CNG – the green fuel that everyone is looking forward to nowadays. Blame the increasing petrol/diesel prices or the increasing pollution, switching to CNG or EV is the only solution we have as of now. While it can be really costly to convert your car into an EV, you can convert it to CNG by spending a very nominal amount. For manual car owners its smooth but what if you want to install CNG in an automatic car? Is it really worth it? Let’s find out!
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In today’s featured, we are going to have a look at one of the most asked questions in the Indian CNG market. Should you really go for CNG in an automatic car? Well, let’s dive deep this time.
CNG in Automatic Car | Pros
The most obvious advantage of installing CNG in any car (manual or automatic) is that it produces lesser pollution in comparison to a petrol or diesel car. An EV still remains to be the greenest vehicle at present but as we said earlier, you can’t retrofit it! So Talking about CNG in an automatic car, you will definitely pollute the environment less if you decide to switch.
Lower Running Cost
All of us know that modern-day automatics deliver fuel mileage better than what a manual car does! So if you decide to switch to CNG in your automatic car, you can expect an even lower running cost. Doesn’t matter if CNG will increase your car’s mileage significantly or not, CNG is anyway cheaper than petrol (and we hope it always will be!). In this pandemic time where the economy is already on a fall and public transport has become risky, you can definitely plan to reduce your vehicle’s running cost by switching to CNG.
Increased Oil Life
Another advantage that CNG in automatic cars and manual cars can provide is the prolonged life of internal components like spark plugs and crankcase oil. It doesn’t contaminate or dilute the oil so you can be worry-free and use the oil for long. Similarly, the spark plug, CNG can ensure that your car’s spark plugs last long. Putting this in other words, you can say that the overall maintenance cost will also be less.
Dual Fuel Availability
We know most of you are already aware of this. But for those who don’t know, if you switch to CNG or buy a CNG car, it doesn’t mean you cannot drive your car on petrol! You have the dual-fuel advantage and can switch whenever you feel like it. Also, we advise you to run your car on petrol only for few initial kilometres to avoid unnecessary wear and tear of the engine and its components.
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CNG in Automatic Car | Cons
If you are the one who loves a powerful drive and have invested accordingly, there is no point in getting CNG installed or even thinking about that. In case you have a turbocharged car, you should refrain from CNG without any second thoughts. If your car is a naturally aspirated machine with an automatic gearbox, you can still consider getting CNG in your automatic car but still, you will feel a considerable lag in the power generated.
Lag in Gearshifts
So now that we are talking automatics, you can’t say that you will shift according to your need. You will experience a huge difference in the shift points and your transmission will definitely go through a lot to adapt to that change. In case your kit is not installed and tuned properly, it can prove to be a threat to your car’s transmission.
Effect on Drivability
There is no such major effect on the drivability as you are not required to shift the gears anyway. Considering the fact that you only need to control the accelerator and the brake pedal, you can accelerate as per your need but at times when you are braking and accelerating frequently, you might face some unusual situations where the auto gearbox might take time to adjust with the new fuel due to reduced power.
These were the cons of installing CNG in an automatic car. We haven’t mentioned decreased boot space and the long refill queues because those cons are a bit generic and every CNG car owner knows that.
You can go for CNG in your automatic car if you feel the current fuel cost and the pandemic situation are putting you in pain anyhow. Just keep in mind that the kit you install has got all the original components from the manufacturer To ensure this, you can get it installed from an authorised or a trusted dealer. Make sure the kit you buy is OBD2 compatible and is fitted properly and is tuned with utmost care. If you face any problem, particularly non-uniform RPMs, make sure you rush to the nearest GoMechanic workshop to get expert attention. Don’t put your engine or gearbox at risk. Happy Motoring!
What is the price of cng autimatic car
As of now, there are no such vehicles that come with pre-fitted CNG and offer an automatic transmission out of the showroom.
1. Why the company not offier CNG with automatic option?
2. Which sedan automatic car will be good for CNG ?
Installing CNG in an automatic car is not advisable as there can be issues with the gearshifting and the ECU
I am considering buying Seltos NA petrol IVT or New City CVT. Will CNG kit work in this model well? Do Kia/Honda dealers fit aftermarket kit?
As of now, the RTO doesn’t allow registering aftermarket CNG kits in new BS6 vehicles. Hence it is not recommended to install aftermarket CNG.
