Tata has launched an additional variant in the Tiago AMT line-up, known as the XTA, at Rs.4.79 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The mid-spec XTA is positioned below the top-spec XZA AMT trim, which was launched in March this year, and is inexpensive by around Rs.46, 000. The XTA AMT loses out on features like steering-mounted audio controls, the cooled glove box, boot lamp, auto-down driver-side window, and side indicators on wing mirrors, fog lamps, and rear wiper and washer/defogger and alloy wheels.
It also misses out on safety features like ABS with EBD and corner stability control. Tata, however, offers twin front airbags as an option on this variant. These changes aside, the Tiago XTA AMT is mechanically the same as the XZA trim. It comes with the 84hp1.2-litre petrol engine mated to the five-speed AMT. And unlike the Zest AMT, the Tiago AMT gets creep function which helps the car crawl on its own at low speeds. Two driving modes are on offer – City and Sport. The Sport mode replaces the Eco mode which is available on the manual-gearbox-equipped Tiago. The Tiago AMT direct rivals include the Maruti Celerio AMT and the Renault Kwid 1.0 AMT.