Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) is the segment leader with the Dzire, which has over 50 per cent market share.
Vivek Srivatsa, marketing head, Tata Motors, said that since the launch of the Tigor, the company has consistently gained share in the segment.
"The compact sedan segment is de-growing for the past five quarters. Our volumes in the segment have, however, grown and we have managed to scale up to the second spot from the fourth spot a year ago," he added.
Tata is selling around 4,500 units a month in the segment, combining the Zest and the Tigor. It has recently launched a new variant of the car, the Tigor XM (priced at Rs 4.99 lakh ex-showroom Delhi for the petrol variant), and Srivatsa claimed that this has further helped to gather momentum.
Tigor is the only car in the segment that is sold to the consumer and is not available yet in the taxi segment.