Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Tata Nano, designed to be the world's most affordable car for USA

The Tata Nano, designed to be the world's most affordable car, will be on view at prestigious Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York's from Feb 18 through April 25 next year.
A bright, sunshine yellow Nano, built by Indian auto major Tata Motors, will be on display in Cooper-Hewitt's Great Hall, along with diagrams and a short film describing its concept, development and production, the Smithsonian Institution announced Friday. The name 'Nano' connotes high technology, small size and low price, it said, noting Tata Motors is currently developing versions of the Nano for European and American markets.
This ultra-cheap compact car contributes to the world of affordable motoring, and like its predecessors, Henry Ford's Model T, the Volkswagen Beetle, Citroen 2CV and the original Fiat 500, the Tata Nano continues the tradition of inexpensive cars made in large numbers, it said. 'Cooper-Hewitt's mission is to present the very latest developments in design and technology and the Tata Nano introduces more families in India to the new world of affordable and safer mobility,' said Cara McCarty, curatorial director of the museum.
'We're eager to display the Tata Nano at the museum, where many visitors will see it for the first time.' Unveiled last year in India, the Tata Nano is targeted to families who had not previously been able to afford a car. Billed as 'the people's car,' the base model starts at $2,200 in India and can accommodate up to five adults. Conceived by Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata Group, the Tata Nano is intended as an all-weather form of personal transportation that provides a safer and cleaner alternative to the two-wheelers that are pervasive in India, where often entire families ride clinging to a motorbike or a scooter.
The Nano offers a high fuel efficiency of 50 miles per gallon, making it more fuel efficient and less polluting than all other cars on the road today in India, the Smithsonian noted. Designed by a team of 500 Indian engineers, the 35-horsepower, four-door vehicle has been pared down to the essentials: It is about10 feet long, weighs approximately 1,300 pounds, has an all-sheet-metal body, a rear two-cylinder engine, small tubeless tires, a reinforced passenger compartment, crumple zones, seat belts and achieves a top speed of 65 miles per hour.
To allay concerns about safety, the car passed a roll-over test and offset impact, which are not regulated in India. Its barebones design, as of now, does not include more costly features such as power steering, air bags, antilock brakes or an exterior left passenger-side mirror, which are not mandatory in India, it said.
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Tata Nano price hike - World Cheapest Car

Tata Motors has said all the existing bookings of the Nano will be delivered at the current prices, notwithstanding the rising input prices.
"The current bookings will be executed at the price already committed and we have a long way to finish the current bookings. So, it is too early to talk about raising the prices of the Nano," Tata Motors managing director Prakash M Telang said.
However, when asked if the company could consider increasing the prices of its other models, Telang remained non-committal, he said: "steel and tyre prices are increasing and all manufacturers have to think about it. We are watching the situation very closely. It is difficult to comment it right now."
In June, the company had selected over 1.55 lakh buyers for its small car wonder Nano, touted as the world's cheapest car, from a total of 2.06 lakh final applicants. It would deliver the first one lakh cars by March 2010, while the remaining bookings of 55,021 will be delivered in the next phase.
The country's largest auto company has delivered 13,924 Nanos till November.
Tata Motors had announced that the first one lakh Nano owners would be price-protected at the ex-showroom prices. The Nano is available between Rs 1.23 lakh and Rs 1.72 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the three different variants.
"When it will come to the next stage of delivery only we will talk about it (price hike). At the moment our focus is to ramp up production," Telang said.
The company is currently rolling out the Nanos from its Pantnagar plant in Uttaranchal, which has an annual capacity of 50,000 units. The car would also be rolled out from the company's upcoming Sanand facility in Gujarat once its goes on stream next year.
The Sanand plant will have an initial capacity of 3.5 lakh units a year.

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tata Nano on display at NY design museum

Washington: The Tata Nano, designed to be the world's most affordable car, will be on view at prestigious Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York's from Feb 18 through April 25 next year.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Production of the Tata Nano

CNBC-TV18 learns production of the Nano at Pant Nagar has been halted from the start of April and is expected to resume on the 12th of April. Sources say, there are issues with certain critical components, something Tata Motors has categorically denied. Swati Khandelwal gets you this exclusive report.The bookings for the Nano will kick start in the next 24 hours but Tata motors is still significantly behind their production schedule. CNBC-TV18 learns from multiple sources, that Tata Motors attempts to ramp up Nano production to 50 cars a day this month have come undone and it is in all probability producing under 20 cars a day. So sources say in all Tata motors has managed to produce about a 1000 cars till date while over 50,000 booking forms have been sold so far.
CNBC-TV18 learns, the company has halted production at Pant Nagar at the start of april and hopes to resume post the 12th of this month. A shut down post launch, is surprising given the unprecedented demand for the nano.When asked specifically about the production halt, Tata Motors Say " production and manufacturing details are internal to the company "
We also learn Tata group Chairman Ratan Tata and tata motors MD Ravi Kant are expected to visit Pant Nagar in the second half of April. When contacted Tata motors said, "Production and sales data of the Tata Nano will be made public by the company for the month of July when deliveries of the car will commence." We learn, the company is facing problems related to certain critical components. Sources say Tata Motors has apparently been struggling with this problem even before the car was launched on the 23rd of march. When contacted Tata Motors denied any problems. "We categorically state that there are no issues with the crankshaft, crankcase, air intake system etc of the Tata Nano"
We also understand that some suppliers have been asked to stock up for the moment. So this begs the question- with the production schedule going awry just how long will customers have to wait to get behind the wheels of the Nano?

New Tata Nano Car

So Jaguar's in safe hands, then. This is the Tata Nano, the new super-affordable car from the company widely expected to buy Jaguar and Land Rover in the next few weeks.
Dubbed the 'lakh' car - from the colloquial Indian word for 1,000,000 rupees, which equates to about £1,250 - the Nano delivers on Ratan Tata's pledge to build an ultra-cheap car for the Indian market.

The world's cheapest, in fact - the Nano is being marketed as an alternative to the scooters and tuk-tuks that most Indians use to get around. Shorter than a Mitsubishi i but using a similar monoboxed, rear-engined layout, it's no exaggeration to say that the Nano could transform subcontinental motoring. Be afraid.
So what do you get for the price of a sofa? Not a lot, in honesty. The Nano is powered by a two-cylinder engine, which develops a mighty 32bhp. Driving the rear wheels, it'll see the Nano to 44mph in 14 seconds (why 44mph, we're not sure) and on to a top speed of around 66mph. It'll manage around 57mph, too.
Luxuries? Not many, as you might have guessed. Twelve-inch wheels come as standard along with, erm, a steering wheel, four seats and perhaps even some suspension. A radio is an optional extra.
Concerns have been voiced about the Nano's environmental impact and safety standards, but Tata claims that it has been 'built to meet safety requirements and emissions norms, to be fuel efficient and low on emissions'.
Mild obfuscation, perhaps, but Tata also says that the Nano's safety performance 'exceeds regulatory requirements'. Exactly what those requirements are remain unclear, but at least the Nano should be safer than a scooter. Or, say, hopping.
Tata is yet to announce whether the Nano will go on sale outside of India, but we reckon it could be just the entry-level Jaguar to attract young penniless reprobates to the brand. Perhaps not.

Nano has more space than Maruti 800

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Selling Nano

Youngsters in Dehradun went into frenzy after having a glimpse of the world’s cheapest car — Nano – displayed here for the first time.
The car manufactured at the Pantnagar plant in the state was unveiled by the state’s chief secretary Indu Kumar Pandey at the company’s showroom in Majra.
“More than four hundred booking forms have been issued so far in the city. Most of these have been brought by youths,” Tata Motors Sales Manager Rajendra Gosai told reporters here.
The booking forms can be submitted from April nine to 25, he said.
Uttarakhand’s chief minister B C Khanduri had provided Tata with various sops for facilitating and assembling the Nano, which comes in three models, in the state.

Tata Neno - World First Cheapest Car

Tata Neno - The First World Cheapest Car, Indian Company. Now Tata Will launch New Neno Car for Europe Called " NENO EUROPA ".
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Tata Motors has received an overwhelming response to its Rs one-lakh wonder, Nano, selling over 51,000 booking forms in the last three days.
According to sources close to the company, it sold 51,000 booking forms from its 218 dealerships since it started selling on April 4.
When contacted, a Tata Motors spokesperson said, “The response is progressing increasingly everyday.” He, however, declined to give any more specific details.
The sources, however, said the forms were sold only at Tata Motors dealerships and not at other outlets such as that of Croma, Westside and Titan World.
The company had launched Nano on March 23 and booking will start from April 9 till April 25.
In the National Capital, it will have a price range of Rs 1.23 lakh to Rs 1.72 lakh (ex-showroom) for the three variants.
Only one lakh customers will be chosen through a lot for the first year.
Tata Motors is currently producing Nano at its Uttarakhand plant, which has got an annual capacity of 50,000 units.
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Friday, January 25, 2008

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

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Saturday, January 19, 2008

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