The Tata Nano is planning to make its debut in Jamaica this month. The distribution and operations there will be handled by Metis Motors, a local entity. Deliveries of the car will start from December 15 and the importer will start building up stock from February 2013. Only the top-end variant will be made available.
Two Nanos are already in Jamaica for marketing activities. Joe Ferreira, director of new markets at Metis Motors said, “A lot of people are sceptical, will always love bigger and better. I hear people complain it does not have a nose”. This stems from the preference of the Jamaican public, who like their cars big.
There are stickers on both the marketing Nanos that claim 26kmpl, making it the most fuel efficient car in Jamaica. The Nano will be available with a 25,000 km or two-year warranty, whichever comes first. The car will be sold for $940,000 JMD (Rs 5.59 lakhs). Finance options are also available from some institutions.