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Project Report ON

KESHAV MAHAVIDYALYA

SUBMITTED TO: Mrs. Shikh Garg Associate Professor Department of Commerce

SUBMITTED BY: Name:Surabhi Jain Course:B.Com (Hons.) Class: III year Section B Roll no.: 5208 Year: 2011- 12

Signature:

(Mrs. Shikha Garg)

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DECLARATION
I hereby declare that my project report on TATA Nano is an authentic work carried out by me under the guidance of Mrs. Shikha Garg under the partial fulfillment of the degree of B. Com (Honours) and has not been submitted anywhere else for the award of any other degree or diploma. I have mentioned the source of information wherever required.

Surabhi Jain

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I would like to thank our college for giving us the opportunity to deal with project as a part of B.COM (H) curriculum. I would like to take this opportunity to express our humble gratitude to our respected professors, for the creative support and motivation we received from them. It was very reflective learning with them and I am sure it will be very helpful in my further studies and fields of work. I am grateful to them as they helped me in all necessary requirements of my project. Thus, this is my sincere thanks to the professor for the guidance and support and for imparting me with great knowledge. I also extend my heartfelt thanks to my family and well wishers.

Thanking you Surabhi jain

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CONTENTS

Serial Number

Topic

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Industry Analysis- Automobile Industry in India TATA Motors TATA Nano- Introduction Features of TATA Nano Versions of TATA Nano What makes the TATA Nano so cheap The Controversies and The Concerns The making of TATA Nano- In brief Launch of TATA Nano Comments about TATA Nano Effects of launch of TATA Nano SWOT Analysis Questionnaire Results Conclusion Bibliography Appendix

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INDUSTRY ANALYSIS AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY IN INDIA


The Automotive Industry in India is one of the largest in the world and one of the fastest growing globally. India manufactures over 11 million 2 and 4-wheeled vehicles and exports about 1.5 million every year. It is the world's second largest manufacturer of motorcycles, with annual sales exceeding 8.5 million in 2009. India's passenger car and commercial vehicle manufacturing industry is the seventh largest in the world, with an annual production of more than 2.6 million units in 2009. A number of domestic companies produce automobiles in India and the growing presence of multinational investment, too, has led to an increase in overall growth. Following the economic reforms of 1991, the Indian automotive industry has demonstrated sustained growth as a result of increased competitiveness and relaxed restrictions. In 2009, India emerged as Asia's fourth largest exporter of passenger cars, behind Japan, South Korea and Thailand. As of 2009, India is home to 40 million passenger vehicles and more than 1.5 million cars were sold in India in 2009 (an increase of 26%), making the country the second fastest growing automobile market in the world. By 2050, the country is expected to top the world in car volumes with approximately 611 million vehicles on the nation's roads.

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Automobile Production Trends (Number of Vehicles)


Category Passenger Vehicles Commercial Vehicles Three Wheelers Two Wheelers Grand Total 2003-04 989,560 2004-05 1,209,876 2005-06 1,309,300 2006-07 1,545,223 2007-08 1,777,583 2008-09 1,838,697 2009-10 2,351,240

275,040

353,703

391,083

519,982

549,006

417,126

566,608

356,223

374,445

434,423

556,126

500,660

501,030

619,093

5,622,741 7,243,564

6,529,829 8,467,853

7,608,697 9,743,503

8,466,666 11,087,997

8,026,681 10,853,930

8,418,626 11,175,479

10,512,899 14,049,830

Automobile Export Trends (Number of Vehicles)


Category Passenger Vehicles Commercial Vehicles Three Wheelers 2003-04 129,291 2004-05 166,402 2005-06 175,572 2006-07 198,452 2007-08 218,401 2008-09 335,739 2009-10 446,146

17,432

29,940

40,600

49,537

58,994

42,673

45,007

68,144

66,795

76,881

143,896

141,225

148,074

173,282

Two Wheelers Grand Total

265,052 479,919

366,407 629,544

513,169 806,222

619,644 1,011,529

819,713 1,238,333

1,004,174 1,530,660

1,140,184 1,804,619

SOURCE: SIAM (SOCIETY OF INDIAN AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS ISO 9001-2008 CERTIFIED ORGANISATION)

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TATA MOTORS
Tata Motors is India's largest automobile company, with revenues of US$ 8.8 billion in 2007-08. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand and Spain, besides India. Among them are Jaguar Land Rover, and an industrial joint venture with Fiat in India. With over 4 million Tata vehicles plying in India, Tata Motors is the countrys market leader in commercial vehicles and among the top three in passenger vehicles. It is also the world's fourth largest truck manufacturer and the second largest bus manufacturer. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia and South America.

