Nano Premiere



About a year and a half after unveiling the car, Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Motors, will hand over the ownsership keys of the Nano to its first customer here tomorrow, at the company showroom in the Prabhadevi area.

Names of the 100,000 customers who have been finalised for allotment of the Nano through the computerised procedure were announced by the company last month.

Due to production constraints, these 100,000 deliveries of the car should only be completed by the last quarter of 2010. However, the company says it will meet its target earlier than that date.

The Nano will be produced at two locations - Sanand in Gujarat and Pantnagar in Uttarakhand. As work on the construction of the Gujarat unit, also the mother plant, is still underway, all Nanos will be produced for now at the Pantnagar facility.

The company had stated earlier that the Sanand facility will become operational by early 2010.