- Poor sales and higher cost of upgrading the Nano to new safety and emission to be an expensive affair
- Sales to end in April 2020
- The vehicle in its current form cannot continue production beyond 2019
Tata has announced its plans to end sales of its most affordable offering, the Nano, from April 2020. Touted as the people’s car, the Nano has been struggling with poor sales number for a while now. In addition to low sales, the company stated that upgrading the Nano to new safety and emission rules would be a costly affair. The vehicle in its current form cannot continue production beyond 2019.
First launched in 2009, the vehicle had received fresh updates over the years. The latest iteration, the GenX Nano received an update in the form of new headlights and updated bumpers. The new model also received an automated manual transmission (AMT) along with a covered glove box. Along with the plans of discontinuing the Nano, the company is also planning on working on two new modular platforms, namely the ALFA and OMEGA, for its future models.
Back in 2018, only three units of the Nano were sold in India with no exports. More product options in the entry-level segment and higher cost for upgrading the Nano would not be viable for the company.