Tata Motors announced to increase prices of all their cars on sale in India. The price hike will come into effect from 1st Jan 2019. This will affect the entire range of cars on sale by Tata Motors. This includes Tiago, Tigor, Bolt, Zest, Nano, Hexa, Safari, etc.
Mr. Mayank Pareek, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, “The changing market conditions, rising input costs and various external economic factors have compelled us to consider this price increase. We are optimistic on maintaining our growth trajectory in the coming year on the back of our robust portfolio consisting of segment-leading products like TIAGO, HEXA, TIGOR and the NEXON.
Early 2019 will also mark the entrance of our most awaited SUV – the HARRIER. We are confident that the HARRIER will receive all the love from our existing and prospective customers and will further help us in strengthening our brand salience.” Tata Harrier will set a new benchmark for the company. It will be the most premium car ever to be launched by Tata till date. Price is expected to be in the region of Rs 16 lakhs to Rs 21 lakhs, on-road.
In other news, Tata Motors has become the first ever car maker in the country to have a car which has globally accepted 5 star rating. The car is Tata Nexon. Tata Nexon, having scored 4 Stars in an earlier test, saw improvements in safety features which included seat belt reminder for both passenger and drive.
These improvements allowed the the Nexon, which was once again put crash test for compliance with UN95 side impact protection requirements. As compared to the older test, the Nexon now scored 16.06 points out of 17 points thus gaining it a 5 Star rating for the Nexon produced from 7th December 2018 onwards.
It offers excellent protection for adult head and neck, marginal protection for driver chest and passenger chest while in terms of an 18 month old child dummy offered good protection and high chest and head protection for 3 year old child passengers. Following these readings, tests and reports, the new Tata Nexon is one of the safest cars in the country while Global NCAP now seeks more Indian cars to gain a 5 Star rating with added improvements in pedestrian protection and crash avoidance.