Tata keeps his promise, will hand over first Nano key tomorrow

Five years after his promise to build a people’s car, Ratan Tata will hand over the key of his dream project–the Nano- to its first customer tomorrow.

From the birth of the dream in 2003, to its launch in 2008 and finally its delivery in 2009, the Nano’s journey has been anything but smooth.

The car, first showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo last year, was at the centre of much controversy as its proposed plant site in West Bengal became a rallying point for Mamata Banerjee and her party to gain political mileage.

The controversy surrounding the site led Ratan Tata to abandon Singur and shift the Nano’s production to Gujarat.

But the overwhelming support for Tata’s dream car was evident when the booking opened early this year. Despite the slowdown in the auto sector, the car attracted over 2.05 lakh bookings.

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July 20, 2009. Uncategorized.

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