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Over the years automobiles have gained a foul reputation for destroying the environment. As more and more automobiles ply the roads, it’s our moral responsibility to maintain pollution levels to a minimum. To help you with this, we have compiled some environmentally conscious choices that you can adopt to reduce your carbon footprint as a new car owner. Tip 1: Old Vehicle Scrapping Old vehicles are some of the biggest contributors to increased tailpipe emissions. Key reasons include improper maintenance and the use of low-quality fuel. To kerb this issue the government has come up with attractive schemes that offer incentives to customers who scrap their vehicles (Diesel- more than 10 years/ Petrol- more than 15 years). So, if you are planning to buy a new car, then scrapping an old car can save you a lot of money. But if your vehicle is less than 10 years old, then a PUC test once a year is mandatory to evaluate the health and life of vehicles in the long run. Tip 2: Switch to Alternative Fuel Sources The best way to be eco-friendly is by adopting more fuel-efficient vehicles for our commutes. Two of the most popular eco-friendly and efficient fuel sources are CNG and electric. While there was concern about electric vehicles offering limited range and CNGs offering no boot space, the new breed of vehicles launched in 2023 has changed this narrative. Take for example the new MG Comet EV, measuring just under 3.0 metres, this new EV is the solution for all our urban mobility problems. It’s easy to park, there is zero tailpipe emission, and its 17.3 kWh battery offers a comfortable range of 230 km/ full charge. On the other hand, Tata Motors has trumped the boot space issue with its twin-cylinder CNG technology on the Altroz, making CNGs the best option over nasty polluting diesel engines. Both these models stand as a testament to the fact that alternative fuel sources are the best choice for the future. Read Also: Things to Consider Before Buying an Electric Car Tip 3: Periodic Maintenance of Vehicle Another important tip for anyone who plans to keep their vehicle in the best shape for a long time is to get the vehicle checked periodically. Maintaining a proper service schedule will not only help save money but also protect the environment in the long run. A well-maintained car is any day better than a neglected old car as it offers better fuel efficiency and a smooth driving experience. Get some tips on how to maintain your car. While the above-mentioned tips demand major changes to lifestyle, here are some other minor changes that one can do to be more environmentally conscious: • Turn off the engine at a long red light • Most cars in 2023 (BS6 Phase II) are E20 fuel complaint making them efficient and eco-friendly when compared to regular ICE models • Reduce the frequency of car wash and switch to eco-friendly methods of waterless car wash to save millions of litres of water every year So, this ‘Environmental Day’ take a pledge with us to protect mother nature by adopting more eco-friendly choices. Read Also: Most Anticipated Upcoming Electric Cars Under 10 Lakh
Tata Motor Limited is an Indian multinational automaker, headquartered in Mumbai, India. The company is well known for making passenger cars, vans, trucks, buses, and coaches. Founded in 1945, as a locomotive manufacturer, the company was formerly known as TELCO (Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company). Over the years, Tata Motors collaborated with international companies and also produced a wide range of vehicles for Indian customers. In addition, the company is planning to expand its EV portfolio in the coming years. Here is an overview of the journey of Tata cars and its future plans: Tata Motors Origin As a part of Tata Group, the company entered the commercial vehicle space in 1954 after establishing a joint venture with Daimler-Benz of Germany. After making its impression on the commercial vehicle sector in India, Tata Motors stepped into the passenger vehicle sector in 1998 by launching the Tata Mobile (a mid-size pickup truck) followed by Tata Sierra in 1991. The company subsequently launched the Tata Estate (a station wagon) in 1992, Tata Sumo (a 5-door SUV) in 1994, and Tata Safari (a mid-size SUV) in 1988. In the year 1998, Tata launched its first fully indigenous passenger car, Indica, for the Indian customer. Its powerful engine, excellent fuel economy, and marketing strategy made Tata Indica one of the best-selling cars in the history of the Indian automobile industry. Later, an improved version, Indica V2 also became the mass favourite. The company successfully exported a large number of cars to South Africa as well. Indica played a vital role to lead the success of Tata Motors and then Tata Nano in 2008 as the most affordable car in the world. International Collaboration In 2004, Tata Motors acquired the Daewoo Commercial Vehicles company which was a South Korean truck maker. The company also has been the parent company of Jaguar Land Rover since the company started the acquisition of Land Rover and Jaguar Cars from Ford in 2008. Tata Motors also has a construction-equipment manufacturing joint venture with Hitachi (a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation) as Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery. Popular Models As of January 2023, Tata Motors was the third largest automaker with a sales figure of 47,990 units. Compared to the previous year's report of 40,778 units sold, the company grew by 18 percent this year for the period. Tata Nexon SUV led to success for the company as it secured 15,567 units in January 2023. In comparison to the last year’s sales numbers, during the same month, it marked only 11,816 units. This indicates that the sales grew by 13 percent for Nexon. Tata Punch made its position second by marking a 20 percent increase in sales growth. In January 2023, the company registered 12,006 units for Punch, up from 10,027 units in January 2022. Tiago came in third by hitting 74 percent sales; as it stood at 9,032 units while last year it could only secure 5,195 unit sales. Current Model Line-up Tata Motors