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TATA NANO AN INTRODUCTION


Tata Nano- THE PEOPLES CAR- is a comfortable, safe, all-weather car, high on fuel efficiency & low on emissions. I observed families riding on twowheelers -- the father driving the scooter, his young kid standing in front of him, his wife seated behind him holding a little baby. Add to that the slippery roads & Night time too. It is downright dangerous. It led me to wonder whether one could conceive of a safe, affordable, all-weather form of transport for such a family. said Mr Ratan Tata, the chairman of Tata Motors, who laid the foundation for creation of the Worlds cheapest car. Providing a car worth rupees one lakh was the dream of the chairman of Tata Motors, Mr. Ratan Tata. And with high qualified IT skills he has shown the Indian talent to the whole world.

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OLD GENERATION

NEW GENERATION

The advent of Nano represents a victory for those who advocate making cheap goods for potential customers at the "bottom of the pyramid" in emerging markets. Most of all, it gave millions of people, now relegated to lesser means of transportation, the chance to drive cars. The project has literally become India's claim-for-fame in the international-media due to Tata Motors' innovation in developing the car, as well as keeping it low in price. The car itself is expected to boost the Indian Economy, create entrepreneurial-opportunities across India, as well as expand the Indian car market by 65%.

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FEATURES OF TATA NANO

Length Width Height Engine Capacity Power Fuel Injection Fuel Type Body Type Seating Capacity Mileage

3.1 metres 1.5 metres 1.6 meters All-aluminium, Rear Mounted, Rear Wheel Drive 623 cc 33 PS Multi Point Fuel Injection (MPFI) Petrol, Diesel Version will be later Sheet Metal 04 (Four) 20-22 Kmpl (City drive) 26 Kmpl (Highways)

Top Speed Emission Norms Safety Norms Versions

75 K.M Euro-IV, Bharat Stage-III compliant Frontal Crash Tested One Standard and Two Deluxe

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VERSIONS OF TATA NANO

Tata Nano Standard Tata Nano Diesel Standard Tata Nano Deluxe Tata Nano Diesel Deluxe Tata Nano Luxury Tata Nano Diesel Luxury

TATA NANO LUXURY

TATA NANO BASIC

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WHAT MAKES THE TATA NANO SO CHEAP

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THE CONTROVERSIES AND THE CONCERNS

THE SINGUR CONTROVERSY LOCATION OF SINGUR:

Singur is a census town in Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Singur railway station is 34 km from Howrah Station on the Howrah-Tarakeswar line. It is 2 km ahead of Kamarkundu junction, the crossing point of Howrah-Bardhaman chord and HowrahTarakeshwar lines. It is on the Durgapur Expressway/ NH 2.
WHY SINGUR?

For a long time many of us used to wonder as to what made Mr. Tata choose West Bengal in the first place. Lets take a look at some of the incentives offered by the West Bengal government to the Tata Motors: 1. Rs 200 crore loan to Tata Motors at 1 percent interest per annum, repayable in five equal annual installments starting from the 21st year of the date of disbursement of loan. This loan was released within 60 days of the signing of the agreement. 2. Power for the project was to be supplied at Rs 3 per KwH, as against the going rate of around Rs 4.15 per KwH. In the case of a more than 25 paise per KwH increase in tariff in every block of five years, the government would provide relief through additional compensation to neutralize the additional increase. In effect, therefore, the project would have continued to get power at Rs 3 per KwH, irrespective of the market rates.
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3. The WB Government had also agreed to provide 645.67 acres to Tata Motors on a 90-year lease on an annual rent of just Rs 1 crore for the first five years and with an increase at the rate of 25 per cent every five years till 30 years. After 30 years, the rent would have been fixed at Rs 5 crore a year with an increase at the rate of 30 per cent after every 10 years till the 60th year. After that the rent was to be Rs 20 crore a year. 4. Now, coming to fiscal incentives, the WB Government had agreed to provide excise exemption for the first 10 years and 100 per cent income tax exemption for the first five years and 30 per cent for the next five years, on par with the incentives offered by Uttarakhand.

