Friday, March 27, 2009

Tata Nano Review

The Nano is powered by a 624cc two cylinder petrol engine. It puts out a modest 35bhp (similar to 800) and 4.9kgm of torque. It isn’t quick, but quite adequate for city use and even peppy in the city. It will hit a top speed of 106kph and takes 29.7 seconds to hit 100kph and isn’t very different from driving an 800. Refinement levels are acceptable and vibrations are damped well enough too. Although we haven’t been able to put it through our fuel tests, but we expect it to give about 18kpl in the city which further backs up its economy tag.

Riding on small 12inch wheels and tubeless tyres, the Nano rides surprisingly well. Most bumps are rounded nicely, but as the speeds climb the ride can get a little choppy. The steering has a little vagueness around the centre position, dial in more lock; it feels direct and provides good feedback as well. Grip levels are decent but are limited by the narrow tyres. Straightline stability is also commendable.

The Nano is quite a looker. Not only because of the hype it has generated, but because the car looks really good. It looks far more expensive than it is and that itself is half the battle won. This cute looking hatchback is sure to go down well with everyone. The Nano’s mantra somewhat goes with the Indica’s philosophy of giving more for less. For its diminutive size, the Nano is very big on space for its passengers. Clever use of space has meant that headroom and legroom is not only adequate but more than some bigger hatchbacks as well.

So is it a proper car? Yes, it definitely is. It offers better space than even a Santro at the front, while backseat space is quite decent. Comfort levels are good and it will come with an efficient engine as well. It isn’t perfect; owners will want more power and a 5-speed gearbox. But Tata has achieved what it had set out to do – Affordable motoring for the masses. You can book one for as low as Rs 2,999. The base version of the Tata Nano is priced at Rs 1,23,360, the CX version is for Rs 1,51,360 and the fully loaded LX version is for Rs 1,72,360 (ex-showroom Delhi). Finance is available for even 7 year periods at interest rates of 11.7-12% which makes it affordable for almost anyone. Deliveries will begin in July and booking forms are available for Rs 300.

Features :-
The Nano is available in three variants – Nano, Nano CX and Nano LX. The base Nano is a bare bones model and doesn’t get any creature comforts. Even the passenger seat backrest is fixed. The CX gets interior mouldings, air-conditioner and tinted glass. The top-end LX gets front power windows, sunvisors, body coloured bumpers, central locking and fog lamps.

Performance : -
0-60 - 9.1seconds

0-100 - 29.7seconds

Top speed - 106kph

20-80 (3rd gear) - 20.45seconds

40-100 (4th gear) - 46.38seconds

Braking (80-0) - 33.66m 3.07seconds

Nano Test Drive Feedback from Autocar

Tata Nano to produce 80,000 units by March 2010

The first units of Tata Nano will roll from Tata Pantnagar facility in late February this year. While the engines and gearboxes for the Nano will be built at the Tata plant in Pune, the final assembly will take place in the transmission plant to Pantnagar.

80,000 units between April 2009 and March 2010

Tata believes that the idea of production Pantnagar only a temporary solution as the main plant nano Sananda, Gujarat, is still under construction. Pantnagar plant of Tata Motors will be able to produce only very few units of the nano - around March Car 6-7000 purpose. However, Tata claims that the pantnagar facility is capable of producing up to 80,000 units in April 2009 between the nano and March 2010.

Sananda plant expected to be ready by mid-2010

The mother plant in Sananda Tata Nano is expected to be ready only by mid-2010. Once it begins production, the company aims to produce 150,000 units of the nano in the first year. The company will make an investment of Rs 2246 crore in the first phase of Nano car project in Gujarat, while the travel and relocation will cost an additional Rs 650 crore. Sananda while the plant is the main manufacturing plant for the Nano, the Pantnagar facility will bring together more volumes small car based on demand.

Diesel at the end of 2011 nano -

The nano will be powered by a 625cc, 33Bhp 2-cylinder gasoline engine. The base nano - without air conditioning or any other luxury accoutrements - is expected to cost around Rs 1.20 lakh on the road, including registration and insurance costs. The company has plans to launch a diesel version of the end of 2011, which will be more expensive and the same goes for the variants with a nano AC, automatic gearbox and other luxuries.

