Tata Motors plans to build the Nano is Indonesia. Thailand was the first contender for the small car, but the investments and condition to produce 100,000 cars by the fifth year may have turned the offer. Indonesia which is also a big auto market and with economy booming more people are aspiring to buy cars.
Tata Motors has been carrying out feasibility studies in Indonesia over the past year, surveying the the country’s auto market as well as possible plant locations.
Stable economy, plenty of skilled workers and a good future with growing demand for small cars are the possible reasons Tata may consider in setting up the plant.
Indonesia will be the first plant outside India which will make the world’s cheapest car. However the Nano which will be launched in South East Asia will have a lot of new added features as compared to one sold in India. Power steering, improved engine with higher top speed, more reinforcements and more accessories like stereo will make it in the Nano.
Nano, which recently went on sale in Sri Lanka and Nepal, will be launched in other “appropriate” countries in time.