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2011 Tata Nano – click above for high-res image gallery

Tata Nano sales may have started out strong, but a number of price increases and several reports of electrical or exhaust fires have resulted in a huge sales plunge for the world's most affordable vehicle. Last month, Tata sold just 509 copies of the micro mini – a far cry from the massive waiting list for the Nano back in 2009.

Automotive News
reports that the Indian automaker is looking to once again win over perspective buyers by introducing a four-year factory warranty. What's more, Tata will extend the warranty to all 70,000 owners already in the books. The automaker has attempted to fix the vehicle fire issue as well, offering all 70,000 owners the option of installing "additional safety protection in the exhaust system and the electrical system." Tata claims that foreign contaminants in and around the electrical system and exhaust system could be responsible for the fires.

Photos copyright ©2010 Rex Roy / AOL

[Source: Automotive News – sub. req.]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      OMG!!! The thing only has 3 lug nuts! THAT says it all about this car. If they can't spring for a 4th lug, they sure as hell aren't putting proper fire protection in it. wow.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Would it be better if they used 12 lugs?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ya know what's sad...

      They're still outselling the smart car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        lol, well stated
        • 4 Years Ago
        For good reason! The Smart car is just as much suck for a lot more money.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have been to India(gf is Indian) I am telling you this thing sucks

      any Chinese car is 1000 times better than this
        • 4 Years Ago
        Wow and Chinese cars are deathtraps. This thing must be a piece!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I never thought the Yugo could be 'out-sucked' but I was wrong.
      • 4 Years Ago
      ... but it's still ugly
      • 4 Years Ago
      Consider my fears not assuaged.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Pontiac is not using the names Fiero or Firebird anymore, maybe Tata might be interested in changing the name of the Nano.
        • 4 Years Ago
        ... I'm guessing you don't realize Fiero in no way means fire or any word related to it. It actually means Proud in Italian and It means if I remember correctly Fierce in Spanish.
        • 4 Years Ago
        • 4 Years Ago
        Tata Blaze
        Tata Combustion
        Tata Smoke
        Tata Hot Spot
        Tata Inferno
        Tata Scorch
        Tata Firestarter
        Tata Ignite
        Tata Torch
        Tata Detonate
        Tata Heat
        Tata Embers
        Tata Searing
        Tata Flames
      • 4 Years Ago
      If things really get bad for TATA, they can increase their warrant to 10 years like GM and Hyundai.
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