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  3. Thursday, July 22 2021
Hi Sir,

My name is Revanth and I stay in Hyderabad. I am from middle class family and planning to purchase new car under 8.5 lakhs budget. I am a beginner (quick learner as I am passionate about car driving) and don't have much experience in car driving at busy traffic. My height is 5' 5" and my age is 30.
Considering these factors, I have done basic analysis from my end and came up with two options that can satisfy my needs. They are
1) Hyundai Aura S CNG
2) Tata Altroz XT petrol

Considering the current petrol rates I have chosen Hyundai Aura CNG, but I am concerned about engine (they are not using Kappa engine) and safety of the car. I have chosen Altroz because of 5 star rating in terms of safety and decent mileage in the city.

Please let me know the best option I can choose. My requirements are good mileage, safety, maintenance of the car because I have to travel 20-30 km a day.

Following are my questions:
1) Are CNG cars reliable?
2) What is the resale market of CNG cars after 5 years?
3) Just came to know that Tata is launching thier first CNG cars in Tiago and Tigor. Can I rely on their upcoming CNG cars?

Thanks,
Revanth.
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Hi Revanth,

There's absolutely no doubt that CNG Cars have biggest attraction of lower running cost
With Commercial CNG available at Rs 70 /kg approx - expect running cost to be just at Rs 3.5 per Km (basis 20 km/kg mileage in city condtions)
As against Aura - Altroz Petrol if delivers say 13 Kmpl Mileage too means running cost fo more than Rs 7.5 per Km

That straight away makes a worthy savings of Rs 4 per Km and with 750 KMs a month (basis average usage specified of 20 to 30 Kms a day) - this all ends up with considerable fuel cost savings of Rs 3000 a month making to good Rs 36000 a year

Be assured that
1. Factory fitted CNG Kits as used by Hyundai with CEV Sequential kit having dual independent ECU are very much reliable
2. Considering rising petrol prices which will increase further in future - CNG Cars are best bet for anyone whos having average monthly running of 600 to 1000 Kms
3. Been Tata Motors would be for the first time introducing in CNG Cars in Private vehicle segment and Hyundai on to it for more than 5 yrs with Factory fitted CNG Kit with fact of Hyundai reliability, after sales service - Hyundai has a definite edge in it

Having said same
Some important aspect for Aura CNG
> Its not a car from enthusiast perspective. Light Steering,
> 2 Star Safety rated one (been Nios scored in 2 Star in Crash test, presuming same for Aura)
> Suspension dynamics however are pretty well sorted

Also, disclaimer fact about Aura CNG:- there is a fine disclaimer warranty clause It states that
> CNG Parts warranty would be provided by CEV (CEV is what who provides sequential CNG Kit to Hyundai India at Manufacturer Level)
> Car Warranty would be provided and honored by Hyundai

HMIL does not have any obligations including warranty obligations nor is directly or indirectly liable for any defect in the CNG Parts installed in Hyundai Grand i10 Nios / Aura car.

So depends
> If you seek a car for city usage
> Lower running cost
> Hyundai is more proven in reliability (despite that disclaimer clause)

You will love in Hyundai Aura CNG - a great pick.


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Thank you sir for letting me know that warranty of CNG kit is not part of HMIL.
Could you please let me know about the Bi-Fuel engine that is used in Hyundai Aura. I believe this is the first time Hyundai is using this engine and no other vehicle is having it. Also, could you please tell me about dual independent ECU which you mentioned in the first point.

Besides Aura, can you please tell me about engine performance (nvh), steering response and suspension details of Altroz vehicle. Is it worth buying for long term use? If I use eco drive mode in city, would I get around 15km/ltr mileage? I am stuck with safety and mileage.
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Hi Revanth ji,

1. Bi-Fuel is nothing means engine can run on both Petrol and CNG
Its the same 1.2 Litre Kappa Engine as what used in Grand i10 Nios and I20 too

2. Dual Independent ECU means one ECU for Car and CNG Kit has separate ECU which delivers optimal gas outflow so as to deliver best performance

3. Altroz is an excellent choice from Handling - means steering feedback coupled with good suspension
Car feels pretty well stable on highway, cornering

However - due to higher kerb weight
> Petrol Engine performance feels medicore basis other cars in segment
> Engine NVH levels felt on higher side
> Eco Mode will further dull in car and to our view should only be used on highway when cruising with relaxed drive. Else - city mode should be the one to be default use. If you use Eco mode in city condition - will find performance to be further impacted due to it and we wont recommend using Eco mode in city drive.

Hope should help !!
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Hi sir,

Thank you for sharing the information.

Does Aura CNG have this dual independent ECU installed? Can I go with Aura CNG if my average monthly usage is around 500 km?

I am a beginner in car driving and looking for suitable car to drive in highways and city roads. I am not looking at high speed. My requirements are decent mileage, safety and good pickup in city traffic. What would you recommend for me?


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Hi,

Yes indeed Aura CNG comes with DEDST which is what Dual ECU Dynamic Sequential Technology,
Certainly with 500 Kms monthly running, if you will get 13 Kmpl in Aura Petrol, then in CNG can attain in 19 to 20 Km/Kg
Implies Rs 2000 a month saving translating to Rs 24,000 a year. Makes a pretty well sensible choice as breakeven in between Petrol & CNG will be what attain in 3 yrs

Be assured of Hyundai Aura CNG. Its go green and CNG as fitted in 1.2 Litre engine is reasonable satisfactory in performance too
Hope should help !!
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Hi Sir,

Thank you for sharing valuable information on the selected cars. It was really helpful. But now I changed my mind and switched to AMT/ automatic cars because of the heavy traffic in city and my usage will be mostly in the city (70% city and 30% highway). Could you please suggest few cars under my budget with good mileage.

I found Maruthi Suzuki Dzire VXI AMT suitable for my budget. I would like to hear from you regarding my choice and also please suggest some best cars either AMT/ fully automatic with in my budget. Requirements are good suspension, mileage and safety.
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Dear Revanth,

Thats a separate question been requirement revised and not related to original one,
We make all effort with research based answer to assist in consumers.

Somehow premium support enables 1 question with follow up queries related to same.

Still as an exception - Been requirement changed to AMT Car with
> Good Suspension
> Mileage
> Build

Recommend to explore in Tata Tigor XZA Plus AMT Top of line model which post discounts will fall in your budget and a reasonable impressive pack. Do note that prices of car range set to revised again in August'21
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