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  • Tata Nano could be a fire safety hazard October 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Three incidents of Tata Nanos catching fire have been reported putting a question mark on the safety of the world's cheapest car. An incident was reported from Delhi on Tuesday and there have been one each from Ahmedabad and Lucknow in the past one month. All three...
  • Nano likely to worsen traffic woes, chaos on roads: HC July 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Ticking off the city government for its "apathy" towards public safety and noting with concern the burgeoning traffic on the streets, the Delhi High Court on Monday while ruling on the infamous BMW hit-and-run case, observed that the situation "is likely to worsen" with the advent of the...
  • Beeline for Nano | Book online | Price list | Why Nano? April 10, 2009

    Mumbai: Bookings for Tata Motors' Nano got off to a brisk start in Mumbai on Thursday, with a steady stream of prospective customers queuing up to be one of the first to own what is billed as the world's cheapest car. The profile of customers was varied from first-time buyers to...
  • Why book a Tata Nano: the many reasons to grab a form April 10, 2009

    Mumbai: Bookings for Tata Motors' Nano got off to a brisk start in Mumbai on Thursday, with a steady stream of prospective customers queuing up to be one of the first to own what is billed as the world's cheapest car. The profile of customers was varied from first-time buyers to...
  • In Pics: Tata Nano on display in showrooms April 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Ratan Tata's vehicle for the aam aadmi (common man) came up on display in showrooms from April , 2009. The top-end variant of the car is on show at dealerships across the country and dealers expect maximum bookings. The booking process is open from April 9 to April...
  • Tata Nano in showrooms from April 1 April 1, 2009

    New Delhi: Ratan Tata's vehicle for the aam aadmi (common man) will be on display in showrooms from April 1. The top-end variant of the car will be on show at dealerships across the country and dealers expect maximum bookings. The booking process is open from April 9 to April 25....
  • Singur people want Nano back: Buddhadeb March 28, 2009

    Kolkata: Global auto major Tata Motors may have moved out its Nano plant from the state but the people of Singur still want the project, says West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee. "People of Singur want the factory over there, they are very hopeful and I have conveyed this to the...
  • No Nano impact on us: Two-wheeler manufacturers March 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Major two-wheeler manufacturers are unanimous that the Tatas' Nano will have no impact on their business. "Nothing much has changed since the unveiling of Nano at the Auto Expo except for the announcement of prices. I still maintain it is not going to have any real impact on two-wheelers,"...
  • BMC fines Tata Motors for default on ads displayed March 26, 2009

    Mumbai: The Tata Motors on Wednesday paid a fine of around Rs one lakh to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) authorities for displaying unauthorised advertisements during the much-publicised 'Nano' car launch at Marine Drive in south Mumbai. The civic body had sent notices to the Tata...
  • Tata Motors rolls out Nano, take India by storm March 24, 2009

    Tata Motors launched Nano on Monday. The car has inspired a song and has made India a torchbearer in the world. As promised, at Rs 1-lakh the car is the cheapest in the world. All three variants of the Nano - the base model, the CX and the LX were unveiled...
  • Take a test drive, on the road with Nano March 24, 2009

    Six years ago Tata Motors chairman Ratan Tata expressed his dream of building a low cost car. 500 engineers came together to give shape to that dream and now it's ready to meet its customers. At first glance, I would say it's a cute small car, a car you would...
  • Ratan Tata launches Nano in Mumbai March 24, 2009

    Mumbai: Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata launched the Nano in Mumbai on Monday evening. Nano basic model will be available for Rs. 1,12,735 while the luxury model will cost Rs 1,70,335 at Pantnagar. Insurance and road tax will be separate. Launching the car, Ratan Tata said that the car had given the...
  • Tata Nano's tumultuous journey finally over March 24, 2009

    New Delhi: World's most affordable car, Tata Nano, was commercially launched on Monday and with it the car's rough journey to reach its market finally came to an end. Nano is more popularly known as Rs 1-lakh car but it was not planned to be so. Tata Motors chairman Ratan Tata had...
  • Nano booking begins in April, no word on price March 23, 2009

    Mumbai: The booking of the Nano, the people's car from the Tata stable, will begin on April 9 and remain open till April 23. Announcing this ahead of its launch on Monday, Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata said the car, which would have the smallest footprint...
  • Special: Nano, from cheapest to most fuel-efficient car March 23, 2009

    In the months of waiting from the time we had seen the first Nano at the Auto Expo to now, Tata has offered a glimpse repeatedly into the future of Nano. Here is all the information on the powertrain front. 1. The 3-cylinder engine Tata's plan for a three-cylinder engine for the...
  • Not just Nano: Alternatives to the cheapest car March 23, 2009

