The wait is over, as Tata Motors has launched both- the Tiago JTP and the Tigor JTP priced at Rs 6.39 lakh and 7.49 lakh respectively. Both cars are expected to be Rs 1-1.2 lakh expensive due to their standard, top-spec siblings (all prices, ex-showroom and introductory).
The performance-oriented Tiago JTP and Tigor JTP, product of Tata Motors’ joint venture with Jayem Automotives Pvt. Ltd (known as JT Special Vehicles or JTSV) have been changed keeping in mind the three basic aspect- adopting a sportier design theme inside and out, enhancing engine output and performance, and making the cars handle and sound better.
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The Tiago JTP and Tigor JTP are same in dimension as their non-JTP siblings, but lesser the ride height. 166mm, 4mm is the ground clearance for both the cars than the standard Tiago and Tigor. Tata promises for both the cars to run a tweaked suspension and steering setup, along with the lesser ride height and wider tyres will make the performance cars handle much better than their standard versions.
As reported earlier, the 1.2-litre turbo-petrol in the Tiago JTP and Tigor JTP does indeed make more horses than the Nexon’s unit – if only marginally, at 114hp – and produces 150Nm of torque. It is coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox, and Tata claims the Tigor JTP takes 10.38sec to reach that mark, while the Tiago JTP is capable of doing the 0-100kph sprint in just 9.95sec. That time makes the Tiago JTP over 5 sec faster to 100kph than the non-JTP model as tested previously. Both cars also get multi-drive modes – City for efficiency and Sport for performance.
Externally, both features a redesigned front bumper with an enlarged grille, chrome-ringed projector headlights (as seen on the Tigor facelift) and 15-inch diamond-cut alloys mounted on 185-section tyres. Side skirts and a rear spoiler are part of the package, even the contrast roof, contrast ORVMs and JTP badges on the grille, fender vents and at the back.
The internal for the AC vents is all-black with red surrounding it, and the leather-wrapped steering wheel features contrast stitching. The seats feature a red hexagonal motif stitched into them, and there is double contrast stitching on the seats and even on the gear shift gaiter. Even the pedals are sporty aluminium examples. Additionally, both cars get a Harman 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth and voice command recognition. Dual airbags and ABS with corner stability control are also standard. Firstly, Tata Motors were not selling JTP models through dealerships but now to market the performance-based cars, it has selected 30 dealerships in 11 cities.