Tata Motors has commenced the production of its new hatchback, Tiago from its Sanand plant. Apart from Nano, Tiago will be the only other vehicle to be produced from this manufacturing plant in Gujarat.
As per ET Auto, Tata has already manufactured 1,800 units of the Tiago in the last two months, keeping its target of the launch in March 2016.
The Tiago which was earlier named as Zica, had to go through a metamorphosis of its name due the epidemic of the zika virus. The hatchback will be offered is all-new petrol and diesel engines. The car will be powered by 1.2 litre petrol and 1.05 litre diesel engine with an automatic variant on both the fuel formats.
The AMT (Automatic Manual Transmission) in the diesel variant will be first in this segment and company is looking to gain back market share it has lost over the years.
The petrol variant will develop 84bhp and 114Nm of torque from the 1199cc engine and the diesel will push out 69bhp and 140Nm of torque from the 1047cc engine.
The Nano which was the only car manufactured in the Sanand plant has been seeing reduced numbers due to the weak demand. The Tiago has been added to the list and will probably benefit from the tax soaps the government might provide.
The company has not revealed much of the details of the exact pricing as it's still in the registration process and in discussion with the government to try find some benefits on the taxation to help it price the hatchback accordingly.