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    Report: Renault planning a Tata Nano rival. Again.
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    Four years ago, Renault confirmed that it would partner with India's Bajaj Auto to develop a rival to the Tata Nano. At the time, as everyone waited for the Tata Nano to arrive, you could have used a Richter scale to measure the tremors the executive suites of any automaker with an interest in ...

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    Report: Redesigned Tata Nano to arrive in US wearing price tag under $10k
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    Tata's much ballyhooed Nano isn't exactly selling as expected in its home market of India, especially after the well-publicized fires engulfing the several examples of the world's cheapest car. Despite that, the head of Tata Group, Ratan Tata, says his company remains intent on bringing an ...

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    Report: Ratan Tata hopes to restart Nano sales after fiery start [w/video]
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    When India's Tata introduced the Nano in 2009 at about $2,500, it was a hot seller. It was expected to set the world on fire with demand for cheap wheels. In fact, a year after its rollout, the Nano almost did set the world on fire after at least three units burned to a crisp. Sales plummeted to ...

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    Report: Researchers developing washless coating for cars
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    We could have easily filed this under "Too Good to Be True" or "Snake Oil," but it sounds legit, and certainly has our attention. Researchers in The Netherlands' Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have developed a self-healing vehicle coating, meaning that one day, you may not have to ...

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    Video: Jay Leno's Garage releases Bollywood-inspired Tata Nano episode
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    Jay Leno has finally turned out the Tata Nano episode of Jay Leno's Garage. As it turns out, the television personality actually found a way to purchase the tiny machine for himself, and the show follows the car all the way down the production line and to the Big Dog Garage in Los Angeles. Leno ...

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    Report: Tata Nano to rub shoulders with priceless iron in Jay Leno's Garage
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    It looks as if Jay Leno has welcomed a Tata Nano to his Big Dog Garage recently. The comedian even went so far as to don traditional Indian garb and hire a troop of Bollywood dancers to mark the occasion. Details are scarce at the moment, but judging from the photos that have shown up on Leno's ...

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    Recalls: Tata recalling all pre-2012 Nano models over bad starter
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    Tata Motors has issued a recall for all Nano models manufactured between July 2009 and October 2011. The company will replace the vehicles' starter motors free of charge. And while the Indian automaker has declined to say just how many vehicles will be affected by the recall, local news reports ...

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    Video: First 2012 Tata Nano commercial released, it's "Insane, bro!"
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    Tata is discovering, painfully, that perhaps it went a little too cheap when it designed the world's cheapest car. The Nano has been selling at about one-twentieth of company projections, which led to upgrades such as more power, more room, an anti-roll bar, power brakes and better steering. The ...

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    Official: Tata Nano gets upgrades, looks to beat sluggish sales
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    Tata is out to battle lukewarm demand for the company's Nano with a range of improvements to the world's least-expensive new vehicle. Engineers have upped the Nano's power and fuel efficiency while decreasing emissions at the same time. The vehicle's 624-cc engine now produces a whopping 37.5 ...

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    Report: Is the Tata Nano a failure?
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    When the Indian conglomerate Tata announced the Nano in 2008, it promised an automotive revolution equivalent to the Model T. The $2,200 Nano would be priced at half the cost of its competition, and single-handedly make four-wheeled transportation ubiquitous in India. Well, that was the plan, ...

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    Tata finally shows off its $4.6M Nano Gold Plus
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    Tata is looking to play with both sides of the automotive pricing coin. On one side, it has the Nano, which is arguably the least expensive new automobile on the planet. In its native India, the Nano can be had from around $2,500, and it's been reported that an updated version would run around ...

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    Rumormill: Unconfirmed next-generation Ford and GM truck powertrain details swirl
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    TheDetroitBureau.com is reporting a few juicy rumors about the future of full-size pickups from both General Motors and Ford. According to details supplied by shadowy sources, Ford is currently hard at task on the development of a range of new V6 engines. The powerplants are said to be under ...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Nanotechnology standards coming for auto industry?
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    According to recent reports, nanotechology – controlling matter at an atomic and molecular level (thanks, Wikipedia!) – is about to hit the automobile world full-force. And the results could be both good and bad. First, a few examples of the good: First we have a German chemicals ...

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    Quick Spin: 2011 Tata Nano CX - Driving the world's cheapest car
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    2011 Tata Nano CX - Click above for high-res image gallery
    People love the idea of super-cheap transportation. Two generations ago, Volkswagen captured the world's attention with the Beetle (known originally as "The People's Car"), but when people finally drove the rear-engined VW, they realized ...

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