We recently drove Tata Motors' two new offerings for the performance-inclined buyer, the Tata Tiago JTP and Tata Tigor JTP. We came away impressed by many facets of the cars, most notably their engine, styling and handling characteristics. But that was in isolation. How do they stack up against their two closest rivals? The Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS and the Volkswagen Golf GT TSI are larger cars, but closest to the JTP twins in specification and ethos. So here's how they compare on paper. Dimensions The Tiago JTP is the most compact car here, sitting in a segment lower than the others. The Tiago JTP is 3,756mm long, 1,647mm wide and 1,531mm tall. Wheelbase is 2,400mm. The Tigor JTP is obviously longer, by way of its sub-four-metre sedan body style, at 3,992mm. Some of this translates into a 50mm wheelbase stretch over the Tiago. There isn't a whole lot separating them in terms of width and height. The Baleno RS is the longest car here at 3,995mm and also the widest at 1,745mm. It's also … [Read more...] about Spec Comparo: Tata Tigor JTP v Tata Tiago JTP v Maruti Baleno RS vs VW Polo GT TSI
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It all began in February 2018 at the Delhi auto expo, when Tata showcased the JTP variants of its Tiago and Tigor cars. Finally on 26th October the company officially launched both of them while enthusiasts waited with bated breaths. And yes, Tata definitely delivered what they promised with the JTP twins. The Tiago JTP and the Tigor JPT sport a 1.2-litre Revotron turbocharged petrol engine which produces 112 Bhp of power and 150 Nm of torque. In true performance car manner, it comes mated to a proper 5 speed manual gearbox and not an auto transmission. That’s not all though, as the cars will sport stiffened sportier suspension setup along with slightly lowered ride height. Unlike many other cars, the twin barrel exhaust pipes and hood scoop are actually functional units, driving the point home that these twins mean business. There are many interior and exterior updates too in order to make the car look and feel more sportier, but let’s keep that for some other time. … [Read more...] about Tata Tiago & Tigor JTP Twins vs Baleno RS, Polo GT, Figo Aspire & more
KTM makes some really quick motorcycles such as the Duke and RC twins. These motorcycles are among the fastest that money can buy in the sub-Rs. 3 lakh segments. Volkswagen, a German automaker of repute, sells cars that aren’t just solidly built but also quite quick, especially ones with the TSI turbo petrol engines. Here is a classic drag race between the KTM Duke 250 and the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI. Let’s see who wins this one. As the video reveals, the KTM Duke 250 is clearly faster than the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI in the first round while the car and bike are quite close in the second round, with the bike edging out the car, but only by just. Overall, it’s clear that the KTM Duke 250 is the faster of the duo, but only just. In the real world, the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI will run the Duke 250 very close indeed, and come into its own as speeds rise. The KTM Duke 250 is powered by a 250cc, four stroke, liquid cooled engine. This single cylinder, fuel injected motor … [Read more...] about KTM Duke 250 vs Volkswagen Polo GT TSI: Who wins this classic drag [Video]
Volkswagen India has issued a notification stating that it is recalling an unspecified number of cars from the Polo GT, Vento and Jetta model lines. This affects cars manufactured between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2017. The company said this was being done to make necessary updates to the Polo GT 1.5 diesel and Vento 1.5 diesel manual. The Jetta 14 TSI petrol is being recalled to replace the O-rings in carbon canister in conformation of ARAI regulations. A carbon canister is used to absorb fuel vapour to prevent pollution.The affected Jetta cars are from 2016. Customers can check if their cars are affected by checking the listing of the affected cars' VIN on the company's website. This can also be done via VW's customer care helpline. Owners of the affected cars will have to visit Volkswagen service centres to get their cars checked. The company says the checks will be done cost free and will take around half an hour. Price (Ex-Delhi) Displacement Transmission Max Power(ps) Max … [Read more...] about Volkswagen Polo GT, Vento and Jetta recalled in India
Volkswagen has been relying on minor refreshes and major mechanical and feature changes to keep the Polo alive in the Indian market. The company recently launched the India-made Polo vRS, a 140 Bhp version of the hatchback in Indonesia. This car could soon arrive into India. Here are some reasons why. Volkswagen India has no plans of launching the next-generation, all-new Polo here at least until 2021. This means that there are still three full years for the current Polo to sell here. Launched in 2010, Polo is already 8 years old, and sales have been steadily falling. To make the car more exciting, Volkswagen is expected to soon slip in the Polo 1.2 TSI with vRS state of tune, which means that it will have 140 Bhp-230 Nm outputs. This engine is already offered on the Polo GT TSI, but in 105 Bhp-175 Nm state of tune. Boosting outputs is just a matter of a remap, which is expected to soon be offered on the India-spec Polo GT as well. The transmission will continue to be the 7 speed, twin … [Read more...] about 140 Bhp Volkswagen Polo vRS: Why India could get this hatchback soon!