Tata Motors launched its Tiago hatchback last year and since then it has become the highest selling model in the company's product lineup. Now, the company has marked rolling out 1,00,000 units of the hatchback from its Sanand facility in Gujarat. After its launch within two months, the company received 20,000 bookings for the hatchback and a waiting period of two to three months. In order to cater to the demand, the company started the second shift of the Tiago's production at its Sanand facility. Tata Tiago is the first model in the company's portfolio to be based on the IMPACT design philosophy.The Tiago is powered by an 1199 cc petrol engine and a 1047 cc diesel engine with an option of five-speed manual. As the demand for the automatic Tiago increased, the company launched the new automatic variants of Tiago - XZA and XTA.
The Tiago competes with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Celerio and, Hyundai Grand i10. It has come forward as Tata's best selling car. For September 2017 sales, Tata Motors witnessed a growth of 18 percent as compared to last year and sold 17,286 units in the month.
Tata Motor is on a roll with the introduction of its new models Tiago, Tigor, Hexa and the newly launched Nexon. The company is also planning to invest Rs 2,500 crore to bring new passenger vehicles to the market this year. By 2019, it plans to launch the first product from its AMP platform which can have four body types. In addition, Tata Motors is developing an electric variant of Tiago, which was showcased at Millbrook. There are also talks of an electric variant of the Nano.
The electric variant of the Tiago comes with 85 kW motor that produces 200 Nm of torque. The Tiago EV will accelerate from 0-100 kph in 11 seconds in sport mode and can attain a top speed of 135 kph. It is expected that the company may launch the electric variant of Tiago and Nano in India by next year.