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Old 17th January 2008, 11:06   #46
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I think the real innovation behind the Nano is in the way TATA is controlling production costs through large scale production.

Even with the high volumes expected, TATA is supposedly making just a Rs. 5000 profit on each Nano sold. I doubt that even if the Chinese copy the design, they would be able to produce it so cheaply. So, why would they spend the effort in copying it? It is better ROI to copy something that rakes in a bigger profit.

Besides if TATAs themselves sell this vehicle in China at the same price, it would be nearly impossible to beat even by a copy-cat.
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Thats a first!

Nano is a copy of what?
Mitsubishi i

atleast external design.

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Mitsubishi i

atleast external design.

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Look carefully, except for little similarity in overall shape, there is nothing similer at all. Similer shape is carried by Matiz and to some extent Zen Estilo.

This is the design trend and can't be termed as copy.
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We all know how good the Chinese are good at plagarizing stuff. But what I wonder is how much they can skimp on technology ,and materials and still make enough of a profit to beat the Tatas at their own game.
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