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Old 3rd January 2009, 19:18   #31
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wow..that's a great news.

@ritz - your profile shows that you have 2 marutis :-))))))))))
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There should be clauses to NANO's sale or else everbody would want one........

So all in all majority would want a Nano and if that happens there will be more chaos for authorities.

A clause here would help, the priority should be given to households who dont even have one car.
Absolute rubbish. We live in a free market. No one can put clauses on who is eligible to buy what car. Least of all, a corporate entity like the house of Tatas. Your ideas are reminiscent of the licence raj. Fortunately, we have left that time behind us.
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those who claim that the Nano will cause pollution and traffic jams should stop driving their cars before commenting. This 624 cc engine is less polluting than a two wheeler and a family of 3 or 4 on the Nano will do less harm to mother earth than when they are on their 100 cc motorcycle. As congestion grows in metros (courtesy to rise in car+truck+bus sales) small and fuel efficient cars like the Nano will make sense.
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Absolute rubbish. We live in a free market. No one can put clauses on who is eligible to buy what car. Least of all, a corporate entity like the house of Tatas. Your ideas are reminiscent of the licence raj. Fortunately, we have left that time behind us.
Totally agreed.

I want to buy one, id make it to the booking lines the day it opens. I think itll be the perfect car for my daily driving needs.
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Default Tata to launch Nano on January 26th

What a way to celebrate this republic day, Pune mirror reports that Tata might launch the Nano on January 26th. Tata had earlier said the Nano would hit the market in the first quarter of 2009 (January - April). Nano already has more than lakh registered customers and it is a good news for every auto enthusiast to finally see the people’s car on road. Highly placed sources at top Tata dealers and on-field executives, on the condition of anonymity revealed, “Yes we have inputs that clearly indicate the Nano will roll out on 26 January.

Straightfrmtheheart: Though the day is so good to roll out Nano, i’m little bit apprehensive about the Pune mirror report. Considering the preparedness of the Tata’s plant in uttarhand and punem the date seems too early to lauch nano. Anyway, let’s keep our fingers crossed.

Source: Tata to launch Nano on January 26th | Vicky blog | Indian Automobile blog
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Guys Please stick to discussions related to the Bookings & final launch dates.

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Old 19th January 2009, 18:50   #37
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Default Nano Launch on January 26th

It is a great news, especially for car the buyers at Recession Time.

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Old 19th January 2009, 19:15   #38
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What is the source of this information?
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It would be one of the most revolutionary launches ever. Not because the car costs a lac, but because it would mark the beginning of another revolution in the country.
Of course, the roads would feel clamped for a while. However, do not forget that governments react only when the situation becomes critical. What is wrong if too many cars force the government to improve infrastructure, widen roads,build flyovers, expand public transport etc. I just hope that the government walks down that path instead of introducing taxes to the point where it becomes impossible for the public to buy a car.
Also, I cannot disagree more with the anti Nano brigade. The irony though is that most of the people that I have met who are against the Nano, also happen to have socialist inclinations. The irony lies in the fact that they don't want the average bloke, who has no other option than carrying his family of four on a bajaj scooter, move on to a safer Nano. However,a lot of them totally ignore the fact that they themselves are driving to work everyday in a fuel-guzzling, space hogging SUV.
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good observation, I totally agree with you .
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A launch is just that. A launch. It never guarantees sufficient stock. Tata is behind their full production figure for Nano by almost a year and no amount of production at uttarakhand & pune plants can meet the kind of production a dedicated plant for Nano at singur would have done. So even if they launch on 26th Jan, Nano won't be a common sight until after a year till the gujrat plant comes up.
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How could they have 1 lakh registered customers? The bookings never opened.

I remember that story of a customer walking up to a TATA official at the Auto Expo in Delhi with 1 lakh in the bag and wanting to buy a NANO on display off the shelf
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Tata would be producing 80K Nanos in the year 2009/10, according to this article.

Link: The Hindu Business Line : Tatas likely to produce 80,000 Nanos in 2009-10
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Default Tata Nano news - Source CNBC-TV18 Channel

Was watching CNBC-TV18 channel this evening and this is what their reporter Swati Khandelwal had to say on the Nano

The much-awaited Nano by Tata Motors is all set to hit the markets by June 2009, reports CNBC-TV18 quoting sources. The Nano trials are over and about 120 vehicles have already been built.

The Tata Motors-Rudrapur plant started production of the Nano from January 2009 onwards. The Rudrapur plant has a capacity of 2.5 lakh units.

Sources also added that the Nano would only be launched in limited cities initially. The Sanand-Ahmedabad Plant will produce the vehicle starting November 2009 onwards.

The Nano will be launched into the market in three models: Standard; Deluxe with AC; and Luxury, which would be with AC and body colour bumper.

Sources say that 600 luxury version vehicles for dealer showrooms would enter the market by January 2009, 1200 vehicles (mix version) by February, another 1,500 vehicles (mix version) by March 2009 and 4,000-5,000 vehicles would start rolling in by April 2009 onwards.

Sorry guys but i'm having problems with inputing the link to the above news bulletin
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its good to hear that they are going put atleast limited number of cars on road in 2009 despite of delays caused by singur.
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