Tata Motors has ended production of the Indica hatchback and the Indigo eCS compact sedan. The reason for the ceasing of production has been given as low sales according to a company executive.
However, Tata Motors will continue to offer service support and spares to all the existing owners of these two models.
Data revealed by SIAM also confirmed the low sales. The carmaker sold 2,583 units of the Indica and 1,756 units of the Indigo eCS in the complete fiscal year 2018. Also, there was no production and sales of both the cars in April 2018.
A a Tata Motors spokesperson said, “With the changing market dynamics and the evolution of Tata Motors design language towards impactful design, we have decided to phase out the Indica and the Indigo eCS, a common phenomenon in a product lifecycle.”
The Indica was first launched in 1998 and was Tata Motors’ first foray into the mass market passenger car segment. Close to then Chairman Ratan Tata’s heart, he has said during development that the car will have the dimensions of a Maruti Zen, the cabin size of an Ambassador and the fuel efficiency of a Maruti 800.
The Indigo eCS also sold in good numbers and it was the car was the first to start the sub 4 metre revolution in India. Both the indica and Indigo were well known for their practicality, fuel efficiency and cabin space.