The Truth About Cars » Nano http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 04 May 2016 20:39:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Best Selling Cars Around The Globe: Understanding The Indian Car Market http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/best-selling-cars-around-the-globe-understanding-the-indian-car-market/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/best-selling-cars-around-the-globe-understanding-the-indian-car-market/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:12:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=793417 The Datsun Go starts at US$5,340. Only in India is such low pricing possible at the moment. A recent stay in India has enabled me to get a much better understanding of the Indian new car market and its dynamics which have very unique characteristics. Understanding India is essential in today’s worldwide automotive scene – […]

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The Datsun Go starts at US$5,340. Only in India is such low pricing possible at the moment. A recent stay in India has enabled me to get a much better understanding of the Indian new car market and its dynamics which have very unique characteristics. Understanding India is essential in today’s worldwide automotive scene – […]

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Wards Auto: Industry Analysts Unsure If Ford Gained Advantage With The Aluminum 2015 F150 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/wardsauto-industry-analysts-unsure-if-ford-gained-advantage-with-the-aluminum-2015-f150/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/wardsauto-industry-analysts-unsure-if-ford-gained-advantage-with-the-aluminum-2015-f150/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:32:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=774057 Ford dropped a heavy light weight military-grade aluminum gauntlet with a metallic thud when they announced that the aluminum-intensive F-150. With up to 97% of the body being made of aluminum, and with Ford’s claims that it has dropped 700 pounds off the truck’s curb weight, the industry took notice. So much so, that GM announced […]

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Ford dropped a heavy light weight military-grade aluminum gauntlet with a metallic thud when they announced that the aluminum-intensive F-150. With up to 97% of the body being made of aluminum, and with Ford’s claims that it has dropped 700 pounds off the truck’s curb weight, the industry took notice. So much so, that GM announced […]

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World’s Cheapest Car Not A Good Idea http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/world%e2%80%99s-cheapest-car-not-a-good-idea/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/world%e2%80%99s-cheapest-car-not-a-good-idea/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2012 12:36:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=427893 Launching the “world’s cheapest car,” the Nano, into one of the world’s fastest growing auto markets, India, looked like a surefire concept back in 2009.  Today, it looks stupid. Like many surefire concepts, the Nano turned out to be a dud. Says India’ Economic Times: “After several years of disappointing sales, it has now become clear […]

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Launching the “world’s cheapest car,” the Nano, into one of the world’s fastest growing auto markets, India, looked like a surefire concept back in 2009.  Today, it looks stupid. Like many surefire concepts, the Nano turned out to be a dud. Says India’ Economic Times: “After several years of disappointing sales, it has now become clear […]

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Flopping Tata Nano Prompts Talk Of Overseas Production, Styling Changes, Diesel and Hybrid Options http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/flopping-tata-nano-prompts-talk-of-overseas-production-styling-changes-diesel-and-hybrid-options/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/flopping-tata-nano-prompts-talk-of-overseas-production-styling-changes-diesel-and-hybrid-options/#comments Wed, 03 Aug 2011 20:35:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=405501 Tata’s Nano was launched with much fanfare in 2009, as the world’s cheapest car and a symbol of India’s automotive and economic aspirations. But first Tata had problems with its factory, which was to be built on land [allegedly] stolen from local farmers. Then, early last year, the cars started catching fire and refused to […]

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Tata’s Nano was launched with much fanfare in 2009, as the world’s cheapest car and a symbol of India’s automotive and economic aspirations. But first Tata had problems with its factory, which was to be built on land [allegedly] stolen from local farmers. Then, early last year, the cars started catching fire and refused to […]

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Tata Will Export The Nano, But Not Too Far http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/tata-will-export-the-nano-but-not-too-far/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/tata-will-export-the-nano-but-not-too-far/#comments Fri, 28 Jan 2011 09:56:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=382076 Emboldened Tata has announced new plans to export their Nano. To markets such as Thailand, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. And Tata will do that carefully. “We will go after these markets one after another,” Tata CEO Carl-Peter Forster told Bloomberg at an industry event in Bochum, Germany. Gone are bravado and hype. No more mentions […]

