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Caparo, the manufacturer of the super-advanced Caparo T1 , will build body structures for the Tata Nano . Caparo has been manaufacturing similar items for other auto makers in India for the last three years. Their customer list also boasts of JCB and Ashok Leyland.

60% of the assemblies will be taken care by Caparo. The structural panels will be pressed and assembled at the factory in Sin Sin gur, West Bengal, where the car will be manufactured. To keep the costs down, Caparo has used a new semi automated production line with zero fault forward quality control systems that will ensure maximum efficiency.

"The body technology is relatively conventional, but the manufacturing technology is the result of very sophisticated analysis to ensure high-quality, low cost production," said Caparo Group CEO Angad Paul.

The reason why Tata has handed this task to Caparo is because of their good reputation for producing high quality components, and they also supply components to rival Maruti Suzuki’s 800.

Source: just-auto
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The $2500 car from Tata Motors is coming to Europe in 4 year’s time. The Nano was unveiled last month at the Delhi Autoexpo and if everything goes as per plan, the car will rock the world.

But before it begins its European innings, the car has to evolve and meet international standards. "We will develop a successor model in four years time, which will meet the Euro 5 emission regulations and the crash standards in Europe," Girish Wagh was quoted as saying by Focus in an advance abstract on Sunday.

Tata is apparently pushing hard to bring down the fuel consumption of the Nano from 5lit/100 km to 3lit/100 km. Tata will concentrate on selling the car on home turf before it heads to developing countries like southeast Asia, Latin America and African countries. Production will begin in October this year, and the company plans to produce about 250,000 units and eventually escalating to about a million units annually.

This car will address the cost-conscious customers, whether in India or abroad. The European version is expected to have a bigger engine, airbags, disc brakes up front and reengineered crumple zones. It might also come with a CVT option and upgraded styling. Would you buy it?

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Tata developing Electric Vehicle with Chrysler for U.S

Tata Motors earned International attention when it unveiled its small car Nano , earlier this month in New Delhi. Tata Motors is credited for continuously creating new market segments in India and all its attempts have been fruitful so far.

The Tata Ace project was one such low-cost exercise by them to give the nation a tiny truck, a concept only a company like Tata Tata Motors could come up with. It was a run away success and the truck sells like hot cakes for its incomparable strengths which are reliability, running costs and the immense loads that it can haul effortlessly.

The popular workhorse from India could well be on its way to serve people in the United States. According to Reuters, Tata has struck a deal with Chrysler LLC to make an electric version of the mini truck for the United States. Tata will work in partnership with Chrysler’s Global Electric Motorcars Division to develop this vehicle.

Reuters also quotes an unnamed Tata spokesman saying: "We are indeed exploring the feasibility of a vehicle on the Ace platform with an electric engine suitable for the U.S., in collaboration with a U.S. company. But it is premature at this stage to give any details."

In India, the Ace comes with a 700 cc indirect-injection diesel engine which gives out 16 horsepower and 38 Nm torque. The specifications of the vehicle can be seen here

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Source: Wired

Mr. Ratan N. Tata, Chairman of the Tata Group and Tata Motors, today unveiled the Tata ‘NANO’, the People’s Car from Tata Motors that India and the world have been looking forward to. A development, which signifies a first for the global automobile industry, the People’s Car brings the comfort and safety of a car within the reach of thousands of families. The People’s Car will be launched in India later in 2008.


Mr. Ratan N. Tata, Chairman of the Tata Group and Tata Motors, today unveiled the Tata ‘NANO’, the People’s Car from Tata Motors that India and the world have been looking forward to. A development, which signifies a first for the global automobile industry, the People’s Car brings the comfort and safety of a car within the reach of thousands of families. The People’s Car will be launched in India later in 2008.

Posted on by Ralph Kalal

The hot news this week all seems to center on India. Tata Tata is scheduled to unveil their $2,500 car on Thursday of this week. In the meantime, Ford has just announced that it is spending $500 million on facilities in India that will build small cars. And, last but not least, Indian car maker Mahindra Mahindra & Mahindra has pulled out of a billion dollar joint venture with Renault Renault /Nissan Nissan which would have been aimed at building small cars, too. The later report comes amidst reports that (...)

Tata Motors, India’s leading automobile company, will present its People’s Car on January 10, 2008 at the 9th Auto Expo in New Delhi. Tata Motors’ display will include a range of new passenger vehicles, buses from the joint venture with Marcopolo of Brazil, newly developed multi-axle heavy trucks, pickup vehicles, applications of panel vans, and new mini-trucks.

Source: TopSpeed Ro

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