Tata Launches India’s First Automatic CNG Car: Tiago Available from ₹7.89 Lakh, Claims Mileage of 28.06 Kmpl

Tata Motors has launched the CNG fuel option along with automatic transmission for its entry-level hatchback Tiago and sedan Tigor. These are the first CNG cars in India to feature automatic transmission and are equipped with twin-cylinder technology.

Apart from this addition of CNG and automatic transmission, there have been no changes in the design and other features of both cars. Tata Motors claims that both cars will offer a mileage of 28.06 km/kg in CNG mode, while petrol variants will provide a mileage of 20 km/l. Tiago competes with Maruti Celerio, Maruti WagonR, and Citroen C3, while Tigor competes with Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze, and Hyundai Aura.

Tata Tiago

Tata Tiago and Tigor CNG Variant Pricing and Booking Details

The Tata Tiago CNG variant will be available starting from Rs. 7.89 lakh, while the top-end variant will be priced at Rs. 8.89 lakh, ex-showroom in Delhi. Similarly, the Tigor CNG variant will be offered in two variants. The starting price for the Tigor with automatic transmission will be Rs. 8.84 lakh, and the top-end variant will cost up to Rs. 9.54 lakh, ex-showroom in Delhi.

For the Tiago, the new color options include Torndo Blue and Grassland Green, while the Tigor offers Miditer Bronze, enhancing the appeal of these models. Bookings are open for Tiago iCNG and Tigor iCNG AMT variants. Customers can book online or at dealerships by paying a token amount of Rs. 21,000.

Gas Leak Detection: A Safety Feature by Tata Motors

Tata Motors has incorporated gas leak detection as a safety feature in both of its cars. In instances of CNG leakage, the leak detection technology seamlessly shifts the car from CNG to petrol mode. This technology also alerts the driver about the gas leak. Additionally, during refueling, a micro switch is provided to keep the car shut off. This switch shuts off the ignition when the fueling cap is opened. Until the fueling cap is securely closed, the car remains blocked from starting. Moreover, the instrument cluster provides a ‘Close Fuel Lid’ alert as an added safety measure.

Tiago iCNG and Tigor iCNG: Engine and Power

Both the Tiago iCNG and Tigor iCNG feature a 1.2-liter 3-cylinder bi-fuel petrol engine. This engine generates 84 bhp of power and 113 Nm of torque in petrol mode. However, in CNG mode, it produces 72 bhp of power and 95 Nm of torque. As for transmission, the engine is now available with a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 5-speed automatic (AMT) gearbox.

Tiago iCNG and Tigor iCNG: Features

The CNG variants of Tiago and Tigor come equipped with semi-digital instrument clusters, automatic air conditioning, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and 8 speakers for enhanced entertainment. In terms of safety, they feature dual front airbags, tire pressure monitoring, rear parking camera with sensors, and rear defogger among other safety features.

Maruti and Hyundai’s Dominance in the CNG Car Market

Presently, Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai Motors dominate the Indian market with their factory-fitted CNG cars. Now, Tata’s CNG cars are also making their mark in the competition. Maruti offers factory-fitted CNG kits in models like S-Presso, Celerio, WagonR, Eeco, Alto, and Ertiga. Meanwhile, Hyundai has recently launched the factory-fitted CNG option with models like Grand i10 Nios, Aura, and other recent offerings.

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