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Emboldened Tata has announced new plans to export their Nano. To markets such as Thailand, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. And Tata will do that carefully. “We will go after these markets one after another,” Tata CEO Carl-Peter Forster told Bloomberg at an industry event in Bochum, Germany. Gone are bravado and hype. No more mentions […]

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Is There A Doctor In The House? Tata Tries To Revive Near-Dead Nano Sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/is-there-a-doctor-in-the-house-tata-tries-to-revive-near-dead-nano-sales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/is-there-a-doctor-in-the-house-tata-tries-to-revive-near-dead-nano-sales/#comments Fri, 17 Dec 2010 05:52:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=377536 Tata is doing everything possible to revive the shriveled sales of the Nano. Sales of the ultra-lowpriced Nano recently crashed to ultralow levels: In November, only 509 units changed hands, reluctantly. The success of the much hyped diminutive conveyance more and more looks like a flash in the pan, literally. The Nano became infamous for […]

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Tata is doing everything possible to revive the shriveled sales of the Nano. Sales of the ultra-lowpriced Nano recently crashed to ultralow levels: In November, only 509 units changed hands, reluctantly. The success of the much hyped diminutive conveyance more and more looks like a flash in the pan, literally. The Nano became infamous for […]

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Tata Nano Sales Drop To Nano Levels http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/tata-nano-sales-drop-to-nano-levels/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/tata-nano-sales-drop-to-nano-levels/#comments Thu, 02 Dec 2010 16:48:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=375438 Bloomberg reports that the world’s cheapest car, the Tata Nano has seen its sales drop from the point where it had to hold a lottery to choose buyers for its first 100k units to last month’s all-time low of only 509 units sold. Tata has raised the price twice this year, bumping the MSRP by […]

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Bloomberg reports that the world’s cheapest car, the Tata Nano has seen its sales drop from the point where it had to hold a lottery to choose buyers for its first 100k units to last month’s all-time low of only 509 units sold. Tata has raised the price twice this year, bumping the MSRP by […]

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Fire In The Nano! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/fire-in-the-nano/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/fire-in-the-nano/#comments Thu, 11 Nov 2010 10:53:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=372315 The Tata Nano was seen as the car which will set the Indian car market on fire. Unfortunately, it seems it’ll also roast its owners. After several reports of pyromaniac Nanos, the BBC reports that Tata offers free safety upgrades for Nano customers. But this isn’t a recall, insists the company. They say they are […]

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The Tata Nano was seen as the car which will set the Indian car market on fire. Unfortunately, it seems it’ll also roast its owners. After several reports of pyromaniac Nanos, the BBC reports that Tata offers free safety upgrades for Nano customers. But this isn’t a recall, insists the company. They say they are […]

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Tata’s Nano Goes to U.S.A. and EU. Again. Maybe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/tata%e2%80%99s-nano-goes-to-u-s-a-and-eu-again-maybe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/tata%e2%80%99s-nano-goes-to-u-s-a-and-eu-again-maybe/#comments Tue, 26 Oct 2010 15:50:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=370272 Tata reiterated its threat to invest the the U.S. and Europe with their bargain-basement Nano car. At an event held today in Toyko, Tata’s Vice Chairman Ravi Kant said that “Tata Motors now plans to take it forward to the developed markets in Europe and in the U.S.,” The Nikkei [sub] reports. “Now plans?” Tata […]

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Tata reiterated its threat to invest the the U.S. and Europe with their bargain-basement Nano car. At an event held today in Toyko, Tata’s Vice Chairman Ravi Kant said that “Tata Motors now plans to take it forward to the developed markets in Europe and in the U.S.,” The Nikkei [sub] reports. “Now plans?” Tata […]

