Tata Motors has launched the iCNG-powered Tiago and Tigor. The Tata Tiago CNG’s price starts from Rs 6.09 lakh, while the Tigor CNG has been priced from Rs 7.69 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom, Delhi). With the Tiago CNG and Tigor CNG, Tata Motors becomes the third mass-market carmaker to offer factory-fitted CNG kits on its passenger vehicles, the others being Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai.
The Tiago iCNG is offered in four variants. There is XE, XM, XT and XZ+. The Tigor iCNG will come in two variants. There is XZ and XZ+.
The prices of Tiago iCNG and Tigor iCNG are as mentioned below:
Tiago iCNG. Prices (in INR, Ex-showroom Delhi)
- XE 6,09,900
- XM 6,39,900
- XT 6,69,900
- XZ+ (ST) 7,52,900
- XZ+ (DT) 7,64,900
Tigor iCNG. Price (in INR, Ex-showroom Delhi)
- XZ 7,69,900
- XZ+(ST) 8,29,900
- XZ+ (DT) 8,41,900
Difference between Tiago iCNG and Tigor iCNG
Under the hood, both, the Tiago CNG and Tigor CNG, are powered by Tata’s 1.2-litre, three-cylinder Revotron petrol engine. While in petrol guise, this engine produces 86hp and 113Nm of peak torque, in CNG spec, the engine produces 73hp and 95Nm of peak torque. That means there’s a difference of 13hp and 18Nm between the respective petrol and CNG versions of the Tiago and Tigor. Additionally, despite the increased weight (around 100kgs), the Tiago has a ground clearance of 168mm while the Tigor’s is 165mm.
Transmission options on both models include just a 5-speed manual gearbox. Notably, the Tiago and Tigor CNG can be started directly in CNG mode, which is a feature not offered by any of its rivals. We can confirm that both the Tiago and Tigor CNG models have an ARAI-claimed fuel economy of 26.49km/kg. For reference, the recently launched Maruti Celerio CNG returns a fuel economy of 35.60km/kg.
Feature Updates and New Colour Options
As can be seen in the price table above, the Tiago CNG is available in four trims – XE, XM, XT, XZ+ – while the Tigor CNG is available in two trims – XZ and XZ+. The Tiago CNG is available right from the base to second-from-top trim, while the Tigor CNG is available on the top-spec trims only.
Starting with Tiago XZ+ variant, it will be seen in a new exterior colour of Midnight Plum which is being added to its palate that currently include Flame Red, Pearlescent White, Daytona Grey and Arizona Blue. It will also sport some updated features among which will be projector headlamps with LED DRLs, chrome finished front grille, a chrome strip connecting the tail lamps and chrome finished door handles. It will ride on new 15 inch dual tone alloy wheels. The interiors will sport a black and beige colour scheme and several chrome finished accents will also make the interiors look significantly more premium.
Tata Tigor XZ+ variant gets updates with a new Magnetic Red exterior colour option in addition to existing colours of Opal White, Arizona Blue, Pure Silver and Daytona Grey. It will also receive contrasting Infinity Black roof. Feature updates will see additions of rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, a shark fin antenna, rear parking camera and R15 alloy wheels in Sonic Silver for a more premium appeal. The interiors also sport some feature changes with a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system from Harman, 8 speaker surround sound system and rear parking camera.
Safety features include dual airbags, ABS, rear parking camera and sensors, and corner stability control. It is, however, interesting to note that while both the petrol-powered Tiago and Tigor are 4-star Global NCAP rated cars, the same does not apply for their respective CNG variants. Global NCAP policy mandates that these cars need to be tested again, although, Tata is confident that it’s not a challenge for them to acheive the same crash safety rating on these cars as their petrol-powered siblings.
The Tiago CNG competes against the Maruti Suzuki WagonR CNG, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios CNG and the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Swift CNG. The Tigor CNG would be going against the Hyundai Aura CNG, upcoming Maruti Suzuki Dzire CNG and the rumoured Honda Amaze CNG.