Earlier this month, Tata Motors celebrated the production of 50,000th units of their Nexon SUV. The compact SUV was launched last year in India and enjoys good sales in the country. Thanks to its popularity, Tata Motors has now launched the car in the neighboring country of India, Sri Lanka.
Tata Nexon in Sri Lanka costs 19.9 lakh Sri Lankan rupees, which is about Rs 9 lakhs in India. The XZA + variant of the top segment is priced at Rs 46 lakhs in local currency (Rs 20 lakh in India). The car is sold through their distributor Diesel & Motors Engineering PLC (DIMO), which has a network of 15 dealers in the country.
Offered as a CBU, the Tata Nexon for Sri Lanka is imported from India. It is available in 6 trimming, the same as that offered in India. Both manual and AMT options are offered. Color options are offered are 6 – the same as India. Petrol engine is in the form of 1.2 liters 3 cylinder, while diesel engine is 1.5 liters 3 cylinder. Both engines have a power of 110 PS.
Tata Motors has seen that sales in the UV segment are growing at a tremendous pace. Tata Motors owes this success to the new IMPACT Design language, powerful engines, a rich interior and the best security of its kind.
Tata Nexon contributed almost half of the sales of Tata Motor UV to FY17-18. In just 7 months after the launch, the sale of the Nexon was equal to the combined sales of the Safari Storme, Hexa, Sumo and Xenon. On a total of 51,891 UVs sold in fiscal 2018, Nexon contributed 27,774 units, making Tata Motors the fourth largest car manufacturer of FY18. On average, the company sells 4000 units of Nexon every month.
Tata Motors has plans to further boost sales with the Harrier H5X SUV – set to arrive in January 2019. The H5X was designed using the IMPACT Design 2.0 language. Later this year (around Diwali), Tata Tiago JTP and Tata Tigor JTP are scheduled for the launch.