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Choice of Convenience | Tata Tiago iCNG AMT Driven

The AMT gearbox-equipped Tiago iCNG is an industry first

For

Convenience, ride, boot space

Against

Refinement, service experience

Interior

Tata’s patented twin-cylinder set up was introduced to the Tiago and Tigor line-up last year itself and this automatic benefits from that set up too. With the two 30-litre tanks under the boot floor, 107 litres of cargo space is liberated. While that might not sound like much, it is good enough for a few soft bags and it’s still better than not having any space at all. And Tata hasn’t forgotten about the spare tyre either. It’s mounted underneath the car and can be lowered by loosening a bolt in the boot floor.

Like it did with the Altroz, Tata is offering the Tiago CNG AMT in multiple trims, including the near top-spec XZ+. This means it barely loses out on any features in comparison to its petrol counterpart (petrol Tiago XZ (O) gets alloys). It packs in a 7-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, a Harman audio system, auto climate control, auto wipers, electrically adjustable and foldable wing mirrors, a rear wiper/washer, a rear parking camera, TPMS and more. Standard safety kit includes dual airbags, ABS with EBD, corner stability control, ISOFIX mounts and rear parking

There’s not much to report in terms of interior changes in comparison to the petrol auto, save for the CNG button in the centre console, the two fuel gauges in the instrument cluster and the revised Tata logo on the steering. The Tiago has a spacious cabin and fit/finish is acceptable for the price. The body-coloured surrounds on the outer AC vents do a good job of sprucing up this black and grey dual-tone cabin theme. 



TopGear Magazine June 2024