Tata Motors is on a journey of reinventing itself in recent times. The India carmaker is taking a giant-leap by launching modern products in recent times and exciting ones to look forward to in the future.
To make some space for new launches, Tata is planning to bring an end to the production of existing cars in their portfolio. This is to ensure that the current number of platforms in which it exist maybe cut from 6 to 2. Cars like the Nano, Indigo eCS, Indica and Sumo, all of them which were ones the company’s heart and soul at some point maybe axed around 2021.
The Nano which was the world’s cheapest car simply did not live up to the hype it created before its launch. Indigo eCS can be given credit for pioneering the SUB – 4 metre segment or compact segment and the Indica which was a revolutionary product at its time, are still in the market, albeit for the fleet and taxi market. The Sumo which was one of India’s first UV’S, has also seen drop in sales. The Movus, a refreshed-version of the Sumo Grande has been discontinued due to poor sales.
These products which once garned huge sales for the company, are now well passed. Let us all hope that these cars get their due before the company shows the exit door. For now, Tata is focusing a new age, modern and value for money products which cater to a wide range of buyers.
Furthermore, the report also adds that Tata Motors in working on two models a premium-hatch back to compete with Baleno, Hyundai i20 Elite and Honda Jazz and full-size sedan rivalling Ciaz and Honda City. The replacement for Sumo too is expected based on a lightweight platform. Even the recent tie-up with VW group indicates that there is a bright future in store for the company.
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Source: The Times of India