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

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

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]

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. Find Colum on <a href="http://www.google.com">Twitter.</a>

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  • Mariebk1 Mariebk1 on Jun 15, 2012

    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 Mortiz325 on Sep 29, 2012

    So, it means thatheat 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?