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Move Over, Nano. Make Way For The Gleagle, The World’s Cheapest Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/move-over-nano-make-way-for-the-gleagle-the-world%e2%80%99s-cheapest-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/move-over-nano-make-way-for-the-gleagle-the-world%e2%80%99s-cheapest-car/#comments Tue, 25 May 2010 12:48:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=357252 At the Beijing Auto Show, Geely had a whacko two-seater, gullwing adorned concept car on display. I didn’t deem in worthy of mention, along with the hundreds of other whacko concepts. I didn’t even snap a picture. I wish I did. If Chinese media is not mistaken, I missed taking a picture of the world’s […]

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At the Beijing Auto Show, Geely had a whacko two-seater, gullwing adorned concept car on display. I didn’t deem in worthy of mention, along with the hundreds of other whacko concepts. I didn’t even snap a picture. I wish I did. If Chinese media is not mistaken, I missed taking a picture of the world’s […]

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Nano Develops Burning Desire http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/nano-develops-burning-desire/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/nano-develops-burning-desire/#comments Thu, 08 Apr 2010 17:56:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=351815 Eleven Nanos were puttering down India’s National Highway 8 on their way to the dealer (don’t they have car haulers there?) when one of them burst into flames, reports India’s Deccan Chronicle. These cases of spontaneous Nano combustion seem to pile up. Burning Nanos are a tradition in India.  Just a few weeks ago, a […]

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Eleven Nanos were puttering down India’s National Highway 8 on their way to the dealer (don’t they have car haulers there?) when one of them burst into flames, reports India’s Deccan Chronicle. These cases of spontaneous Nano combustion seem to pile up. Burning Nanos are a tradition in India.  Just a few weeks ago, a […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Speaking Of Downsizing… Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-speaking-of-downsizing-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-speaking-of-downsizing-edition/#comments Tue, 23 Mar 2010 21:20:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=350121 Japan’s Mag-X [via Autoten] brings us this rendering of a Toyota low-cost car, said to be planned for a 2012 launch in India’s hot-hot entry-level car market. Expected to weigh about 1,322 lbs, Toyota’s Tata Nano-fighter is said to have an 800cc two-cylinder engine mounted out back (alá Nano). Though Japanese car mags have a […]

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Japan’s Mag-X [via Autoten] brings us this rendering of a Toyota low-cost car, said to be planned for a 2012 launch in India’s hot-hot entry-level car market. Expected to weigh about 1,322 lbs, Toyota’s Tata Nano-fighter is said to have an 800cc two-cylinder engine mounted out back (alá Nano). Though Japanese car mags have a […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: You Get What You Pay For Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-you-get-what-you-pay-for-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-you-get-what-you-pay-for-edition/#comments Mon, 22 Mar 2010 18:43:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=349959 Pictures are supposed to be worth a thousand words, but this one is good for at least two whole life lessons. First: you get what you pay for. If you buy the world’s cheapest car, as insurance agent Satish Sawant did, it might just burst into flames on the drive home from the dealership. Second: […]

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Pictures are supposed to be worth a thousand words, but this one is good for at least two whole life lessons. First: you get what you pay for. If you buy the world’s cheapest car, as insurance agent Satish Sawant did, it might just burst into flames on the drive home from the dealership. Second: […]

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Tata’s Busy Week http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/tatas-busy-week/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/tatas-busy-week/#comments Tue, 16 Mar 2010 15:21:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=349110 Last week was an eventful one for Tata Motors. First, Daimler announced that it had completed selling off its 5.34% stake in the Indian automaker, for USD $422 million. Investors including Citibank and Tata Sons, the largest current Tata Motors stockholder, acquired the shares. Daimler explained the move by saying that it is now well […]

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Last week was an eventful one for Tata Motors. First, Daimler announced that it had completed selling off its 5.34% stake in the Indian automaker, for USD $422 million. Investors including Citibank and Tata Sons, the largest current Tata Motors stockholder, acquired the shares. Daimler explained the move by saying that it is now well […]

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Hyundai Says Tata To Second Place In India http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/hyundai-says-tata-to-second-place-in-india/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/hyundai-says-tata-to-second-place-in-india/#comments Fri, 12 Feb 2010 20:19:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=345209 Hyundai are on fire at the moment. They’re posting good profits at a time of economic instability, their quality & reliability is winning them awards and customers like what they see in their showrooms.  However, that magic formula seems to be losing its lustre elsewhere in the world. The Hindu Business Line reports that Tata Motors […]

