Tata Nano May Come to the US After All
However, launching Nano in the United States isn't as easy as it sounds. In order to meet safety requirements, Tata will have to apply a wide array of modifications which may change a bit the "world's cheapest car" nickname.
According to The Financial Times, Tata Motors may bring Nano on this side of the market in 2011 or 2012, with the model to be based on Nano Europa, a separate model presented to the public at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show.
However, all we have here is only speculations, so we're still waiting for an official confirmation or denial of the news.
On the other hand, the European version of Tata Nano is expected to arrive on the Old Continent in 2011, according to a report by the same source. Just like the American version, the European Nano will have to be slightly adjusted to meet safety and emission regulations which, once again, is surely a difficult task taking into account that Tata Motors wants to sell it as the world's cheapest car.
According to some specs provided by the Indian manufacturer before the official launch of the car, Tata Nano Europa will release around 100 g/km of CO2, with fuel consumption reaching 60 mpg (4.7 l/km) in combined cycle.