Last month, Tata Motors beat Mahindra to become the third-largest auto manufacturer in the Indian auto market with 15,012 units in July.
In the last few months, various automakers in India have experienced great difficulties. Nevertheless, the sales number of some automakers such as Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, MG Motor and Renault were quite encouraging in July. Tata Motors was one of the most successful carmakers in the country last month with a sales number of 15,012 units in July 2020 against 10,485 units in the same month last year. Tata Motors beat Mahindra to become the third-largest carmaker in India. In July, Mahindra sold only 10.904 units, which recorded a 32% decrease from 16.024 units in the same period last year. Maruti Suzuki continued to dominate the market with a sales number of 97,768 units; Hyundai recorded 38,200 units sold last month, Kia Motors held the fourth position with 8,502 units sold.
Tata is expected to introduce four new models in the foreseeable future. They include the Tata Harrier turbo-petrol, Tata Altroz, a mini SUV based on the HBX concept and the Tata Gravitas. While the Tata Harrier will be launched in the festive season, the HBX and the Gravitas will go on sale early next year.
The Tata Harrier will be powered by a new 1.5-litre direct-injection turbo gasoline burner which is actually a 4-cyl version of the 1.2.-litre Revotron motor on the Tata Nexon. The transmission duties will be undertaken by an MT unit first, then followed by an AT unit later. The automatic version is claimed to come with paddle shifters and a ‘Sport’ mode.
The Tata Gravitas and Harrier has been spied together prior to their launch in the Indian auto market.
The upcoming Tata Gravitas is expected to be underpinned by the Omega platform and feature Tata’s Impact 2.0 Design Philosophy. The SUV is anticipated to receive its power from a 2.0-litre turbo oil burner which can deliver 170 BHP and is mated to both MT and AT units. The Tata HBX will be powered by a 1.2-litre Revotron turbo gasoline burner which is paired with an MT unit.