After foraying into the Sri Lankan market, Tata Motors today said it has officially launched its small car Nano in Nepal at a price tag starting from 7.98 lakh Nepal rupees (about Rs 5.01 lakh).
"We are delighted to introduce the Tata Nano in Nepal. We are confident that with its comfort, performance and manoeuvrability, the Tata Nano is the ideal small car for discerning customers of Nepal and will win their hearts," Tata Motors Head International Business (Passenger Vehicles) Johnny Oommen said in a statement issued here.
The car will be sold in the country through the company's authorised distributor, Sipradi Trading Pvt Ltd, and those authorised by it. The company said that all three variants of the car will be available for booking.
Tata Motors had started sending the Nano to overseas markets from April, with the shipment of 498 units. Besides Nepal, the firm had launched the Nano in Sri Lanka at 9.25 lakh Sri Lankan rupees.
Tata Motors, which has been associated with Nepal for 36 years, is the one of the largest passenger vehicle marketers in the country. The company's portfolio of passenger vehicles in the country comprises the Indica Xeta, Indica V2, Indica Vista, Indigo CS, Manza, Sumo, Grande, Safari and Aria.
Nano, touted as the world's cheapest car, is now produced at Sanand, in Gujarat, for the Indian market after initially being producing at Pantnagar, in Uttarakhand.
In 2009, Tata Motors unveiled the European version of the Nano, Nano Europa, at the 79th Geneva Motor Show.
The company was expected to launch the car in Europe by 2011. The version in Europe is said to have airbags, central locking and would be Euro V emission norms compliant.