Tata is one of those household names in the automobile scene known for producing affordable cars that are reliable, fuel efficient and good handling. From manufacturing the Tata Prima LX 49T(heavy truck) to the Nano, Tata has done it all. Two years since its introduction, Tata is expecting to extend its Tiago range with the introduction of Tata NRG in Nepal this New year with similar features to Tiago.
The Tata NRG as stated by Sipradi Trading Pvt. Ltd.—the authorized distributors of TATA motors in Nepal, is going to be launched on January 8. The price has not been disclosed yet but is expected to be around Rs. 30 lakhs. The customers in Nepal will only get the petrol variant as of now but Tata assures that the diesel variant will be accessible very soon.
Tata NRG is Tata’s take on an entry-level CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle). CUV is a vehicle that combines the features of an SUV and a hatchback. So the resemblance of NRG with the standard hatchback is uncanny.The engine that powers the petrol variant of NRG is 1.2-litre Revotron that churns out 84bhp and 114Nm. The diesel is the 1.0-liter Revotorq putting out 69bhp and 140Nm. These are the same mechanicals found on the standard Tiago so there is no boost in performance. Sadly, a five-speed manual transmission comes as standard with no automatic even as an option.
What is new in Tata NRG?
Let’s talk about the exterior first, Tata NRG is taller, wider, and tougher than the standard hatchback. The styling updates in the NRG include black plastic cladding around the bumpers, side skirts, and wheel arches. Along with it, it rides on newly designed 14-inch alloy wheels, gets faux skid plates at the rear and black finished roof rails. Accentuating its crossover character is the plastic cladding on the doors and tailgate. With all these updates, the Tata NRG measures significantly more and rides higher than the standard Tiago.
The interior of the NRG also gets an upgrade. The cabin and dashboard layout still resemble the Tiago XZ but there are some cosmetic differentiators. The silver accents on the AC vent, central console, gear lever, and orange stripes on the denim upholstery is something unique to the NRG. A 5-inch touchscreen infotainment unit from the Tigor is placed on the dashboard that replaces the existing 2-DIN unit.
The length is increased to 3793mm, the width is 1665mm, and the overall height is 1587mm over 3746mmx1647mmx1535mm of the standard hatchback. If safety is your main concern then Tata has you covered. ABS with EBD and Corner Stability Control, Reverse Parking Assist, Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock, Tata Emergency Assist, Flip key remote and many more comes standard in the NRG. Driver Airbag is also standard but the lack of rear and side airbag is a downside.
Tata NRG Petrol Key Specifications
- Engine: 2-litre Revotorq
- Displacement: 1199cc
- Mileage: 25+ km/l
- Transmission: 5-speed Manual
- Max Power: 84 PS @ 6000 RPM
- Max Torque: 114Nm @ 3500 RPM
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 35L
- Ground Clearance: 180mm
- Seating Capacity: 5
- Safety: Airbags, ABS with EBD
TATA NRG Price in Nepal: TBD
There aren’t many differences in the Tiago and Tata NRG. Handling, good mileage, and stability that Tiago was known for, remains unchanged in Tata NRG. The cosmetic upgrades and changes while retaining the same underpinnings as the standard hatchback, increased ground clearance, and other features in the NRG is spot on. The official slogan that the company uses to describe the NRG is “Urban toughroader”. So, you get a basic idea that the machine is ready to hit some off-road.
There are lots of features like safety, infotainment system etc, in the Ford Freestyle that is better than in the NRG. Yes, the looks may match but the Freestyle is a better product. The power delivery is better, ground clearance and build quality all set the Freestyle apart.
But when compared to the Maruti Suzuki Celerio X, I think the Tata NRG is a better option. Celerio X doesn’t have many upgrades, the ground clearance hasn’t been increased and the only significant upgrade is cosmetics. The build quality of Tata is definitely better when compared to the Suzuki. So, if you are confused between Celerio X and NRG then, I suggest you Tata NRG. But if you are confused with Ford Freestyle and Tata NRG, the smart option will be the Freestyle.
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