Tata Tiago CNG Vs WagonR CNG - Here Is What We Can Expect

Updated On: 22 October 2021 Nitin Kadian

The Tata Tiago is currently the most affordable and one of the best selling cars in the brand's line-up. The car not only boasts an impressive cabin and an exterior design language but in addition to this, also offers segment-leading safety crash ratings. With rising fuel prices and slow traffic speeds in the cities, the running costs of cars are going up, hence taking a toll on the car owners' wallets. Under these conditions, we are now seeing a steady increase in the demand for CNG powered cars and the brands are now launching a number of CNG cars in their portfolio. The Tata Tiago too is said to get a CNG variant and here is a quick Tata Tiago CNG Vs Maruti WagonR CNG comparison based on what we are expecting the car to be.

Tata Tiago CNG Vs WagonR CNG Exterior Design And Dimensions

Tata Tiago CNG Vs WagonR CNG

The Tata Tiago gets an attractive and elegant design along with commendable build quality. The car gets big grille up front that connects the two large headlamps while the lower plastic inserts make it slightly sporty. The side profile may remind you of the older Tata hatchbacks but has a modern touch and a more settle profile. The rear too remains simple sans any unnecessary drama while the tail lights on either end complement this character. In all, the Tiago is one of the very few cars in the segment that will definitely appeal to most of the people in the family. Needless to say, the build quality too is great and so is the paint quality. The CNG variant of the Tiago is expected to feature a similar exterior design and dimensions but may see a drop in the ground clearance by a few millimetres.

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Tata Tiago CNG Vs WagonR CNG

The Maruti WagonR on the other hand boasts a more tall boy stance and comes with a boxy design that may not be appreciated by everyone. Large headlamps along with a more subtle bumper and a short hood do give it a sort of a funky look but in all, the WagonR too gets an impressive look. From the sides, you will notice the tall stance of the car but unlike the Tiago, the WagonR gets a simple wheel cap design. The car retains its tall-boy stance from the rear too and has a better road presence because of its taller height when compared to the Tiago. The body panels however feel flimsy and the Tiago definitely leads in the build quality department.

Tata Tiago CNGMaruti WagonR CNG
Length3765 mm3655 mm
Width1677 mm1620 mm
Height1535 mm1675 mm
Wheelbase2400 mm2435 mm
Ground Clearance 165-170 mm (expected)181 mm
Kerb Weight980-1000 kg (expected)1006-1015 kg

Tata Tiago CNG Vs WagonR CNG Engine Comparison

Tata Tiago CNG Vs WagonR CNG

The Tata Tiago CNG is expected to be powered by the same 1.2-L engine that we see on the standard variants. The power output and the torque output however will be greatly reduced when compared to the petrol-powered version of the vehicle and we expect the car to boast a peak power output of around 60-70PS. Having said this, this engine is likely to come mated to a five-speed gearbox only and the 5-Speed AMT is expected to be offered exclusively with the petrol variant.

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Tata Tiago CNG Vs WagonR CNG

The Maruti WagnoR CNG gets a 1.0-L K10B motor that boasts a maximum power output of 59 Ps and 78 Nm on the CNG mode. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The same powertrain also powers the other CNG models in the brand's portfolio like the Maruti S-Presso and the Celerio. This engine offers supreme long term reliability but it is the Tiago that is expected to boast a better low-end performance.

Tata Tiago CNGMaruti WagonR CNG
Engine TypeRevotron 1.2-L BS6 EngineK10B BS6 Engine
Capacity, Cylinders 1199 cc, 3 Cylinder998 cc, 3 Cylinder
Max Power60-70 Ps (expected)59 Ps @ 5500 rpm
Max Torque90-100 Nm (expected)78 Nm @ 3500 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed MT5-Speed MT
Fuel Tank Capacity35 L32 L


While the regular Tata Tiago is priced from INR 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base petrol variant, the price for the CNG variants is expected to start from INR 5.80 lakh (ex-showroom). The Maruti WagonR on the other hand is priced from INR 5.83 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base CNG model.

Starting Price
Tata Tiago CNGINR 5.80-6 lakh (ex-showroom) (expected)
Maruti Suzuki WagonR CNGINR 5.83 lakh (ex-showroom)

Final Verdict

While we are still awaiting official details from Tata about the upcoming Tiago CNG, we do expect the car to give strong competition to the WagonR with its supreme safety levels, a better in-cabin experience, and better looks. The Maruti WagonR on the other hand offers better reliability, a wider service network and a tried and tested technology. Both these cars are expected to compete at a similar price bracket.

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