Tata Tiago CNG variant found testing, launch imminent
Tata Motors is expected to launch the CNG variant of its Tiago hatchback in India in the coming weeks. In the latest development, a test mule of the car with a sticker denoting CNG technology has been spied testing on the roads. As per the images, the Tiago CNG variant will be a facelifted model based on the XZ trim. Here's our roundup.
The Tata Tiago CNG hatchback will have a sloping roofline, a blacked-out grille, a muscular bonnet, a wide air dam, swept-back adjustable headlights, and wrap-around taillamps. On the sides, the car will be flanked by B-pillars, ORVMs, and steel/alloy wheels. As for the dimensions, the four-wheeler should have a wheelbase of 2,400mm and a ground clearance of 170mm.
The Tata Tiago CNG will have a 5-seater cabin with fabric upholstery, cup holders at the front, auto climate control, and a power steering wheel. The hatchback will house a touchscreen infotainment system with support for Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. For safety, it will offer twin airbags, crash sensors, an engine immobilizer, and a rear-view camera.
The Tata Tiago currently draws power from a 1.2-liter Revotron petrol engine that generates 85hp of power and 113Nm of torque. The mill comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and an AMT unit. However, the CNG variant might be offered only with manual transmission. It is also expected to provide better fuel-efficiency. For reference, the current model promises a mileage of 19.8km/liter.
In India, the Tata Tiago hatchback starts at Rs. 4.70 lakh and goes up to Rs. 6.74 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom, New Delhi). The CNG variant is likely to carry a slight premium owing to the changes required for a dual-fuel powertrain.