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Hyundai are on fire at the moment. They’re posting good profits at a time of economic instability, their quality & reliability is winning them awards and customers like what they see in their showrooms.  However, that magic formula seems to be losing its lustre elsewhere in the world. The Hindu Business Line reports that Tata Motors […]

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Ask The Best And Brightest: What Price Tata Nano? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/ask-the-best-and-brightest-how-much-would-you-pay-for-a-tata-nano/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/ask-the-best-and-brightest-how-much-would-you-pay-for-a-tata-nano/#comments Sat, 16 Jan 2010 22:07:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=342019 The AP (Yahoo) reports: Tata Motors already has made a European version of the four-seat car that will cost about $8,000 when it debuts in 2011, and a Tata Technologies official said privately that the U.S. version is expected to have a comparable price. The official did not want to be identified because the price […]

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The AP (Yahoo) reports: Tata Motors already has made a European version of the four-seat car that will cost about $8,000 when it debuts in 2011, and a Tata Technologies official said privately that the U.S. version is expected to have a comparable price. The official did not want to be identified because the price […]

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Honda Exec: Chinese and Indian Automakers Could “Blow Up The Distribution Chain” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/honda-exec-chinese-and-indian-automakers-could-blow-up-the-distribution-chain/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/honda-exec-chinese-and-indian-automakers-could-blow-up-the-distribution-chain/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2010 22:44:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341723 The prospect of US launches by Chinese and Indian auto brands like Tata and BYD have at least one of the established US-market players in a paranoid froth. Honda VP John Mendel revealed a few of the nightmare scenarios that keep him up at night to USA Today [UPDATE: more on Mendel’s fears at Automotive […]

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The prospect of US launches by Chinese and Indian auto brands like Tata and BYD have at least one of the established US-market players in a paranoid froth. Honda VP John Mendel revealed a few of the nightmare scenarios that keep him up at night to USA Today [UPDATE: more on Mendel’s fears at Automotive […]

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The $220,000 Nano http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/the-220000-nano/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/the-220000-nano/#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2010 14:59:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=340993 The world’s supposedly cheapest car ($2,500 apiece) will cost $220,000 when Mumbai-based D.C. Design is through with it. They will keep the car’s snub-nosed shape, everything else has to go. The standard two-cylinder 624cc, 33-horsepower engine will be replaced by a 1600cc engine. To make room for the motor, the back seats will be removed. […]

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The world’s supposedly cheapest car ($2,500 apiece) will cost $220,000 when Mumbai-based D.C. Design is through with it. They will keep the car’s snub-nosed shape, everything else has to go. The standard two-cylinder 624cc, 33-horsepower engine will be replaced by a 1600cc engine. To make room for the motor, the back seats will be removed. […]

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India Auto Expo: The Nano Warriors Assemble http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/india-auto-expo-the-nano-warriors-assemble/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/india-auto-expo-the-nano-warriors-assemble/#comments Tue, 05 Jan 2010 22:41:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=340841 Honda, Toyota, Ford, Chevy, Tata, Renault and Volkswagen are all gunning for India’s small car market, with a number of new models unveiled or featured at today’s India Auto Expo. Some, like the Renault ULC, or “Ultra Low Cost” car still haven’t been revealed. For a look at some of the competitors that are on […]

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Honda, Toyota, Ford, Chevy, Tata, Renault and Volkswagen are all gunning for India’s small car market, with a number of new models unveiled or featured at today’s India Auto Expo. Some, like the Renault ULC, or “Ultra Low Cost” car still haven’t been revealed. For a look at some of the competitors that are on […]

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Quote Of The Day: Coming To America Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/quote-of-the-day-coming-to-america-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/quote-of-the-day-coming-to-america-edition/#comments Tue, 05 Jan 2010 17:50:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=340768 We also recognize there is a market (for the Nano) not only in developing countries, but possibly in the developed countries. For the United States we need a car which has a larger engine and we need additional crash test modifications and we are in the process of doing it. Ratan Tata at today’s India […]

