Tata is planning to launch the Nano in the United States and in Europe where it should arrive in 2015 with some significant changes compared to the version available in India.
The Tata Nano, which is the cheapest car available, is getting ready to be redesigned for new and significant markets like Europe and the United States and in order to comply with the safety standards required, the Indian based automaker will have to tweak it.
“We are redesigning the Nano for both Europe and the U.S.”, told Ratan Tata, the chairman of Tata Group, Automotive News. “The U.S. is a very enticing market”.
Rumor has it that the new Tata Nano will cost less than 10,000 USD or 7,715 euros with its upgrades so, theoretically the model should become a best-seller in both Europe and in the United States, once it will be launched in 2015. No more details on the Tata Nano aimed towards the two new markets are being known for the moment.
As a quick reminder, the 2012 Tata Nano has been revealed last year in November and the model is being offered in the local market in three trim levels, the Standard, the CS and the LX. The Tata Nano is being powered by a 624 cc engine which is developing a total output of 38 horsepower, with improved mileage to 25,4 km/liter.
The small vehicle has a choice of three exterior colors and it’s also adding tubeless tires, tip-tap driver’s side mirror, clear headlamps, booster assisted brakes and front suspension with anti-roll bar for the entry-level, while the CX is adding six colors and AC with heating (optional), and the LX has a 12V socket, cup holder, front power windows, central locking, body colored bumpers, fog lamps, rear spoiler, full wheel covers, electronic trip meters and tip-tap mirrors.
Source: Automotive News