Tata Nano to be launched on 23 March

Tata Motors announced the much-awaited Tata Nano popularly known as Rs. 1 lakh car will be launched at a function in Mumbai on March 23, 2009.

The cars will be on display at Tata Motors dealerships from the first week of April 2009. Bookings will commence from the second week of April 2009.

Since its unveiling on January 10, 2008, the Tata Nano has evoked an unprecedented interest in the country, with its website having recorded over 30 million hits in the past one year and the creation of over 6,000 interest groups and communities.

Tata Motors is making arrangements for the widest possible network to book the car, so that prospective customers can conveniently avail of booking facilities at their locations, across the length and breadth of India. The booking process and other details will be announced on March 23, 2009.

The Nano comes with a 2 cylinder 624cc Multi point fuel injection engines with a power output of 33 horsepower (25 Kw). The engine is placed at the rear, while the boot is located under the front hood. It will have a 4-speed manual transmission. It claims to have a fuel efficiency of 20 km/liter. The cars conforms to Euro IV emission standards which will come into effect in India in 2010.

The Nano will be avialable in 3 trim levels: Standard, Deluxe & Luxury.
State Bank of India is to be exclusive booking agent for Nano.

More details about the Tata Nano are available at www.tatanano.com