Tata Ti­ago

Clos­ing in on the 5K mark, it may be time for some TLC

Evo India - - INDIA AT DAKAR - Aninda Sar­dar (@Anin­daSar­dar)

WE’RE NOW CLOS­ING IN on 5,000 klicks (4,964km to be pre­cise) with this petrol hatch from the house of Tata and I have to say that with each pass­ing day I ap­pre­ci­ate the com­pany’s ef­forts more and more. I think it’s one of the more spa­cious hatch­backs there is. Nat­u­rally, be­cause it is both longer as well as wider than some of its com­peti­tors. Be­sides, Tata Mo­tors (as is of­ten the case with them) have man­aged to en­dow the Ti­ago with a gen­er­ous glass area that makes the cabin feel rather roomy. How­ever, all isn’t well with the car. The mu­sic sys­tem that we love and had praised in our long term re­port in the Septem­ber is­sue, has stopped func­tion­ing and needs to be checked. Also, the fuel econ­omy of the ve­hi­cle has dropped quite a bit and through city traf­fic, de­spite us­ing the more eco­nom­i­cal

WEco mode. The fig­ure in­di­cat­ing range on the dig­i­tal trip com­puter has been re­duc­ing ter­ri­fy­ingly over the last few days. Other than that, the Ti­ago con­tin­ues to take the rigours of daily com­mute quite well, thanks to its com­fort­able ride (it is one of the best rid­ing cars at slow and medium speeds). Thus far there are no rat­tles or squeaks from any­where and cer­tainly no signs of fad­ing on the plas­tics or paint or any other part of the car. So on the whole a cou­ple of hic­cups but noth­ing re­ally to worry about.

Date ac­quired Du­ra­tion of test

To­tal mileage Mileage this month

Over­all kmpl Costs this month Au­gust 2016 4 months 4964km 710km 12.6kmpl Nil

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