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Old 6th May 2015, 14:30   #466
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Default Re: Nano Diesel with CRDI technology NOT coming !!

Finally some news on nano diesel front, it is officially being put on back burner as per the ET report;
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/47160086.cms
With reduced fuel prices and nano sales, the potential is considerably reduced. I agree that electric tech may make better sense. Also newer battery storage news i.e. Tesla, and solar panels, I am sure there is enough scope for developing a concept vehicle for urban incity transport.

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Finally some news on nano diesel front, it is officially being put on back burner as per the ET report.
There are two main reasons currently stopping them IMO : Quoted below from the article.

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1) "The reason is that as we stand now, refinement is a challenge and what refinement can be given on this kind of a car (Nano) won't be acceptable to the Indian customer," Tata Motors Senior Vice President (Programme, Planning & Project Management, Passenger Vehicles)*Girish Wagh*told PTI.*

"We need to do significant amount of work on improving the refinement," he added.*

2) Moreover, Wagh said from an economics point of view of both customers and the manufacturer at the current market price of the fuel, odds are heavily against the diesel Nano.*
They have a lot of work to get things correct with an cylinder engine. NVH, refinement, FE, drivability.

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As an alternative to diesel, they should promote the CNG version seriously. As of now, it is solely targetted at the taxi market with no power steering option and the LX CNG has been withdrawn too.
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As an alternative to diesel, they should promote the CNG version seriously. As of now, it is solely targetted at the taxi market with no power steering option and the LX CNG has been withdrawn too.
I agree but availability too has to be done in tier-2 & 3 places for the car to sell.

Tata needs to target a larger base of customers to get the 'real' sales.
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As per the recent IBT article, Tata Nano Diesel project has been revived:

An IBT reader has spotted a camouflaged Nano with following characteristics:

1. "D" alphabet on the Licence plate indicating "Diesel" prototype
2. Downward facing tail pipe like other Diesel cars

The article further states that the launch of Celerio Diesel has prompted this move at Tata Motors. They are likely to be testing 2 and 3 cylinder motor derived from Tata Ace.

Link : http://www.ibtimes.co.in/exclusive-t...-photos-656243
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