Tata Tiago CNG AMT: Top things to know

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Tata is taking a pioneering step in the CNG arena, introducing two-pedal technology to the fight. The company is set to launch CNG AT versions of its Tiago hatchback, NRG hatchback, and Tigor compact sedan by the end of the month. Here’s a comprehensive look at what the car has to offer.

Variants: The Tata Tiago CNG AT will be available in XTA, XZA+, and XZA NRG variants, mirroring their standard AT counterparts. These variants are priced Rs 80,000 higher than their manual (MT) equivalents.

Specifications: Powered by the same 1.2-litre petrol engine that generates 85/113Nm in petrol mode and 72bhp/95Nm in CNG mode. A five-speed manual is standard across the range, while the two-pedal setup features a five-speed AMT.

New Features and Details: The top-spec XZA Plus variant maintains its impressive feature list, including phone mirroring, height adjustment for the driver’s seat, power mirrors and windows, button start, and rain-sensing wipers. Tata has introduced a new colour, Tornado Blue, initially exclusive to the CNG AMT variant but expected to be part of the standard palette later. The Tiago CNG benefits from Tata’s twin-cylinder technology, splitting the CNG tank into two to create additional boot space.

Pricing and Competition: As mentioned earlier, there’s an anticipated Rs 80,000 price increase over the manual CNG variants, similar to the standard petrol models. While the Tiago CNG AMT currently doesn’t have direct competitors, it’s expected that once it gains traction, rivals from Hyundai and Maruti will enter the scene.

Tata’s foray into the CNG automatic segment brings innovation and enhanced features, setting the stage for potential shifts in the industry.