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We also recognize there is a market (for the Nano) not only in developing countries, but possibly in the developed countries. For the United States we need a car which has a larger engine and we need additional crash test modifications and we are in the process of doing it. Ratan Tata at today’s India […]

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Winterkorn: No 13th Brand For VW http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/winterkorn-no-13th-brand-for-vw/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/winterkorn-no-13th-brand-for-vw/#comments Sat, 19 Dec 2009 18:05:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=339701 VW CEO  Martin Winterkorn is a superstitious man. He doesn’t want to add a 13th brand to his (or rather Piech’s) large collection. (Coincidentally, 12 is the number of Piech’s children. More or less. Nobody is quite sure,) “There are some who knock on our door. Some really want to come under our roof as […]

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VW CEO  Martin Winterkorn is a superstitious man. He doesn’t want to add a 13th brand to his (or rather Piech’s) large collection. (Coincidentally, 12 is the number of Piech’s children. More or less. Nobody is quite sure,) “There are some who knock on our door. Some really want to come under our roof as […]

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Yet Another NanoSwatter. By GM And SAIC http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/yet-another-nanoswatter-by-gm-and-saic/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/yet-another-nanoswatter-by-gm-and-saic/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2009 14:35:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=339029 Let’s get small: The new 50:50 joint venture between China’s SAIC and GM may plan to launch an entry-level low-cost car for the Indian market, say’s India’s Wheels Unplugged. The mini made by monsters would cost between $3,500-4,000, and could also be unleashed upon Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa and even possibly back to China. […]

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Let’s get small: The new 50:50 joint venture between China’s SAIC and GM may plan to launch an entry-level low-cost car for the Indian market, say’s India’s Wheels Unplugged. The mini made by monsters would cost between $3,500-4,000, and could also be unleashed upon Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa and even possibly back to China. […]

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India’s Nano Wars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/indias-nano-wars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/indias-nano-wars/#comments Thu, 12 Nov 2009 16:33:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=335103 With Tata unable to produce enough Nanos to keep up with demand, more automakers are gunning for its entry-level segment. Renault-Nissan is teaming up with its Indian-market partner Bajaj to produce a car that’s even cheaper to produce than the Nano. “I can tell you the cost of this car would be lower than any […]

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With Tata unable to produce enough Nanos to keep up with demand, more automakers are gunning for its entry-level segment. Renault-Nissan is teaming up with its Indian-market partner Bajaj to produce a car that’s even cheaper to produce than the Nano. “I can tell you the cost of this car would be lower than any […]

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Kirkland Signature Nano? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/kirkland-signature-nano/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/kirkland-signature-nano/#comments Wed, 11 Nov 2009 17:34:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=334984 The Economic Times of India reports that Tata is considering offering knock-down kits of its Nano microcar and allowing franchisees to offer the world’s cheapest car as a private-label brand. The move is being considered as Tata’s dedicated Nano plant is still ramping up to its 350k unit annual production level, and the company is […]

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The Economic Times of India reports that Tata is considering offering knock-down kits of its Nano microcar and allowing franchisees to offer the world’s cheapest car as a private-label brand. The move is being considered as Tata’s dedicated Nano plant is still ramping up to its 350k unit annual production level, and the company is […]

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Want To Start Your Own Little Car Factory? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/want-to-start-your-own-little-car-factory/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/want-to-start-your-own-little-car-factory/#comments Tue, 03 Nov 2009 01:53:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=333851 I’m thinking about opening a car factory. A really small one. Tata would sell me their Nano in kit form. I’d have it assembled (using cheap Chinese labor, of course) and sell it as the Bertel car. Entirely possible. Tata may allow small car assemblers to put together its Nano and sell it under their […]

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I’m thinking about opening a car factory. A really small one. Tata would sell me their Nano in kit form. I’d have it assembled (using cheap Chinese labor, of course) and sell it as the Bertel car. Entirely possible. Tata may allow small car assemblers to put together its Nano and sell it under their […]

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