Tata Tiago CNG vs Rivals: Price, Specifications and Comparison

Via: Autocar India 

Our favourite India carmaker, Tata Motors, has just re-entered the passenger automobile CNG space in the market with the launch of the Tata Tiago. The carmaker has named its offspring as Tiago ICNG. The five-seater hatchback is at INR. 6.10 lakh. The carmaker has introduced four variants for buyers to choose from.

The Tata Tiago ICNG will compete with other budgeted hatchbacks in the segments such as the Hyundai Santro CNG, Maruti Suzuki Wagon R CNG, and the newly launched Maruti Suzuki Celerio CNG. How does the new Tata Tiago ICNG compete with its rivals? Read on to find out.

Tiago CNGCelerio CNGSantro CNGWagon R CNG
Tyre size14-inch14-inch14-inch13-inch
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Being budgeted hatchbacks, all variants mentioned measure comfortably, measuring under 4 meters in length. The Tata Tiago is the longest in contrast to its competitors measuring 3,765mm and measures the widest when compared to its rivals, numerical being 1,677mm. However, the boot space shortens to just 80 litres, down from 242 litres of the Tiago petrol model due to the CNG tank. 

The all-new Maruti Suzuki Celerio steals second place in context to overall width and length. Still, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio has the beat of the wheelbase, which measures the largest here. 

All credits to the tall-boy stance, the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R measures the tallest here with 1,675. It also shares the same wheelbase as the Maruti Suzuki Celerio measuring 2,435mm. 


The Hyundai Santro is the smallest parcel here, going through the overall dimensions. The Hyundai Santro grabs second place in terms of height. It has the same wheelbase of 2,400mm. 

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In context to wheel sizes, all rivals mentioned here, barring the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R, run on 14-inch tyres and wheels. 

Tata Tiago CNG vs Competitors: gearbox and Engine

Gearbox and Engine
Tiago CNGCelerio CNGSantro CNGWagon R CNG
Type3 cyls, NA3 cyls, NA4 cyls, NA3 cyls, NA
Displacement1199cc998cc1086cc 998cc
Gearbox5-speed MT5-speed MT5-speed MT5-speed MT
Fuel economy (ARAI)26.49km/kg35.60km/kg30.48km/kg32.52km/kg

When we discuss Engine, all vehicles mentioned can have a three-cylinder, naturally aspirated Engine except Hyundai Santro, which gets installed with a four-pot motor. The Tata Tiago CNG’s Engine has the highest Displacement, at 1.2 litres, capable of producing 73 hp of maximum power and a peak torque of 95 Nm. Interestingly, the Tata Tiago ICNG can be started directly on CNG mode, a feature not offered by any of its competitors. 

Meanwhile, The Hyundai Santro grabs second place in output and Displacement. Two Maruti Suzuki variants are closely matched for production. The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is more potent, generating maximum power of 59 hp and a peak torque of 82 Nm. A five-speed manual gearbox only accompanies all vehicles listed in this comparison.

Via: Autocar India

There is no surprising fact that the two Maruti Suzuki variants in this comparison boast of the highest fuel economy numerical. The newly introduced Maruti Suzuki Celerio CNG leads the way, delivering 35.60 km/kg, while the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R has a mileage of 32.52km/kg. The Hyundai Santro is not far behind, with an official Fuel economy numerical of 30.48 km/kg. The Tata Tiago CNG bags the last place with a Mileage of 26.49 km/kg, while comparatively less than its competitors. However, what the Tata Tiago loses in fuel economy is made up for by offering the largest Engine with the most output here. 

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Tata Tiago CNG vs Competitors: ex-showroom price. 

Tiago CNGCelerio CNGSantro CNGWagon R CNG
Price rangeINR. 6.10 lakhs – 7.53 lakhsINR. 6.58 lakhsINR. 6.10lakhs lakhs – 6.38 lakhsINR. 6.13 lakhs – 6.19 lakhs

Tata Tiago holds a price tag of INR. 6.10 lakhs for the base XE trim, shooting up to INR. 7.53 lakhs for the top model known as the XZ+ trim. Tata’s initiating price is similar to the Hyundai Santro CNG and INR. 3,000 cheaper as compared to the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R CNG. At the top-spec, the Tiago CNG is pricier by more than a lakh compared to its closest competitor, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio CNG. Unlike the others, the Tiago CNG is the only one delivered in 4 trims. The trims are the top model XZ+. Therefore, buyers won’t have to compromise on features when looking for a CNG variant over other variants. Overall, the Tata Tiago CNG comes with a pretty competitive price. It is worth mentioning that the price is introductory and will increase shortly.


There we have it. That’s how the Tata Tiago ICNG competes with its competitors on the spec sheet. But the essential question that pops up is, how do they fare in the real world? Only a detailed, on-road comparison and inspection will tell us that. For more automobile content coverage, stay tuned to Auto Tech Portal.

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