Tata Motors recently launched the European version of its ultra-cheap car Nano at the Geneva Motors Show last week. The European version is definitely more expensive than the Indian model as it comes fitted with an all-aluminium I3 MPFI engine with a 5-speed automatic transmission and electric power steering. The engine will address all the concerns about Tata's green credentials, as it will be Euro V compliant and have emissions under the 100 g/km of CO2 mark.
According to Ratan Tata, MD, Tata Motors, “The cost will go up and I don't think I'm in a position to indicate exactly what it would be but if we are really going to make a car compliant with environmental and safety standards, the cost will go up... Our aim would still be to have a fantastically, effectively priced car, lower than anything else in the market which will do everything in terms of specs that one would expect out of Europe.”
Although it still remains unknown which countries in Europe will gain the first access to Nano Europa but Ratan Tata indicated that “the Nano is ‘definitely’ coming to Western Europe and the UK.”
Apart from Nano Europa, Tata will also showcase Indica Vista model adapted by Miljo Grenland/Innovasjon of Norway, where Tata UK's owns 70 percent of the shares. In future, Tata also plans to include a third model, Prima in its European product portfolio.