Tata Nano Production
The last-minute relocation of the factory to build the new Tata Nano has meant an overall delay to the program. On top of the that, the diesel version has been delayed even longer. Most recently, Tata had planned to launch the diesel version of the world's cheapest car sometime in 2009, but that has been put off for an indeterminate time. The Indian automaker is now scrambling to get the gasoline version into production during the first quarter of next year.
After several weeks of protests by people who didn't want to give up their land for Ratan Tata's dream of building an Indian People's car, the plant will apparently be moved to a new location. Work has been stopped at the site in Singur, West Bengal since earlier this month, so the Southern Indian state of Karnataka has made Tata a better offer including land and other incentives. Tata has reportedly already begun to pack up equipment from the West Bengal site and is moving it to the new locatio
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