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Tata Tiago demand exceeds expectation, second shift started at Sanand plant

Mr. Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors with new Tiago earlier today.

Tata Tiago was launched on April 6, 2016. It has seen increased demand which has surprised Tata officials as well.

Tata Tiago, the new small car from Tata which competes with the likes of Maruti Celerio and Hyundai i10, has already registered over 20,000 bookings. Tata Motors themselves are surprised with this number as they stated recently that the demand has exceeded their expectations.

Available in both petrol and diesel engine options, it is the petrol variant of Tiago which is more in demand. 70-80% of bookings are for petrol variants, reveals a report.

Tata Tiago Aqua Blue 2016 Geneva Motor SHow Live Photos

Tata Tiago Aqua Blue at 2016 Geneva Motor Show

In order to meet clear this huge order book, Tata Motors has stepped up production of Tiago at their plant in Sanand, Gujarat. Tata Motors has started second shift of production at company’s Sanand plant. This increased output is slated to emerge in the next few days putting supply and demand back on track.

Tata Tiago is powered by a 1.2 liter, 3 cylinder, Revotron petrol engine and a 1.0 liter, 3 cylinder Revotorq diesel engine. While the former is capable of 83.8 bhp power and 114 Nm torque, the diesel engine offers 69 bhp power and 140 Nm torque.

Tata Tiago Aqua Blue 2016 Geneva Motor SHow Live Photos

Both engines are mated to 5 speed manual gearbox. Tata Tiago is priced from INR 3.2 lakhs for petrol engine variants, and INR 3.94 lakhs for diesel variants. These are introductory prices and Tata Motors will be hiking priced of the Tiago models sometime soon.

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via thehindu

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Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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