- 1 day ago Suzuki Intruder 250 In The Works — Launch Expected During 2020 Auto Expo
- 1 day ago MG Hector Bookings Unofficially Begin — To Rival The Tata Harrier
- 1 day ago Tata Motors Upgrades Safety Features On The Tiago — Made Of Great, But Safer Now
- 1 day ago Renault Launches Arkana Coupe SUV In Russia — Could Be India Bound
- Movies PICS! Yuva Rajkumar’s Wedding Ritual Graced By Celebs; Shivanna & Appu Dance At Sangeet Ceremony
- News Surat fire: Tyres used as chairs in class, fire tenders were 45 mins away
- Sports French Open: Federer enjoys serene Roland Garros return
- Technology Google Pixel 3 XL price axed by Rs 28,000, now available starting at Rs 54,999
- Education LIC AAO Result 2019: Check Result Date And Other Details
- Lifestyle 5 Papaya Face Masks To Remove Facial Hair
- Finance Manpasand Beverages MD, CFO Arrested In GST Evasion Fraud
- Travel The Bustling City Of Muzaffarnagar In Uttar Pradesh
Tata's 1.05 litre, three-cylinder diesel engines do not meet BS-VI norms and are set to go off the production line on the 31st of March.
According to Autocar India, the Tigor sedan and the Tiago hatchback will be available only in petrol variants starting the 1st of April 2019.
Tata Motors said that the existing engines will not meet BS-VI norms which come into force next month, the demand for diesel variants were dropping and the currently do not justify costs for developing newer engines. An average of 1,114 units of the Tiago diesel, and 360 units of the Tigor diesel variants were sold through April 2018 and January 2019, accounting for 14 percent of overall Tiago and 15 percent of Tigor sales, respectively.
Autocar India spoke with Rajendra Petkar, the Chief Technology Officer of Tata Motors, at the Geneva Motor Show 2019. Petkar said, "Around 80 percent of the demand in this segment is for petrol variants and thus the additional investment required does not make a viable plan".
The BS-VI norms may see a drop in smaller cars with diesel engines, although automakers are likely to continue diesel variants on mid-size sedans and SUVs. The Tata Tigor and the Tiago are powered by the same 1.05-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that cranks out maximum power of 69bhp at 4,000rpm, and 140Nm of torque at 1,800rpm. The turbo-diesel engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
DriveSpark's Thoughts About The Tigor And Tiago Diesel Variants Being Shelved
The are not too many diesel variants of the Tigor and the Tiago on the road. Personally, I've seen more petrol variants on the roads today. Low demand for these three cylinders are pushing them out of production and that could be the reason why Tata Motors may or may not work on a small diesel engine for these models in the future.