Tata Motors have expanded their CNG line up with the launch of the Indigo emax and Indica emax in addition to the already existing CNG Nano emax. These two variants have currently been launched across 6 states in India including Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Tripura. The emax range basically constitutes vehicles using alternative fuel, offering lower running costs.
Tata Motors claim that CNG is gaining momentum in the Indian car market and as part of its commitment to be a sustainable automotive player, the company has launched two new variants under its CNG portfolio. Tata Motors first showcased its emax range at the HORIZONEXT event in Pune, in June 2013 with a commitment to launch its CNG vehicles in a phased manner.
The Tata Indigo emax is the most fuel-efficient sedan in the country. The Petrol-CNG model is powered by a 1.2-litre engine producing a peak output of 65 HP at 5000 RPM and returning a fuel economy of 24.6 km/kg and an additional range of 230 kms in CNG and 650 kms in petrol (mileage as per ARAI testing conditions). The Indigo emax gets a new F-Shift gearbox and new Duo Float suspension.
The Tata Indica emax returns a fuel economy of 23.7 km/kg and an additional range of 230 kms in CNG and over 600 kms in petrol. The Tata Indigo emax and Tata Indica emax have low carbon footprint of 0.251 g/km and 0.338 g/km respectively. The Indigo emax CNG is priced between Rs. 4.99 lakhs – Rs. 5.27 lakhs while the Indica emax CNG is priced between Rs. 3.99 lakhs – Rs. 4.26 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi).