Tata Motors has been in the news with the launch of AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) variants of its popular CNG models, Tiago iCNG and Tigor iCNG. This strategic move positions Tata as a pioneer in the Indian automotive market in combining the eco-friendly CNG powertrain with the convenience of an automatic transmission.
Prices and variants
The newly introduced variants are competitively priced to attract a wide range of customers:
The Tiago iCNG AMT starts at INR 7.90 lakh, with multiple variants including the XTA at INR 7,89,900, the XZA Plus at INR 8,79,900, the XZA Plus DT at INR 8,89,900 and the XZA NRG at INR 8 ,79,900 .
The Tigor iCNG AMT variants are priced slightly higher, starting with the XZA at INR 8,84,900 and the XZA Plus at INR 9,54,900.
All prices are ex-showroom, making these options accessible to a broad spectrum of customers seeking the dual benefits of CNG cost-effectiveness and AMT drivability.
Unchanged power, new colors
Despite the introduction of the AMT gearbox, Tata Motors has retained the original powertrain specifications for both models. The 1.2-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine, compatible with CNG, offers powerful performance of 73 HP and 95 Nm of torque. For those who prefer manual control, the 5-speed manual transmission remains an option.
To add to the excitement, Tata has updated the color palette of these models. The petrol Tiago now dazzles in Tornado Blue, and the Tiago NRG sports a new Grassland Beige. The Tigor extends its elegance with the Meteor Bronze paint scheme, enhancing its visual appeal.
A leap in CNG technology
Tata Motors’ initiative goes beyond mere transmissions and colors. Amit Kamat, chief commercial officer, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd., highlighted the growing acceptance of CNG vehicles in India. He highlighted Tata’s commitment to innovation with the introduction of the industry’s first twin-cylinder technology, which optimizes boot space without compromise, along with high-end features and CNG direct start technology.
This launch not only signifies Tata Motors’ dedication to sustainable mobility solutions but also meets the growing demand for automatic transmissions in the CNG segment, offering consumers the best of both worlds.