We have been constantly reporting about the upcoming Tata Nano in recent days. Now the whole topic is bordering onto mystery. Seriously, with all the spy photos since last-year the Nano’s has been spotted in different avatars. As far as we know the company has CNG-petrol dual fuel version of the Nano, diesel Nano and an upgraded petrol Nano car on the cards. Also, the left hand drive version of the Nano is being tested extensively for export market.
Besides this, the other unpopular spy pictures of upcoming Tata Nano has been wandering on the internet such as the Nano with Dual-tone color and other orange Nano featuring a racing inspired design with all-round skirts. Dual-tone color Nano with a mix of black at the upper portion and blood red on the lower portion was snapped by Motorbash reader Anoop Kumar at Nashik highway. And other papaya orange color Nano featuring a racing inspired design with all-round skirts and LED Daytime lights was been spotted by Motor Vikatan reader in unknown location.
Recently, Tata Motors chairman Ratan said the company is targeting to sell 200,000 Nano cars every year. While the Nano is currently available only in petrol engined variants, Mr. Tata expressed hope that the car still has potential to transform his vision into reality by putting Indian from two wheelers into cars. Achieving the target of 200,000 Nanos a year is something that is still possible if Tata Motors can bring in more variants of the Nano small car, which is currently available in petrol option only.
Meanwhile, the Sanand plant has a capacity to expand production to 350,000 units per year in case demand peaked. At present, only about 8,000 units of the Nano on an average are built at Sanand every month. This means that is less than 40% of the total installed production for the Nano is being used and this is well below the 60% capacity at which Tata needs to run the Sanand plant at, to achieve breakeven. However Tata Motors seems to be ready to respond with the updated Nano models in different avatars to boost volumes and increase market share in the Indian car market.
What we say? Tata Nano is still the cheapest car available on-sale in India. The main competition is not supposed to be other cars but small motor bikes – Nano was aimed at families migrating from 2 wheels to four wheels.
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