January 24, 2021

Tata Motors goals to have widest portfolio of SUV in home market



New Delhi: Tata Motors goals to have the widest portfolio of sports activities utility automobiles (SUVs) within the home market, a transfer geared toward serving to the corporate muster larger market share within the passenger car phase, in accordance with a prime firm official.

The auto main, which at the moment sells fashions like Nexon and Harrier within the SUV phase, can also be trying to overhaul its total gross sales, aftersales and repair verticals to boost the general shopping for expertise for patrons.

“The transfer to shift to SUVs may be very clear. There’s a shift taking place in the direction of the SUV phase not solely in India however globally additionally. In 2015 the share of SUVs within the home market was solely 15 per cent however this 12 months it’s round 30 per cent,” Tata Motors Passenger Autos Enterprise Unit President Shailesh Chandra instructed.

It’s due to this fact crucial that whosoever has larger share of SUVs within the portfolio could have a larger pie, share of the market, he added.

“Harrier has seen a major bounce in the previous couple of years on the again of the brand new automated model. Nexon did its highest ever gross sales final month”

— Shailesh Chandra, Tata Motors

“So we’ve got taken notice of that someday again and accordingly focused to have the widest SUV portfolio,” Chandra stated.

Each Nexon and Harrier had been doing nice out there when it comes to gross sales numbers, he famous.

“Harrier has seen a major bounce from what we had been doing final 12 months on the again of the brand new automated model we’ve got come out with. Nexon did its highest ever gross sales final month and I hope it continues to do effectively,” Chandra stated.

The corporate is now gearing as much as roll out two new fashions within the portfolio.

“Going ahead two further fashions are going to come- Gravitas and Hornbill (codenames). Gravitas shall be a seven-seater SUV whereas Hornbill shall be a sub compact SUV so we could have 4 SUVs in our portfolio which might be the widest portfolio,” Chandra stated.

“Going ahead two further fashions are going to come- Gravitas and Hornbill. Gravitas shall be a seven-seater SUV whereas Hornbill shall be a sub compact SUV”

— Tata Motors

Hornbill with a really aggressive place at one finish and Gravitas on the different finish, the corporate with 4 merchandise could be effectively poised to faucet the rising pattern in the direction of SUVs, he famous.

“It might assist strengthen our market place and gross sales within the coming years,” Chandra stated.

The corporate plans to launch the Gravitas over the past quarter of this fiscal. It’s but to repair a date for the Hornbill introduction.

Chandra stated the corporate is focusing loads on enhancing the gross sales and aftersales expertise for its prospects.

“For us it is likely one of the key areas on our agenda to rework. A complete bit of labor has began with concentrate on how we will improve the entire expertise. The staff are being imparted tender expertise other than technical coaching,” he famous.

The corporate can also be specializing in the problems with its vendor companions together with their monetary well being and profitability, Chandra stated.

“There have been situations of too many channel companions in a single territory. There have been points, so we’re comprehensively going territory sensible and seeing the well being of the community. The second focus is attain and penetration, whether or not it meets our development aspirations which we’ve got for that particular territory,” he famous.

The corporate has over 800 dealerships for its passenger car portfolio throughout the nation.