The country’s largest car maker Tata Motors on Tuesday announced open sales of its small car, Nano, in four states — Maharashtra, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.
With this, Nano is now freely available in five states, including Kerala, which was the first state to get open sales in August.
It is now a matter of time before the car will be freely available around the country.
Customers in these states that have not booked a Nano so far can now purchase the car directly from showrooms, the company said in a statement. “Customers will be able to take a closer look at and test-drive the Tata Nano across all Tata Motors dealerships and special Nano access points,” it said.
The company had received 2.0 lakh bookings of the car in 2009, of which 1.6 lakh customers were selected for delivery in two phases. The company is in the process of delivering the car to the first one lakh customers.
In July, the company had increased the price of the Nano by 3-4 per cent, which translated into a hike of R3,700 to R6,894 for different variants, based on ex-showroom, Delhi, prices.