Tata Nano Would Sell for $7,000 to $8,000 in the U.S. Says Chairman

Tata Nano Would Sell for $7,000 to $8,000 in the U.S. Says Chairman

If the maker of the world’s cheapest car does move ahead with plans to sell it here in the U.S., the sticker price won’t be the $2,000 figure that the car retails for in its home market of India.

Instead, says Tata Motors chairman, Ratan Tata, the Nano city car would likely range between $7,000 and $8,000. Tata made the comments recently at an event held at Cornell University, where he is an alumnus.

The reason for the higher price, says Tata, is that the car, “…will still be, in comparative terms, a car that the U.S. would accept.” In other words, it will have far more equipment than the base $2,000 Nano, which doesn’t even come with heat or air conditioning.

Previously, Tata had said the company would have the Nano on sale in the U.S. by 2012.

[Source: NYT]

  • john

    Canadians love winter but riding in a car with no heat is whacked!!!

  • johnny barfield

    i think-know it would be a good thing,had alot of small cars,high gas mileage years ago.everyone would be paying more attention to drivein also,cars years back got forty to sixty miles per gallon-late sixtys -seventys-eightys… why not now as well…. i also think they should make them as affordable to buy, know they got to make money- its just everything went up except for the paycheck!!!!! thats my opinion- if they want them to sell…..

  • Mariebk

    PLEASE I heard that the Tata Nano will be released for sell in the US in 2012 we are already in  2012 so where or when will be aveilable for sell? I’m crazy about this car and want to buy one.

  • Mortiz325

    So, it means that heat or air conditioning will cost  more than 3 times that the complete car? To me dont make sence, I think than something eslse is elevating the price of the car?