The blazing Nanos (pun intended) has of late become one of the most talked events in recent days. But now when Tata Motors pitched in to clear the cloud that shrouded these unfortunate happenings and came out in the open to give a clean chit to the car, we are damn sure many Nano owners and potential buyers of the world’s cheapest car heaved a sigh of relief.
A team of 20 members from Tata Motors and an independent forensic expert conducted their investigations on the two separate fire incidents and came to a conclusion that the two fire incidents were not related. The Nano Fire Accident in Mumbai has been suspected because of the presence of some foreign matter on the hot exhaust of the car which led to fire. The Vadodara Nano Fire Accident was found to be because of a ruptured fuel-line of the car.
Tata Motors in a reassuring move to the potential buyers and owners of the Nano has declared the Nano is quite safe and it will perform a safety inspection for all the Tata Nano users in India free of cost. Needless to say, it is some sort of low profile recalling without ruffling many feathers.
But Tata Motors clarifies and maintains that the safety inspection on the Nanos are not a part of any Recall, rather these are intended to inspect any safety flaws in them. If any such flaws are to be found on any particular car, it will be fixed by Tata Motors. Tata will contact Nano customers and will fix appointments for such inspections.
Well, Allz well, that ends well.
Tata Motor to roll out Nano from Sanand on June 2
Meanwhile, in news of its sort, Tata Motors’ maiden venture in Gujarat, the mother plant of world’s cheapest car Nano at Sanand, is expected to roll out the first small car on June 2.
“The plant will formally be inaugurated on June 2 in the presence of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata, and thereafter the delivery of cars will begin from here,” company’s spokesperson said. Pilot commercial production of Nano at Sanand has already begun, sources said.
The plant constructed with an investment of close to Rs 2,000 crore has capacity to manufacture 250,000 units annually, which can be expanded to five lakh units per annum, a company statement said. Tata Motors had announced last year that the first 100,000 deliveries of Nano car will be completed between October-December 2010. “Over 33,000 cars have been despatched till April end 2010 from the Pantnagar plant from where Tata Nano is now being built. The car delivery began in July 2009,” it said.