Wednesday, November 23, 2022
By Kamal Swami
Tata Extends Tiago NRG Lineup With CNG Variants
The domestic carmaker Tata Motors has introduced CNG variants in its best-selling hatchback Tiago NRG line-up. With this, the carmaker has also extended the range of its CNG vehicles after the regular version of Tiago and Tigor. The price of Tata Tiago NRG iCNG starts from Rs 7.40 lakh (ex-showroom price, New Delhi). The CNG variant is launched in both the XT and XZ trims of Tiago NRG. The NRG CNG is priced at Rs 90,000 higher than the standard version.
Under the hood, the Tiago NRG iCNG continues with an existing 1.2-litre, three-cylinder Revotron petrol engine. The iCNG trim generates a power of 72 bhp and a torque of 95 Nm. The regular petrol version Tiago NRG develops a power of 85 bhp and a torque of 113 Nm. Transmission duties in Tiago NRG iCNG are performed by a five-speed manual gearbox transmission system.
Speaking about the features added in the iCNG version, the Tiago NRG receives a newly revised bumper, skid plates, blacked-out B-pillar, roof rails, plastic body cladding, and 15-inch steel wheels with new covers. The interiors almost remain the same, except for the integration of some additional features like a touchscreen infotainment system that supports connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, fabric upholstery, ABS+EBD, a cooled glovebox, dual airbags, and a Harman sound system. After its launch in the Indian car market, the Tiago NRG CNG will compete with the key-leaders like Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios.
Commenting on the launch of Tata Tiago NRG iCNG, Rajan Amba, Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Care, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles, said, “Since its inception, the Tiago NRG nameplate has received an overwhelming response from our customers. They have been appreciative of its SUV-inspired design language, muscular stance, and high ground clearance, cementing its position as the Urban Toughroader. In line with Tata Motors’ ‘New Forever’ brand philosophy of continuously refreshing our portfolio, we are delighted to launch the iCNG avatar of the Tiago NRG. This newest addition to our range will offer our customers with the best of both worlds – a car that is the perfect companion for the Indian terrains and is packed with intelligent technology features for utmost comfort and convenience”.
Moving ahead, he also added, “We are confident that the NRG iCNG will uplift the existing flair of the Tiago NRG and will make it an even more compelling package. It will be India’s first Urban Toughroader CNG that is built for those who want to live life differently. Furthermore, the iCNG technology by Tata Motors has proven its efficiency and ease of use in our Tiago and Tigor lineup and with the Tiago NRG iCNG, we are furthering its superiority to our large customer base”.