Tata’s display at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo was among the largest at the event. Showcased at their exhibit were concepts, upcoming cars and custom versions of existing models, one of which was the Tiago Aktiv. The model simply added crossover livery to the Tiago hatchback and customers will soon have the option to buy it.
The Tiago Aktiv features different bumpers, faux skid plates, black cladding with metallic strips on the side skirts, a black roof and silver roof rails. You also get black wing mirrors, a few stickers on the body and differently designed alloy wheels. Tata has received around 20000 bookings for the Tiago and the addition of this kit might widen its appeal, given the popularity of crossover designs. Other cars like the Toyota Etios Cross, Hyundai i20 Active, Volkswagen Cross Polo and Fiat Avventura offer a similar novelty, but the Tiago Activ will be more affordable.
Given that this is a cosmetic add-on, there will be no mechanical alterations. The Tiago is currently available with a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder ‘Revotron’ petrol engine that produces 85PS of power and 114Nm of torque, along with a 1.1-litre, 3-cylinder ‘Revotorq’ diesel mill that makes 70PS of power and 140Nm of torque. Both engines get 5-speed manual transmissions and neither one can be had with an automatic gearbox.
Prices for the Tiago start at Rs 3.20 lakh and go up to Rs 5.54 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Adding the Aktiv accessory kit is likely to set you back by an additional Rs 35000 to Rs 40000.
Source : CarDekho