With petrol worth on the rise, automotive makers are rising their focus launching CNG variants of their current vehicles
Tata Motors is readying a CNG variants of its entry stage vehicles, that are anticipated to be launched someday later this yr. The producer has already began conducting public street checks for the CNG-powered Tiago and Tigor.
Recently, Tiago check mule was spied in Pune by automotive fanatic Vijay Shinde. The check mule was not carrying full camouflage and had the sticker ‘On Test By ARAI’. It had emission testing tools fitted on the rear. ARAI emission / mileage rankings are believed to be the ultimate part of testing forward of official launch.
No change in design
At a more in-depth look, it’s clear that the design of the CNG variants can be consistent with the facelifted model of their commonplace IC-engine counterparts. Therefore, we don’t count on any main modifications within the CNG fashions by way of design or dimensions. We haven’t but acquired any pictures of both mannequin’s interiors though as talked about earlier than, we don’t count on any drastic variations from the common mannequin.
It will function the identical 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine underneath their hood. This unit cranks out 85 bhp and 113 Nm of peak torque though within the CNG variants it’s more likely to generate a decrease output. It can be paired with a 5-speed handbook gearbox as commonplace.
The common variants additionally get the choice of a 5-speed AMT. Tata Motors discontinued the 1.05-litre Revotorq three-cylinder diesel unit ever for the reason that stricter BS6 emission norms kicked in final yr.
New CNG Range Of Tata Cars
Apart from Tiago, Tata additionally has plans to supply CNG possibility on extra vehicles. This might embody Tigor, Altroz in addition to Nexon SUV. Of these, the primary is anticipated to be Tiago. Launch of Tiago CNG might occur earlier than Diwali 2021.
Tigor at the moment has just one rival in its phase which has a CNG powertrain possibility, i.e., Hyundai Aura. Whereas Tiago has a number of rivals in its phase that includes a CNG powertrain together with Maruti Suzuki WagonR, Celerio, S-Presso and Hyundai Santro. Recently, CNG variant of Ford Aspire was additionally noticed testing.
Tiago is among the many finest promoting automotive from Tata Motors, together with Nexon and Altroz. Monthly gross sales of Tiago ranges within the 6k-8k mark. Post launch of CNG vary, Tata can count on one other increase in gross sales.
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