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Tata Nano Launching 23 March. Launched!

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Its an article on the economic times website - the link is in my previous post (2n'd line) in bold.

I think Tata's had announced that the nano would be a "variomatic" way back in 2008.

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Well it hasn't transformed into reality, would have probably been too costly anyway. It is my view that Ratan Tata wanted a proper car, giving it a variomatic transmission would give a two wheeler somewhat compromised feel. It will feature a 4-speed manual transmission initially and rest assured, this one is worth waiting for.

 

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Finally the Nano has started rolling off the production line from Tata Motor's Pantnagar factory. This is probably the most discussed and most awaited car in the world. Conceived and designed by Indians, brimming with new ideas and new technology, Nano is set to introduce a new auto segment altogether.

 

Hats off to Mr. Ratan Tata for conceiving this car and his entire team of Tata Motors for bringing this to production stage, despite competitors and politicians combine did their best to kill the project.

 

Now the Common Man carrying his 2 children and their mother on a scooter in pouring rain, will also get a chance to carry his family in comfort and safety.

 

I congratulate all the Tata team including their vendors and wish all the best to Nano.
akj53in2009-03-17 14:40:52

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What to expect in next month's ACI issue: Nano TD, Accord 3.5 V6 TD. Comparo between 3.5 V6, with the rest of the field. I think the Nano TD is a given...ACI hope you get your hand's on a Nano and deliver us the TD report. Your favorable TD may help me to go to a Tata showroom swipe my card and book one, a dream come true for any Indian.

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Some tech specs and other details of the Nano (source Rediffnews)

The Tata Nano will initially be available in

three models -- the Nano (base model), the CX (mid-level model) and LX

(top-end model).

The cost of the base model will not exceed Rs 1 lakh (ex-factory).

Booking forms will be available at SBI, Westside, Croma stores and, of course, 400-odd Tata Motors dealerships.

Booking forms will be available for only 14 days.

Nano merchandise, including Nano phones and watches, will be marketed through various outlets.

To begin with, only the petrol engine version will be

available. The 624-cc two-cylinder petrol engine with a single balancer

shaft (to avoid excessive vibrations) will have four valves. It will

develop 35 bhp at 5,500 rpm and 4.8 kgm of torque at 3,000 rpm.

The Nano should crack 60 kph in eight seconds and will have a top speed of 105 kph.

The Nano will be available in BS II and BS III variants.

The Nano will weigh 600 kg without load.

The Nano will have only one spare tyre and it can be used

to repair only the front tyres, since the rear tyre is of a different

size. However, the car can be driven slowly even after a puncture (and

should be repaired as soon as possible).

The Nano will have four forward gears and one reverse gear.

The Nano will have a 15-litre fuel tank. With an expected

mileage of slightly over 20 kpl, a full-tank will take you over 300 km.

Only the driver's seat will be adjustable in the base model.

The Nano CX model will have air conditioning with a heater.

The LX model will have power windows, central locking and fog lamps.

The Nano will come with a warranty of 18 months or 24,000 km(Subject to changes at the company's discretion)

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To save its brand (Nano) against constraint in the small car industry, Tata Motors has applied for patent protection on 37 inventions & innovations linked to the cheapest car of the world, Nano. It

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It is amazing to see the detailing the Europa has got for it's europe launch, guess the europeans are a pampered lot. When will we receive such pampering, or rather when will car makers think that we also are of the same status like the GORAs. It goes to show that a Indian company also thinks that the Indian customer does not require pampering.

I just hope that is not the case with Tata and they will provide the same interiors and finish as seen on the EUROPA, at least as a option.

The car will come with CVT i understand, the CVT is being perfected by Kinetic motors Ltd, so bound to have the same rubberband effect with the Nano when driven.

The Head lamp treatment on the Nano has really put it in a different league althogether, me think!

The stictched effect of the seats and the door panels is wow, also the alloys, now to wait for a cracker of a HYBRID or ELECTRIC!!

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Little Nano carries a big burden for Tata (Source : TOI)

 

SANAND: 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 ($1,945) price tag created a new category of super-cheap cars for the masses.

Just weeks later, Tata Motors acquired the Jaguar and Land Rover brands for $2.3 billion from Ford Motor Co in a blaze of glory, and the company revelled in the global spotlight.

But Tata, India's top vehicle maker, next week rolls out the Nano six months behind schedule, amid worries that an economic downturn and production constraints may spoil the success of the world's cheapest car.

Since the Nano was first shown, the main production plant had to be moved following land protests, Tata Motors posted a first loss in seven years as sales slumped, and its shares have dropped 75 percent. On top of that, Tata Motors' credit rating was downgraded as its debt-fuelled expansion binge left it exposed to the financial crisis.

"In the last 12 months, Tata has been hit by a perfect storm," said Ashvin Chotai, managing director at consultancy Intelligence Automotive Asia in London.

"At the time, it was unimaginable that the venerable Tata would have difficulty tapping credit markets. But its resources became stretched from venturing out on so many fronts, and the slump in sales and tighter credit worsened the situation."

A bridge loan of $2 billion is due in June, with Standard & Poors warning of another ratings downgrade because of the "extremely adverse" operating environment for Jaguar/Land Rover, Tata's ambitious capex plans and deteriorating cash flow.

The high fuel and commodity costs that made the Nano imperative a year ago have faded somewhat, but its place in the history books is still secure, with a popular following that could rival the Beetle, Mini and Fiat 500, analysts say.