Tata Nano, the car of 1,700 euros

The Indian company Tata has introduced the world's cheapest car, which, at a cost of just 100,000 rupees (about $ 2500 / € 1700) proposes to revolutionize the industry of utilities in emerging markets.The new Tata Nano will be sold in India in a few months.

The Indian automobile manufacturer Tata Motors, part of the industrial conglomerate Tata Group, has submitted, in the Delhi Auto Salon, the world's cheapest car, which will be released to the Indian market later this year with a price close to 1,700 euros (2,500 dollars).

Ratan Tata, chairman of the Indian band of the same name, has your project: to offer the Indian society a vehicle with four wheels for four or five seats, thanks to a price not exceeding € 2,000 may be available to a majority. Finally, this car is a reality and was introduced Thursday in the opening day of the Auto Salon in New Delhi.

With the Nano, it has been called the model, Tata offered a genuine low-cost vehicle to the extent of India where the Dacia Logan model, the 'low cost' Europe par excellence, which produces Renault here in partnership with Mahindra, with its price of 7,000 euros, is only available for a fraction of the 1,100 million people in the population.

For years the chairman of Tata Group, which gave 66% of their profits to charities, pursued the idea of providing a vehicle enough economic capacity for the average family in India, consisting of marriage and two or three children , which ensure greater protection in the midst of a chaotic traffic, the motorcycle.

Of these two-wheeled vehicles are registered every year in India over five million units and get them to travel up to five people: father, mother and three children. No wonder that under these conditions, although the level of motorization in the country is still low, occurring each year around 100,000 deaths.

Initially, the project car of 2000 euro was based on a tubular structure, mechanical, with a bicilíndrico engine, 600 cubic centimeters. His idea was to produce only the components assembled to send to small workshops, with lower logistics costs, where it mounted for little money.

But finally the project has changed and Tata has decided to build a factory in the depressed state of Bengal with an investment of DEM 170 million, to produce this vehicle at a rate of 200,000 units per year.The body of it, which will be sold at year end has been designed by the idea of Turin, which already held the body of the Indica model.The cost of developing the car has made approximately 280 million euros.

The Nano will be a model for the local market but could be exported in a second stage, some emerging market. It would be a chimera import into Europe, not to exceed the safety standards or emission imply a substantial increase in the car.

Very diversified, its three main points of the support is in the steel and automotive systems. Esta última división nació apoyándose en tecnología de Mercedes, y logró convertirse en el primer fabricante indio de camiones. The latter division was based on Mercedes technology, and succeeded in becoming the first Indian manufacturer of trucks.

Has subsequently expanded its offering to commercial vehicles, the SUV and passenger cars, having two years ago signed a collaboration agreement with Fiat Group. On the other hand, last summer, when Ford announced the sale that put Jaguar and Land Rover, Tata was one of the companies that showed interest in keeping the two brands.Finally, a little over a week, Ford chose as the buyer and negotiates with the final details of the transaction to be completed by the end of March. Tata would have the widest range: from the cheapest car to some of the more expensive models in the world.

Maruti Will not cut its price

Make the country's largest car company Maruti Suzuki India on Thursday said that the Tata Nano to the Maruti 800 model on the sale of its partial effect but will not cut its prices.

Maruti Suzuki India R. C. Bhargava, chairman of the annual conference of the CII here on the spot told reporters that the Maruti 800 on the partial volume effect, but its price will be cut in sections or nano in our plans to enter is not.

It asked that the company's plans to compete with the Nano, the Nano, he said in a separate section, and we are in a different section.However, he said that the nano will help expand the market.

Tata's Nano 'will be in Maruti -800 bad dream!

Tata's nano car Bhuprtikshit preparing to run in October on the streets though, but are forbidden to sleep in his Maruti Suzuki method is clandestine preparations.
Banking and auto spares making the people involved in the industry say that the current price of Maruti -800 reduced to Rs 75,000 is being tried. The thing to note is that the Maruti 800 in the Tbdilion then being a matter of when to launch the Nano in a few months left.

