Indica, Indigo may come with factory-fitted CNG kits

Published On June 27, 2009 By at Gaadi

Tata Motors is looking at the choice of releasing Indica and Indigo with the factory-fitted CNG kits.


Presently, with the after-sales fitment of gas kits, the company is providing CNG version of these models. In a period of six months, the factory-fitted CNG Indica and Indigo will be launched if all the actions move with the plan.


Mr S. Krishnan, Vice-President, Passenger Car Business Unit, Tata Motors said that the company is planning CNG choices for the Indica and Indigo with factory-fitted kits. Three years back the company was creating them but at that time period it was not a feasible choice. And the company will start it once more.


Italian supplier, BRC has provided the after-sales retrofitted gas kits for the CNG versions of the Indica and Indigo. Adding, in every month closely 350 units (of these cars) are sold. However, the Indica Xeta’s LPG version is put up for sale with factory-fitted gas kits and for a month on an average is goes 400 units.


Mr Rajeev Kapoor, CEO, Fiat India Automobile said that the eventually CNG is going to be a fuel for the majority of the commercial applications and with Fiat the technology is available.


As the domestic supplies are guaranteed, CNG is being alleged by car producers as a feasible choice.


In the month of December, Tata Motors will be producing its novel vehicle from the Tata-Fiat plant at Ranjangaon which is a new sedan project. The car would be on the Vista platform on which the new generation Indica has been created, said Mr Krishnan.