Kolkata, Nov 24: The 10,00,000th passenger car of Tata Motors rolled out from the company's Pune plant today.
The achievement, that came in the ninth year of commencement of production, was marked by the presence of Tata Motors Chairman Ratan Tata.
Company sources said it had rolled out the 100,000th car in March 2001, and the 500,000th car in February, 2005. It took just seven months to achieve the one-million mark from 900,000.
Starting with the Indica, the company launched the Indigo in 2002, the Indigo Marina in 2004, and the Indigo XL in 2007. The plant started with a capacity of 150,000 p.a, which was subsequently expanded to 225,000 p.a. in 2006.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr.Tata said, the milestone was inconceivable for the project's critics during the investment and the initial gestation period. But the company had now created a robust car business.
The Indica, the Indigo and the Indigo Marina, apart from being successful brands in the domestic market, have made a mark in several overseas markets in Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East and South America.