Tata Tigor iCNG vs Hyundai AURA CNG: A Comparison Explained

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Tata Tigor iCNG vs Hyundai AURA CNG: Tata Motors has launched automatic variants of the Tigor iCNG in India, offering two CNG AMT variants starting at Rs. 8.85 lakh (ex-showroom). This puts it in direct competition with the Hyundai AURA CNG. But which of these entry-level sedans is the better choice: the Tata Tigor or the Hyundai AURA?

Tata Tigor iCNG vs Hyundai AURA CNG

Tata Tigor iCNG vs Hyundai AURA CNG

The sedan segment in India has been facing stiff competition from SUVs, but models like the Hyundai AURA and Tata Tigor have managed to carve out their own niche in both personal and commercial vehicle markets. Let’s take a closer look at these contenders vying for the top spot in the sub-4m sedan category.

Tata Tigor’s Appealing Design

The Tigor iCNG sports Tata’s signature design elements, including sweptback projector headlamps, a sleek grille, auto-folding ORVMs, a coupe-like sloping roofline, wrap-around taillights, and 15-inch dual-tone alloy wheels. Meanwhile, the Hyundai AURA features a sloping roofline, a redesigned black grille with integrated LED DRLs, sweptback projector headlights, ORVMs, 15-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, a shark-fin antenna, and split-type LED taillamps.

Engine Displacement Fuel Type Power Torque Transmission Mileage (ARAI)
Revotron 1.2L iCNG 1199 cc CNG 73.4 PS @ 6000 rpm 105 Nm @ 3500 rpm 5-Speed Manual 26.49 km/kg

Comparison with Tata Tigor iCNG:

Specification Tata Tigor iCNG Hyundai Aura CNG
Engine Displacement 1199 cc 1197 cc
Max Power (CNG) 73.4 PS 50.5 PS
Max Torque (CNG) 105 Nm 95.2 Nm
Mileage (ARAI) (CNG) 26.49 km/kg 22 km/kg

While the Tigor iCNG offers slightly more power and torque on CNG, the Aura CNG delivers better fuel efficiency. Both cars offer comparable engine displacement and similar transmission options. Ultimately, the choice between these two models may depend on your individual priorities for power, fuel efficiency, and other factors like features and pricing.

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Hyundai AURA’s Upscale Interior

Inside, the Tigor iCNG offers a spacious five-seater cabin with premium upholstery, automatic climate control, ambient lighting, a fully digital instrument cluster, a 7.0-inch infotainment system, dual airbags, ESC, ABS, and EBD. On the other hand, the AURA CNG boasts a sporty five-seater cabin with a dual-tone dashboard, premium upholstery, keyless entry, automatic climate control, a wireless charger, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment console, and six airbags, ABS, and ESC.

Specification Details
Engine Kappa 1.2L Bi-fuel (Petrol + CNG)
Displacement 1197 cc
Number of Cylinders 4
Max Power (Petrol) 61kW (83 PS) @ 6000 rpm
Max Power (CNG) 50.5 kW (69 PS) @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque (Petrol) 114 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Max Torque (CNG) 95.2 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual
Mileage (ARAI) 16.8 kmpl (Petrol)
Mileage (ARAI) 22 km/kg (CNG)

Powertrain Performance

Under the hood, the Tata Tigor iCNG is equipped with a 1.2-liter inline-triple engine producing 73hp of power and 95Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the Hyundai AURA comes with a 1.2-liter Kappa inline-four engine generating 68hp of power and 95.2Nm of torque in its CNG variant. Both sedans offer the choice of either a five-speed manual or AMT gearbox.

Car Engine Displacement Fuel Type Power Torque Transmission Mileage (ARAI)
Tata Tigor iCNG Revotron 1.2L iCNG 1199 cc CNG 73.4 PS @ 6000 rpm 105 Nm @ 3500 rpm 5-Speed Manual 26.49 km/kg
Maruti Suzuki WagonR CNG K10B 1048 cc CNG 58.5 PS @ 5500 rpm 78 Nm @ 3500 rpm 5-Speed Manual 34.05 km/kg
Hyundai Aura CNG Kappa 1.2L 1197 cc CNG 68.5 PS @ 6000 rpm 95 Nm @ 4000 rpm 5-Speed Manual 28.45 km/kg
Renault Triber CNG Energy 1.0L 999 cc CNG 64 PS @ 6250 rpm 82 Nm @ 3500 rpm 5-Speed Manual 26.12 km/kg

Making the Choice

The Tata Tigor iCNG is priced between Rs. 8.85 lakh and Rs. 9.55 lakh, while the Hyundai AURA CNG ranges from Rs. 8.31 lakh to Rs. 9.05 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom). Considering its attractive design and more powerful CNG powertrain, we believe the Tigor iCNG is the better option for buyers in India.

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