This means that the new Maruti 800 as the X Sorum in New Delhi from 1.20000 to 1.50000 is likely to get Rs. But despite the original model of the Nano, about Rs 20,000 is likely to be expensive. Maruti 800 sales and the way people lived up to the choice of both standards and the market leader as it is known.

The obsession of the people of today is that Alam 4,000 every month from 5000 Maruti 800 cars are sold. As spokesman for the Maruti Suzuki has denied these things.He clarified that the Maruti 800 as about a new type of a plan is not being made.

Market sources believe that Maruti is a good time for a Maruti 800 for the cheaper models in the market took off. October 2008 to March 2009 between 35,000 Tata Motors is planning to build a car that is 6,000 cars a month. There will be 90 per cent of such cars, which cost will be between Rs 1.50000 to 1.90000. Only 10 per cent of such cars will be the entry price will be Rs 1.00000.

If the Tata Nano has sold 6,000 cars a month for Maruti, it will be a good thing.There was a time when Maruti was a very famous brand, but today its 5500-6000 sales a month, the sales potential of the nano is almost equal. Maruti 800 has been less popular these days and its place is taken by Maruti Olto.

Maruti sales per month nowadays Olto of 17,000 to 20,000 has. Maruti Alto in the country today like this is one of the popular models. Funny thing is that in January this year when for the first time, nano Otoakspo in bringing the show in the case was placed in front of the world, then still on the sale of Maruti 800 has not had any significant effect.
Experts also believe that that's why people believe this because of his Maruti most popular brand in some sort of a plan to change this and are not to compromise in terms of their quality has no intention.

While the automobile for the Lone bankers believe that the Nano and Maruti 800 to the bike between the nano and Kategri'll buy the loan interest rates also will be a relief.

TATA Nano Launched

World cheap car nano from Tata Motors announced to the streets, in Delhi, India's biggest car show is expected. Tata nano car buyers around the U.S. title for $ 2500 (£ 1277) cost - Four Wheelers in developing countries an opportunity for consumers to bear. a 'People's car' Nano explained as Ratan Tata, chairman of the company, - one, affordable and all weather transport, it feels safe According to the beginning of transportation was a landmark in the history.

Tata's new beginning, two in a deluxe model 33bhp, 642cc engine will be available with the back of four-door five-seater car on sale later this year to have said. However, the Air conditioning, power steering or power of the windows lacks. 250000 Nanos started the company around, demand for which is expected to increase to one million annually will be manufacturing. However, the nano-expected European car emissions standards, environmental critics Suffices more inflated and already the problem of pollution in the streets of India's leading.

Features of TATA Nano

Stylish, comfortable
The People’s Car, designed with a family in mind, has a roomy passenger compartment with generous leg space and head room. It can comfortably seat four persons. Four doors with high seating position make ingress and egress easy.

When launched, the car will be available in both standard and deluxe versions. Both versions will offer a wide range of body colours, and other accessories so that the car can be customised to an individual’s preferences.

Fuel-efficient engine
The People’s Car has a rear-wheel drive, all-aluminium, two-cylinder, 623 cc, 33 PS, multi point fuel injection petrol engine. This is the first time that a two-cylinder gasoline engine is being used in a car with single balancer shaft. The lean design strategy has helped minimise weight, which helps maximise performance per unit of energy consumed and delivers high fuel efficiency. Performance is controlled by a specially designed electronic engine management system.

Meets all safety requirements
The People’s Car’s safety performance exceeds current regulatory requirements. With an all sheet-metal body, it has a strong passenger compartment, with safety features such as crumple zones, intrusion-resistant doors, seat belts, strong seats and anchorages, and the rear tailgate glass bonded to the body. Tubeless tyres further enhance safety.

The People’s Car’s tailpipe emission performance exceeds regulatory requirements. In terms of overall pollutants, it has a lower pollution level than two-wheelers being manufactured in India today. It follows Euro norms .

So go ahead with your booking plan for new Nano.