The recent fire at the Tata Motors' Sanand manufacturing unit, where the Tiago hatchback and Nano are being made, has not affected the sales of Tata's hot-selling Tiago hatchback. According to a RushLane report, the company may suspend production of the Nano after evaluating the damage caused by the fire. However, even the sales of the Nano are unlikely to be affected as dealers already have enough models in stock.
The Tiago, which made its market entry in April, has already got over 22,000 bookings and more than 1.4 lakh enquiries. At present, the price range of the Tiago starts at Rs. 3.2 lakh for petrol models and Rs. 3.94 lakh for diesel models (ex-showroom Delhi). It was being said that Tata is struggling to meet the scaling demand and the waiting period of the Tiago has gone up to over three months.
Offered in both petrol and diesel engine options, the Tiago comes powered by 1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron petrol and 1.0-litre three-cylinder Revotorq diesel mills. While the petrol mill churns out 83.8bhp of power at 6,000rpm and 114Nm of torque at 3,500rpm, 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.
This is the second fire incident to have shaken the automobile sector of India in recent months. A fire at Maruti Suzuki's automotive air-conditioner supplier Subros Limited plant in May-end had led to production halt in both its Manesar and Gurgaon plants.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]