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We Take a Look At The Tata Tiago CNG Base Variant

Tata Motors plans to launch CNG versions of Punch, Nexon, and Altroz in addition to Tiago and Tigor.

CNG cars have emerged as the next best alternative to rising gasoline/diesel prices. EVs are better, but their high cost keeps them out of reach for the majority of car owners. Tata Motors has decided to aggressively target the CNG car market due to rising demand. The Tiago and Tigor will be the first Tata cars with a CNG option built in. Tata dealerships are currently taking reservations for these vehicles.

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Details on Tiago CNG and Tigor CNG

On Tiago and Tigor CNG, the majority of the features are expected to be the same. Tata CNG cars will have CNG badging on the back to emphasise their choice of greener fuel. Tiago and Tigor are powered by a 1.2 litre petrol engine in their current configuration.

We Take a Look At The Tata Tiago CNG Base Variant
We Take a Look At The Tata Tiago CNG Base Variant

It has a maximum power of 86 ps at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 113 Nm at 3,300 rpm. These figures will most likely be slightly lower in CNG mode. The 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT transmissions are available for Tiago and Tigor. The transmission option for CNG versions of these cars will be limited to a 5-speed manual.

Tiago CNG and Tigor CNG will be around Rs 50k more expensive than their petrol-powered counterparts in terms of pricing. Tiago and Tigor petrol variants start at Rs 4.99 lakh and Rs 5.67 lakh, respectively, for the base model.

The higher cost of ownership should not be an issue because the operating costs of CNG vehicles are much lower. CNG is much cheaper than petrol, which has surpassed the Rs 100 mark, at around Rs 63.50 per kg. Furthermore, CNG provides better mileage.

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Competencies that are superior to competitors

Maruti Suzuki currently dominates the market for factory-fitted CNG vehicles. S-Presso, Celerio, WagonR, Eeco, Alto, and Ertiga are among the company’s CNG offerings. Maruti CNG cars had an 82 percent market share from April to November 2021. Other Maruti cars, such as the Swift, Dzire, Brezza, Baleno, and Ciaz, may get a CNG option in the future.

We Take a Look At The Tata Tiago CNG Base Variant
We Take a Look At The Tata Tiago CNG Base Variant

Hyundai is the second automaker to offer multiple CNG-equipped vehicles from the factory. Tata Motors will be able to compete effectively with Maruti WagonR CNG and Hyundai Grand i10 CNG with Tiago CNG. Hyundai Aura CNG and possibly Dzire CNG will be competitors for Tigor CNG (if launched).

The CNG market is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years, providing carmakers with a significant opportunity. Tata Motors was late to the game in this area, but it can still catch up by rapidly expanding its CNG offerings.

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Tata Motors will also increase its focus on the electric vehicle market, where it currently offers the Nexon EV and Tigor EV. One of the new products will be a Nexon EV with a range of more than 400 kilometres. Tata Motors’ electric vehicle lineup will grow to ten vehicles by 2026.

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