offers a wide range of vehicles in India that belong to different categories. It includes SUVs, hatchbacks, compact SUVs, and compact sedans. In addition, the brand provides cars from cheaper to expensive price ranges. Tata Tiago is considered the cheapest model with a starting price of Rs 6.17 lakh (ex-showroom) while Tata Safari is the most expensive model in the brand's portfolio having a starting price tag of Rs 18.86 lakh (ex-showroom). Apart from this, the company has also lined up its upcomings models including facelifts and electric vehicles. Tata Safari Facelift, Harrier Facelift, Nexon, Punch, Harrier EV, Curvv EV Concept, Altroz, Curvv ICE, Nexon Facelift, and Altroz EV are likely to be launched in coming years. Future Prospects for EV Production Tata Motors has already cemented itself as the largest vehicle manufacturer in India by making an early move. It is also said that with the Tiago EV, the company is likely to attain an annualized pace of 1 lakh unit sales by 2024. As for future prospects, the company is now aiming to increase its EV penetration by facilitating a more extensive charging network for customers. To accomplish this task, the manufacturer has built 4,000 charging stations. In addition, the network is likely to reach 10,000 stations in the next few months. Read Also: Why Tata Cars are a Great Choice for First-Time Car Buyers
Indian auto giant Tata Motors has introduced a single-pane electric sunroof with the recently launched Altroz CNG. Now in a new announcement, the brand has extended the new feature to all of the hatchback’s powertrain options. The Altroz becomes the second hatchback in India to get a sunroof. It also becomes the most affordable sunroof-equipped car in India, with prices starting from Rs 7.90 lakh (ex-showroom). Tata Altroz: Sunroof Across The Range The Tata Altroz gets a sunroof from the XM+ mid-spec trim. In total, the feature is available in 16 variants across the petrol, turbo-petrol, diesel, and CNG powertrain options. In comparison to the regular models, the sunroof-equipped versions are around Rs 45,000 more expensive. Read Also: Tata Nexon Facelift Interior Details Emerge Tata Altroz: Gets Added Features With the launch of the CNG model, the automaker also introduced wireless charging, leatherette upholstery and an air purifier on the Altroz. The features are now also available on all other powertrain options but only offered on the top-of-the-line XZ+(S) and XZ+O(S) trims only. Tata Altroz: New Variants Added The Altroz now gets an even longer variant list with the addition of 13 new ones across petrol and diesel models. XM Plus (S) Rs 7.9 lakh XMA Plus (S) Rs 9.0 lakh XZ Plus (S) Rs 9.04 lakh XZ Plus (S) Dark Rs 9.44 lakh XZ Plus (O-S) Rs 9.56 lakh XZA Plus (S) Rs 10.00 lakh XZA Plus (S) Dark Rs 10.24 lakh XZA Plus (O-S) Rs 10.56 lakh XZ Plus i-Turbo (S) Rs 9.64 lakh XZ Plus i-Turbo (S) Dark Rs 10.00 lakh XM Plus (S) Diesel Rs 9.25 lakh XZ Plus (S) Diesel Rs 10.39 lakh XZ Plus (S) Dark Rs 10.74 lakh Tata Altroz: Powertrain Details Tata offers the Altroz with multiple powertrain choices. Petrol options include a 1.2-litre N/A motor making 87 bhp with 113 Nm of peak torque or a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol motor that pumps out 110 bhp and 140 Nm of max torque. The diesel engine is a 1.5-litre unit that is rated for 90 bhp and 200 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed DCT automatic (petrol only) gearbox. The Altroz’s CNG variants are powered by a 1.2-litre engine that makes 73 bhp with 103 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Tata Altroz: Pricing and Rivals Prices for the Tata Altroz now range from Rs 6.60 lakh (ex-showroom) - Rs 10.74 lakh (ex-showroom). The premium hatchback competes against the likes of the Maruti Baleno, Hyundai i20 and Toyota Glanza. Read Also: Upcoming Car Launches in June 2023
Indian auto giant Tata Motors is slated to introduce the facelifted Nexon in India this year. Ahead of its launch, the brand has been testing the new SUV in our conditions for a while now. While the Nexon facelift has already been spied before, the latest spy shots give us a clear look into the upcoming model’s interior. Read Also: Toyota Vellfire Leaked on Production Line Tata Nexon Facelift: Interior Design and Features According to the new spy images, the upcoming SUV will get a flat-bottomed steering wheel and fully digital instrument cluster like the one seen on the recently unveiled Harrier EV concept. The steering also gets an illuminated Tata logo and new paddle shifters, a first for a Tata vehicle. The spy shots also show the Nexon facelift’s gear level with park mode, indicating that it could get a new DCT automatic gearbox instead of the current AMT. In terms of features, the biggest change in the Nexon facelift is the new 10.25-inch infotainment system. Showcased at the Auto Expo, the new screen is already doing duty on the Nexon EV Max, the Harrier and Safari Red Dark Editions. Just below the screen, you will also notice new touch-operated climate controls that have replaced the physical controls. Tata Nexon Facelift: Launch, Pricing, and Rivals Tata Motors is expected to launch the new Nexon in India around August 2023. Since it will receive a comprehensive update, the facelifted SUV will likely receive a major price hike as well. Currently, the Nexon is priced between Rs 7.80 lakh (ex-showroom) - Rs 14.50 lakh (ex-showroom). Upon launch, the Nexon will rival the likes of the Maruti Brezza, Kia Sonet, and Hyundai Venue. Read Also: Mahindra Thar Launch Pushed to Early 2024
The upcoming Tata Punch i-CNG is expected to be priced between Rs 7 lakh to Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom) in India.
The upcoming Tata Punch i-CNG is expected to go on sale by April 2023.
The upcoming Tata Punch i-CNG is likely to carry the same 1.2-litre petrol engine that delivers a power output of 85 bhp with 113 Nm of peak torque in petrol trim while for the CNG variant, it should be able produce 72 bhp and 95 Nm torque. Additionally, the transmission on offer would be the standard 5-speed manual gearbox.
The upcoming Tata Punch i-CNG does not have any direct competitor for now.