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Tata Altroz iCNG has been launched and now comes equipped with India’s first twin-cylinder CNG technology that offers more boot space and comes at an introductory price of Rs 7.55 lakh (ex-showroom).

After the success of their iCNG in the Tiago and Tigor, Tata Motors have now launched the Altroz iCNG with the twin-cylinder CNG technology. The car also features a voice-assisted electric sunroof, wireless charging and air purifier among others.

The Altroz is built on Tata Motors’ ALFA (Agile, Light, Flexible and Advanced) architecture platform, known for its safety, having received the five-star Global NCAP adult occupant safety rating. The safety in Altroz iCNG is further enhanced with features like a micro-switch to keep the car switched off at the time of refueling and a thermal incident protection feature that cuts off the CNG supply to the engine and releases the gas into the atmosphere as a measure of safety.

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 six-point mounting system for the CNG tanks provide additional rear crash safety for the Altroz iCNG. Moreover, the placement of the twin cylinders under the luggage areas ensures boot space similar to that in combustion cars. The Altroz iCNG comes with an advanced single ECU and features a ‘direct start’ in CNG mode. The single ECU ensures an effortless and jerk-free shift between the petrol and CNG modes. The direct start in CNG mode also eliminates the hassle of switching modes, through which customers will be able to save fuel every time they start the car.

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 which will redefine the CNG market by addressing the major concern on boot space.

The Altroz iCNG is a testament to our deep understanding of the customer’s need and our engineering prowess. With the breakthrough of the twin-cylinder CNG technology and advance features we are expecting more personal segment buyers to strongly consider this option. Our multi-powertrain strategy in the Altroz portfolio today offers petrol, diesel, iturbo and iCNG, providing an array of options for the customers to choose from. The Altroz iCNG will bolster our expansive New Forever range and continue to sustain our growth momentum in passenger cars.”

The Altroz iCNG is offered across six variants, XE, XM+, XM+(S), XZ, XZ+(S)and XZ+O(S), and is available in four colour options, Opera Blue, Downtown Red, Arcade Grey and Avenue White. It also reduces the total cost of ownership further with three years/1,00,000 km as standard warranty.

The BS6-II Revotron petrol models have also been updated and now put out slightly higher figures of 88 hp at 6,000 rpm and 115 Nm at 3,250 rpm. On CNG, the figures drop to 73.5 hp and 103 Nm, the latter peaking at 3,500 rpm.

Story: Alshin Thomas

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