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Tata Nexon EV sales close on 3,000 mark

a car parked in a parking lot: Tata Nexon EV sales close on 3,000 mark

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Tata Nexon EV sales close on 3,000 mark

The Tata Nexon EV, which is currently India’s best-selling electric passenger vehicle and celebrating its one-year anniversary today, is approaching the 3,000-unit sales milestone. Launched on January 28, 2020, the eco-friendly compact SUV has seen rapid consumer acceptance.

  • Nexon EV sales crossed the 2,500 mark at the end of December 2020
  • Tata claims a 64 percent market share in the EV segment

Sales of the Nexon EV had crossed the 1,000 mark on August 18 – seven months after rollout – and crossed the 2,000-unit sales mark in 10 months on December 2, 2020. Nexon EV sales are now racing towards 3,000-unit sales.

As per our sister publication, Autocar Professional’s statistics, the Nexon EV has sold a total of 2,530 units from launch till end-December 2020. The Nexon family together – petrol, diesel and electric – has

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Tata Altroz sales cross 50,000 milestone in a year

a car parked in a parking lot: Tata Altroz sales cross 50,000 milestone in a year

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Tata Altroz sales cross 50,000 milestone in a year

At the launch of the Tata Altroz iTurbo, the carmaker announced that it has sold over 50,000 units of its premium hatchback. The Altroz has now been on sale for exactly one year – Tata had introduced the rival to the Hyundai i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza and Volkswagen Polo on January 22, 2020.

  • Altroz sales cross 50,000 mark in 1 year
  • Altroz petrol accounts for over 90 percent of total sales

Tata Altroz sales

As per our sister publication, Autocar Professional’s analysis, total sales of the Altroz from January 2020 through to end-December 2020 were 47,076 units, comprising 44,427 petrol and 2,649 diesel. This translates into average monthly sales of nearly 4,000 units, and in turn means the 50,000-unit sales milestone has been crossed within a year of launch.

At the event where the

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Maruti Suzuki’s Shashank Srivastava calls for steps to revive economic growth

The 2021 Union Budget will be announced on February 1. All companies, consumers and companies are all ears and eyes to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. For a country battered by a prolonged economic slowdown, harangued by the Covid-19 pandemic and beleaguered by job losses galore, multiple demand boosters are the need of the hour.

Speaking at Autocar Professional’s webinar, ‘Taking Stock’ on the outlook for the automobile sector for 2021, 

Shashank Srivastava, executive director, Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki India, commented, “Any steps to reduce the cost of acquisition of PVs will help. Reduction in road taxes/registration taxes will help. Any step that helps revival of economic growth and GDP will help the passenger vehicle segment.”

Srivastava added that, “Lucrative financial schemes and plans can add to the increased purchase power of consumers. Government has to look at the additional cost involved with regulatory changes and postpone introduction of new

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BMW 4 Series Coupe 2021 long-term review

Why we’re running it: To see if a coupé still has a place on today’s SUV-filled roads 

Month 1 – Specs

Life with a BMW 4 Series: Month 1

Welcoming the 4 Series to the fleet – 6 January 2020

It’s probably best to get the grille discussion out of the way now. Yes, this BMW 420d is blessed with the controversial nose… Hmm, maybe ‘blessed’ isn’t quite the right word. Cursed? Damned? Either way, it features the grille and there’s very little getting away from it.

But we’ll get into that a bit more in a subsequent update. The road test verdict that you’ll have already read was less than enthusiastic – personally, I’m genuinely intrigued to see whether it grows on me.

What is less controversial than the grille is the styling around the rest of the car: classic coupé lines and all the better for it.

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Tata Motors Sells Over 50,000 Units of The Altroz In Just A Year

Tata Motors launched the Altroz iTurbo in India a few days ago and at the time, the carmaker announced that they have sold over 50,000 units of the Altroz since its launch. The Altroz iTurbo debuted just when the premium hatchback completed its first anniversary in the Indian market on Januray 22, 2021. The Tata Altroz is one of the better overall packages in this segment with its very stylish design, feature-rich interiors and fantastic ride and handling balance. The new turbo-petrol engine finally adds the much needed oomph under the hood of the Altroz.

Tata Altroz Iturbo Front 3 Quarters Action 2
Tata Motors have announced that they have sold over 50,000 units of the Altroz since its launch.

According to a report by Autocar Professional, Tata Motors sold 47,076 units of the Altroz from January 2020 through to end-December 2020. Out of these, petrol versions of the Altroz hugely outnumbered the diesel versions. Tata sold 44,427

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