Beginning a new chapter, Tata Motors is all set to discontinue some of their old and non-performing models this year. They are none other than the widely guessed Tata Vista, Manza and Sumo Grande (a.k.a Tata Movus).The second generation Indica with Vista nameplate was unveiled at 2008 Delhi Auto Expo, receiving positive feedback, as the new model was not at all a mere facelift. Vista is based on a completely new platform with no inheritance from Tata Indica’s underpinnings. The next-gen Indica was far bigger and had much better quality and refinement levels compared to the already ageing go-to cab car.
Tata Indica Vista and Indigo Mazna did sell well initially even though they did not pose a serious threat to their competitors. In financial year 2012, Vista and Manza sold 72,000 & 20,250 units respectively, and 44,400 & 7,500, 31,300 & 2,500, and 14,100 & 1,300 units in subsequent fiscals.
The steady decline in sales has warranted these Tata cars to be discontinued, especially with the arrival of new Tata Zest compact sedan and Bolt hatchback.
Meanwhile, Tata Sumo Grande also known as Tata Movus since last year, is also highly likely to be discontinued given its dull demand. Expect these three Tata cars to be discontinued by August, 2015.
Yet, Tata Indica, Indigo and Sumo Gold would stay a little longer as they haven’t depleted their prospects.
Via – Economic Times