Tata Motors has outsold Honda Cars in the passenger vehicle segment in September 2017 to emerge as the fourth largest carmaker after Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai Motors and M&M. Earlier in May and June 2017 also, Tata Motors cars sold were more than that of Honda Motors. However, Honda Motors sales were higher than Tata Motors in April, July and August. The month of September 2017, has seen Tata Motors once again in the lead over Honda Cars, where passenger vehicles are concerned, primarily owing to the new Nexon SUV recently launched, and Tata Tiago hatchback gaining immense importance in the PV segment.
Tata Motors’ sales in September 2017 stood at 19,334 units at a growth rate of 18.24 percent, as against Honda Car India sales of 18,257 units at 21.93 percent growth. Tata Tiago compact hatchback has contributed over 40 percent in terms of domestic sales and the company has also noted increased demand for Tigor compact sedan, Nexon and Hexa SUV which has had a huge impact on company sales. Positive response from buyers and outstanding sales performance is making Tata Motors target its best sales performance of five years in the PV segment this fiscal. Tata Motors is planning to sell around 2.5 lakh PVs this fiscal, and if it achieves this target it will make the company come closer to its goal of becoming the third largest PV seller in the country.
Honda Cars India on the other hand has also seen good sales where the Honda City executive sedan and WR-V crossover is concerned and the automaker sold 18,257 units in September recording growth of 21.44 percent and claiming a fifth position on the PV sales charts. This week to keep up with delivery for Tata Motors cars sold, the company confirmed that 1 lakh units of Tiago hatchback have already been manufactured at the Sanand plant. The company has also worked on an electric Tata Tiago variant that’s not yet available for sale.