Hyundai unveiled the Aura compact sedan in India in early 2020, with both petrol and diesel engines. In addition, Aura’s lower-spec S model included a CNG option. With the recent arrival of the Tata Tigor i-CNG in the country, the rivalry has heated up even more. Unlike the Aura, the Tigor’s top-spec XZ and XZ+ models come with a CNG option.
Learn more about the key differences between the Tata Tigor CNG and the Hyundai Aura CNG in the sections below.
The Tata Tigor CNG does not differ significantly from the ICE variant in terms of appearance. Tata Motors also added a new set of amenities to the top-spec XZ+ model at the time of debut, including an optional infinity black roof, rain-sensing wipers, auto headlights, and 14-inch Hyperstyle alloys. The top-spec model is also available in the new Magnetic Red colour choice, in addition to current colour options such as Daytona Grey, Opal White, Arizona Blue, and Pure Silver.
The Hyundai Aura has a conventional family look with a premium satin silver radiator grille surround and twin boomerang daytime running lights. The CNG version comes with 14-inch steel wheels and a full wheel cover, as it is based on a lower-spec variation. The dynamic bumper design and unusual Z-shaped LED tail lighting design with a three-dimensional outer lens to accentuate the rear appearance. The trunk lid’s chrome strip adds to its sleek appearance.
The best-in-class The Tata Tigor CNG features a premium dual-tone black and beige theme with chrome inside door handles on the front and rear, colour-coordinated AC vents (only available in Arizona Blue and Magnetic Red colour options), a Harman seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, premium knitted roof liner, fabric-lined rear door armrest, and more.
The interior of the Hyundai Aura is based on the Grand i10 Nios. Adjustable rear seat headrests, rear centre armrest with cup holder, driver seat height adjustment, electrically adjustable ORVMs, and a 2-DIN integrated audio system with steering mounted controls for Bluetooth and music are included in the CNG version of the Aura.
The existing 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine in the Tata Tigor i-CNG produces 72bhp at 6,000rpm and 95Nm of torque at 3,500rpm. In the CNG version, only a five-speed manual transmission is available. Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, corner stability control, front fog lamps, reverse parking sensors, speed alerts, and other safety features will be included in the car.
A 1.2-litre petrol engine produces 68bhp at 6,000rpm and 95.2Nm of torque at 4,000rpm in the Hyundai Aura CNG. This engine is combined with a five-speed manual transmission. The Aura has ABS with EBD, ISOFIX, headlamp escort function, two front airbags, rear parking sensors, day and night IRVM, and other safety features.
The prices of the Tata Tigor XZ and Hyundai Aura S versions are nearly identical. In terms of performance, the Tigor CNG comes out on top. In addition, the Tigor’s top-spec XZ+ model comes with a CNG option. However, the Hyundai Aura is likewise well-equipped for its class. Customers can choose between these two models based on their personal preferences “as read and reported by www.carwale.com”.