    While it may well be the cheapest four wheels you can buy new, here are a few alternatives to the Tata Nano for those who want a choice. Past sense Think you can do better than getting a micro-miniaturised hatch for the same amount of money? Well you may not be too...
  • Small car, big dreams: Nano to roll out today March 23, 2009

    New Delhi/Mumbai: It’s the small car that's driving big dreams for millions of Indians who are waiting to ride their own set of four wheels. Tata Nano - the car that caught the world's imagination as the cheapest ever – will finally be rolled out commercially on Monday in Mumbai...
  • Time for a ride, Nano rolls out on Monday March 22, 2009

    Mumbai: The Nano, touted as the world's cheapest car, will finally be launched from in Mumbai on Monday. The Tata group, India's largest industrial house, is all set for the commercial roll-out of the small-car that hit the global headlines last year, both after its unveiling at the Auto Show...
  • Nano's fourth version to hit the markets soon March 20, 2009

    New Delhi: The wait for the one lakh car, Nano will end in just three days. It will be out in three different models. But there is another Nano model to watch out for-Tata Motors' fourth variant of the Nano. The car will come out with its basic CX and...
  • Tata Nano Special: The factory factor March 19, 2009

    A queue of state governments had formed to offer the Nano project. While Dharwad in Karnataka seemed to be winning, Gujarat bagged the Nano project. The new plant is expect to come at on 1100acres of land at Sanand in 2010. Tata will (re)spend Rs 2,000 Crore (Rs 20 billion)...
  • Tata Nano: The innovations by the team March 19, 2009

    So, how exactly did Ratan Tata and his team get the price of the Nano where they wanted it? Before you start screaming cost-cutting, there's more to it than just that. The Nano team scratched their heads, put on their thinking caps and if you're a management type, they even...
  • Book your Nano, follow these steps March 19, 2009

    New Delhi: Everyone is waiting with bated breath for the cheapest car, the Nano's launching on March 23. Here’s how you can book your Nano. Where you can book your Nano At any authorised Tata motors dealer At a Croma store At a Westside outlet Bookings can be made online. How...
  • Small car, big dream: Nano ready for launch March 23, 2009

    Sanand, Gujarat: What a difference a year makes. In early 2008, Tata Motors unveiled its Nano to a rapturous media reception as the snub-nosed, 4-seater with a Rs 100,000-rupee ($1,945) price tag created a new category of super-cheap cars for the masses. Just weeks later, Tata Motors acquired the Jaguar and...
  • Nano special: How Ratan Tata's dream became reality March 17, 2009

    Ratan Tata met an extremely select group of senior editors before he unveiled the Nano at the Auto Expo. This remains the most detailed interaction he has had with journalists since the Nano hype hit the global buzzwire and sent it spinning into a frenzy. This story is a part...
  • Auto feature: Four iconic people's cars from history March 23, 2009

    The people's car is not a new idea. At various times in history, a manufacturer has either recognised the demand for one, or has been forced by the need of the hour to create one. In every case, the car that has resulted has shared some common attributes – their...
  • Nano driven out of Bengal, parties angle for mileage March 14, 2009

    Singur: For Tata Motors' Nano, Singur may be history. But for rival parties in this rural hamlet where the abandoned factory of the world's smallest car still stands like a haunted mansion, it is the most potent weapon to sway voters in the Lok Sabha polls. The ruling Communist Party of...
  • Tata ties up with public sector banks to promote Nano March 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Tata Motors’ aggressive push to tie up with public sector banks in the last few weeks is a clear strategy to strengthen its rural presence as these banks have significant market penetration in rural areas. Tata Motors wants to pave the way for Nano's entry into tier 1...
  • Tata Motors advances Nano booking date to March 23 March 14, 2009

    Geneva: Tata Motors has advanced the booking date of Nano, touted as the world's cheapest car, in India by three weeks to coincide with its commercial launch on March 23 in the home country. "The bookings will start from March 23 and delivery will start from the first week of April,"...
  • Tata Nano's European version to be unveiled at Geneva March 14, 2009

    Geneva: Largest Indian auto maker Tata Motors, which is gearing up for the commercial launch of Nano in India this month, will be unveiling the European version of the small car -- touted as cheapest in the world in Geneva on Tuesday. According to industry sources, the company would showcase the...
  • Nano arriving in May, booking starts in April March 14, 2009

    New Delhi: It has been a big wait for the world's cheapest car and the Nano will be in showrooms in march. No car has evoked so much global attention as the Nano from Tata Motors. More than one year after its high-decibel launch and an acrimonious exit from Singur in...