THE CONTROVERSY:

Tata Motors has been occupying the headlines more for the Singur controversy than for the Nano. Singur car factory land dispute arose as Tata's planned manufacturing unit for the car in Singur, where the state government of West Bengal had allocated 997 acres to Tata Motors. The construction for this factory on which the Nano was supposed to be coming up started in the month of July 2007 but soon faced opposition from a political party. The Trinamool Congress, led by Mamata Bannerjee, protested against the manufacture of the car and the plant saying that the land was to be used for agrarian purposes and was wrongfully allotted to Tata Motors for making the Nano.
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There were protests all over the state and even in the capital city of New Delhi. Activists of the Trinamool Congress stood outside the main gate of the plant and protested against any work in the plant. For completing their Nano project in West Bengal the Tata motors had invested a lot of money and if they shifted their plant from West Bengal to other states then they would have to bear a loss of approximately 1000 crore rupees . This is because they had assembled their machinery in Singur plant for manufacturing the Nano car. But due to continued agitation, Tata Sons chairman Mr. Ratan Tata on 2nd October, 2008 officially announced that Tata Motors would be pulling out of Singur for the security of their officers was of paramount importance to them and the states of Karnataka, Maharashtra as well as Gujarat were being looked at as viable options for the setting up of the Tata motors factory. Finally Gujarat was taken up as the apt place for building a new factory. West Bengals loss turned out to be Gujarats gain. Ratan Tata was quoted saying in a paper, whether the people of West Bengal wanted jobs or lawlessness. Pranab Mukherjee the external affairs minister of the country had said that if a group like Tata motors exited the state of west Bengal it would be a great setback for them and the industrialization of the state. But the controversy, though financially is backbreaking, it hasnt diluted the brand Nano. In fact, it has made Nano a huge brand even before its launch. In every article on Singur, the Tata Nano model is invariably mentioned. Nano was covered extensively by world media when it was launched and except for one-full page advertisement Tata did not
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spend on advertising for Nano at all. Yet, Nano is a household name today, thanks to the controversy and the Analysts estimate that the buzz created by the free publicity for Nano is worth over Rs 500 crores. In fact what we feel is that Nano is on everyones mind but the production has been hampered by this controversy. The new facilities are not yet ready which will lead to delays in time schedules. Adding to this, the waiting list is very long and increasing rapidly. Failure of order delivery on time will create disappointments all around. Also, the losses of over Rs 500 crores will surely put pressures to keep the price at Rs 1 lakh. The price will not be sustainable and there will be likely price hikes following the introductory offers.

POLLUTION AND SAFETY CONCERNS

Critics of the car have questioned its safety in India (where reportedly 90,000 people are killed in road-accidents every year), and have also criticized the pollution that it would cause. They fear that the car will increase the number of cars in Indian roads significantly and thus the amount of emission will be increased as well as accelerating the global warming. Tatas competitors are not that much satisfied with the launch of their new product indicating its safety concern. Nano is Bharat III and Euro IV complaint. It has lower carbon footprint, 20 mg / Km of Carbon Dioxide emission as compared to 45mg / Km, emitted by most of the two wheelers. The high fuel efficiency (20 km/litre) also ensures that the car has low carbon dioxide emissions,

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thereby providing the twin benefits of an affordable transportation solution with a low carbon footprint. Tata has also said that Nano has an all sheet-metal body, with safety features such as crumple zones, intrusion-resistant doors, seat-belts, strong seats and anchorages, tubeless tyres and the rear tailgate glass bonded to the body. It meets the frontal impact requirement and also the side impact requirement (although they are not mandatory in India).

THE MAKING OF TATA NANO: IN BRIEF

March 2003: Ratan Tata discloses plans to launch the worlds cheapest car at Rs 1 lakh at Geneva Motor Show. May 2006: Tata Motors announces setting up Nano manufacturing unit at Singur in West Bengal with initial investment of Rs 1000 crore spread over 700 acres; scaled up to 1,000 acres with total investment of Rs 1,500 crore. Oct 2006: Trinamool Congress opposes Tata Motors plans to set up factory at Singur, calls 12-hour state-wide bandh alleging forcible acquisition of farmers land. Dec 2006: Violence mars Singur, five hurt in rubber- bullet firing. Mamata Bannerjee goes on indefinite hunger strike, which was called off

