Tata Tiago
The petrol units of the hatchback are great in demand among the customers. Pictured: Tata TiagoIBTimes India/ Ken Sunny

Tata Motors' latest hatchback Tiago has contributed a huge chunk in the total passenger car sales of the company in August. The Mumbai-based manufacturer sold 11,435 units of passenger cars in August 2016, registering a 17 percent growth over 9,814 units in August 2015 due to strong demand for the Tiago.

Cumulative sales of all passenger vehicles in the domestic market touched 58,064 units registering a growth of 10 percent, compared to 52,986 units in August 2015. Though model wise numbers have not been revealed yet, it is evident that the new hatchback that found 5,114 takers in July has continued its momentum in August.

In June, Tiago found 4,205 takers in June, making it the first model in Tata's stable to exceed the monthly sales of 4,000 units in the past two years. The hatchback, which made its market entry in March, has been clocking sizeable numbers and the company has been recording steady growth since its launch.

Bookings for the Tiago has crossed over 40,000 units and waiting period varies from two to three months depending on the city. The lion's share of the booking are reportedly for the petrol variants of the Tiago.

Tiago is powered by two engines -- 1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron petrol and 1.05-litre three-cylinder Revotorq diesel. The petrol mill churns out 83.8bhp of power at 6,000rpm and 114Nm of torque at 3,500rpm, while the diesel mill produces 69bhp of power at 4,000rpm and 140Nm of torque at 1,800-3,000rpm. Both the engines come mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.

After four months of launch, Tata Motors has increased the prices of the Tiago recently by Rs. 6,000, except the base variant (XB). The petrol variants are now priced from Rs 3.20 lakh to Rs 4.81 lakh, while the diesel variants will cost between Rs 3.94 lakh to Rs 5.60 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.