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    Official: Tata CEO Forster steps down after only 18 months
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    Tata Motors has announced that its group chief executive officer, Carl-Peter Forster, resigned with immediate effect, only 18 months after joining the company. Tata, India's leading maker of trucks and buses, and owner of Jaguar and Land Rover, says Forster resigned due to "unavoidable personal ...

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    Report: Rajasthan, India offering free Tata Nano in exchange for your sterilization
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    According to a 2011 census, India has a population of 1,210,193,422 people. That's 17.47 percent of the world's population living on just 2.3 percent of the planet. The only place more crowded is a new In-N-Out at lunch time. Health officials in India are looking for novel ways to drum up ...

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    Report: Tata to double Nano production amidst sales uptick
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    The Tata Nano has enjoyed an increase in sales in the last couple of months, reportedly sparking Tata Motors to double production of its budget-minded microcar this fiscal year. In March, the Indian automaker moved 8,707 examples, pulling to within spitting distance of its 9,000-unit sales ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #222: Chevy Colorado, Porsche 918, Tata Nano for U.S. and J.D. Power Reliability
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    Click above for the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes, RSS or listen now!
    Autoblog Podcast #222 is ready to go, and the crew this week is Chris Shunk, Zach Bowman and Dan Roth. Joining this trio is Dave Sullivan of AutoPacific, and topics range from the next-generation Chevrolet Colorado, to the ...

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    Report: Tata hopes to offer $7,000 car in U.S.
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    Is the Tata Nano finally ready to take on U.S. roads? Ratan Tata, Chairman of the Tata Group, believes so, but the car won't be the same $2,500 vehicle found in India. Instead, according to The New York Times, Tata says the American market will get a car built to be competitive here yet still ...

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    Report: Tata Pixel given European green light
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    Tata Motors has reportedly approved the Tata Pixel, a microcar concept it showed off at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, for production. The minute Pixel is advertised as the most efficiently-packaged four-seater in the world. It comes in at just under 10 feet long, and is nearly a foot shy of the ...

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    Geneva 2011: Tata Pixel Concept turns on itself
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    Tata Pixel Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Tata has revealed its Euro city car concept in Geneva today and it's a trick little piece. First off, Tata says it is the most efficiently-packaged four-seater in the world, comfortably seating four regulation-size adults in a car just ...

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    Report: Tata pours $15M into project researching water as fuel
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    The lure of extracting hydrogen from water in a somewhat real-time fashion in sufficient quantities to power an automobile has so far been a complete dead-end pursuit. One of the biggest problems is that it takes more energy to release the hydrogen from its water-tight bonds than is actually ...

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    Report: Tata Nano sales stage big rebound in December
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    2011 Tata Nano CX - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Thanks to its $2,500 price tag, the Tata Nano enjoyed incredible buzz from the minute it was announced. Sales started out with a bang, too, with demand so strong that Tata instituted a lottery to determine who would get their Nano first. ...

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    Why, yes, that is a Tata Nano covered in pure gold
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    Tata Nano Gold Plus by Titan Industries – Click above for image gallery
    Try to imagine the most basic car on the road, and you'll likely conjure up images of the Tata Nano. The Citroën 2CV of our time, the Nano was conceived as bare-bones, bargain-basement transport for the masses. But ...

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    Video: Tata Nano gets cuddly new television ad
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    She loves the new Tata Nano in the driveway – Click above to watch the video after the break
    If small equals cute, the Tata Nano might be the cuddly-wuddliest little car in the world. Sadly, that cuteness isn't necessarily translating into sales at the level the Indian automaker was ...

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    Tata Nano retrofitted with four-year warranty to assuage quality fears
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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 ...

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    Report: Tata to go on Motown hiring binge
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    The state of Michigan has been especially hard-hit by the Great Recession, slow auto sales and the 2009 bankruptcies of General Motors and Chrysler, but there appears to be a bit of employment help on the way from an unlikely source. Drive reports that Tata Motors subsidiary Tata Technologies is ...

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    Report: Tata Nano sales plunge to just 589 units in November
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    2011 Tata Nano CX - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Tata Nano was such a hot commodity when it entered the Indian market that Tata Motors felt compelled to hold a lottery to determine the first 100,000 customers. A reported 70,000 copies of the $2,500+ econobox have been sold to date, ...

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    Nano fires prompt Tata to offer free safety upgrade, insists it's not a recall
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    Tata insists this move is not a recall, yet the Indian automaker is offering a free "safety upgrade" to the 70,000 folks who have purchased a Nano. This comes in response to a rash of Nano fires that were caused by various reasons. According to Tata, the vehicles that caught fire had individual ...

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    BBC: Ratan Tata successor sought
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    Rumors of Ratan Tata's retirement from the international corporation he helms as CEO have been buzzing around the internet for over a year, but they've recently been lent a little credence. According to BBC News, Tata Group has assembled a five-person panel to find a suitable successor to the ...

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    Tata out to raise $1 billion to reduce debt and expand JLR product line
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    2011 Jaguar XJ – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford spent a fortune to buy Jaguar in 1989 and Land Rover in 2000, then spent billions on each of them getting them into fighting shape. Tata spent billions to buy JLR in 2008, and has since been raising and spending billions to retain ...

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    Report: GM and SAIC gearing up to take on Tata Nano
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    2011 Chevrolet Sail
    General Motors has saddled up with Chinese automaker SAIC in an attempt to bring a Nano-fighting value car to the Indian market. GM says that it will rely on SAIC mostly for its low cost manufacturing techniques instead of parts or components due to hefty tariffs on goods ...

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    Tata Nano gets ill-advised haircut at the factory
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    There are certain vehicles that were born to be convertible. The Tata Nano is not among them. The plucky, inexpensive little transporter is somewhat lovable in hardtop guise with its round overall shape and ladybug proportions. The cheapest of cheap cars is just too cute to hate, but make the ...

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    It's Not Easy Designing Dirt Cheap Cars - Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy
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    Some of the most famous cars in the history of the auto industry were some of the cheapest ones. The Ford Model T, the Volkswagen Beetle, the Citroen 2CV and the BMC Mini were so successful mainly because they were so affordable. Now the industry is trying to replicate that success by designing ...

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