Tata Motors will be reducing the waiting period of its latest hatchback the Tiago by boosting the production in its Sanand manufacturing facility before it starts manufacturing the sedan version of Tiago.
India's largest automobile company, Tata Motors has been in the headlines for some time now on the Nano car project. Tata Motors shifted to Sanand plant primarily to produce Nano.
As per the sources, Tata Motors has so far delivered 25,000 units of Tiago hatchback out of around 50,000 overall bookings in the country.
A source stated that this a clear direction from Tata Motors to boost the pace of production of the Tiago hatchback which is well received by the market and to reduce the waiting period.
The sedan variant of the Tiago, the Kite 5 launch will be delayed slightly due to the work going on in the Sanand plant to reduce waiting period.
Currently, the Sanand plant is producing 5,000 units of Tiago a month which was an improvement from 3,000 Tiago's a month.
Earlier Tata Motors had speculated to launch the Kite 5 sedan around this year's festive season. But now with the launch delayed it is expected to hit Indian market around January 2017.
Tata Motors also plans to develop a crossover model based on the Tiago hatchback which would be also produced in Sanand plant. Named as Zica Aktiv it was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo.
Tata Motors had planned to utilise the Sanand plant to manufacture other products after the plant utilisation had come down to ten percent before the Tiago's launch in the country.