Tata Motors to produce Tiago Aktiv

With Tata Motors' entry-level hatchback 'Tiago' registering more than 20,000 bookings in two months, the company is contemplating producing the Tiago Aktiv in small numbers initially. If demand rises for the baby crossover, the carmaker would look into a full-fledged production for the Tiago Aktiv.

According to reports, initially the car will only be made to order or in small batches, but if demand is good, the Aktiv could even be put into regular production.

The Aktiv comes with plenty of crossover bits that transform the look of the car considerably. The new chin, the most attractive-looking part, is finished in matte black, with a metallic strip used for the scuff plate.

Metallic bits have been liberally used in other places as well, including the inserts in the running boards, the splitter at the rear and on the roof rails as well. The Aktiv also gets stickers on the doors (classy, subtle ones), more substantial-looking alloys and the door mirrors are also colour coded in black to complement this well-rounded package. 

The Aktiv will be powered by the same 1.2 litre Revotron petrol engine and the 1.0 litre Revotorq diesel engine from the Tiago, with both being strapped to a 5-speed manual transmission.