The Tata Nano is probably one of the least interesting cars as far as the western hemisphere is concerned and yet the Indians want to send it to the U.S.
In doing so Tata’s Nano got its first estimated price for sales in North America and I have to say, it’s not looking all that great.
If you’re an Indian a brand new Tata Nano can cost as little as 2000 dollars to you and given the simplicity of this vehicle that seems fair.
When the Indians ship their little car to America the cost was projected to get bumped up to between $7.000 and $8.000.
The pricing announcement came from Ratan Tata, Chairman of the Indian company and it included an important mention.
At this sort of price the Tata Nano will no longer be crummy little hatchback it is at the moment, but an actual car that U.S. consumers would accept.
This probably means that the U.S. version of the Tata Nano will more likely be a lot likely similar in design language to their Tata Pixel concept.
The concept looks of the Tata Pixel will most likely not affect the engineering integrity and the low-cost production of the Indian car.
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I wonder why it is that something that should cost U.S. consumers around $3,000 has to go for $7,000 to $8,000. I’m certain that shipping is not the difference. Why can’t we have something that appears practical and environmentally friendly and not be priced out of the market by such a vicious profit motive. I mean, come on.
Is this car available in India?
Yes, it will be available in India.
In response to Mr. Kaiser’s comment, I am sure there are several factors in the price jump. One will be the taxes that our government will add on, considering India (world’s largest democracy) does not have Favorite Nation Trade status (like China who follow a “different” idea of governing its people). Another is the idea that we Americans have that if something is priced too low, it must be junk (Daihatsu for example).
Either way, 7-8k for a brand new high tech looking little car isn’t such a bad deal, in my humble opinion.
Best wishes to all of us, Nakul
Do you have auto clutch cars of this model? And if it is available, how close I can get it near by Bangalore.