LHD Tata Indica and Nano spotted in Vietnam

Posted on: Mar 23, 2013 - 7:57pm IST

Tata Motors is taking the idea of stepping into Southeast Asian markets seriously to help gain much needed sales volumes.

Tata Indica LHD Vietnam frontTata Indica LHD Vietnam rear

Back home, the market conditions don’t look promising. Fresh products with exciting designs are the need of the hour for a comeback. However, going by these spyshots on the internet, Tata maybe holding on to its older lineup a bit longer, not just in India, but in overseas markets as well.

Here are spyshots of the LHD versions of the Tata Indica and Tata Nano from Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. Both cars are believed to be in the country for pre-launch evaluation purposes. If you remember we reported that 50 LHD Nanos were sent to Vietnam to familiarize prospective dealers.

Tata Nano LHD vietnam spied frontTata Nano LHD vietnam spied side

The first car to go on sales in Vietnam is expected to be the Tata Indica. According to Tata Motors’ official importer and distributor for Vietnam, TMT Motor Corporation, the Indica would be launched in the last quarter of 2013.

However, there is no news about when the Nano would be launched. The LHD Nano which was spotted is a LX variant and it sports black interior and beige upholstery.

Both cars have to be shipped from India as they aren’t made elsewhere. Tata Motors’ installed capacity is under-utilized due to lack of demand in a slow domestic market. The export of slow selling models to markets like Vietnam would help clear some inventory, and these tried and tested models could earn Tata Motors a good reputation among Vietnamese car buyers who are out looking for a practical and no-frills hatchback.

[Source: News.zing.vn]

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3 thoughts on “LHD Tata Indica and Nano spotted in Vietnam

  1. roy v mathai says:

    right ramesh this “Buzurgom ki Prem” is what hurts Tatafans all. I also cannot understand the Tata Motor head honchos love with outdated models like the INDICA and the Sumo. Even when the replacents the Grande and the Vista were launched, they were slowly killed by denying them the crucial marketing support they needed. All the marketing is still and was concentrated on these outdated models. If you have to grow,you have to learn fast. See how Toyota moved fast from the Qualis to the Innova and the Fortuner..the I-sation of Hyundai…sad even Ratan Tata’s public appreciation of M&M and expression of shame of his company’s performance have seemed to have no effect. Dear Truckwallas who control Tata Motors, leave the car range to JLR

  2. Ramesh says:

    Why Tata Why? The old Indica again? Tata made the same mistake (launching the old Indica) in the Saudi Arabian market, with the result that no one here will ever buy a Tata product again. Even chinese cars like Geely and Cherry are preferred to Tata. Cant understand why dont they launch the more modern Vista. Someone at the top in Tata is really in love with the old Indica. It needs no genius to figure out that the Tata Indica will flop badly in Vietnam.


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Nithyanandh K

As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!