Tata Motors on Saturday has announced that it has crossed the milestone of 4 million passenger vehicle production, since its inception. The automaker claims that models like Indica, Sierra, Sumo, Safari and Nano have played a pivotal role in reaching this milestone. Tata Motors achieved the 1 million PV production milestone in 2005-06, 3 million in 2015.
Commenting on crossing this milestone, Shailesh Chandra, President, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit (PVBU), Tata Motors, said, “Since its inception, Tata Motors’ commitment to introducing products that have the best-in-class safety, design and performance has brought to life the vision of our Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata. Over the last 30 years, we have rolled out icons that have not only catered to evolving customer needs but have also set new benchmarks in their respective segments.”
He also added that ‘New Forever’ range of passenger vehicles from the automaker has strengthened its commitment towards the customers.
The Tata Sumo, which was the brand’s first-ever MPV was introduced to honour the legacy of Sumant Moolgaonkar. The Tata Sumo has been one of the largest selling vehicles in the Indian market since its inception. Tata Safari, launched as a lifestyle SUV has been one of the most aspirational passenger vehicles
With the Tata Indica, the automaker has changed customer perception. In the last couple of years, the automaker has introduced its new generation cars like Tiago hatchback, Tigor compact sedan, Altroz premium hatchback, Nexon compact SUV and Harrier SUV.
Tata Motors has entered the electric passenger vehicle segment as well, with Tigor EV and Nexon EV. Apart from that, it has also showcased the Tiago EV. The auto company has become India’s largest EV manufacturer with a 67% market share.
As the brand claims, it has the youngest and safest product portfolio in the Indian auto market. Tata Motors became the first Indian car brand to have received 5-star Global NCAP safety rating for its Nexon compact SUV.
As it claims, Tata Motors has been the first Indian company to develop indigenous capabilities from design, development, validation, manufacturing, sales and service operations, all under one umbrella. It also claims to be the first carmaker to install a crash test facility in India.
At present, Tata Motors has in-house design and simulation studios for rapid prototyping, digital product development. It also has a fully-equipped emission testing facility to enhance its engineering capabilities. Tata Motors has manufacturing plants at Chikhali in Pune, Sanand in Gujarat and the FIAPL plant at Ranjangaon in Pune.