Tata Motors to Launch Nano in Europe by 2013
Not much is known about Tata's plans, but it appears that the Nano is on its course to Europe and, as confirmed by a company official, it should take longer than 2013 to see the most affordable car here.
“We don't know yet. But it will certainly take two to three years," Tata Motors group CEO Carl-Peter Forster has told a German newspaper.
It's not yet clear whether Tata intends to keep the Nano so affordable or make it a bit more expensive by adding new features and options. Furthermore, it could arrive in Europe with the new diesel unit that will go on sale in the domestic market in the course of this year.
The diesel will have a displacement of 600 or 700 cc and will have an output of 20 to 30 percent higher than the one of a regular unit with the same size. It is also very likely to achieve 2.5 l/100km (95 mpg), according to people from within the company.
"The diesel engine will be in the 600-700 cc range like the petrol version and could be priced at a slight premium over the current variants," an article published by the Times of India in mid-January revealed.
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