The Tiago, the first car bearing Tata Motors' new Impact design language, continued to witness good sales in June registering a sale of 4,205 units. The hatchback launched on April 6 registered 3,022 units sales in the launch month and 3,287 units sales in May.
Tiago has become the first model in Tata's stable to exceed the monthly sales of 4,000 units in the past two years, reported Rushlane. The last time a Tata car managed to sell more than 4,000 units in a single month was the Nano, which posted sales of 4,004 units in 2012.
Riding on Tiago sales, Tata Motors posted 100 percent growth in the hatchback segment in June. The small car has received over 22,000 bookings so far and currently commands a waiting period of up to three months. Due to the massive positive response -- much more than expected -- Tata dealers were not able to deliver the hatchback as promised and the extended waiting period has started creating anxiety amongst buyers. Tata Motors is planning to increase the production of the Tiago at its Sanand plant in Gujarat and the company recently rolled out 10,000 Tiago units from the plant.
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Priced at Rs. 3.2 lakh for the base petrol model and Rs. 3.94 lakh for the diesel model (ex-showroom Delhi), the Tiago is powered by either 1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron petrol or 1.05-litre three-cylinder Revotorq diesel mill. 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.