Tata Motors will discontinue the Tiago and Tigor diesel because the engine can’t be upgraded to BS6 norms.
As the date of 1st April 2020 inches closer, car manufacturers have started taking the stringent BS6 norms very seriously. The Tata Tiago hatchback and the Tata Tigor sedan will see the discontinuation of their diesel variants once the new norms are in place. The current generation diesel engines cannot be upgraded to meet the BS6 emission norms and so the company has decided to discontinue the diesel variants of the same.
The car manufacturer states that the low demand for the diesel variants will not justify the costs and time involved in developing a new smaller capacity diesel engine. Demand for the petrol variants is higher with 86% of Tiago sales and 85% of Tigor sales coming in from the petrol variants.
The Tata Tiago hatchback and the Tata Tigor sedan come with a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine producing 84 BHP and 114 Nm of torque respectively. The diesel engine which will be discontinued is a 1.05-litre, 3-cylinder unit. Not just Tata, a lot of other automakers will also discontinue small diesel cars.
Tata Tiago Diesel Discontinuation
– The 1.05-litre diesel engine won’t meet BS6 norms
– Tata won’t develop a new diesel engine since costs won’t be justified
– Petrol variants of both cars are fetching more sales
Source – AutocarIndia.com