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Tata Tigor EV Facelift Inches Closer to Production

The new Tata Tigor EV will look like the Tigor petrol sedan that was launched in India earlier this year. The sedan will continue to use the existing 21.5 kWh battery that offers a range of 213 km/charge.

Tata Tigor EV was the company’s first electric car in India although initially, it was only available for commercial purposes. However, last year, the Indian carmaker launched a long-range version that can be used as a private vehicle, making it the cheapest all-electric car in the country. This EV is now about to receive a facelift and the company has been working on the new iteration for a while. Tata has already started testing the new Tigor EV in the country and the test mules have been spotted a couple of times, with the latest one seen a few days ago, suggesting that the sedan is reaching closer to production. 

Tata Tigor EV’s recent test mule was heavily camouflaged but we have a fair bit of idea what all changes the car will receive. The new Tigor electric will look like the facelift Tigor that was launched in India earlier this year. This means, the 2020 Tigor EV will now also come sporting a new fascia, complemented by features such as the revised bumper, glossy black grille highlighted by a stocky chrome beam, new projector headlights, LED daytime running lamps, and redesigned foglamp housings. 

The upcoming Tata Tigor EV facelift will continue to sport the same interior layout as the existing model but we expect the electric car to receive a bigger infotainment system and a fully digital instrument cluster. Other provisions to be available on the sedan will include height-adjustable driver seat, power windows, AC, shark-fin antenna, etc. 

However, we do not think the facelift will receive any mechanical changes and will use the existing model’s powertrain. For reference, the current Tigor EV makes use of a 21.5 kWh battery pack that enables an extended ARAI certified driving range of 213 km on a single charge.

The sedan has 40.2 bhp with 105 Nm of torque on tap and also features two different driving modes Drive and Sport that allow the driver to optimize performance and range. But the top-speed on the vehicle is limited to 80 km/h. And as for charging time, Tigor EV can be fully charged in around 11.5 hours using standard AC charging point but a 15 kW fast charger can juice up the battery from zero to 80 per cent in 2 hours.

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