Tata Motors has just launched the Tiago NRG iCNG in India, at a starting price of Rs. 7.4 lakh for the XT trim. There’s another trim available for Rs. 7.8 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The Tiago NRG iCNG is the only CNG powered crossover hatchback sold in India. The car shares its engine and manual gearbox with the Tiago hatchback but gets a host of distinct design cues and higher ground clearance of 177 mm.
The Tiago NRG iCNG is powered by a 1.2 liter-3 cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that puts out 84 Bhp-115 Nm while running on petrol. While running on CNG, this engine makes 72 Bhp-95 Nm. A five speed manual gearbox comes standard with the CNG powered version of the Tiago NRG. Bookings for the car are now open, and deliveries will commence shortly.
To handle the additional weight of the factory fitted CNG kit, Tata Motors has retuned the suspension of the Tiago NRG iCNG. The CNG kit sits in the boot of the hatchback, reducing boot capacity for luggage. Those who want to carry a full boot of luggage will have to pack luggage on a top rack mounted on the roof. The car is available in four colours: Foresta Green, Fire Red, Polar White, and Cloudy Grey.
The Tiago hatchback, introduced in 2016, scripted Tata Motors’ turnaround story, and has sold over 4.4 lakh units since launch. A robust build, strong reliability, a wide range of variants and a sharp price tag gave the Tiago a strong start in India. Named the Zica initially, the Tiago had to be re-named as the Zika virus broke out at the same time. Soon, Tata Motors will further expand the Tiago range by launching the electric variant of the hatchback.
Mr. Rajan Amba, Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Care, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd, had this to say about the Tiago NRG iCNG,
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. 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.