Expect Tata Nano in the US soon: Ratan Tata

Wednesday 17 October 2012, 11:17 AM by

Ratan Tata, Chairman of Tata Motors, recently announced that the world's most affordable car, the Tata Nano would be launched in the United States within three years. He said that the car is currently being revamped for the launch in Europe and the US.

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Expect Tata Nano in the US soon: Ratan Tata
In the Indian auto market, Nano lacks safety features like power steering, air-bags or traction control. The car that will be launched in America will possess safety features besides being powered by a larger, less polluting engine. In fact, this car may just prove to be an ideal solution for minimising carbon emission in America. Currently, Nano runs on a 37 bhp, two cylinder engine. At present, its price is about $3500, but with safety features, the car is bound to get expensive. But even at three times the cost, it will still be America's most affordable car.
As compared to small cars like Fiat 500 and Smart Fortwo, which are already available in the American market, the Nano is expected to cost less. Owing to its competitive pricing, Tata Motors hopes that it will be able to compete with its closest rivals in the US auto market, and will achieve greater appreciation than the above mentioned, more expensive models.
Initially, a lot of interest was generated in this vehicle due to its affordability, and was designed to target families which would crowd themselves on two-wheelers. Mixed reviews for this vehicle have not deterred the Indian heavyweight manufacturer from launching this vehicle in international markets.
The Nano may look small from the outside, but it can accommodate four adults with a decent leg-room for each. Due to the larger engine, which will be used for the US market, the air conditioner is expected to become more powerful than the current version.
Interestingly, Tata Motors, in addition to owning the world's most affordable vehicle, also owns the Jaguar and Land Rover premium brands. This is a very unique distinction for the Indian passenger and commercial vehicle manufacturer.
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