There are 28,108 SUVs in total, with Punch and Nexon each exceeding 10,000 units.
It’s no secret that Tata Motors soared to the top of the automotive rankings in 2021, even surpassing Hyundai to take second place in December. In January 2022, the Indian automaker achieved its highest monthly sales ever. Despite coming up just short of Hyundai this month, Tata Motors has sold the most vehicles in a single month with 40,777 units, and the company is confident of crossing the 50,000 mark this year.
Furthermore, the brand’s plants set new production records, with the Pune facility setting a new high since 2007, and the Ranjangaon facility setting a new high ever.
Tata Motors SUVs are Leading The Way, And Electric Vehicle Dominance Continues
Tata’s SUV models, which accounted for 28,108 units last month, have been the mainstays of the company’s comeback. The recently launched Punch sub-compact SUV joins the bestselling Nexon compact SUV, with both models selling over 10,000 units in January. This also indicates that, despite their premium positioning, the higher-priced Harrier and Safari managed to achieve a respectable combined performance of nearly 8,000 units.
Tata Motors managed to become the market leader for electric cars in India for most of 2021 with just one model – the Nexon EV – accounting for a sizable and enviable 70% of all electric cars sold. This was bolstered by the Tigor EV for the rest of the year, and the brand was able to sell the most EVs in a month ever in January 2022, with 2,892 units sold. Early-mover advantage and the fact that these are the two most affordable passenger EVs on the market right now are both contributing factors. Tata Motors, on the other hand, is only getting started with its ambitious 10-EV plan for the next five years.
The Tata Tiago and Tigor CNG Make a Strong First Impression
Tata Motors’ two CNG offerings, the Tiago iCNG and Tigor iCNG, were only released last month and already appear to have found a following among Indian car buyers. They managed to account for 42 percent of all Tiago and Tigor model sales in just the first month of their release. Both CNG models sold over 3,000 units combined, and it’s not just because, unlike most CNG cars, they retain the strong driving characteristics of their petrol counterparts, as we discovered in our review of the Tiago CNG. It’s also because, unlike competitors, they’re available in a variety of variants and price points, rather than just a single low-spec model, giving them a broader appeal.
Tata Motors’ winning streak shows no signs of slowing down, and with a variety of popular models and the promise of an exciting electric future, expect it to remain near the top of the sales charts for several months.