The Tata Nano could get a successor based on the automaker’s new Alpha architecture as it hints towards a new entry-level product below the Tiago.
Tata Motors recently discontinued the Nano from its line-up due to lack of demand and hence poor sales. As a result of this, the Tiago became the homegrown automaker’s new entry-level offering in the passenger vehicle segment. However, things might change soon. Tata Motors has hinted that they might launch an all-new entry-level offering in the Indian market. The same could be a possible replacement for the Nano. And hence, sit below the Tiago and Tigor in its model line-up.
Guenter Butschek, CEO, Tata Motors told to NDTV, “There is still some market volume below the Tiago and Tigor, where we don’t have a dominant play today – but where we would like to have a play”
The replacement for the Tata Nano, in this entry-level segment is not only going to help the automaker to increase volumes and gain market share, but also help in its drive towards futre mobility solutions. Butschek further added that this is the segment in which it sees “great opportunities’ as far as the concept of electrification and future mobility is concerned.
Currently, this segment is largely dominated by Maruti Suzuki with its Alto series. Other products in this arena include the likes of Renault Kwid and Datsun redi-Go.
This new entry-level offering from Tata Motors will be manufactured at its Sannad facility. It will be based on the automaker’s new Alpha architecture. This is the same underpinning which is going to be used in its all-new premium hatchback, the Altroz, set to launch in India by mid-2019. And the same will be used for the next-generation iteration of Tiago and the Tigor as well.