Tata Tiago CNG And Tigor CNG To Launch Next Month

Tata Motors has long considered entering the CNG passenger vehicle market, which is currently dominated by only two companies: Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai. According to insiders, Tata Motors is now preparing to introduce its first CNG-powered vehicles — the Tiago CNG and Tigor CNG – in January 2022, which could have happened sooner if not for pandemic-related delays and the global semiconductor crisis.

Tata Tiago CNG And Tigor CNG

Although the business hasn’t made an official announcement, some Tata dealerships have begun accepting pre-bookings for the CNG-powered Tiago and Tigor. In the coming weeks, Tata Motors is expected to formally accept bookings for the Tiago CNG and Tigor CNG, ahead of their January introduction.

Previously, camouflaged test mules of the CNG-powered Tata Tiago CNG And Tigor CNG have been observed on our roads. The CNG-powered Tiago and Tigor are unlikely to differ stylistically from the conventional model, however, Tata has yet to reveal which trims will receive the CNG kit. While both models come well-equipped in regular petrol form, the CNG versions’ equipment list will vary depending on the trims they are available in.

Tata Tiago CNG And Tigor CNG

Both the Tata Tiago CNG And Tigor CNG are currently powered by a single 1.2-liter three-cylinder Revotron petrol engine with 86hp and 113Nm of torque. Although the CNG variants are expected to use the same engine, power and torque statistics may be slightly lower. With the petrol-powered Tata Tiago CNG And Tigor CNG, Tata offers both manual and automatic transmission options, but the CNG models are likely to be manual-only. Both models may also have a handful of CNG emblems on the outside to distinguish them from the rest of the lineup.

It’s worth mentioning that the Tigor has an electric counterpart known as the Tigor EV. With the addition of a CNG option, the Tigor will be India’s sole sedan that comes in petrol, CNG, and electric versions.

As previously said, Maruti and Hyundai have dominated the CNG market, with the former offering the broadest variety of CNG vehicles, starting with the Alto and ending with the Ertiga MPV. The Hyundai Santro CNG and the Maruti Wagon R CNG will compete against the Tata Tiago CNG. In the meanwhile, the Tigor CNG will compete with the Hyundai Aura CNG. Maruti Suzuki is also rumored to be working on new CNG models of the Swift, Dzire, and new Celerio, all of which might compete with the CNG Tiago and Tigor.

Maruti Suzuki was one of the first carmakers to recognize the potential of CNG in our market, and their early investment has paid off handsomely. Hyundai followed Maruti into the game, and now Tata is vying for a piece of the action.

Given the high petrol prices prevalent these days, many car buyers, particularly those living in cities where CNG is readily available, are looking to opt for factory-fitted CNG vehicles. The government has also been attempting to promote the use of CNG, as it is far less expensive to import and helps to balance the country’s high crude import costs.

According to a survey by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the CNG network has grown from 1,300 stations in 143 cities in 2019 to almost 3,500 stations in 293 cities today. By 2025, this will have grown to 6,000 stations, and by 2030, it will have grown to 10,000 stations.

Tata Motors will be one of the few carmakers operating on all fuel types accessible in the country, including petrol, diesel, CNG, and electric, with the debut of its CNG line-up.

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