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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

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

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”...

Jaguar all-wheel-drive models initiated by Ratan Tata

Jaguar Land Rover owner Ratan Tata championed the recently unveilsd all-wheel-drive Jaguar XF and XJ models after talking with dealers in the United States, say reports from the 2012 Moscow motor show. Shortly after the massive Indian conglomerate Tata bought the iconic British car companies in 2008, Ratan Tata went to the United States to speak with Jaguar dealers who persuaded him to look at four-wheel-drive versions of Jaguar's sedans...

Tata Megapixel hybrid concept with 900km range

The Tata Megapixel concept has given us an unlikely glimpse into the future of personal transportation at the Geneva motor show. The four-seat Megapixel is smaller than a Fiat 500 but has a driving range as high as most family cars. The range-extended electric vehicle combines a lithium-ion phosphate battery, a petrol engine generator and an electric motor inside each wheel for a total range of 900km...

Tata doubling investment in Jaguar Land Rover product development

Indian manufacturing giant Tata Motors will double its annual investment in Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) as the traditional British brands gain momentum around the world. Tata chief financial officer C.R. Ramakrishnan told reporters the company’s annual investment into JLR product development would rise to around £1.5 billion ($2...

Tata eMO EV concept unveiled

Tata Technologies has unveiled an all-new Tata eMO EV compact city car concept at the 2012 North American International Auto Show. Following in the footsteps of the Tata Nano - the cheapest car in the world - the eMO EV combines an ultra compact design with a eco-friendly powertrain. The electric Mobility concept features twin liquid-cooled electric motors powering the front wheels...

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 Motors Mini CAT Air Car to debut in 2012

Tata Motors and ex-Formula One engineer Guy N. from a Luxembourg MDI have come up with a car that runs on air. Dubbed the Tata Mini CAT, or Air Car, the environmentally-friendly car uses no petrol, requires little maintenance and has a range of around 300km between re-gassing. Tata hopes to have it on the market in India in 2012...

Jaguar Land Rover booms under Indian ownership while Tata Nano busts

It’s the question that has a number of automotive analysts and industry experts scratching their heads: how has India’s Tata Group made an enormous success of the troubled Jaguar Land Rover but flopped sensationally with the tiny Tata Nano? India’s second-largest industrial corporation purchased JLR from Ford in 2008 for US$2...

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...