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Nano fires prompt Tata to offer free safety upgrade, insists it's not a recall

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 problems not foun

Tata Motors using four CNG hybrid buses at Commonwealth Games in Delhi

Tata Motors will send four of its CNG-electric hybrid low-floor Starbuses to the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) for public use during the upcoming Commonwealth Games. The automaker claims that this is the first time hybrid buses of any sort will be used for public transportation in India. In addition, Tata will supply the DTC with a fleet of 600 non-hybrid CNG-powered buses to ferry famous athletes and delegates to the games.

Report: Tata Motors to launch 2 EVs in Europe by March of 2011

The Hindu Business Line is reporting that Tata Motors is expected to launch two electric vehicles (EVs) in select European countries by March of 2011. The company's vice chairman, Ravi Kant, told the publication that the EVs scheduled for launch include battery-powered variants of the Indica Vista hatchback and its Eric Loveday

Land Rover to launch production in India

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BBC: Ratan Tata successor sought

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 company's throne. It had previously

Report: Jaguar F-Type gets the greenlight

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Tata launches Indigo e-CS, India's most fuel-efficient sedan

Tata Motors is well-known for its ability to make some cheap low-priced vehicles. From the Nano – starting at the ridiculously low price of around $2,500 – to the Indigo at just $8,900, Tata knows where to cut corners to get to a price point that's

Ta ta, Tata: Tata Motors car head reportedly resigns

Rajiv Dube, the mind behind Tata Motors' move into the passenger car world, has decided to part ways with the company after 27 years. Dube joined Tata way back in 1983, and neither he nor the company are saying exactly why the long-standing exec decided to move on. Our guess is that after 20 years, retirement was sounding plenty tasty. Cars like the Zach Bowman

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 th

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, all while the cars were parked.

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 respon

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

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

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Report: Bosch helping Tata develop tiny diesel engine for Nano

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