All set for an All Girls’ Trip with Tata Tigor

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I have always enjoyed my road trips with my family but there is no denying that a road trip with my girlfriends is a wild and enjoyable experience. Whether it is just within the boundaries of a city or a long drive outside – time with my besties is something that I absolutely treasure. It is fun driving around with loud music, crazy jokes with uncontrollable giggling and being you! It is kind of therapeutic. So far I can’t claim to have done a long trip with my besties but we have been planning for a long time now. I know that if they are reading this now, they would have shot their eyebrows into their forehead and are saying – Gosh Ami! Time we put are plans to action!  And to them I say – Fear not my dear besties! Tata Tigor is here!

An All Girls Road Trip with Tata Tigor
An All Girls Road Trip with Tata Tigor

This weekend I was invited to the launch of the new Tata Motors car – Tata Tigor in New Delhi. As a part of the event, we experienced the vehicle with a long drive from Aerocity to Manesar and back. The drive in Tata Tigor allowed me to experience the vehicle in both – city conditions as well as a highway and all through the drive, it was my besties and our pending trip that I could think of. The Tata Tigor is perfect for this long overdue roadtrip of mine with my besties. The vehicle is small and yet not small, powerful yet controllable by a woman, stylish and safe, comfortable and enjoyable. It is a vehicle that I know all of us ladies would love to drive. Here are my 5 reasons to believe that the Tata Tigor is perfect for an All Woman’s road trip

Vehicle design of Tata Tigor

The stylish Tata Tigor
The stylish Tata Tigor

Sleek and stylish is the first thing that came my mind when I saw the vehicle. I know a lot of my girlfriends get overwhelmed with large vehicles and are not comfortable taking their driving turn. However, one look at this car and we will be fighting for the first go behind the wheel. The whole effect of the metallic colors that are offset by the contrasting bumpers and the smooth lamps in the front and rear of the car totally appeals.

The front of Tata Tigor with its contrasting bumper and fog lamps
The front of Tata Tigor with its contrasting bumper and fog lamps

The Tata Tigor petrol version is a 1.2L engine while the diesel version is a 1.05L one. I personally, found that the petrol one was smoother, less noisier and more enjoyable to drive in the city as well as on the highway. The diesel one works well for long trips as I found it smooth when I moved it to the third gear and upwards. That reminds me, the Tata Tigor does not have an automatic version, which is fine with me as I have always favored manual to automatic.

Rear end of the Tata Tigor
Rear end of the Tata Tigor

The other features of the Tata Tigor that I liked are the alloy wheels with tubeless tyres, the clutch lock system and the nice fog lamps and the rear defogger.

Alloy Wheels with Tubeless Tyres - Tata Tigor
Alloy Wheels with Tubeless Tyres – Tata Tigor

Driving Comfort and safety of Tata Tigor

Driving the Tata Tigor
Driving the Tata Tigor

Whether you are in the driver’s seat or are a co-passenger, you will find yourself absolutely at ease. I particularly, loved the driver’s seat as its shape allowed me to settle in well into the seat. It has these padded grooves that gave me additional comfort on the sides while its padded back offered me a nice support for my back. The driver’s seat can be adjusted in position as well as height.

The steering wheel with all the controls of Tata Tigor
The steering wheel with all the controls of Tata Tigor

The Power steering was so light in my hands. Again this could be adjusted based on my height. The one thing that I was not pleased with was the position of the horn. I had to sometimes, take off my palm from the wheel to press the center. It was not easily accessible by fingers. The steering wheel has all the basic controls – from phone to audio, which is again an advantage, especially if my girlfriends play a song that I don’t enjoy. (Can you see the devil pop out?).

Another useful feature of the Tata Tigor is the trip meter and the fuel meter that not just gives you the regular readings but also, how much distance is left with the fuel that one has. Now, this is something that we forget when we are having fun and calculating it all is so tedious.

The comfortable and lovely seat of the Tata Tigor
The comfortable and lovely seat of the Tata Tigor

In terms of safety features, the car has a central locking system. There are two airbags provided for the drivers and the front passenger seat. All the seats in the Tata Tigor have a car belt. So, ladies, strap them on!

Entertainment and Navigation systems

The one thing that I absolutely enjoy when out with my besties is singing those crazy songs in a chorus. Tata Tigor adds to the fun with its Touchscreen infotainment system by Harman. With 8 speakers, I promise you girls will have a disco on the road.

The infotainment system and the dashboard of Tata Tigor
The infotainment system and the dashboard of Tata Tigor

And just so that we don’t forget the road, the car has a navigation system prompting us to stay on track. This can be connected to the Navimaps app by Tata Motors or straight to google maps through a USB or bluetooth. And just to ensure that your phone never runs out of a battery, there are 2 charge points within the car – one in the front and the back.

Storage spaces in a Tata Tigor

The boot in Tata Tigor
The boot in Tata Tigor

This car boasts of 24 utility spaces within the car and this feature itself, makes this car ideal for a small family or a complete girl’s trip. From the glove compartment to the dashboard and the boot, there is enough to store our precious trinkets, beauty bags, large luggage, food and even important toll tickets.

The door pockets of Tata Tigor
The door pockets of Tata Tigor

All four doors of the car have a door pocket where you can keep your drinks and water bottles. There is an additional, central armrest with bottle holders can be pulled out at the back.

