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Old 10th January 2008, 15:32   #346
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90 KPH top speed (claimed) and rear-engined...rear-wheel-drive then?

With such a top-speed we will never see this on the highway (which is nice)
My experience is that the M800 doesn't go much beyond 90kmph especially if there are a few km on the odo. But you still see it on highways. I would be surprised if I don't see the Nano on the highways, especially in the Indian context. With the low running costs, short trips of about 200 km for 4 people could be a possibility
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There is a transportation charge you are overlooking.
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Old 10th January 2008, 15:41   #348
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According to NDTV
CAr 100000
VAT 12500
R.Tax 4000
Insu 3500
Total 120000/-

Wow ! This achievement is like VW owned bugatti bringing out Veyron. One word by the top man in the company. Media played its trick . Competitors tried to mock the statement. hmm after 6 years you get Veyron and after 2 years you get TAta 1 lac car. Indeed a very credible achievement.
Kudos To Mr.Ratan for achieving this feat.
Why do we forget transportation charges, octroi, dealer margin. Also we need information on the warranty and free services. Maybe these would not come within the 1 lakh price
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Can anyone makeout till how much is the speedo calibrated?
I think its calibrated till 120kmph.
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Road tax 2% for cars upto 4 lacs.

So it should be 2000.


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According to NDTV
CAr 100000
VAT 12500
R.Tax 4000
Insu 3500
Total 120000/-



Wow ! This achievement is like VW owned bugatti bringing out Veyron. One word by the top man in the company. Media played its trick . Competitors tried to mock the statement. hmm after 6 years you get Veyron and after 2 years you get TAta 1 lac car. Indeed a very credible achievement.
Kudos To Mr.Ratan for achieving this feat.
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Old 10th January 2008, 15:50   #351
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I want one...or two or three.
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Old 10th January 2008, 15:51   #352
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The quotes of Mr Suzuki were in the repeatedly show in the background.
Probably that was the best part of the presentation Tata really made him eat his words.
Beautiful car, maybe too early to comment on its capabilities, but definitely this will bring questions to public's mind - why other car companies aren't even putting half this effort to reduce costs? Aren't they bothered or are they ignoring the poor?
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Hat's off to Sir Ratan Tata.

Finally, people's car gets the name from its originator - Sir Ratan 'Na'val Tata.

Apparently Tata Sumo gets name from Tata's legendary management leader Sumant Mulgaonkar, head of then Telco.

I guess, Tata's have followed the tradition. The most ethical company in India.

Kudos to Tata's
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Does anyone feel a little disappointed with the photos on the website ? Looks too toyish.
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A great effort by TATA!

so how is it going to come to the hands of customers?! There were rumours that dealers will get CKD kits from the company and the same will be assembled and delivered to the customers!! Or will there be option to purchase the CKD kits and assemble it oneself???! Any news on this front?!

hmm.... its life, reliability factor, quality aspects etc are other side of issues to be discussed!!! Anyways... Let it roll on the roads first!!!!

cheers: TATA!
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Check this site.
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Already updated in Wikipedia :-
Tata Nano - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10th January 2008, 15:56   #357
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A few observations:
1. The car has independant front suspension
2. The rear configuration (differential) looks very much like the Bajaj Ricks
3. The relative positioning of the seat Vs dashboard seems worse than the Indica. Visibility will be hampered for short people.
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Does anyone feel a little disappointed with the photos on the website ? Looks too toyish.
Yes. I feel so. It actually looks very bad to me. But then, we heard all that, it is for 1 Lac...at this, people will not care abt looks blah blah.....

But fact of the matter is, we really need to figure out who exactly will buy it?
I know people commenting on a car like Logan, such as "a car, which you dont like to be seen in".... and for this car, they are all ready to compromise the looks, the so called image, etc etc.

I urge people not to get fanatic about the car. And start thinking on how we can plan to avoid traffic jams, if this car turns out to be a hit...
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Does anyone feel a little disappointed with the photos on the website ? Looks too toyish.
Not at all disappointed. IMHO, its a great looker for a car that would cost a shade above 1 lac OTR. Far Far better looking that the M800, which is the closest rival! To me, this is a sure-fire success.

To some extent I would agree that it looks toyish, but look at the positive side of looks. It is a cute and futuristic-looking car.
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From Tata Motors - Media Centre
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Stylish, comfortable
The People’s Car, designed with a family in mind, has a roomy passenger compartment with generous leg space and head room. It can comfortably seat four persons. Four doors with high seating position make ingress and egress easy.

Yet with a length of 3.1 metres, width of 1.5 metres and height of 1.6 metres, with adequate ground clearance, it can effortlessly manoeuvre on busy roads in cities as well as in rural areas. Its mono-volume design, with wheels at the corners and the powertrain at the rear, enables it to uniquely combine both space and manoeuvrability, which will set a new benchmark among small cars.

When launched, the car will be available in both standard and deluxe versions. Both versions will offer a wide range of body colours, and other accessories so that the car can be customised to an individual’s preferences.

Fuel-efficient engine
The People’s Car has a rear-wheel drive, all-aluminium, two-cylinder, 623 cc, 33 PS, multi point fuel injection petrol engine. This is the first time that a two-cylinder gasoline engine is being used in a car with single balancer shaft. The lean design strategy has helped minimise weight, which helps maximise performance per unit of energy consumed and delivers high fuel efficiency. Performance is controlled by a specially designed electronic engine management system.


Meets all safety requirements
The People’s Car’s safety performance exceeds current regulatory requirements. With an all sheet-metal body, it has a strong passenger compartment, with safety features such as crumple zones, intrusion-resistant doors, seat belts, strong seats and anchorages, and the rear tailgate glass bonded to the body. Tubeless tyres further enhance safety.

Environment-friendly
The People’s Car’s tailpipe emission performance exceeds regulatory requirements. In terms of overall pollutants, it has a lower pollution level than two-wheelers being manufactured in India today. The high fuel efficiency also ensures that the car has low carbon dioxide emissions, thereby providing the twin benefits of an affordable transportation solution with a low carbon footprint.
(For more information: Tata 'NANO' - The People's Car from Tata Motors )
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