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Old 5th April 2012, 19:44   #271
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I am using my nano for over two years now over 25 k. Even though it is a fantastic car, unless tata makes the rear openable, the sales will not go up. Almost all other design aspects of nano are fantastic, but what a stupid design of the luggage space ! The engine needs to be accessible to the owner easily. I do not understand why tata is not making the rear openable. I strongly believe that JUST BY MAKING THE REAR OPENABLE, NANO SALES CAN CROSS 20 K MARK A MONTH. Present engine power is sufficient, but, the sound of the engine is not good. Once tata put a bigger engine, the cost also will go up and sales will not pick up.

Tata should have launched the diesel variant earlier. Tata is loosing the first player advantage everyday. Soon, eon/spark/alto will come with a small diesel engine and NANO diesel will again struggle against them. Tata has to relook at its marketing strategies...

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Old 5th April 2012, 20:15   #272
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Agree ^^^

Tata's strategy so far is to provide a very spacious car for a reasonable price. Although this strategy was good in late 90's, todays car buyer demands more - people are ready to pay a premium for good interiors, quality fit and finish, and good looks.

Tata need not have Aria as their flagship - the real hero can be Nano - only if they wake up and deliver what the market demands.
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Old 9th April 2012, 12:25   #273
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Look at the picture closely and see where the nano is waiting to be refueled- It is at the diesel pump!

This would certainly boost Nano's sales as it will be the cheapest diesel and would be delivering 40kmpl!
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That's a nice scoop! Wonder why the photographer did not take a quick stop to take a closer look at the car and confirm if its indeed a Diesel Nano! As, the car was at the fuel station and going by the quality of the photograph, the photographer for sure had some time to set his camera right and click a decent picture! Or is this a hoax??
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Diesel or not, I see a new color (Black) for sure in next edition of Nano.
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The hood is open. Could be topping up some vital fluids?!.... Cant be sure if its a diesel.
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The hood is open. Could be topping up some vital fluids?!.... Cant be sure if its a diesel.
Nano fuel filler cap is inside the hood
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Wow !! This is a fantastic catch. Black was always missing from Nano's line of colours. The car looks awesome in this colour. Coupled with a diesel mill, i sure hope this climbs to the top of the monthly sales chart. Anyways I found my perfect first car !! Thanks for the share Y@SH

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Was black omitted from the initial releases to deliberately avoid being mistaken (or compared) to an auto rikshaw (at least from a distance)? Previous reports (including from TATA) pegged the release not before end of 2013. Without camouflage at such an early state without convey test cars I doubt if this indeed a CDRI Nano.

Probably just standing behind the other TATA sibling, it does not seem to be a busy bunk.
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Expecting 40 kmpl from a Nano D is pretty optimistic... that's double the FE of the petrol.

How many diesel cars can do double of their petrol counterparts?

25-27 real world FE is what I expect.
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Diesel or not, I see a new color (Black) for sure in next edition of Nano.
Even before the petrol Nano was launched, Tata were testing a black Nano. There is some other reason for not introducing black.
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How many diesel cars can do double of their petrol counterparts?
Indica!

Not that diesel Indica is extra ordinary, but my 6 year old Xeta gives 9 kmpl with AC in traffic, while my friends 7 year old DLS manages 16~17...

A black Nano with chrome handles and 14" black / chrome alloys and low profile tyres will look fabulous! Just hope they bring in premium interiors, at least as an option.

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Diesel or not, I see a new color (Black) for sure in next edition of Nano.
Even before the petrol Nano was launched, Tata were testing a black Nano. There is some other reason for not introducing black.

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Staying on the route where all TATA vehicles are tested an stop over for a Break, I have spotted the diesel nano multiple times. One fully black and one Purple with black vinyl on the front and back

As for the sound factor. the diesel nano doesn't sound like a rickshaw nor does it sound as unrefined as an ACE. (3 cylinder engine? ) .But it is LOUD! not the clattery loud but more of a booming growl .
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