• Apr 13th 2011 at 1:03PM
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Sales of the pint-sized Tata Nano have increased dramatically in the last couple of months, reportedly convincing Tata to double production of its pocketbook-friendly microcar. In March, the Indian automaker moved 8,707 Nanos, pulling to within a hair of its 9,000-unit sales record posted back in July of 2010.

After a summer of moving near-record numbers last year, sales of the Nano slipped to 589 in November, following reports that the cars were bursting into flames. After that debacle, Tata offered free extended warranties on the Nano and a comprehensive maintenance plan for a mere 99 rupees a month ($2.25 U.S. at the current exchange rate). Those incentives seem to have worked, pushing Nano sales back to near-record levels. Tata currently builds 9,000-10,000 Nanos a month at its Sanand, India plant, but the automaker will bump up output to 20,000 sometime this fiscal year.

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[Source: Autocar]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, Nano production will be ON FIRE!
      • 4 Years Ago
      @JohnH and Bip-D-Bo, very funny, yes no heater required. If you recall the Ford Pinto got a bad rap for flaming on when rear-ended. Turns out the Pinto really was not that unsafe but once incident and rumors can spread like wild fire.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No worry, when it busts out in flames, they will give you another one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Maybe this isn't really "green" news. A Nano will emit much more particlates and CO2 than any Hummer while it's engulfed in flames. At least it's probably not as bad as a Durango or Challenger.

      What is the antonym of "green," anyway? I would guess, "brown," but that may infringe on the copyroights of UPS.
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