My car is wagonR AMT model 2016, can we fit a CNG KIT , what would the costing and mileage efficiency
you can go for BRC to get the best results from your Wagonr
I have Santro Sports AMT. Is it preferable to install CNG?
If yes, then which company CNG is preferable?
I don’t usually suggest installing CNG kit in automatic cars. Otherwise, if you really want to go for it, you can go for any kit that is OBD2 compatible
Hi my car is 2014 model honda city automatic petrol, can we fix a cng kit in this car
Hi Saurabh. Go for Lovato. Be sure that you install a good timing advancer too because it is an automatic vehicle
Hi My car is 2021 Glanza cvt. Is it ok if we install cng in cvt?
Toyota (in this case, a Maruti rebadged car) is generally receptive to a CNG kit. You can go ahead with installing a CNG kit on your Toyota Glanza CVT.
Can I install CNG kit for my Marutu Celerio ZXI car?
Yes you can definitely install CNG in your Celerio. Go for BRC’s sequential CNG
is the recommendation same for 2014 Honda Amaze Automatic too?
I won’t suggest going for automatic with CVT. If you still want, Lovato can be the safest option with the minimal damage
Can I install CNG in Kwid Climber 1.0 Automatic?
You can, but I won’t recommend as you might face some gearshift lags in the later years of your car’s usage.
Can I fit cng in my automatic kwid car
Sure thing, you can fit an aftermarket CNG kit on your Renault Kwid Automatic.
Which version of CNG kit should I fit to automatic kwid
Surprisingly, even the Kwid manual faces a lot of issues with CNG. I would not recommend CNG for your Kwid automatic
Can I go for the CNG kit in i20 automatic?
Which one will you recommend?
Be very careful if installing CNG in an automatic car. i20 works fine with Lovato’s sequential CNG kit but make sure the installation and tuning is perfectly done. Steer clear from indian kits.
Can I fit CNG in Hyundai i20 automatic?
Which one will you recommend?
I won’t recommend going for CNG in i20 automatic
Please suggest if CNG kit will be suitable for SONET GTX+ Turbo .
It’s a no from my end!
Can I install CNG kit in my Maruti Celerio VXI ( AMT model)?
You can get CNG installed in your Celerio Vxi AMT. HOwever, you might feel some lags with the gearshifting
Hi can i fix CNG kit in Maruti Suzuki S-Presso VXi AMT. If yes which one ?
You can fit CNG in your S-Presso AMT. You can go for Lovato or BRC’s sequential kit
Can we install CNG in 2012 Corolla Altis 1.8 G AT? If yes, please suggest best suited CNG kit and his cost.
You can go for Lovato. The costing will be around 70k
Is CNG kit successful in automatic wagon r 2016 model
Yes, CNG is successful but you will face some shifting lags so make sure that your kit is tuned properly
Can I fix cng kit in Renault Tiber automatic. If yes which is best suited
You can definitely go for CNG in Triber automatic. Just be sure that you get it tuned properly so that you do not face any lags
I have purchased an i10 sportz 1.2 GLS automatic transmission 2010 model. My daily running is going to increase in a few month’s time. Can I go with the sequential CNG kit? I realise it will affect the power and gear shifting but economically CNG is looking a better option.
It’s a no from my end for installing CNG in your i10 automatic
Thank you so much for your response. Can you confirm a few reasons for this. I’ll share that with my family as well
CNG doesn’t usually work good with automatic cars, the reason why OEMs also don’t put in CNG in automatic variants. You will face some serious shifting lags and the gearbox ecu will be at risk too
Hi Vishal, thank you so much for the insights, much appreciated!
Am looking to install cng on my Mahindra that petrol automatic ? Any suggestions
Which Mahindra car do you own?
Hi , i have grand i10 2017 automatic so which kit would be preferable ?
Hi Akshay, You can go for Lovato’s sequential CNG Kit
I have Tata Tigor XZA+ (Top model Automatic) I am Planning to Install CNG, please guide whether it is good to go or not
You can install CNG. Just make sure you get a good kit preferably Lovato and get it tuned properly.
Hi can I install CNG kit in my KIGER AMT?
You can go for CNG in Kiger AMT. Install any kit which is OD2 compatible
I am using Grand i10 Magna and looking for cng fitment. Please suggest a brand. Does go mechanic provides fitment services?
You can go for Lovato’s sequential CNG kit. Just make sure you get a timing advance installed
Can I fit CNG kit in my Toyota Yaris automatic car? If so which one?
I would not recommend going for CNG in Yaris Automatic.