Tata Motors is set to allow other firms to build and sell its Nano under their own brand, according to its vice chairman.
Ravi Kant said at an awards ceremony in India that Tata was considering letting other firms build up to 10,000 Nano units a year at their own production facilities.
He said the firms wouldn't have to sell it under the Tata brand, and they could sell it under their own name as part of the agreement. "We call it Nano, they don't have to," said Kant.
The Tata Nano is the world's cheapest car and it went on sale in India in July, with versions for other markets set to follow within the next three years.
Tata is currently building a new assembly plant, which will allow it to produce up to 250,000 Nano units per year. It is currently assembled at one of the firm's existing plants.