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Old 12th June 2010, 21:42   #16
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They cant just chop of the roof and introduce it in the market.Convertibles require further re-engineering because of the loss in the stiffness of the chassis.So no chance of this coming here,unless Tata wants to spends another few crores to get it designed.
Read the whole article, it explains why this can work. The Nano's structure is a mix between a monocoque and a body on chassis configuration.
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I hade seen it on TV (some news channel when they were showing the plant opening ceremony last week). Light/sky blue colour. Looks nice!
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Chill boys!! nothing exciting about Nano getting convertable. Actually speaking its not to be called convertable but a Nano top chop. Its a nano without top, may be its a car with top which is literally cut (you can see the rear end of the body). A convertable would have a cavity at the rear to accomodate the top which might eat up a little space in the rear sear. This could be the addition to the fleet of top chopped car for the plant use.
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This car was designed for the Sanand launch and the LAunch of the Superdrive.
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Its nothing great . They even had top chopped indica EVs at their Pune plant a few years ago . We dont see any of those on the road . There are just to get people from one point to another inside the plant.
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I have seen the Nano's chassis/BIW and can confirm that what is written on the link is correct. It is a sort of blend between monocoque and body on frame meaning making a convertible (if they intend to do so) is easier.
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Whatever it is, to me it looks cute. I would like to own one if they slightly redesign it and make it a 2 seater
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Aha, now wait for someone with a 'weird / whacky mod jobs mind' to chop off the top of his new Nano and make it look similiar to this.

Thats pretty much what the tata guys also have done here.
Nothing too different.

Where's Sam's Nano nowadays ? Might be an interesting concept to demo sound systems too !
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I had seen them for the first time when there was official opening of the SANAD plant. there are more than 2 convertible Nano's. I had seen around 6-7 of these. But unfortunately due to the bad weather all were rushed in.

P.S. I was not there at the Sanand site but saw all these on a local news channel.
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For a Nano convertible, it may make more sense to keep the ABC pillars intact with the doors and the frame, but chop off the roof and replace with a collapsable roof like the Citroen 2CV and the Fiat Topolino.

Off Topic, "Nano" in gujarati means small/ smaller.. isnt it apt that the Nano car landed in Gujarat and the Moto meaning big/bigger... well er.. thats another story.

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For a Nano convertible, it may make more sense to keep the ABC pillars intact with the doors and the frame, but chop off the roof and replace with a collapsable roof like the Citroen 2CV and the Fiat Topolino.

Off Topic, "Nano" in gujarati means small/ smaller.. isnt it apt that the Nano car landed in Gujarat and the Moto meaning big/bigger... well er.. thats another story.

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+1 I'm lining up to buy that one!
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It appears as if it was designed by Leemu. Oh for the love of god!
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For a Nano convertible, it may make more sense to keep the ABC pillars intact with the doors and the frame, but chop off the roof and replace with a collapsable roof like the Citroen 2CV and the Fiat Topolino.

Off Topic, "Nano" in gujarati means small/ smaller.. isnt it apt that the Nano car landed in Gujarat and the Moto meaning big/bigger... well er.. thats another story.

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If wishes could come true, I'd want a Nano that looked something like this:

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Get rid of the 2nd door, while keeping it a 4 seater.
Lop the roof off.
Put a rollcage at the rear going over the parcel shelf for rigidity and safety
and a nice canvas top that folds back.. or a panoramic roof that folds back and viola.. the Nano Cabrio!
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If wishes could come true, I'd want a Nano that looked something like this:

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Get rid of the 2nd door, while keeping it a 4 seater.
Lop the roof off.
Put a rollcage at the rear going over the parcel shelf for rigidity and safety
and a nice canvas top that folds back.. or a panoramic roof that folds back and viola.. the Nano Cabrio!
I like it! Nano with a soft top would be great.

I would love to have one as a second car. I don't agree that indian climate is not conducive for a convertible. Will make a great early morning / late night car. Not bad in winters too!
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Bumping an old thread....

Had gone to my TATA service centre for the Monsoon Camp Checkup, when I came across this 'model' in the showroom. I questioned the sales guy present there and could get only some vague pointers.

1.This pre-owned car is a mod-job by a customer, who has most probably opted for buy-back by TATA.

2. It has no fabric roof system....it has no roof, period! Does raise an argument whether it does qualify as a convertible at all because it does not 'convert' in the real sense of the term...LOL!

3. Looks kinda cute.

4. Seems like it is only for sunny drives.

5. Very rudimentary roll cage.

6. That steering wheel and Black Alloys are original TATA Nano Accessories.
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