We’ve heard Tata Motors Chairman and CEO Ratan Tata say over and over again that the Nano subcompact is being prepared for sale in the United States. At the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, Tata Technologies Ltd., the global engineering arm of the Tata, brought the tiny car to Motor City as a publicity stunt.
While the Tata officials said that they couldn’t confirm anything on the behalf of Tata Motors, Warren Harris, Tata Technologies president, would only say that the price of the Nano in the U.S. would be more than the $2,500 charged in India.
“The structural changes that would need to be made, the changes that would be required as far as emissions are concerned, and some of the features that would be appropriate to add to the vehicle for the North American market, obviously that would drive up the price point,” Harris said.
The Tata Nano has already made its debut in Europe and will go on sale in 2011 at a price of around $8,000.
– By: Kap Shah
Source: Detroit News