The Tigor i-CNG appears to be a no-brainer at first look. Particularly when you get one in fully-loaded variations rather than the stripped-down entry-level models offered by Maruti and Hyundai.
Engine and Performance
When switching to CNG mode, the power output drops as predicted. The standard 1.2-liter Revotron three-cylinder petrol engine produces 84bhp/114Nm; but, by pressing a button on the dash, the CNG mode produces 72bhp and 95Nm. For the time being, the CNG version’s only gear choice is a five-speed manual. The ECU has been tuned to allow the Tigor/Tiago to be started in CNG mode right away. There’s no need to wait a few seconds for the conversion from gasoline to CNG to take effect or to rev the engine a little to make the transfer.
Ride and Handling
The rear suspension of the Tigor appears to have been tweaked now that a huge cylinder has taken up permanent residence in the trunk. Over rough and muddy roads, these redesigned suspensions prattle more than normal, but you can hear them more than feeling them. The Tigor CNG handles rutted and uneven terrain like any other Tata should. Despite the extra weight, the ground clearance is still rather excellent at 165mm, so you won’t have to worry about hitting larger speed breakers in this sedan. Meanwhile, the steering is smooth and progressive while turning three complete revolutions lock-to-lock, but it isn’t suitable for quick twisties.
Interior Space and Comfort
The updated MY22 Tigor’s cabin hasn’t altered much. Even with this i-CNG, a CNG button has been added to the center console’s strip of buttons, and a new CNG fuel bar has been added to the all-digital instrument cluster. The cabin has also been given a new dual-color black-beige decor. The modifications come to a stop there. As a result, the Tigor’s cabin remains large and functional. Cloth-draped seats provide enough support, and there is an excellent vision all around. In both the first and second rows, there’s a surprising lot of headroom.
Features and Equipment
Apart from adding i-CNG to the lineup, Tata has also improved Tigor’s variation offering. The pair now has a new top-of-the-line XZ+ trim, which adds a slew of extra goodies to the already lengthy list. Rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights with projectors, a black roof with spoiler, and 15-inch alloy wheels are all included. Aside from that, the Tigor has some unique features, such as a shark fin antenna, tri-arrow grille, LED daytime running lights, a seven-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control, digital instrument cluster, cooled glovebox, auto-fold ORVMs, engine start-stop button, and more.