Tata Nano Tester Spotted Amid Rumors Of December Launch

Amateur spy shooters in the right place at the right time snagged these great photos of the Tata Nano » 10/27/08 11:00am 10/27/08 11:00am undergoing testing — revealing the interior for the first time since the Geneva show. The micro-sized $2,500 "people's car" being championed by Indian industrial giant Ratan Tata faces an uphill battle after its…

Tata Abandons Factory Site, Will They Ever Build The Nano?

Recent developments have put into serious jeopardy Indian automaker Tata's attempt to build the world's cheapest production car, the Tata Nano » 10/04/08 6:20pm 10/04/08 6:20pm. the most serious roadblock to building the car since the Nano was first unveiled back in January. According to the wire service, Tata has now abandoned their attempt to…

Tata Nano Factory Construction Put On Indefinite Hold

Escalating material costs » 9/03/08 2:40pm 9/03/08 2:40pm aren't the only thing standing in the way of the $2,500 . Increasingly violent protests from farmers surrounding the rising Nano factory have forced Tata to put an indefinite hold on the progress. The farmers' beef comes from their assertion they were unfairly compensated for their land when…

Tata Nano To Get Two-Cylinder Turbo-Diesel Power, Bajillion Miles Per…

The Economic Times of India is reporting Tata has teamed up with German engineering firm FEV (who's also developing the hybrid system on the Mahindra Scorpio) to bring an 800 cc, turbocharged, two-cylinder diesel to the engine bay of the Tata Nano. Already blessed with a $2500 price tag and rumored to have a … » 7/24/08 1:00pm 7/24/08 1:00pm

Blue Steel: $2500 Tata Nano May Become Slightly More Pricey

Ratan Tata wowed the world when he revealed his company's Tata Nano, the miniscule two-cylinder, four-door runabout designed to go to market with an equally tiny $2,500 price tag. Now, due to pressures from rising commodity prices, Tata may be in jeopardy of missing that now famous 1-lakh goal. Steel prices have… » 7/08/08 10:00am 7/08/08 10:00am

Renault-Nissan And Bajaj Team Up On Tata-Upstaging $2,500 Car

Ratan Tata and his eponymous company sent the automotive world buzzing with news of their $2,500 car, the lilliputian Nano. At the time, we reported that Bajaj Auto, which is partnered with Renault-Nissan, was going to announce a $3,000 car. Turns out the companies have found a way to cut $500 off the price to create… » 5/12/08 9:40am 5/12/08 9:40am

Tata Motors Promises $2500 Car To Rupee-Pinching Indians

In a move likely to send jillions of Hindustan Ambassadors edging that much closer to the cruel jaws of The Crusher, Tata Motors of India has announced its plans to build a "1-Lakh Car" for the masses (a Lakh is 100,000 rupees, roughly equivalent to 2,500 US dollars). Other than announcing the price, Tata is playing… » 8/29/07 5:15pm 8/29/07 5:15pm