Available in a price range of Rs 6.10-7.65 lakh (ex-showroom), the Tata Tiago CNG comes with a 1.2-litre engine making 72.4 bhp and 95 Nm
Launched recently, the Tata Tiago CNG has attracted many small car buyers who have been waiting for a low-cost fuel-efficient car with a low running cost due to low price of CNG as compared to petrol. Recently, we posted about how an owner of the new car has managed to beat the ARAI-claimed fuel efficiency of 26.49 km/kg by obtaining almost 33 km/kg. With this, it’s pretty clear that the latest variant of the Tiago is quite fuel efficient but what about its performance? Today, let’s take a look at a video that gives us a performance review of the vehicle with 5 people on board. Not just that, the vlogger even does a 0-100 kmph test of the car with full load.
As you can see in the video, the vlogger starts driving with full load of passengers. He starts from the standstill and shows how the car easily gains momentum without having to accelerate hard. He also clocks speeds in excess of 80 kmph with ease. He also comments that the gearshifts aren’t slick and are on the harder side. Be he makes sure to shower praise on the car’s performance even with 5 adults on board. Next, he decides to conduct a 0-100 kmph acceleration test with 5 passengers in the car. Unfortunately, this test wasn’t conducted properly as the driver shifted early in every gear but in spite of that, the car could touch 100 kmph in around 35 seconds. We feel that this time can be easily brought down by a huge margin with just the driver in the vehicle and gearshifts done properly.
From watching the entire video, it can be made out that the recently launched Tata Tiago CNG doesn’t feel underpowered even when it’s fully loaded. The 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine of the new variant of most affordable Tata car produces a maximum power of 72.40hp at 6,000 RPM along with a peak torque of 95 Nm at 3,500 RPM. The motor comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and it’s said that an AMT version will be launched at a later stage.
Tata Tiago CNG ends up locking horns with a host of cars such as the Maruti WagonR CNG, Maruti S-Presso CNG, Hyundai Santro CNG and even the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios CNG. Along with launching the new variant of the Tiago, the homegrown carmaker has also launch the CNG variant of the Tigor, which comes with similar specifications.