MUMBAI, July 16 Tata Motors Ltd (TAMO.BO),
India's largest vehicles maker, said on Thursday it would
deliver the Nano, the world's cheapest car, to its first
customer on Friday.
Chairman Ratan Tata had showcased the Nano at an auto show
in New Delhi in January last year, but consumer bookings began
only in April this year after the project was delayed due to
land disputes at its planned site in the eastern state of West
The plant for producing the Nano was shifted to a new site
in Gujarat on the west coast, but the first batch of Nanos
would come from its car plant in Pantnagar in northern India.
Tata has assured price protection for the first 100,000
customers, for whom the cars will be available for 100,000
rupees ($2,053), excluding taxes.
For related stories, please see: [ID:nBOM419523]
($1 = 48.7 rupees)
(Reporting by Janaki Krishnan; Editing by Ranjit Gangadharan)