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Tata Punch and Altroz Get CNG Powertrain

  • Tata Motors now has four CNG models in its lineup.
  • Both are powered by the same 1.2-litre petrol engine as the Tiago CNG.
  • They benefit from the brand’s new dual-cylinder CNG tank setup.
  • Launch expected in coming months.

Expanding its CNG products lineup, Tata Motors has revealed the cleaner fuel alternatives of the Punch and Altroz at the Auto Expo 2023. Their prices are expected to be revealed in the coming months.

Tata has offered the Punch and Altroz CNG with the 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine that’s good for 73PS and 95Nm when running on the CNG mode. It gets 5-speed manual transmission as standard. However, what’s interesting is that the brand has equipped these models with its dual-cylinder setup of two 30-litres tanks. This will help in creating more boot space compared to other CNG models.

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Speaking of the features, both the Punch and Altroz CNG are well-loaded, with highlights including a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, auto AC, steering-mounted audio controls, semi-digital instrument cluster, push-button start, dual-airbags, rear parking camera and more. Features like an electric sunroof, automatic projector headlamps, mood lighting and rain-sensing wipers are exclusive in the Altroz CNG over the Punch.

Expect the CNG variants of the Tata Punch and Altroz to bear a price premium of around Rs 90,000 over their corresponding petrol-only variants. For reference, Tata currently retails the manual variants of the Punch from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 8.77 lakh, whereas the NA petrol-manual variants of the Altroz range between Rs 6.35 – 8.80 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom).