23 Mar :The cars will be on display at Tata Motors dealerships from the first week of April 2009. Bookings will commence from the second week of April 2009.Since its unveiling on January 10, 2008, the Tata Nano has evoked an unprecedented interest in the country, with its website having recorded over 30 million hits in the past one year and the creation of over 6,000 interest groups and communities.Tata Motors is making arrangements for the widest possible network to book the car, so that prospective customers can conveniently avail of booking facilities at their locations, across the length and breadth of India. The booking process and other details will be announced on March 23, 2009.
Tata Motors has launched the people’s car – ‘Tata Nano.’ The car will be available in several variants. Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Group said that the car would be manufactured at the Singur plant later this year. He informed that the standard Nano would be priced at Rs 1 lakh for dealers (excluding VAT).
Tata Motors’s much anticipated Nano – cheaper than some CD stereo systems in a top-end Mercedes – will bring car ownership into the reach of tens of millions of people across the world.
Despite the secrecy surrounding today’s grand unveiling in Delhi, there had been glimpses into the design of the four-seater that has a top speed of 75 miles an hour and is held together more with strong glue than nuts and bolts.
While introducing the car at an auto show in New Delhi, Mr Tata said the Nano had passed emission standards and would average about 50 miles per gallon (20 kilometers per litre). "Dr. Pachauri need not have nightmares," Mr Tata said.
Dealers will sell the car for 100,000 rupees but customers will pay slightly more than that due to taxes and other charges.