India’s Tata Motors to Bring Nano Europa Model to Europe

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India’s Tata Motors to Bring Nano Europa Model to Europe
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Tata Motors Chairman Ratan N. Tata announced that the company has created a model that will be exported to European markets – including Europe. The Indian car company unveiled this new model, the Tata Nano Europa at the Geneva Auto Show yesterday.

“In India,  the Nano will be launched on March 23, and the cars will be on display at company dealerships from the first week of April,” said Mr. Tata. “The  Nano has also generated wide interest in developed countries, since its unveiling in Delhi and its presentation here last year. We are delighted to present the Nano Europa for future launch in such markets.”

The Nano Europa is just 3.29 meters long (roughly 10.8 feet) and is 1.58 meters wide (roughly 5.2-feet). It features a slightly longer wheelbase than the standard model, for better handling as well as better interior space.

A more refined interior is also a part of the package.

The Nano Europa will be powered by a 3-cylinder aluminum engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. No output numbers are available but Tata says the engine will be class-leading – in terms of fuel-economy anyway.

Tata did say that the Europa already meets all European safety regulations, due to its energy absorbing design, air bags and use the of both ABS and stability control.

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Tata Nano Europa, for future launch in international markets, displayed at 79th Geneva Motor Show

Geneva, March 3, 2009: Tata Motors today presented at the 79th Geneva Motor Show the Tata Nano Europa, intended for a

future launch in select international markets. The company has also displayed the Tata Prima, a concept luxury sedan, and the

Tata Indica Vista EV, an electric vehicle based on the award-winning new generation Tata Indica Vista.

Speaking on the occasion at the Geneva Motor Show, Mr. Ratan N. Tata, Chairman of Tata Sons and Tata Motors, said, “In India,  the Nano will be launched on March 23, and the cars will be on display at company dealerships from the first week of April. The  Nano has also generated wide interest in developed countries, since its unveiling in Delhi and its presentation here last year. We are delighted to present the Nano Europa for future launch in such markets. The Indica Vista EV represents the work of Tata Motors on alternate technologies, while the Prima is an iteration of a luxury sedan we will introduce. They together signify the ongoing evolution in our cars.”

Tata Nano Europa

With a length of 3.29 metres and width of 1.58 metres, the Tata Nano Europa continues to be stylishly petite but surprises with

its spacious interior and generous leg space. The slightly longer wheelbase of 2.28 metres combines excellent space and

manoeuvrability, further improving on the benchmark standard set by the Tata Nano. The enhanced spaciousness is

complemented by redesigned interiors, marked by smooth curves and a high tech yet gentle feel.

To meet the driving needs of its target customers, the Tata Nano Europa will be powered by a 3-cylinder sporty all-aluminium

MPFI engine matched with a 5-speed automatic transmission, and electric power steering. The gasoline engine will be

class-leading, providing high fuel efficiency and low CO2 emission of less than 100 gm / km meeting the twin goals of being

environmentally friendly and stylish – just like the Tata Nano.

The Tata Nano Europa meets all safety regulations. In addition to the all sheet-metal body, its energy absorbing design, use of

advanced restraint systems, ABS, ESP and Air Bags will enhance passenger safety.

Just like the Tata Nano, the Tata Nano Europa incorporates exterior compactness with interior comfort and seeks to provide

motorists the pleasure and utility of personal mobility combined with affordability and environment-friendliness, in a world

where smaller, fuel-efficient cars are emerging as a preferred choice.

Tata Prima

The Tata Prima, the concept luxury sedan designed by Pininfarina, is an iteration of the next generation luxury sedan from Tata

Motors. It combines the fundamental design characteristics of the Tata brand, as seen in the Tata Indigo, with sporty curvatures

to create a coupe-like silhouette, simple yet refined with an inherent premium.

The Tata Prima’s large wheelbase of 2.70 metres endows it with excellent interior space that a luxury sedan demands. The subtle

treatment of the C pillar, the hallmark of a Pininfarina design’s gracefulness and sporty characteristic, brings forth a coupe-like

sloped cabin and tapering back without compromising interior space. The result is that the Tata Prima concept exudes an

overall elegance, endowed with style, luxury and comfort and proportions that are classical yet modern.

Tata Indica Vista EV

The Tata Indica Vista EV will be a more practicable option for the consumer: capable of carrying four individuals, adequate

luggage space, with a predicted range of up to 200 km and acceleration of 0-60 kmph in under 10 seconds. Tata Motors

continues its innovative approach with the Indica Vista EV too, using super polymer lithium ion batteries which have superior

energy density to conventional batteries. Tata Motors’ electric vehicles will be produced in association with Miljo

Grenland/Innovasjon, Norway. Tata Motors’ UK subsidiary, Tata Motors European Technical Centre plc, has a 70% stake in Miljo.

The first such vehicle to be developed by the company is the Indica EV, which is currently undergoing extensive tests in Europe.

Besides these three new cars, Tata Motors is displaying the new generation Tata Indica Vista itself. Launched in India in August

2008, it has received excellent customer response. It has received two prestigious Indian awards — the UTVi Autocar Best Value

for Money Car Award and the Business Standard Motoring Jury Award. Also on display is the Tata Xenon 2.2 litre double-cab, an

ideal dual-use vehicle with contemporary styling and superior convenience.

Tata Indica Vista EV

The Tata Indica Vista EV will be a more practicable option for the consumer: capable of carrying four

individuals, adequate luggage space, with a predicted range of up to 200 km and acceleration of 0-60 kmph

in under 10 seconds. Tata Motors continues its innovative approach with the Indica Vista EV too, using super

polymer lithium ion batteries which have superior energy density to conventional batteries. Tata Motors’

electric vehicles will be produced in association with Miljo Grenland/Innovasjon, Norway. Tata Motors’ UK

subsidiary, Tata Motors European Technical Centre plc, has a 70% stake in Miljo. The first such vehicle to be

developed by the company is the Indica EV, which is currently undergoing extensive tests in Europe.

Besides these three new cars, Tata Motors is displaying the new generation Tata Indica Vista itself. Launched

in India in August 2008, it has received excellent customer response. It has received two prestigious Indian

awards — the UTVi Autocar Best Value for Money Car Award and the Business Standard Motoring Jury Award.

Also on display is the Tata Xenon 2.2 litre double-cab, an ideal dual-use vehicle with contemporary styling

and superior convenience.

About Tata Motors

Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company, with revenues of US$ 8.8 billion in 2007-08. Through

subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand and Spain.

Among them is Jaguar Land Rover, a business comprising the two iconic British brands. It also has a strategic

alliance with Fiat.  With over 4 million Tata vehicles plying in India, Tata Motors is the country’s market leader

in commercial vehicles and among the top three in passenger vehicles. It is also the world’s fourth largest

truck manufacturer and the second largest bus manufacturer. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed

in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia and South America.

  • Gunnar Ölund

    I will buy one as soon as it´s possible in Europe, if the price is right.

  • Frank Machon

    Will they come to New Zealand.

  • ioana

    When is the car available in Netherland??? and it will be the same price also for Europe 2500$ ???? please i really have to know, i love this car!!!

  • sero kers

    it looks cool…. i would rather buy this over a used car at this price if i test drive impresses me…. will it be a London Congestion Charge Exempt Cars ?

  • David

    Is this car safe? Usually,cars like this are abysmal and quite unsafe