Indian automobile major, Tata Motors launched Altroz iCNG on Monday.
This is their third offering in the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) lineup of models. The first two being, Tiago and Tigor.
As per reports, the Altroz iCNG is equipped with India’s first twin-cylinder CNG technology at an introductory price of INR 7.55 lakhs (All-India, Ex-Showroom).
It comes equipped with features such as Voice-assisted Electric Sunroof, Wireless charger and Air purifier.
The 1.2L Revotron engine coupled with the iCNG Technology delivers power of 73.5 PS @6000 rpm and torque of 103 Nm @ 3500 rpm.
Commenting on the launch, Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd. and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd., said: “Customers are increasingly choosing alternate fuel options with the intent of economical as well as eco-friendly drive. CNG as a fuel with its wide availability and accessibility has gained lot of acceptance.”
“However, opting for a CNG meant compromising on aspirational features and to give up boot space significantly. In January 2022, we addressed the first compromise by launching the advanced iCNG technology in Tiago and Tigor, offering superior performance and top-end features. Today, we are delighted to launch the Altroz iCNG, an industry-first offering that will redefine the CNG market by addressing the major concern on boot space,” Chandra added.
As far as the safety features are concerned, the Altroz iCNG comes with features like a micro-switch to keep the car switched off at the time of refueling and thermal incident protection which cuts off CNG supply to the engine and releases gas into the atmosphere as a measure of safety.
As per a Tata motors statement, “The twin cylinders located below the luggage area offer the safest solution as the valves and pipes are protected under the load floor minimizing the risk of potential damage. Additionally the enhanced rear body structure and 6 point mounting system for the CNG tanks provide additional rear crash safety for the Altroz iCNG.”
Prices of the variants mentioned below:
Tata Altroz iCNG XE- 755400
Tata Altroz iCNG XM+ - 840400
Tata Altroz iCNG XM+ (S)- 884900
Tata Altroz iCNG XZ- 952900
Tata Altroz iCNG XZ+ (S)-1002990
Tata Altroz iCNG XZ+O (S)-1054990