In view of the rising prices of petrol and diesel in the country, in recent times, there is a lot of demand for CNG-powered cars in the Indian market.
The wait for Tata Motors’ CNG-powered cars seems to be over now. Recently, his pictures have been leaked during a test run in the Nilgiri Hills area of â€‹â€‹Tamil Nadu. A few spy shots of the Tiago, Tigor and Punch have surfaced on the internet, which are believed to be running on factory-fitted CNG kits.
As of now, Tata Tiago, Tigor and Punch are only available with the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, which generates 86 bhp power and 113 Nm torque. The factory-fitted kit is expected to power these engines on both petrol and CNG. However, it is expected that the engine will see a drop in power and torque figures. Also, these cars are expected to get fuel efficiency of 22-25 km/kg, which will significantly reduce the running cost of the vehicles. The CNG variants will only get a 5-speed manual gearbox.
In view of the rising prices of petrol and diesel in the country, in recent times, there is a lot of demand for CNG-powered cars in the Indian market. Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai have already cemented their position in the CNG-powered car segment. While Maruti Suzuki is leading the compact car space with CNG variants of Alto, S-Presso, WagonR, Eeco and Ertiga, Hyundai is also leading the way with CNG-operated Santro, Grand i10 Nios and Aura.
Punch to be launched after Tiago CNG and Tigor CNG
Tata Motors will be the first to launch the Tiago CNG and Tigor CNG, which will compete directly with the WagonR CNG, Santro CNG and Aura CNG in their respective segments. These two are expected to be followed by the Tata Punch CNG, which will take on the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios CNG and the upcoming Swift CNG. All these cars will be available only in the lower or mid-spec variants to keep the cost under control.
After launching the CNG-operated variants of the Tiago, Tigor and Punch, if these cars live up to the company’s expectations, then Tata Motors may come up with the Altroz â€‹â€‹CNG and Nexon CNG in the coming times. Tata Motors was eyeing the CNG market for a long time. However, the Indian carmaker’s planning got delayed due to semiconductor shortage and the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the official confirmation of these CNG-operated cars is yet to be announced by Tata Motors, many of its authorized dealerships have started taking the official bookings for these cars. This indicates that the launch of these CNG variants is near.
Let us tell you that a trial video of Tata’s upcoming CNG cars has been seen on the YouTube channel named Rushlane.
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