Tata Motors' first car bearing Impact design language, the Tiago, has raked in over 22,000 bookings, a source told International Business Times India. The petrol units of the model are more in demand as it constitutes over 85 percent of the total bookings. The company launched the Tiago on April 6, and the price of its petrol models start at Rs. 3.2 lakh and its diesel models start Rs. 3.94 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
A Gaadiwaadi report also says the company has rolled out the 10,000th Tiago unit from the Sanand plant in Gujarat recently. The first car model, apart from the Nano, from Sanand plant took less than two months to cross 10,000 production units.
The increasing demand for Tiago petrol have put dealers across the country in a tough situation. The dealers of Tata are not able to deliver the new Tiago as promised and the extended waiting period of the hatchback has started creating anxiety amongst the buyers, forcing many to cancel their bookings.
The latest reports say positive response has prompted Tata Motors to begin second shift at Gujarat's Sanand plant, which has been underutilised due to sluggish sales of the Nano. Increased production is expected to help the company to deliver Tiago on time for cutomers.
Powering the Tiago are 1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron petrol and 1.05-litre three-cylinder Revotorq diesel mills. The petrol mill churns out 83.8bhp of power at 6,000rpm and 114Nm of torque at 3,500rpm, while the 1.05- diesel engine produces 69bhp of power 4,000rpm and 140Nm of torque at 1,800-3,000rpm. Both the engines come mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The Tiago has been launched with a claimed fuel efficiency of 23.8kmpl for petrol and 27.28kmpl for diesel.