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Tata Nano production peters out with little fanfare

The Tata Nano, once hailed by its maker as a "milestone in frugal engineering" and a "people's car", is ending production with the merest of whimpers. In figures obtained by Bloomberg, just one Tato Nano was produced in June 2018, compared to 275 during the same time last year...

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Tata Nano Gen X unveiled with automated transmission, opening rear hatch
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Tata Nano Gen X unveiled with automated transmission, opening rear hatch

Overnight, the Indian conglomerate unveiled the facelifted and upgraded Tata Nano Gen X hatchback. Externally, the updated Nano sports revised headlight innards, a new black highlight running along the bottom edge of the bonnet and a redesigned front and rear bumpers with a smiley face motif. With the Gen X update, the Nano is now available with an automated transmission for the first time...


Tata Nano to go turbo
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Tata Nano to go turbo

The Tata Nano is known as the world's most affordable car, but the Indian brand appears to be sharpening up its image by adding more features to the budget four-door hatchback, including the potential addition of a new turbocharged engine. A report out of India from Autocar Professional claims the Tata brand will reposition the Nano from its current identity as "a cheap car" to one more in line with being a "smart city car"...


Global NCAP slams Indian small car safety following mass failure
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Global NCAP slams Indian small car safety following mass failure

Five out of five of India’s most popular small cars have achieved zero stars for adult protection in their first-ever independent crash test, with the Global New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) finding none could pass its 64km/h frontal impact test...


Tata Nano: next-gen Indian micro to become global "smart city car"
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Tata Nano: next-gen Indian micro to become global "smart city car"

The second-generation Tata Nano will shift upmarket to become a "smart city car" as India's largest automaker looks to take the new model to the world. Tata Motors managing director Karl Slym confirmed the Nano's emphasis would shift from being the 'world's cheapest car' to a vehicle that would be competitive and desirable outside India...


Tata Nano a no-no for Australia, but local expansion on the cards
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Tata Nano a no-no for Australia, but local expansion on the cards

The new Australian distributor of Tata Motors hopes to offer a full range of passenger and commercial vehicles over the coming years, but says the Tata Nano isn't headed our way in the foreseeable future. Fusion Automotive managing director Darren Bowler told CarAdvice the brand had ambitions to expand its line-up following the launch of its first model – to be revealed as the Xenon ute – in October this year...


Tata Nano updated: world's cheapest car to get CNG engine
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Tata Nano updated: world's cheapest car to get CNG engine

The updated Tata Nano has been unveiled in India, with the world's cheapest car set to offer a new compressed natural gas engine. Unveiled at the Horizonext event in Pune, the lightly revised Tata Nano scores a new chrome strip detail at the front and back, wider air intakes and three new exterior colours...


Tata Nano headed to the US by 2015: report
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Tata Nano headed to the US by 2015: report

The world's cheapest car, the bare-bones Tata Nano from India, will make its way into the US market in three years, albeit redesigned and with a greater level of sophistication. Industry journal Automotive News reports that Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata sees the US market as a “very enticing” proposition saying, "We are redesigning the Nano for both Europe and the US”...


Tata Nano upgraded to combat slow sales
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Tata Nano upgraded to combat slow sales

It may be the cheapest car in the world, but India’s Tata Motors has had more trouble getting people behind the wheel of its budget Nano city car than it ever imagined. The Indian manufacturer initially forecast sales of 500,000 per year, but has only just passed 100,000 following the start of production in 2008...


Tata Nano Goldplus jewellery car worth $4.57 million
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Tata Nano Goldplus jewellery car worth $4.57 million

We know the Tata Nano is the world's cheapest car, but have you even wondered what is the world's most expensive cheap car? Meet the Tata Nano Goldplus. It's a special one-off created by Tata jewellery company Goldplus and features 80kg worth of gold plating. The very flamboyant people's car was created as a way of celebrating 5000 years of jewellery making in India...


Tata Nano sales back on track
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Tata Nano sales back on track

The 'world's cheapest car' had a bit of a hard time during November but sales have since increased over the Christmas period and are climbing back. Last month 5784 Tata Nano vehicles were sold in the car's home country of India, a massive increase compared with the 509 that were sold during November...


Titan Industries to launch gold-plated Tata Nano
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Titan Industries to launch gold-plated Tata Nano

A new Nano is set to be released in April next year, and it's going to be gold. Not gold in colour, you understand, an actual gold car. Titan Industries, a division of the Tata Group, will launch the gold "jewellery car" to celebrate the 5000th anniversary of Indian jewellery. Called the Goldplus Nano, the design was the result of a competition, and the winning entry is the car you see above...


Video: Tata Nano advertisement launched to regain sales
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Video: Tata Nano advertisement launched to regain sales

The Tata Nano hasn't been selling very well this year. As CarAdvice reported a few weeks ago, the company has had to offer extremely generous incentives to attract new buyers. Now the company has put the car up on the big screen for its first advertisement...


Tata Nano gets extended warranty to ramp up sales
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Tata Nano gets extended warranty to ramp up sales

Last week we reported that Tata Nano sales had dropped by as much as 85 percent since last year. The company is now introducing a warranty plan more than double what was previously offered. The company has also announced a cost-effective $2 per month maintenance program...


Tata Nano sales down 85 percent in November
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Tata Nano sales down 85 percent in November

Tata sales in India are steady, with the company reporting a monthly increase of one percent. The company sold just 509 examples of its Tata Nano however, down from October's 3065 units. It may be the world's cheapest car but it has had its fair share of problems since its debut in 2008. More recently it has been involved in a number of fire incidents...


Tata Nano gets free safety option, no recall, after investigation into fires
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Tata Nano gets free safety option, no recall, after investigation into fires

Indian manufacturer Tata Motors maintains that its Tata Nano – widely known as “the world’s cheapest car” – does not need to be recalled, despite a number of instances of fires. Tata revealed that a second analysis of the $2500 car, conducted in September and October by a team of internal and international experts, concluded that the incidents were specific to the vehicles and were not related to the Nano’s overall design...


Tata Nano Convertible?
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Tata Nano Convertible?

The cute little Nano from the country of a thousand bikes (per square inch) is now available in drop-top form. Not really, actually. But this one is pretty cool. It's an in-house-only concept made for running around visitors at the Tata factory in India...


New factory to boost Tata Nano production by 250,000
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New factory to boost Tata Nano production by 250,000

A new plant dedicated to the production of the world’s cheapest car, the Tata Nano, will boost manufacturing numbers by at least a quarter of a million units each year. Capacity of the Sanand factory in western India’s Gujarat state will start at 250,000, but Tata expects to increase production by 100,000 per year down the track...


Tata Nano up in flames, again
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Tata Nano up in flames, again

Updated 24/03 @ 3pm: We knew the Tata Nano was hot property in India, but spontaneously bursting in to flames might be taking things a bit too far. Indian insurance agent Satish Sawant, had just taken delivery of his new Tata Nano in Prabhadevi, Mumbai. But as Mr Sawant couldn't drive, he arranged for a chauffeur to deliver the car to his home...


Electric Tata Nano and Vista set for Europe
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Electric Tata Nano and Vista set for Europe

India’s largest vehicle manufacturer, Tata, will begin its electric assault on Europe later this year when it releases the new Vista small car.   With a range of 200km, the right-hand drive Vista – which replaces the Indica hatch – will be available in the UK in late-2010 and in other selected European markets in 2012...