Sales of the world’s cheapest car fell by 85 per cent year-on-year in November, Indian firm Tata has revealed.
Compared with last year's figure, the company has blamed the sales deficit of the Tata Nano on the difficulty customers are facing to receive loans.
Analysts, however, commented that the car’s well publicised problems with catching fire, as well as a price hike, had something to do with it.
In response to its car’s fires, JLR parent firm Tata offered customers a free safety upgrade, but was adamant that it was not launching a recall. Tata sales across all models in November were 54,622, a rise of one per cent on a year earlier. Of these, the company sold just 509 Nanos.
Introduced to India in April 2009, prices for the Nano start from approximately £1400.