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Tata Tiago & Tigor CNG variants spied ahead of launch

Tata is working on a factory fitted variants of the Tiago hatchback and the Tigor compact sedan. Both the cars were captured at a CNG station near Lonavala. In the spy shots, we can see that there are no cosmetic changes made to both the vehicles so they will be facelifted versions which came with the new front fascia. As of now, Tata Motors has not officially announced anything but the cars are expected to launch soon in the Indian market.

Both the cars will get the existing 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 85 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 113 Nm. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT. The CNG variants will produce less power than the petrol one and will also be offered only with the 5-speed manual gearbox. Tata is working on alternate fuel because the price of petrol and diesel have gone up significantly and while their vehicles are ready to go full electric, it will only increase the cost of the cars and the charging infrastructure of India is not ready for electric vehicles. When running on CNG the fuel efficiency is also expected to increase. Earlier Tata discontinued the 1.05-litre diesel engine that used to produce 70 PS of max power and 140 Nm of peak torque. Tata also discontinued the JTP variants of Tiago and Tigor which came with a detuned Nexon engine. The 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine produced 110 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 150 Nm.

Tata offers quite a  bit of equipment level with Tiago. The hatchback comes with automatic climate control, cooled-glovebox, rear defogger, rear wiper with washer, power windows, digital instrument cluster, front fog lamps, electric steering, 15-inch alloy wheels and much more. The AMT variants get a creep function with a Sport mode. The cars come with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The 8 speakers are sourced from Harman and the cars also come with a multi-function steering wheel. There is also ample safety equipment on offer. Tata offers dual airbags, ABS with EBD, Cornering Stability Control, rear parking assist and rear parking sensors. It comes with high strength body structure, which has helped Tiago to score 4 stars in Global NCAP crash test rating, making it one of the safest small hatchbacks in the Indian market. The boot space of the hatchback measures at 242-litres which is enough for a weekend getaway, whereas the Tigor offers the boot space of 419-litres.

Tata’s launches in 2021

Tata has already launched the iTurbo variant of the Altroz premium hatchback that comes with a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that we have seen on the Nexon. The engine is in a detuned state so it produces 108 PS of max power and 140 Nm of peak torque. Tata also launched a limited edition of the Tiago hatchback that offers some more equipment when compared to other variants. It gets 14-inch bold black alloy wheels. Also, there is a new 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system by Harman. It gets 3D navigation through Navimaps, reverse parking sensor with display, voice command recognition, image and video playback. Tata has also added a rear parcel shelf to the car. Tata will also be launching the 2021 Safari on 22nd February. The manufacturer also showcased the HBX Concept at the Auto Expo 2020 which is expected to launch sometime this year.

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