India has always been a country that has favored the traditional stick shift over automatics. The thoughts of poor fuel efficiency and high maintenance have deterred buyers over the years. However those are things of the past and today’s slush boxes have none of those issues. Also the worsening traffic conditions in our cities are pushing customers towards automatics more than ever before. The choice of models is also a plenty. The Tata Tiago has been a game changer for the car maker. It is leaps and bounds ahead from the Indica days and has been selling in great numbers. Tata Motors introduced an AMT gearbox in the Tiago a few months ago. This just made the urban city car recipe all the more sweeter. The Tiago AMT is offered in two trims, XTA and the range topping XZA. We drove the car extensively to find out how good it is.
Tata Tiago AMT exterior
At the outset, there is nothing to distinguish the automatic variant from the manual sibling, except for an XZA badge on the boot. Everything else is identical. The Tiago is a great looking hatch and this flashy red adds the oomph factor to the car. The gloss black front grille gives a nice contrast to the red paint of the car. The fog lamps look neat in the chrome surrounds in the front bumper. The large headlamps have contemporary styling and alloy wheels fill up the arches nicely. The rear end looks fresh with wrap around tail lamps and a large rear bumper with a blackened lower part. It also gets a roof spoiler.