Tata Motors has been testing the Tigor EV facelift for months but now the car has been spotted without any camouflage and featuring the IMPACT 2.0 design signalling that the launch is near.
Pictures of Tigor EV facelift posted by TeamBHP user RavenAvi (& Autospy) show the car with the updates that came with the new Tigor including the new projector headlamps. Notice the new grille with Tata’s tri-arrow pattern and a chrome surround. This could be the variant below the top-spec (or deliberately decontented to achieve a lower price) as the DRLs and chrome strips on the front bumper are missing and so are the diamond cut alloy wheels. The Tigor EV gets a blue strip at the bottom of the boot door for identification.
There are reports that suggest the Tigor EV could be getting an updated powertrain with improved range. This could be unlikely as Tata Motors only recently updated the Tigor EV with a bigger battery pack of 21.5 kWh capacity and a range of 213 km (ARAI). The ‘Styleback’ is driven by a 30 kW electric motor that makes 105 Nm of torque, the hardware supplied by Electra EV. The battery can be charged to 80 per cent capacity in two hours with a 15 kW DC charger while with a normal charge, charging to full capacity takes 11.5 hours. There is no plan to place more expensive the Ziptron powertrain on the Tigor EV as it plays the role of an affordable zero-emissions vehicle in the fleet category, whereas the Nexon targets the personal car buyer whose aspirations are much higher.
We’ll have to wait and see if the fully digital instrument cluster and the new infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support will find their place in the Tata Electric Car. The current Tigor EV has dual airbags and ABS as standard and we can expect the same to be offered in the facelift.