In a groundbreaking move, Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive manufacturer, has set a new standard in the country’s Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) segment by introducing Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) in its CNG-powered vehicles—the first of its kind in the industry. Today, Tata Motors officially opened bookings for the Tiago and Tigor iCNG AMT models, marking a significant leap in the evolution of CNG-powered cars.
Tata Motors has introduced Twin Cylinder CNG technology, a pioneering approach that optimizes boot space in CNG cars. This innovative step also sees the incorporation of automatic transmission in CNG vehicles, setting a new trend in the automotive market.
This development brings a host of benefits for consumers, combining the fuel efficiency of CNG, the convenience of automatic transmission, and the safety assurance of a proven architectural foundation. Interested customers can now reserve their preferred model by visiting their nearest Tata Motors authorized dealership or by making an online booking with an initial payment of ₹21,000, effective immediately.
The Tiago iCNG AMT will be available in three variants: XTA CNG, XZA+ CNG, and XZA NRG. On the other hand, the Tigor iCNG AMT will offer two variants: XZA CNG and XZA+ CNG.
the iCNG Automatic
Touted as India’s first automatic car delivering petrol-like performance and comfort, the Tiago and Tigor iCNG AMT models boast best-in-class performance and drivability. The vehicles exhibit smooth gear-shifting quality, high restart gradability, and easy creep behavior in traffic and parking scenarios.
The Tata Motors iCNG AMT Intelligence!
The introduction of Twin Cylinder CNG tanks, a first in the industry, showcases smart placement beneath the luggage areas, ensuring ample boot space. A single advanced Electronic Control Unit (ECU) facilitates seamless and jerk-free shifting between petrol and CNG modes, with the added convenience of a direct start in CNG mode, saving fuel during every ignition.
Safety features in the Tiago and Tigor iCNG AMT include a micro switch for turning off the car during refueling, thermal incident protection, safe location of CNG cylinders, advanced materials in the iCNG kit to prevent leakage, and a leak detection feature that switches to petrol mode in case of a gas leak.
Equipped with a powerful 1.2L Revotron Engine, the Tata Motors iCNG AMT cars deliver exceptional performance, thanks to the advanced iCNG technology, offering an unparalleled combination of power and pickup.
In addition to these advancements, Tata Motors has expanded its color palette with the introduction of Tornado Blue in the Tiago, Grassland Beige in Tiago NRG, and Meteor Bronze in the Tigor.
Since their launch, the Tiago and Tigor have achieved significant milestones, embodying Tata Motors’ new design philosophy and setting the stage for future models. With a wide range of multi-powertrain options, appealing design, safety features, rich interiors, and cutting-edge technology, these models have garnered immense popularity among young and dynamic customers.
As of FY24, the CNG industry has experienced a remarkable growth of 40.5% compared to the previous fiscal year, as reported by Vahan. Tata Motors currently boasts the widest CNG portfolio, including Tiago, Tigor, Altroz, and Punch, and is among the top two brands in the CNG market, witnessing a growth of 67.9% in CNG sales in FY24 compared to the previous year.