Updated On: 12 May 2021 Jatin Jhamb
Tata Motors discontinued the smaller 1.05-litre diesel engine from the Tiago and Tigor due to the stringent BS6 norms before April 2020. Since then, the 1.2L petrol is doing the duty on both cars. However, due to the rising fuel costs, CNG comes as a saviour in some cities where people have higher running. Tata is now planning to bring CNG versions for both Tiago and Tigor later this year and the hatchback has been spied on Indian roads in Flame Red colour.
How do we know whether this Tata Tiago is a CNG or not? Well, subtle stickering on the windshield gave a clearer look. The CNG will be factory fitted and will be an alternative fuel option to the already popular 1.2-litre, naturally aspirated petrol engine. We believe the power figures to be 74 bhp with a peak torque of 103 Nm. Yes, that is a little less than what the petrol returns.
The CNG Tiago targets the buyers of Hyundai Grand i10 Nios CNG and even though the performance is not that great, it will be saving huge on pockets for those having high running. Another downside apart from the performance sticks with the lack of boot space. Currently, the Tiago boot space measures 242 litres which will then be taken by the CNG cylinder only.
We believe that the CNG Tiago will cater to the manual variants only. The petrol-powered Tiago with 5-speed MT delivers 19.8 km/l. In the CNG version, we believe it to deliver above 20 km/kg. Currently, Tiago comes in XE, XT, XZ and XZ Plus variants.
Tata Tiago is the only hatchback in the segment that comes with a Global NCAP rating of 4-stars. Feature-wise, it gets a touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, digital instrument cluster and others.
Safety features on the Tiago stick with rear parking camera, anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution, dual airbags, seat belt warning, electronic stability program, high-speed alert system, speed-sensing door lock and others.
As of now, the Tata Tiago retails from Rs 4.99 lakh to Rs 6.96 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. As far as the CNG version is concerned then it will take a hike of Rs 60,000 and will carry a similar 2 years or 75,000 km warranty. So how do you like the CNG version of the Tata Tiago? Also, make sure you are a member of our exclusive 91Wheels Telegram group where we bring you all the latest updates related to the Indian Automotive Industry.
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