Tata Motors, country’s very own homegrown automaker has decided to stop the production of the Indica hatchback and the Indigo eCS compact sedan in India. The emerging player in the passenger vehicle segment had to take this decision due to the minimalistic sales of both these cars. Data released by the Society of India Automobile Manufacturers gives us a further insight into this. According to the report, Tata Motors sold just 2,583 units of the Indica and 1,756 units of the Indigo during the fiscal year 2018.
Even if the company has decided to discontinue these model from India, it will continue to provide service support to the owners. Tata dealerships are currently receiving the last few stocks of these cars after which they are going to be completely phased out. The production end of the Indica and the Indigo are part of the lifecycle of a product. Furthermore, these models were showing the signs of age and stiff competition from rivals which are better equipped and more diverse.
Tata Motors is currently receiving an overwhelming response for its new models. The likes of which include the Tiago, Tigor, Nexon and the Hexa. For the month of April 2018, the automaker sold a total of 187,321 units. This number marks an increase of 22 percent over the same period last year, where the company sold 153,151 units. Thanks to its refreshed model line-up, Tata Motors is slowly regaining its position as one of the emerging players in the Indian automotive industry.
Tata’s new product philosophy, HORIZONEXT and its new design language IMPACT, have done wonders for the company. Under these two strategies, the company has launched some really decent products in past couple years. And the future line-up looks equally exciting. At the 2018 auto Expo, we saw a really appealing display of concept models which are soon to transform themselves into production models.
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Source: ET Auto
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