Tata Motors is soon going to introduce the CNG version of the Tiago NRG in the Indian market.
The company has released a teaser video of its upcoming Tiago NRG iCNG. The company calls it “India’s first rough road CNG”.
Earlier, the company sold CNG cars with the suffix “i-CNG”. For instance, the automaker already has the Tata Tiago i-CNG and the Tigor i-CNG in the Indian market.
The Tiago hatchback is already available in CNG option, with prices starting from Rs 6.30 lakh to Rs 7.82 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom). Meanwhile, the Tiago NRG is currently priced between Rs 6.42 Lakh to Rs 7.38 Lakh (ex-showroom).
Expect Tiago to offer the NRG ICNG like the regular version of the compact hatchback, at a premium of around Rs 90,000 over the petrol variant. Talking about the engine, the Tiago ICNG gets the same 1.2-litre three-cylinder NA petrol Revotron engine which generates 85 bhp power and 113 Newton meters of torque in petrol mode.
Whereas in CNG mode, it generates 72 bhp and 95 newton meter torque. This is the same engine with the 5-speed manual transmission that will be offered with the upcoming Tiago NRG ICNG. The company claims that the Tiago ICNG NRG gives a mileage of 26.49 km/kg.
The Tiago NRG is a sportier, more rugged version of the Tiago, which gets a host of cosmetic changes such as stylish alloy wheels, plastic cladding, roof rails, 11 mm more ground clearance and colour-specific interior elements. Tata may launch the Tiago NRG ICNG by the end of this month.
Additionally, there will be thermal incident protection. This function shuts off the CNG feed to the engine and allows the gas to escape into the air. Additionally, a sensor is fitted to the petrol cap to prevent the car from starting when the fuel cap is open. Tata’s ICNG cars get the option of CNG start.