The Tata Nano Is Bad For India

The $2,500 Tata Nano is the cheapest car in the world, but as Avinash Rajagopal of Change Observer tells us, its low price tag may irreparably damage Indian society. — Ed. » 5/25/10 12:00pm 5/25/10 12:00pm

$2,500 Tata Nano Aiming For 2013 U.S. Launch

Because the Chevy Aveo RS is moving upscale, cheap Americans will need new crap cars to waste their pointless lives in. Crap cars like the Tata Nano, which may end up here in 2013. » 1/07/10 2:00pm 1/07/10 2:00pm

Tata Nano Passes European Crash Tests

The $2,500 Tata Nano has passed European front and side impact crash tests, an important step in expanding sales of the tiny Indian city car to Europe and, possibly, North America. » 7/15/09 5:30pm 7/15/09 5:30pm

First Tata Nano Review: "Amazingly Good"

Since orders for the Tata Nano officially started being taken Monday, independent reviews are also beginning to roll out. The verdict? "Feels just like a car." » 3/25/09 2:30pm 3/25/09 2:30pm

Sub-$2,000 Tata Nano Officially Cheapest Car

Pre-orders are officially being taken today for the Tata Nano in India at an MSRP of 100,000 rupees (just under $2,000). That makes the Nano officially the cheapest automobile in the world. » 3/23/09 9:00am 3/23/09 9:00am

Tata Nano Europa: A Cheap Car Gets Less Cheap For Europe

The tiny and fascinating Tata Nano will supposedly go on sale at the end of this month in India, but this didn't stop CEO Ratan Tata from previewing an "upscale" model for the European market. » 3/04/09 11:00am 3/04/09 11:00am

Tata Motors Chairman, Owner Of Taj Mahal Hotel, Claims They "Had…

Tata Motors parent company, Tata Group, owns the Taj Mahal Hotel at the center of the deadly attacks in Mumbai ending this morning. News the same company producing the Tata Nano, the cheapest car in the world, also owns one of the largest and nicest hotels in India shouldn't come as a surprise given the Tata Group… » 11/30/08 12:01am 11/30/08 12:01am

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 Considers Relaunching Daimler Luxury Brand

Tata may attempt to extend its luxury business by resurrecting the Daimler luxury brand, according to reports from an investor meeting. Tata secured the rights to the Daimler name as part of the Jaguar-Land Rover purchase, though currently the only car with that name is the range-topping Jaguar Daimler Super 8. As we… » 7/29/08 4:20pm 7/29/08 4:20pm

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

Jaguar Moving To New Jersey, Employees To Adopt Comical Accents

We suggest you not underestimate the staggering drawing power of the Garden State, especially to English companies that are now Indian companies. Jag is joining the club and moving its HQ and approximately 50 employees from Irvine, CA to New Jersey. Why is Jersey, already home to luxury automaker BMW, so appealing to… » 6/10/08 11:20am 6/10/08 11:20am

Who Should Tata Buy Next?

As we learned yesterday, every automaker owns every other automaker and it's just a matter of who gets the biggest piece of the pie. And now that the Tata-Land Rover-Jag-Ford deal is all-but complete, we can officially anoint Ratan Tata as the hungriest hippo in the automotive world. We'd also point out that the main… » 3/27/08 11:30am 3/27/08 11:30am

CNBC Asia Reporting Tata, Ford To Close Deal For Jaguar, Land Rover…

The version of "America's Business Channel" spiced with a taste of Asia is reporting Tata's close to finalizing a deal with Ford for Jaguar and Land Rover we've been reporting on for what seems like forever. A Tata Group spokesman said discussions were still going on and the company had no guidance to give reporters… » 3/25/08 11:51am 3/25/08 11:51am

Tata Considering Buying Stake In Ferrari, All Your Premium Automakers…

Not content to just sell the cheapest car, the Tata Nano, or to own the formerly imperial Jag and Land Rover, it's now rumored that Ratan Tata is interested in getting in bed with Ferrari (and we're not talking about a stripper from Paramus named Ferrari). Motor Authority has latched on to a quote from Italy's … » 3/07/08 9:40am 3/07/08 9:40am

Tata Nano Makes The World Go 'Round

"Technology, the new life-force." That's what Tata Motors says. We had no idea. We kinda miss the old life-force — you know — life? Whatever. One thing this video played this morning at the Nano reveal can give you, is a feel for just how important the automaker from India sees themselves. But who can blame them, what… » 3/04/08 12:30pm 3/04/08 12:30pm

Tata Nano, Not for Europe; Just Saying Hi To Geneva

Ratan Tata, the Henry Ford of Mumbai, just revealed his dreamwork here, the Tata Nano, to a European audience here at the Geneva Auto Show that may never get to drive one. The micromini — which, in person, appears to be two scooters sheathed inside an extra-large Maytag dryer — is for now just for emerging markets… » 3/04/08 9:00am 3/04/08 9:00am