Tata Motors With Nano Electric and Jaguar Plans At the Geneva Auto Show

Thursday 04 March 2010, 00:00 AM by Payal Pathak

Tata Motors has unveiled the electric variant of Nano, world’s cheapest car, at the Geneva Auto Show. The company also announced the Indica Vista's electric avatar: “Electrification will be an integral part of our initiative to launch environment-friendly vehicles. The Indica Vista EV will be introduced in select European countries, beginning this year. We will progressively introduce electric vehicles in all relevant markets,” said Ravi Kant, MD, Tata Motors. The new Nano electric variant will be a four-seater car as compared to the fuel model which can seat up to five passengers.

Ravi Kant also told Autocar in an exclusive interview that the company intends to bring new models to the market more quickly. He also stated that the company will go new model offensive and expand its product line up for both Jaguar and Land Rover.

"We’re having a debate about a small car. It has to happen if you want to keep the brand alive. We need an entry-level car," Kant admitted to Autocar reporter in his interview with the correspondent. He also admitted that Jaguar may consider a baby-Jag in collaboration with another automaker like BMW.

Source: Autocar.co.uk