End Of The Road For Ratan Tata’s Dream Car Nano, Production, Sales To Stop From April 2020

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Tata Motors has no plans to invest and upgrade Ratan Tata’s dream car Nano to meet BS-VI standards, a senior company official reportedly said indicating that the production and sales of the vehicle would stop from April 2020.

The entry level car, brainchild of Ratan Tata who envisaged giving a safer and affordable alternative to families riding on two-wheelers, received lacklustre response from the Indian consumer.

“Nano is produced at our Sanad plant (Gujarat)….in January new safety norms came, in April some more new norms will come and in October new safety norms will come and BS-VI is going to happen from April 1 of 2020, so all products may not meet (BS-VI norms) and we may not invest in upgrading all the products…and Nano is one of them,” President of Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, Mayank Pareek told reporters.

It was launched in 2009 with an initial price of about Rs one lakh. Pareek also indicated that some of the existing products of Tata Motors would also be discontinued owing to the BS-VI

However, he did not specify the other passenger vehicles that would be discontinued. On the BS-VI vehicles, he said it was a challenge for auto makers as the Supreme Court guidelines do not allow car registrations other than BS-VI after April 1, 2020.

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