The ‘Lakhtakia’ car as it was always called is not so anymore. As Tata re-opens the booking for the Nano, the company is hiking prices of the car due to obvious reasons such as rising input costs. The standard variant of the car with the BS 4 compliant engine is expected to retail at 1.4 lakh , CX at 1.66 lakh & the LX at 1.93 lakh (all ex-showroom Mumbai.)
The company has opened bookings in the state of Kerala in order to garner sales during the Onam festival, followed by Mumbai around the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi & then Gujarat just before Dussehra followed by rest of the country.
The Sanand plant is now fully operational & the company is aiming at producing 20,000 units per month & 2.5 lakh units per annum by the end of this financial year. Tata is also aiming at providing Nanos off the shelf to the customers starting January next year.
Tata had earlier stated that about a lakh of customers who had booked their Nano last year itself will be informed about the price they have to pay at the time of delivery. An official statement from the company on the prices is expected shortly.
Source - My Digital FC