Tata Motors is considering increasing the production of the recently launched Nexon sub-compact SUV to curb down the rising waiting period. Currently, Tata Nexon has a waiting period close to three months. Ever since the production of Nexon started at the company’s facility in Sanand, it has been developing 3000 units on an average monthly basis but now Tata is looking to double the production to 6000 units to bring down the waiting period. Initially, the home-grown automaker had set a production target of 5,000 units for the Nexon.
Speaking to Moneycontrol news, a Senior Company executive said – “We accept that we could not ramp up Nexon production in the run-up to the launch of the vehicle and immediately after that. But those issues are getting sorted out now and we will go full speed ahead.” Tata Motors is seems confident about achieving the monthly sales target of 6000 units for the Nexon as the sub-compact SUV has gathered nearly 15,000 bookings in the last six weeks. On an average, it is registering a whopping 350 bookings per daily. Hence, the increase in production would help the company in clearing the impending orders and give a boost to sales. Tata had retailed 3099 units of Nexon last month, which is quite bigger than two of its arch rivals – Mahindra TUV300 and Ford EcoSport.
The sales number can go much higher if Tata manages to accentuate the production. The Nexon is priced in a range of Rs. 5.85-9.45 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi). It comes in both petrol and diesel fuel trims with 1.2L Revotron and 1.5L Revotorq engines, respectively. Both the engines are linked to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. The company is also said be working on the AMT gearbox for both the petrol and diesel fuel trims, and the test mules have been spotted quite a few times. The Nexon has proved to be Tata Motor’s one of the highly successful cars and was the second top-selling model for Tata in October 2017.