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Old 9th April 2009, 10:44   #211
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The LX' pricing left me stumped as well. Definitely not the VFM that we have come to associate the Nano with. In addition, the LX is dangerously close to the 800 + Alto pricing.

Buttttttttttttttttttt the Nano is NOT about the LX variant at all, it is the entry level that is the rock star (in terms of the starting point of 4 wheeler mobility). The mid-level will garner the second most volumes.
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The LX' pricing left me stumped as well. Definitely not the VFM that we have come to associate the Nano with. In addition, the LX is dangerously close to the 800 + Alto pricing.

Buttttttttttttttttttt the Nano is NOT about the LX variant at all, it is the entry level that is the rock star (in terms of the starting point of 4 wheeler mobility). The mid-level will garner the second most volumes.
GTO I think you are missing an important point here.

The nano is a unique car, and it's sales performance will be decided not by the bookings made by the people, rather by the boffins at TATA, who will look to maximize their profits.

As the demand will far outstrip supply, TATA will get a free run in deciding which models to produce in what quantity. So they will focus on the higher end LX and CX models, and produce the lowest end model in paltry numbers.

People will have no choice but to go for the CX and LX.

By doing this, they take care of their bottom line while still keeping that '1 lac rupee car' flag flying.

Anyone disagree with this ?
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GTO I think you are missing an important point here.

The nano is a unique car, and it's sales performance will be decided not by the bookings made by the people, rather by the boffins at TATA, who will look to maximize their profits.

As the demand will far outstrip supply, TATA will get a free run in deciding which models to produce in what quantity. So they will focus on the higher end LX and CX models, and produce the lowest end model in paltry numbers.

People will have no choice but to go for the CX and LX.

By doing this, they take care of their bottom line while still keeping that '1 lac rupee car' flag flying.

Anyone disagree with this ?

I agree with the above, TATA are going to produce very low numbers of the low end varient and basically bank on the CX and LX varient to make money, and the LX varient is where I don't see VFM. I think a 2 yr old Zen Estelo can be bought for 2.10 lakhs, and that would be much better VFM than the NANO, atleast the engine and AC are much better in the Estelo.
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In Bangalore, there's talk of nano replacing autos
Autodrivers want a Nano revolution
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As the demand will far outstrip supply, TATA will get a free run in deciding which models to produce in what quantity. So they will focus on the higher end LX and CX models, and produce the lowest end model in paltry numbers.

People will have no choice but to go for the CX and LX.
They have already announced to the media that 50% of the production would be base version ( I remember reading that sometime after the launch on 23rd March). Now the assurances need not be honoured, maybe they would maximize their profits by putting out more CX and LX's..
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Cant imagine a Auto Nano running on CNG having FE of 35 KMPL.
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1.55 lacs on road in bangalore for the base variant.
pretty far away from the 1lac mark.
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1.55 lacs on road in bangalore for the base variant.
pretty far away from the 1lac mark.
Agree, but looking at the size and the variety the nano offers.

Its truly a VFM. Bangy has the costliest NANO lx at 2.35 lacs.
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Cmon guys, Tata at the end of the day is not a charitable institution, profits are what they aim for just like any other private organisation let alone car companies. The fact that they had the balls to go this far is a fact to be appreciated. A co. like Maruti which a majority of us Indians have been loyal to for almost 3 decades have known about this project for so long but still hasnt commited to taking a risk along these lines. Trust me there are many developing countries round the world which have customers waiting for a product like this. But we've been lucky that the co. that had the foresight to do this is Indian. There are companies in India that have been making cars much before Tata entered the segment but never have been able to capture international attention and respect the way this young car maker has, Kudos to them for that.
This is still a company learning the trade and its quite evident in their products as well. But never before did Tata get a package so right as the Nano. We keep cribbing about the fact it should have been 1 lac on the road, performance not good enough, not enough colour choices......
But tell me what else can you buy for the exact same price. Dont tell me a second hand car, because if that was the case all these people booking a Nano would have ahad a car aldready, were talking about owning a new car here.
Then we are left with the stalwart M800. Its still priced at least 30% above the base Nano. Its older than most of us in this forum. It has its advantages but it is not as spacious, as fuel efficient. as safe, as good looking and finally not as cheap as the Nano.
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1.55 lacs on road in bangalore for the base variant.
pretty far away from the 1lac mark.
I believe its because of the high tax rate in bangalore rather than increase in ex showroom of Nano.

@shortbread- Thats a funny address

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any tbhpian booked a nano yet ?
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any tbhpian booked a nano yet ?
I tried booking my Nano LX online. However, i couldnt complete the last step i.e. making payment, coz i realised there is hardly any fund in my account !

I am thinking of UBI who is financing @ 9% for a whooping amount of RS.140000/-
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I did today early afternoon, the top end LX variant through Tata Finance. I had to submit a few documents and give a cheque for the booking amount. Was done in 10 minutes.
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I had been to Wasan Motors (Borivali) today. He told me he's sold 1000 forms in all across all of their showrooms. I personally saw a list of 150 odd names when my friend bought a form for himself.

VFM car. Very very spacious!
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I am eagerly awaiting how Tatas are going to ... finance their purchase of Jag^W^W^W^W^W ... fare in Nano bookings. ;-P

The Hindu Business Line : Nano booking counters bustle with activity on Day 1
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