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Old 17th March 2010, 07:26   #1
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read more Toyota will build tata nano’s competitor in 2012, get 800 CC engine | autoten.com
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Competitor in what? If engine capacity, then yes. If price, then certainly no way.
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Adding my thoughts here - In a way Toyota can be considered as a competitor because, by 2012/13 (provided we survive 2012 Dec) roads are flooded with Nano & here there Nano everywhere kind of scenario & with Tata's quality; Now there's someone to give a premium segment under in same price bracket (???) of 1-2 Lakhs in terms of better plastic quality, better floor console & probably this is 13/14 inch wheels, better looks & from the news it looks like it will have a better engine too. So people can expect more (confusion) choices & thus the competition begins.
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Let me first tell you that AutoEn makes all sorts of renderings that have no meaning in the real world. Check their site and you will know what I mean. Moreover, even if Tata tried a Nano competitor, it would cost as much as an Estilo which makes no sense.
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Looks like the Toyota vehicle is comparable to the nano only in size. Most likely it is just a rendering of a Kei car concept from Toyota for the Japanese market.
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Read in another auto-website about Nano prices being hiked by Rs.30,000
across all versions.

Maybe when Toyota launches it, Nano prices will also shoot up to comparable rates due to other factors.
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the approach of both the companies are different
Toyota will not be able to match tata in pricing
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