Three new passenger vehicles in design stage, says Tata Motors

Kolkata: In a bid to fulfill the gap in the passenger vehicles categories, automobile major Tata Motors has lined up three new cars in the design stage, a top company official said on Thursday.

“With the launch of the compact SUV Nexon, we have completed 71 per cent of the entire PV category. We have three new cars in the design stage which will further meet the gap,” company’s Design Head Pratap Bose said here.

The three cars, which would be in the premium hatchback, five and seven-seaters SUVs categories, are expected to be launched by end 2019-20, Bose said.

The design of the cars would carry out at the company’s three studios located at Pune, Coventry in Britain and Turin in Italy, he said.

According to Bose, the company would consolidate on its offerings in the market and production platforms would be reduced from six to two.

These two platforms would be the advanced modular and J&LR platforms, he said, adding that the car maker launched three models – Tiago, Tigor and the Hexa – in the last 16 months.

“All these models have received good response from the buyers,” he said.

In the last fiscal, the company’s PV segment grew by 22 per cent exceeding the industry growth, he added.