Tata Motors, a leading automobile manufacturer in India, is taking a remarkable step towards sustainable mobility with its refreshed iCNG portfolio. This exciting lineup includes the much-anticipated Punch iCNG, as well as the upgraded Tiago and Tigor iCNG models.
What makes these vehicles truly stand out is Tata’s pioneering twin-cylinder technology, which has already gained attention with its successful implementation in the Altroz iCNG earlier this year. This groundbreaking approach to compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles is revolutionizing the industry by offering unmatched features, an exceptional driving experience, and, most importantly, no compromise on boot space.
With the launch of these refreshed models, Tata Motors is once again demonstrating its dedication to innovation and meeting the evolving needs of its customers. The iCNG portfolio is redefining the CNG market, providing eco-friendly options without compromising on performance or convenience. As the automotive landscape continues to shift towards sustainability, Tata Motors is leading the charge with its impressive iCNG range, setting new standards for the industry.
Introducing the Punch iCNG: Beyond Expectations
Tata’s all-new Punch iCNG is undoubtedly the star of the refreshed lineup, making waves in the automotive world. Safety takes center stage in its design, built on Tata’s robust ALFA Architecture platform, and securing an impressive 5-Star Global NCAP adult safety rating. With prices ranging from Rs 7.1 lakh to Rs 9.68 lakh (ex-showroom), the Punch iCNG proves to be more affordable than its rival, the Hyundai Exter CNG.
The integration of ultra-high strength steel and a reinforced body structure ensures a sturdy frame, while smart features like a micro-switch for automatic engine shutdown during refueling and thermal incident protection make it a well-thought-out and safe choice.
Tata has thoughtfully catered to a wide range of customers by offering five attractive variants. The ‘Pure’ variant, starting at INR 7,09,900, provides an accessible entry point for CNG-powered mobility. For those seeking a touch of adventure, the ‘Adventure’ variant, priced at INR 7,84,900, combines efficiency with ruggedness. The ‘Adventure Rhythm’ variant, available at INR 8,19,900, adds a stylish and dynamic edge. For a premium experience, the ‘Accomplished’ variant, priced at INR 8,84,900, offers a host of advanced features. Finally, the ‘Accomplished Dazzle S’ variant, at INR 9,67,900, represents the pinnacle of sophistication and luxury.
Tata has also managed to maintain ample boot space by ingeniously placing the twin CNG cylinders beneath the luggage area, all while ensuring rear crash safety with a six-point mounting system for the CNG tanks.
In addition to prioritizing safety, the Punch iCNG offers an array of impressive features. From a voice-assisted electric sunroof to a USB C Type charger, it caters to modern-day convenience. The infotainment system supports Android Auto™ and Apple Carplay™ connectivity, while automatic projector headlamps, LED DRLs, and 16” diamond-cut alloy wheels contribute to its contemporary and stylish design.
Tiago and Tigor iCNG: Power and Versatility
Tata’s commitment to innovation is evident in its Tiago and Tigor iCNG models, which have already garnered praise from consumers. Now equipped with advanced twin-cylinder technology, these versatile offerings allow customers to experience the benefits of CNG power without compromising on space or features.
The Tiago, celebrating its impressive milestone of 5 lakh sales, and the Tigor, known for its unique trio of powertrain options – petrol, electric, and iCNG – continue to impress with their adaptability and efficiency.
The Tiago iCNG variants cater to budget-conscious customers, starting with the base XE CNG model at an attractive price of INR 6,54,900. The lineup gradually expands to higher trim levels like the XM CNG at INR 6,89,900, XT CNG at INR 7,34,900, XZ+ CNG at INR 8,09,900, and XZ+ DT CNG at INR 8,19,900, each offering a range of features and comforts. For those seeking a touch of ruggedness and adventure, the XT NRG CNG variant at INR 7,64,900 and the XZ NRG CNG variant at INR 8,09,900 are excellent choices within the CNG-powered Tiago range.
The Tigor iCNG lineup begins with the XM CNG model, priced at INR 7,79,900, making CNG technology accessible to a broader audience. Moving up, the XZ CNG variant, priced at INR 8,19,900, enhances the driving experience with advanced features and comforts. The XZ+ CNG variant, priced at INR 8,84,900, raises the bar even further, offering a host of premium features. At the pinnacle of the range, the XZ+ LP CNG variant, available for INR 8,94,900, indulges customers with an extra touch of luxury and elegance.
With the Tiago and Tigor iCNG models, Tata continues to redefine the CNG segment, providing eco-friendly options without compromising on style, comfort, or performance. These vehicles exemplify Tata’s dedication to meeting the diverse needs of their customers and leading the way towards a sustainable and innovative automotive future.
Tata Motors’ Green Journey
Tata Motors has made a triumphant entry into the CNG market with its refreshed iCNG portfolio. These vehicles have not only gained popularity among environmentally-conscious consumers but also showcase the brand’s commitment to cutting-edge technology and uncompromising quality. This success is evident in Tata Motors’ significant market share of over 16% in the overall CNG industry, with the Altroz iCNG, featuring the twin-cylinder technology, leading the way in this revolutionary journey.
Mr. Vinay Pant, Head-Marketing, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd., expressed excitement about the launch, stating that building on the success of the Altroz iCNG, they are introducing the twin-cylinder technology in three products – the Tiago, Tigor, and the much-awaited and beloved subcompact SUV, the Tata Punch. The Punch iCNG, eagerly anticipated since its debut at the Auto Expo 2023, promises an unparalleled driving experience. It retains its ample boot space and incorporates high-end feature upgrades, embodying the go-anywhere attitude of an SUV engineered to meet the ever-evolving demands of tech-savvy customers. These discerning buyers seek not only best-in-class features but also environmentally-friendly and economical products. With the introduction of these three models, Tata’s CNG lineup becomes more appealing, holistic, and stronger than ever before.
Tata Motors’ success in the CNG market is a testament to their continuous pursuit of innovation and customer-centric approach. By combining advanced technology, eco-friendliness, and a focus on customer needs, Tata Motors has made a significant impact in the CNG segment, solidifying its position as a leading player in the automotive industry.
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