmarket. Coming in at a price point that is in line with most B-Segment hatchbacks, the Tiago.EV is positioned as a great first choice for those looking at moving towards an EV and having it as their urban runabout.

Starts from Rs 8.49 lakh 

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