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Tata boss begs British government for assistance with JLR

Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Motors, has warned that Jaguar Land Rover could make further job cuts unless the British government provides financial aid to the brands. The brands have been suffering financial difficulties as a result of falling sales during the on-going global economic downturn with last year's global unit sales of JLR vehicles down 12 per cent to 251,590 units...

Tata Nano to be sold by lottery

To cope with demand, Indian carmaker Tata will sell the first 100,000 examples of its ultra-cheap Nano by lottery. Application forms for the 100,000 rupee (A$2823.00) car will available in 1000 cities in India starting on April 9. A computerised random selection procedure will decide the owners of the first 100,000 cars...

Tata Nano Europa

Despite earlier reports that Tata was struggling to bring the Nano to the market, demand for smaller, cheap and city friendly cars is at all time high and with that in mind Tata Motors has unveiled a new version of the Nano minicar specifically designed for the European market. Say hello to the Nano Europa...

Tata loss delays Nano launch indefinitely

Tata posted an unexpected loss in its fiscal third quarter (down 32 per cent) which, according to Managing Director Ravi Kant, could delay the launch of its Nano budget model indefinitely. It's worrying news for the global car industry following the Indian brand's recent acquisition of Jaguar and Land Rover brands from Ford Motor in June 2008...

Tata Nano - Revolutionary?

“Think big with a small car” You’ve heard of the Indian designed and developed Tata Nano by now, right?  That’s India’s answer to Germany’s Beetle and Henry Ford’s Model T. - by Anthony Crawford It may well end up the car that changed the world, given the glowing accolades thrown at it by the likes of Luca di Montezemolo president, Ferrari, who said, “many people have spoken about a low cost small car, but Tata has done it, and no one else has...

Ford to invest Tata's money

With Tata expected to pay around $3 billion USD for Ford's luxury brands Jaguar and Land Rover, the blue oval's CEO, Alan Mulally, has said the money will be spent on future products. Although many might have expected Ford to pay off its enormous debts, the company believes that investment in future models is more beneficial in the long run...

Tata Nano four-star rating in Euro NCAP?

Tata Motors is already considering bringing its Nano mini-car to Europe - if it passes Euro NCAP with a high safety rating. The small Nano, which is aimed at the growing middle-class in India, is destined to be a big hit given its low price of 100,000 rupees or about $2850 AUD...

GM to take on Tata Nano?

With sales slowing back home, General Motors is looking at booming markets to increase market share. One market which is expected to rival the west in the next few decades is India. GM currently holds a minority share in Chinese owned SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile Co. which may increase as the old General looks to compete with the Tata Nano from India...

Indian maker Tata launches $2850 car

Indian maker Tata has revealed its bid to get the country’s growing middle class off their motor scooters and into cars. For a mere 100,000 rupees or about $A2850 (plus charges and taxes - where have we heard that before?) it will offer them the Tata Nano. A rear-mounted 623cc two-cylinder 25kW engine, an overall length of 3...

Tata confirmed as Jaguar and Land Rover owner

According to a report in Britain's Birmingham Post newspaper, India's largest vehicle manufacturer, Tata Motors, is the winning bidder in the auction for Jaguar and Land Rover. The reports states that Tata will pay $1.67 billion AUD for the two Ford luxury brands. The blue oval has no plans to make an official announcement until early next year...

Tata closes in on Jaguar and Land Rover

Britain's Sunday Times newspaper has reported that Ford Motor Co. will soon name India's Tata Motors as preferred bidder for its Jaguar and Land Rover brands. Tata, India's largest manufacturer, is expected to pay about $US2 billion for Ford's luxury brands, beating Indian rival Mahindra & Mahindra and private equity firm One Equity Partners...