"The Nano will still create a new segment, bridging the gap between motorbikes and entry-level cars, and it will still be the first of its kind," said Mohit Arora, a director at JD Power Asia-Pacific in Singapore. "Those fundamentals haven't changed."

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Tata Nano will come in a total of three variants: Base, mid level CX and top end LX
The car meets all the safety criteria as per Indian standards and will be able to seat 4 people comfortably.
Engine Technical Specifications:
Rear Mounted All Aluminium MPFI
EMS(Electronic Engine Management System): 32Bit Microprocessor with ?gblink code mechanism?h for easy repairs
Displacement: 624CC, Petrol with Single Balancer Shaft
Drivetrain: Rear mounted engine, rear wheel drive
No. of Cylinders: In-line 2 Cylinders
Valve Gear: 2 Valves per cylinder, 4 valves in Total
Maximum Power: 35 bhp @ 5500 rpm
Maximum Torque: 4.8 kgm @ 3000 rpm
Compression Ratio: 9.7:1
Power to weight ratio: 58.3 bhp/tonne
Safety:
Standard Tubeless Tyres
Fuel cut-off in case of collision.
Fuel Cut-off @ 5600 rpm in any gear or @ 105 kph
Performance:
0-60 kph - 8 Seconds (Est.)
Top Speed: 105 (Limited)
Transmission:
Gearbox: Cable Operated, 4 Forward Gears, 1 Reverse, All forward gears synchronised
Gear Ratios:
1st: 3.45 (Recommended Shift @ upto 10 kmph)
2nd: 1.95 (Recommended Shift between 20-30 kmph)
3rd: 1.26 (Recommended Shift between 30-50 kmph)
4th: 0.838 (Recommended Shift between 50-70 kmph)
Reverse: 3.08
Suspension
Front: Independent McPherson Struts shock absorbers
Rear: Semi Trailing Arm. coil spring with gas filled shock absorbers
Brakes
Front: 180mm Drums
Rear: 180 mm Drums
Wheels and Tyres
Wheel Size: 12?? inch
Front Tyre Size: 135/70 R12 Tubeless
Rear Tyre Size: 155/65 T12 Tubeless
Spare Tyre Size: 135/70 R12
Recommended Tyre Pressure: 26 PSi (Front), 28 PSi (Rear)
Dimensions and Weight
Length: 3099 mm
Width: 1495 mm
Height: 1620 mm
Wheelbase: 2230 mm
Ground Clearance: 180 mm
Kerb Weight: 600 Kg
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15 Litres
Fuel Consumption: 23.6 Kmpl (Est.)
Battery: Semi Sealed placed under the Driver Seat
Boot Capacity: 80 Litres, 500 Litres (with rear seats folded)
Features:
Nano Base:
Seat Belts: ELR Front, Static Rear
Engine opening through rear bumper
Speedometer and Odometer
High mounted Rear Stop lamp
Centrally placed exhaust
Only Driver seat adjust-sliding and reclining
Fixed front passenger seat
Folding Rear Seats
2-Spoke Steering wheel
Grey bumpers and interiors
Driver side Outside rear view mirror
Tata Nano CX (Along with the features of Base Nano Adds the following)
HVAC (Air conditioner with heater)
Tinted Glasses
Driver and Co-driver seats with slide and recline adjust
2 tone grey interiors and seats
Optional Metallic paint.
Tata Nano LX (Along with the features of Base CX Adds the following)
Tripmeter
Front Power windows
Central Locking
Front and Rear fog lamps
3-Spoke Steering wheel
Moulded door trim with fabric inserts
Floor console with glass holder
Anti-Glare inside rear view mirror
Sunvisors on both sides
Warranty
18 Months or 24,000 kms whichever is earlier
Service Intervals
Ist Free Service: 1000 kms or 1 month whichever is earlier
2nd Free Service: 5000 kms or 6 month whichever is earlier
3rd Free Service: 10000 kms or 12 months whichever is earlier
Every subsequent service after 10,000 kms
Color Choices
Nano Base: Bright Red, Ivory White, Summer Blue
Nano CX: Bright Red, Ivory White, Summer Blue, Champagne Gold, Lunar Silver
Nano LX: Champagne Gold, Lunar Silver, Sunshine Silver
Booking Date: 2nd Week of April, Forms will be available 7 Days before the booking date is announced, available only for 14 Days.
Forms Availability: State Bank Of India (Selected Branches), Westside and Croma Stores, 400 Tata Dealers all over the country
Cost of forms: Rs 200-300 (One form per customer)
Booking Amount: 70% of the price
Allotment: Random number lottery

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smiley32.gifcountdown begins for tata's Most awaited baby NANO.........

interiors exteriors & models we all aware..

but a wait in eyes to see this car on road.........

let us come 2gether to say welcome NANO...

I WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST ALL NANO LOVERS TO WRITE THEIR FEEDBACKS AFTER 23rd MARCH..............

smiley17.gif NANO FAMILY DEAL smiley17.gif & smiley36.gif McDonald FAMILY MEAL smiley36.gif 

A dream of TATA's is coming true....

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yea i am also awaiting this cute little car

at first i didnt like this car much but now it has cast its charm over me!

but please dont create many threads for Nano

there are already quite a few!

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yea i am also awaiting this cute little car
at first i didnt like this car much but now it has cast its charm over me!
but please dont create many threads for Nano
there are already quite a few!

this is not a new thread but a new begining for nano lovers to wrte their feedbacks after visting showroom or after taking a test drive........

thanks for your nice views..

happy surfing

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