Upcoming CNG Cars To Launch In India By 2021
With the price of petrol and diesel skyrocketing, both manufacturers and customers have been eager to investigate alternative fuel sources. And, while electric mobility is unlikely to become mainstream in India anytime soon, CNG appears to be a highly practical fuel alternative in such a scenario, particularly in urban areas. Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai have dominated the Upcoming CNG Cars market so far, but new carmakers are now aiming to enter the market. As a result, we’ve produced a list of all the anticipated factory-fitted CNG automobiles set to debut in India in the coming months.
Maruti Suzuki Swift CNG
The Maruti Suzuki Swift will almost certainly get a CNG version. The Swift is one of the most popular hatchbacks in the country, despite the fact that it is now only available in petrol. Maruti will want to capitalise on this popularity by expanding the range with new CNG models, especially given recent price hikes. Under the hood, the Swift is identical to the Dzire, and it will use the same engine that has been modified to run on CNG. The Swift gets 23.2 kmpl with the manual gearbox and 23.76 kmpl with the automatic gearbox, according to the ARAI. It remains to be seen, however, which trims and Maruti Suzuki provides the Swift CNG variants.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire CNG
Since the implementation of BS6 standards, Maruti Suzuki’s current lineup is solely petrol-powered. While the business already offers one of the most comprehensive ranges of CNG vehicles, it is trying to extend its offering. The Dzire CNG will use the same 1.2-litre, four-cylinder engine as the conventional model, albeit power and torque outputs will be reduced from the present 90hp and 113Nm. The Maruti Dzire petrol has an ARAI-certified fuel economy of 23.26 kmpl with the manual gearbox and 24.12 kmpl with the AMT gearbox, making it one of the most fuel-efficient cars on the market.
Tata Tigor CNG
Last but not least comes another Tata, this time the Tigor, a tiny sedan variant of the Tiago. The Tata Tigor, like the Tiago, is powered by the same 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine and is a petrol-only variant. Tata Motors might make the Tigor CNG commercially available with the addition of a factory-installed CNG kit. For fleet buyers, the company also sells the Tigor EV, which has been dubbed the X-Press T. In terms of engine output, the Tigor CNG will most likely be identical to the Tiago CNG. Buyers in the compact sedan segment will have a variety of options with the Tigor CNG, including CNG versions of the Dzire and Amaze.
Tata Tiago CNG
Tata Motors has been eager to enter the CNG market following the success of Maruti and Hyundai. Tata Motors’ entry-level offering, the Tiago, will be the first to receive CNG treatment. CNG Tiago variations have been discovered on test multiple times before, and the launch is scheduled to take place in the following months. The Tata Tiago is currently available exclusively with a 1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron petrol engine that delivers 86 horsepower and 113 Nm of torque, making it a petrol-only vehicle. The Tiago will have a broader market appeal with the advent of CNG options. Tata Motors is likely to provide only a manual transmission option for the Tiago CNG.