The Tata Nano Superdrive caravan, which travelled a distance of 15,000 km, touching 36 cities across India, finally concluded its 26-day voyage in Mumbai, yesterday. The cars were flagged in by Mr. Ratan N. Tata, Chairman, Tata Sons & Tata Motors, in the presence of Tata Motors’ senior management - Vice-Chairman Ravi Kant, Group CEO Carl Peter Forster and Managing Director, P.M. Telang.
The Tata Nano Superdrive had commenced on June 2 from the Nano's new mother plant in Sanand, Gujarat with nine cars participating in the drive. These cars were divided into three groups and each group of three cars headed in three directions called the ‘Saffron Route’, ‘White Route’ and ‘Green Route’, representing the colours of the national flag
Driving across the Saffron route, covering north India, the cars visited Udaipur, Jaipur, Hisar, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Meerut, Agra, Lucknow, Kanpur, Gwalior, Kota. On the White route, the cars travelled from central to east India, visiting Indore, Bhopal, Nagpur, Raipur, Ranchi, Patna, Kolkata, Bhubneshwar, Vishakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Aurangabad. The Green route saw cars cover west and south India, visiting cities like Surat, Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Mangalore, Kochi, Coimbatore, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolhapur, Solapur, Nashik and Ahmedabad.
The Superdrive branded Nanos visited prominent landmarks in every city. Citizens at these landmarks and were greeted by enthusiastic crowds wherever it went. Test-drives for prospective customers were organised at these cities and they got a chance to experience the Nanos up-close. Our intrepid reporters Aneesh Shivanekar and Vaishali Dinakaran took part on the Green Route covering the leg between Pune and Goa. You can read it here: