After months of delays due to problems at the Tata Nano’s main plant, the minicar will finally go on sale in April.
Tata Motors will formally launch the Nano on March 23. It will begin taking orders by the second week of April. The Nano is slated to be the world’s cheapest car when it goes on sale with a starting price of under $2000.
The Nano was unveiled at the 2008 Delhi auto show and should have gone on sale in October 2008, but violent protests forced Tata Motors to stop work on the main plant in West Bengal state. The main factory is now in Gujarat state.
Production of the Nano will begin at one of Tata’s existing factories as the Gujarat facility won’t be ready until the end of the year. Initial production will be around 3000 units a month because of the temporary production lines at the current factories.
Source: Automotive News