The Styleback quotient of Tata Tigor

For city drive or a long drive - Tata Tigor adapts to every style
For city drive or a long drive – Tata Tigor adapts to every style 

By now you must have realized how easy it is to travel in style with Tata Tigor. The carefully designed car ensures that you have all the practical features of a vehicle but none of these hamper your style. You can choose to head out for a shopping spree with your friends, or take your kids to a park by yourself , go on a roadtrip or even drive into your office in style. Tata Tigor seems to adapt well to any of these. And that itself, for me is its biggest plus.

Summary of my review of the Tata Tigor

Here is my summary, from a perspective of a multi-purpose car designed for a small family or for women.

Tata Tigor Review

My verdict on Tata Tigor

As a woman, I found myself at ease with this vehicle. I was able to take on high speeds on the highway without even realizing that I had touched over 100. Even at lower speeds, the vehicle seemed to be pretty easy to handle. I think Tata Tigor is perfect for any family looking for city drives and short outstation drives. Going by the reaction that my drive partner – Vyjay had, whether you are a male or female, you are bound to be equally comfortable with the Tata Tigor. I definitely can see myself having fun with my girlfriends within the city and outside too. So, dear besties, get ready! 🙂

Tata Tigor

P.S: I was invited by Indiblogger and Tata Motors to try out the new Tata Tigor. However, the views expressed in this review are truly my own! 

 

 

 

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44 Responses

  1. tatumskipper

    Personally I love the color! It’s hard to find the perfect road trip car especially when going long distances. As an American who drives on the opposite side…I enjoy a European car and all of its differences! Looks very sleek!

    • Ami

      Quite sleek and light and yes, the colors are quite nice too. You should try it out when you come here.

  2. asoulwindow

    It looks like a great car for long road trip with family or friends. I am fond of road trips and have good experience of road trips on the roads of Maharashtra. Your post made me want to crave for a road trip.

    • Ami

      A comfortable, not so big but not so small car. Perfect for short road trips. It would be great on Indian roads…you should attempt a drive soon.

  3. mytravelmoment

    The colour of the car is really cool ^^ Seems like you had quite a fun testing this car 🙂

  4. Sandy N Vyjay

    The car does hold the promise of some exciting adventures on the road. It is ideal for heading out of the city in style. The ease of handling ensures taking and the comfort of the interiors, makes for a smooth ride across the toughest of roads.

    • Ami

      As we discovered it.:) It is indeed ideal for city or road trips. Perfect for all occasions.

  5. Maitreni Mishra

    A very in-depth review that is Ami… and being a part of your team for the 2nd time, I can definitely say you’re an excellent driver. T’was great catching up with you in Delhi… hope to be with you sometime soon in the next Tata car launch too. Cheers 😉

    • Ami

      Yes, it was fun catching up. And I do hope to catch you again at the next car launch or maybe sooner. Thanks for the driving compliment. This time no unexpected jerks.;-)

  6. Sam Sparrow

    The car looks awesome and totally perfect for a group roadtrip. I love a holiday with the girls, you have a completely different experience. I’ve never been on a roadtrip with my girlfriends as I hate driving but I could totally see myself doing withing like this.

    • Ami

      This car will make you want to drive Sam. It is just amazing. Hope you plan one trip soon.

    • Ami

      This car is then a good choice for such trips. I did have a lot of fun in it . Thanks for stopping by Tom.

  7. Ariane

    Wow, never heard of Tata Tigor… but that must be the Asia/Europe difference in car confection. The car looks perfect for an all girl’s road trip… the colour is great as well! 🙂

    • Ami

      This is a new launch Ariane. Hence, you might have not heard of it earlier. Guess now that it is out, you are likely to come across it in India.

  8. travelerettenyc

    I don’t know much about cars because I can’t drive. But I think the exterior looks really classy. And great that it has a lovely navigation system and good storage space.

    • Ami

      Oh you should definitely try this car out and you might want to learn to drive. 🙂 It is a comfortable car alright.

  9. The Travel Ninjas

    This is another great idea for out visit to India. We’re already excited about taking the Golden Chariot that you highlighted before. And now we’re considering renting a car and doing some road trips too. The Tata Tigor is really lovely and does seem perfect for road trips.

    • Ami

      You should definitely do both – the Golden Chariot and the road trips. Best way to experience this place. Thanks for stopping by.

  10. Neha Verma

    Just like you even I have been wanting to have a trip with my best girlfriends for a while now. But somehow it has not happened so far. You made me want to do it right away..without any further delay. Tata Tigor looks like just the perfect choice for the occasion

    • Ami

      I hope you get to go soon Neha. It is always liberating to be with them. Tata tigor just got me resolved to do this quickly.

  11. 100cobbledroads

    Road trips and zipping cars…such a perfect thought. The best part of this car is its color. Weird, but color is the only criteria I am really finicky about while buying a car.

    • Ami

      Most of us are finicky about the color. But here not just the color, the drive experience was good too. Thanks for stopping by

  12. Laveena Sengar

    I know very little about cars but I really like to understand and find out about them as they are my Travel companion. This was a good read and I will look on for more details.

    • Ami

      Thank you Laveena. Have tried to keep it simple. Hopefully it has helped you glean information comfortably.

  13. manav

    hi Ami, Thanks for nice description. I have talked around 50 people and all suggested not to go with TATA cars as with time tata cars start making noise. However I wish to have this car but now i am in doubt that what about after 5000 KM if cars has noise (engine etc). So could you suggest your point of view and how much km you already drive Tigor.
    Thanks in advance

    • Ami

      This one was a Petrol one and was new. It definitely did not make so much noise. However, ours was a short drive, I would be curious to see if this is the case a few drives later.

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