Tata Nano CNG concept car was revealed by Tata Motors has showcased the new Nano powered by CNG at the Delhi 11th Auto Show 2012. Tata Nano running on CNG is what will make this cheapest car in the country environment friendly. We expect the release in this year, though there is still no official announcement about the exact date of launch of the CNG version of Tata Nano in the market.
Speaking at the unveiling of Tata Nano CNG, Mr. Ravi Kant, Vice Chairman of Tata Motors said that though the CNG variant was being showcased, customers are in for some bad news as diesel variant of Nano will take some more time.
Certain problems such as fire hazards and replacement of starter motors plaguing Tata Nano was taking time but Mr. Ratan Tata, Group Chief of Tata Motors has assured customers that all possible efforts were being put in to ensure that the car was safe, stable and highly efficient. Tata also confirmed that the company was not competing of price with other small cheap cars in the market.
Nano CNG once launched will offer customers a more economical and fuel efficient car which should appeal to a large audience specially considering fuel prices in the country. Apart from CNG variant, a new concept Nano with front disc brakes was also on display at the Delhi Auto Expo.
The company also said it plans to invest Rs 3,000 crore on capacity expansion and various product development activities next fiscal.
"Tata Nano CNG is clearly on the cards. We plan to launch it very soon. Hopefully, we should be rolling it out this year," Tata Motors' Managing Director P M Telang told reporters on the sidelines of the Auto Expo 2012.
"We might look for an appropriate car for the European market. The current Nano, as it is introduced in the India, would probably have different emission and safety specifications from that of the European market. So it has to be a substantially different car," he added.
The company official also said that it is working on a different version of the Nano for launch in the European market, as well as target countries like Sri Lanka and Nepal. Hope the news excites the shareholders. The Nano maker also highlighted with their future plans that it plans to enter new global markets such as Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia and Bangladesh with the 'Nano' within a year, with the launch of CNG version of the small car in the domestic market.