After the series of troublesome episodes relating to bringing Tata Nano to the market, the company expects to bring 80000 Nanos by March 2010. Pantnagar facility in Uttarakhand is ready to roll out the first batch of world’s cheapest car by mid or end- February 2009. The car will be soon available for display at the Tata dealerships across India.
The second plant in Sanand will be ready to become the main facility to assemble the car. The company also plans to bring the diesel version of the car by end of 2011. The diesel option will be in addition to standard 33-horsepower 625cc twin-cylinder gas unit that will be powering all Nano launch. The car will also have air-conditioning and an automatic gearbox option in future models.
Tata Motors had initially set up its manufacturing unit in West Bengal but the company was forced to shut down its unit owing to the violent protests by the aggrieved farmers who alleged that the government had not rightfully compensated them for the land acquired and demanded their land back instead of monetary compensation. Now the company is setting up its new plant in Sanand near Gujarat that shall begin its full production by next year.