Tata Nano Launched and History Made on 23 March 2009 – Jai Ho


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On March 23rd 2009 Indian automobile industry got its best with the launch of Tata Nano – The world cheapest Car. “People’s Car” with a price tag of Rs. 100,000 had a rough ride since last one year. The car finally touched the road which is going to bring automotive transportation to the masses.

Four door Tata Nano is is nearly 3.1 metres long, 1.5 metres wide and has a height of 1.6 metres. It is going to run on 623cc two-cylinder engine fitted at the back of the car. Tata Nano has got 33 horsepower and is capable of reaching a speed of 65 miles/hour.

In the Press Conference, Chairman of Tata Motors, Mr. Ratan N. Tata said, “The Nano represents the spirit of breaking conventional barriers. From the drawing board to its commercial launch, the concept, development and productionisation of the car has overcome several challenges. It is to the credit of the team at Tata Motors that a car once thought impossible by the world is now a reality. I hope it will provide safe, affordable, four-wheel transportation to families who till now have not been able to own a car. We are delighted in presenting the Tata Nano to India and the world.”

The car is currently being manufactured at Tata Motors’s Pantnagar plant in Uttarakhand. The dedicated plant for Tata Nano is coming up at Sanand in Gujrat which is going to be ready by 2010 and will have a annual capacity of 350,000 cars.

Tata Nano is launched in 3 variants i.e Tata Nano Standard, Tata Nano CX and Tata Nano LX. Tata Nano has a spacious passenger compartment where 4 people can sit comfortable. This car has smallest exterior footprint as compared to any car in India and is 21% more spacious then its nearest rival. With a turning radius of just 4 metres, Tata Nano can be maneuvered easily even in small parking spaces. Primary features of the 3 variants of Tata Nano are:

Tata Nano Standard:

  • three colour options
  • single-tone seats
  • fold-down rear seat

Tata Nano CX:

  • five colour options
  • heating and air-conditioning (HVAC)
  • two-tone seats
  • parcel shelf
  • booster-assisted brakes
  • fold-down rear seat with nap rest

Tata Nano LX:

  • five colour options
  • heating and air-conditioning (HVAC)
  • two-tone seats
  • parcel shelf
  • booster-assisted brakes
  • fold-down rear seat with nap rest
  • complete fabric seats
  • central locking
  • front power windows
  • body coloured exteriors
  • fog lamps
  • electronic trip meter
  • cup holder in front console
  • mobile charger point
  • rear spoiler

The booking amount for all the 3 variants will be same through out India:

Tata Nano Std.( BS2 and BS3): Rs. 95000
Tata Nano CX( BS2 & BS3): Rs. 120000
Tata Nano LX( BS3): Rs. 140000

Tata Nano Prices

Trim level/ Variant Ex Showroom Pant Nagar(Rs) Ex Showroom Delhi(Rs) Ex Showroom Mumbai(Rs)
Tata Nano Std (BS2 ) 112735 NA NA
Tata Nano Std (BS3 ) 120960 123360 134250
Tata Nano CX Solid Paint (BS2) 139780 NA NA
Tata Nano CX Metallic Paint (BS2) 142780 NA NA
Tata Nano CX Solid Paint (BS3) 145725 148360 160320
Tata Nano CX Metallic Paint (BS3) 148725 151360 163320
Tata Nano LX Metallic Paint (BS3) 170335 172360 185375

Tata Nano Technical Specifications, Tata Nano Specs

Make: Tata
Model: Tata NANO
Body Type: Hatchback
Number of Doors: 4
Seating Capacity: 4

Fuel Efficiency:
City Mileage: 20-25 kmpl
Highway Mileage: T26 kmpl
Fuel Capacity: 30 litres
Fuel Type : Petrol (Diesel Version will be later)
Fuel Injection: Multi Point Fuel Injection (MPFI)

Specifications:
Length: 3.1 meters
Width: 1.5 meters
Height: 1.6 meters
Engine: All-aluminium, Rear Mounted, Rear Wheel Drive
Capacity: 623cc
Power: 33PS
Body Type: Sheet Metal
Emission Norms: Euro-IV, Bharat Stage-III compliant
Safety Norms: Frontal Crash Tested
Versions: Standard, Luxury
Gearbox: 4-speed manual
Wheelbase: 2230mm
Ground Clearance: 180mm
Kerb Weight: ~ 600kg

Extra Features:
Speed: Top speed – 90 Km/hour.
Colours: Red, Yellow and Silver

11 Comments

  1. M C Ramesh says:

    you priced your car at Rs.100000. but the same is going upto 1,85375/- ex show room Bombay. What about on road price? it will be equal to almost cost of Maruthi 800 basic model. Also you have set the booking price at Min 95000/-.in Times paper they have mensioned that the tank capacity is 15 liters. but heere it is 30 liters which is correct? cooling system. Water cooled or Air cooled? Engine rear mounted what about heat to rear seat travellers?.

  2. prabhu says:

    you priced your car at Rs.100000. but the same is going upto 1,85375/- ex show room Bombay. What about on road price? it will be equal to almost cost of Maruthi 800 basic model. Also you have set the booking price at Min 95000/-.in Times paper they have mensioned that the tank capacity is 15 liters. but heere it is 30 liters which is correct? cooling system. Water cooled or Air cooled? Engine rear mounted what about heat to rear seat travellers?.

  3. nitin says:

    1.Times paper they have mensioned that the tank capacity is 15 liters. but heere it is 30 liters which is correct?
    2.Engine rear mounted what about heat to rear seat travellers?.

  4. RAJAT says:

    is this car approved on the highway,and what is the meaning of HVAC in nano.

  5. sandeep says:

    Hello Sir,

    recently we had booked tata nano cx.
    does it contain AC.
    does it contain music system(or) we have to fix externally.
    sir ,can u send me the details of tata nano cx specifications…

    thanking u.

  6. R.Sridhar says:

    The waiting period to get the delivery is too long and hence the TATA’s need to take it in to consideration the anxiety of the people,otherwise they may end up in buying some other brands.- R.Sridhar,Chennai.

  7. laxmi nayak says:

    laxmi nayak
    Mr. Tata I have booked the cx BSII nano model ,but after I heard about the “burning nano” in news I am planning to go for a second hand wagon r instead.
    as I am very scared. pls explain……
    thank u.

  8. jaffer says:

    I thanks MR.rathan tata to take such a big chalange,but this was not so sucessfull in the sence of customer ,becauae they are faceing problem with rear engine,as I am a growing engineer,I think its good because as its a rear engine the noise will be low,and as the vehicle is moveing forward this probelm will not be such a mark

  9. Azim Naqvi says:

    How can u run air condition if its not a water cooled engine?
    Is this the reason why Nano catches fire?
    U have nowhere mentioned in its specifications,whether it has air cooled engine or water cooled engine…
    Plz specify..
    Thank u…

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