Tata has been working on CNG car options for very a long period of time, now company’s Nexon and Altroz have been spotted in many cities and districts while testing in CNG option. It seems like the leading car manufacturer is all set to launch its CNG variant of both vehicles in India somewhere around the end of this year or at the start of 2023
Tata is focusing more on its CNG cars at a time when the fuel price in the country increasing with each day passing. Tatas’s upcoming CNG car might increase sales as the demand for CNG cars is growing among the customers. CNG is not only cheap as compared to petrol or diesel but also gives a good mileage as well.
Nexon CNG specs
The upcoming Nexon in CNG option is likely to come with 1.2L Revotron turbo petrol engine, which is expected to feature a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The only drawback for CNG cars is that they have relatively lesser power and torque, as compared to their petrol or diesel-powered counterparts. For example, WagonR, the 1.0-litre engine makes 67 hp / 90 Nm when running on petrol. The numbers drop to 58 hp / 78 Nm when used with CNG
Tata Altroz CNG
Similarly, there are reports that have suggested that Tata Altroz CNG likely to be offered with 1.2L turbo petrol engine coupled to a factory-fitted CNG kit. The turbo petrol engine generates power of around 110bhp and 140Nm of peak torque. Customers might witness a drop in power by 10bhp -15bhp in CNG version.
To note, both the CNG vehicles might not provide good power but they provide a great mileage than their standard petrol counterparts.
Once the car will be out in the market, it will give tough competition to Maruti and Hyundai CNG cars who already have CNG cars available in the market.