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    Tata Nano gets ill-advised haircut at the factory

    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

    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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    Report: Tata planning to build Jaguar and Land Rover models in China

    Tata has its eyes on China. The Indian automaker has announced plans to build up to 40,000 Jaguar and Land Rover models in the People 's Republic as part of its plan to target emerging markets. So far, there's no word on exactly when Tata plans to open the doors on new production facilities or ...

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    Report: Jaguar F-Type gets the greenlight

    Jaguar F-Type concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Now that Jaguar is safely secured under the financial blanket of Tata Motors, the automaker is becoming more ambitious in its efforts to expand its model range. Tata has promised a yearly investment of £1 billion for the ...

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    Tata completes Nano fire probe, says car is safe

    Earlier this year, there were reports of at least three Tata Nano runabouts channeling The Trammps and going up in Disco(unt) Infernos. Of the three Nanos that got the charbroil treatment, two of them were apparently due to a faulty switch. The third couldn't be explained, so Tata put together a ...

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    Geely to build car cheaper than Tata Nano?

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    Tata Motors has milked the Nano minicar's "most affordable" status for a ton of press, but it might soon hand the title belt over to a new challenger. According to a report at, Geely's reportedly got its own ...

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    Onstar, Nano and Enertia win 2010 Edison awards [w/video]

    The 2010 Edison awards were announced last week and General Motors, Tata and Brammo were all winners for transportation related innovations. GM received a silver Edison award for one of the most useful new features added to its Onstar telematics system last year: the stolen vehicle slowdown that ...

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    Tata orders probe into Nano fire

    Yesterday, we shared a scary bit of news about a Tata Nano going up in flames only minutes after it was delivered to a customer. This isn't the first incident involving a Nano catching fire – in fact, the folks at Indian Autos Blog report that three other Nanos have suffered similar issues, ...

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    Tata Nano becomes CarBQ in Mumbai

    Car fires are nothing new, but when it happens to the world's cheapest car on its way to its new home, the Tata Nano tends to lose its allure. According to our friends at IndianAutosBlog, Satish Sawant, a Mumbai-based (irony alert) insurance agent, took delivery of his $2,500 hatchback, and ...

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    Report: Daimler dumping stake in Tata Motors

    Daimler has been hit hard by the weakening global demand for luxury automobiles, as evidenced by the German automaker's larger than expected 2009 losses and the company's decision to cut its dividend for the first time in 14 years. Automotive News reports that Daimler is looking to raise money to ...

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    Report: Jaguar planning major overhaul?

    The current Jaguar lineup is as good as it has been in a long time, but a report from UK site Autocar claims that good isn't good enough for overlord Tata. Tata vice chairman Ravi Kant reportedly talked with Autocar about Jaguar and Land Rover, and it appears that the Indian automaker would like ...

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    Geneva 2010: Tata debuts Nano EV concept

    2011 Tata Nano EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Tata Motors just debuted an electrified version of its Nano today at the Geneva Motor Show, promising no compromises in the way it drives compared to the regular 600cc Nano. The Tata Nano Electric Vehicle (EV) will be built on the ...

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    Ex-Opel boss Carl-Peter Forster takes over as CEO at Tata Motors

    Back in November, it was first reported that former Opel CEO Carl-Peter Forster would join Tata Motors to run its British operations at Jaguar-Land Rover. While nothing came of that rumor, last week Forster was named as the new CEO of the parent company Tata Motors with responsibility for all of ...

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    If you've ever wondered what a Tata Nano looks like in Gulf livery, well... wonder no more

    The CarWale Endurance Run Tata Nano – Click above for image gallery
    The Indian car shopping site is driving a Tata Nano in a loop across the length and breadth of India to make a point about the car and the country. Their journey started on February 4 and ends February 19, ...

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    Jaguar-Land Rover CEO David Smith stepping down

    The man installed by Tata to guide the Jaguar/Land Rover ship, David Smith, has left the company. Smith was the head of finance for Ford Europe, and had helped sell Aston Martin to Dave Richards' group before he assisted in the sale of Jaguar to Tata. He has been the CEO since 2008, and just last ...

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    Report: Tata Nano price could triple for U.S. market

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    Tata Motors used the timing of the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month to unveil its tiny little Nano here in North America for the first time, and we finally had a chance to see the cheap little runabout in person. At the time, there were ...

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    Will a Chinese or Indian automaker scrap the traditional dealer model?

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    With the possible exception of a trip to the dentist, visiting a car dealership is the least pleasant activity in which we participate. Unless you walk in with mound of cash, you can be sure that using their cruel four square method, U.S. dealers ...

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    $220,000 DC Designs Tata Nano coming this year

    DC Designs Tata Nano – Click above for image gallery
    DC Designs came out swinging at this week's Auto Expo 2010, and in addition to revealing its Imperator and Ying Yang concepts, the Mumbai-based firm's namesake – Dilip Chhabaria – revealed plans to produce a bespoke Tata Nano ...

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    Auto Expo 2010: Tata Magic Iris is ready to take on the trike

    Tata Magic Iris – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Visit New Delhi and you'll be overwhelmed by the number of motorized trikes hustling and bustling through the city proper. They're practically the official vehicle of India because of their low cost, ease of maintenance and small ...

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    REPORT: 15% of Tata Nano reservations being cancelled due to slow fill rate

    Tata Nano Europa in Geneva – click above for high-res image gallery
    When you're talking about the Tata Nano, you're talking about the cheapest car in the world. And on the Subcontinent's booming economy, lots of folks are looking for their first automobile. When we say "lots" we mean ...


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