Tata Will Export The Nano, But Not Too Far

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt

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 to export the $3,000 car to Europe or god forbid the U.S.A.

Sales of the Nano in India have rebounded a bit, propelled by a better warranty and easier financing. In November, sales had dropped to 590 units amidst concerns about the safety of the car that had developed a propensity towards sudden combustion. Nano registrations in India rose to 5,784 units in December, still a far cry from the 9,000 unit peak reached in July.

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  • HerrKaLeun HerrKaLeun on Jan 28, 2011

    other countries will have fire sales too? :)

  • M 1 M 1 on Jan 28, 2011

    "No more mentions to export the $3,000 car to Europe or god forbid the U.S.A." For once, I applaud our meddling, overbearing nanny state. Eventually some idiot would buy one and then we'd hear more incessant whining about everyone else's "lumbering hulks" being at fault for his poor selection (although he'd be referring to SMART cars and New Beetles).

  • Car_guy2010 Car_guy2010 on Jan 28, 2011

    Will they be fire-proof?