Back in July last year, we covered an exclusive scoop of Tata Nano Left Hand Drive revealing Tata Motor’s intentions of taking Nano to left hand driven markets.
Considering its dismal Indian sales, Tata plans to rake in as much as it can from international markets to utilize their production capacity. We are not sure if Tata has already started exporting this Nano LHD to the markets of Africa, South America and others it was destined for, but it was being prepared for a launch in Vietnam (a Left Hand Drive Country) which was in the news very recently.
Tata exports Nano to surrounding markets like Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh, all of which are India-like right hand driven markets. This mule was spotted on the Pune bypass highway and is probably the same car which we reported in July.
There is not much that has changed in the LHD Nano, apart from obviously the steering placement. The center console, interiors, exteriors all remain akin to the Indian variant. The left aligned meatier front wiper is one thing that was an instant notice on this LHD Nano. We are sure, there are many other markets which Tata would be shortly targeting to ensure their pint sized Nano reaches as wider as the product makes sense.
Back in India also, there is a lot happening for Nano. Regularly, we see newer developments, new test mules, special editions and nice innovative marketing strides for the car to somehow, make way into India. The Nano CNG is coming soon for sure but it is the diesel variant that might just be the game changer for the company.