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after 25 days following appeals from the Prime Minister and the President. Jan 2007: Land puja offered at Singur car project site Feb 2007: Police-mob clash at Singur. Mar 2007: WBIDC signs a 90-year agreement with Tata Motors for Nano plant; farmer commits suicide; mob attacks proposed site; bomb explosion damages fencing May 2007: Peace talks between state government and Trinamool Congress fail; one more farmer commits suicide June 2007: CPI(M) patriarch Jyoti Basu echoes Mamata Banerjees demand that only 600 acres is required for the Singur project instead of 1,000 acres, but state government rules out returning Singur project land to farmers Nov 2007: Central forces deployed at Singur after fresh protests Jan 2008: Ratan Tata unveils Nano at Auto Expo in Delhi; Calcutta High Court orders Singur land acquisition legal Mar 2008: Nano showcased at Geneva Motor Show May 2008: Supreme Court refuses to stay Nano roll-out from Singur June 2008: Singur protesters break factory gate Aug 2008: Talks between West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Mamata Banerjee, who demanded return of 400 acres to farmers, fail. Subsequently, Ratan Tata threatens to exit from Singur. It
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was followed by Trinamool Congress indefinite dharna. Factory workers stay away from work after assault. Sep 2008: WB Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi intervenes. Agreement signed between state government and Trinamool Congress but it is shortlived. Mamata Banerjee holds rally demanding return of 300 acres of land. Security guards at Singur factory attacked. Oct 2008: Ratan Tata formally announces pulling out of Nano plant from Singur and days later declares Sanand at Gujarat as the new manufacturing location for Nano at an investment of Rs 2,000 crore Feb 2009: Tata Motors announces launch date of Nano to be March 23. Mar 2009: Ratan Tata unveils European version of Nano with added features and complying with Euro V emission norms at the Geneva Motor Show; Nano makes commercial debut. Mar 2009: Tata Motors launches the Nano in India.

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LAUNCH OF TATA NANO

"I made a promise and I kept that promise," Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Motors, said at a glitzy launch party Monday, March 23, 2009. "I dedicate this car to the youth of India who designed it and will use it to transport their families. It shows that nothing is really impossible if you set your mind to it." Tata Nano is an amazing innovation, perhaps the best automobile innovation of 2009. To pack an entire car for such a rock bottom price is next to impossible for any car company in today's marketplace. Tata has started something that will overhaul the small car industry. If Tata Nano is a wild success, if the owners love the new car, if the car lives up not only to its looks but also on important metrics such as safety, ride, handling, fuel economy, and quality, and if Tata is able to create the Nanos in hordes to satisfy the appetite and dreams of the Indian buyers well, we may be witnessing the beginning of at least a $1 billion enterprise in the making. People are so happy with the Nano launch that they just cannot stop talking about it. Nano bookings have now opened and just in one day the small wonder car received over 650 bookings across various Tata dealerships in Bangalore. On the first day itself a huge crowd gathered near the Tata showrooms in the city and dealerships were buzzing with potential Nano buyers. The queue to buy the worlds cheapest car was growing throughout the car as more and more people joined the mob including citys IT professionals, bus drivers, and auto drivers. To your surprise many of the dealerships
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also experienced bookings from first time car buyers. And this was what Ratan Tata dreamt for when he saw the vision of producing an ultracheap car. Scores of people have made booking for the standard and the top-end variant of the Tata Nano. Most interesting experience for the dealership was that many of the buyers are personally financing the full cost of the car and only a few are opting for a car loan. To ease the finance needs of these people Tata Motors Finance is offering a 1005 loan amount at an interest rate of 12-13% with for a period of 3 years. The booking of Nano was closed on April 25, 2009. After the closure of the booking, selection was made through a random computerized process in which 100000 applicants were selected who would buy the Nano in the first phase.

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STP ANALYSIS
Tata Motors has identified a distinctive strategic position for itself in the small-car industry, segmenting the market by end-user. The Nano will target two-wheeler and three-wheeler users, and also woo individuals looking for a second car and second hand car.

SEGMENTATION
As far as the geographic segmentation is concerned, all of India will be the target market. Mainly the semi-rural and semi-urban areas will be targeted. There is also a plan to segment the market on the basis of income levels for demographic classification. For the psychographic segmentation, personality type of people will be considered. Actually, Tata Nano is going to create a new market segment in Indian market. It is expected to lessen the difference in price level between two wheelers and four wheelers. So, industry analysts are thinking that the market of two wheelers will be affected with the advent of Tata Nano.

TARGETING
Geographic - the main target audience will be people living in the Tier 2 (which includes 3800 cities & towns), Tier 3 (around 597 districts) areas. Demographic - Lowest 60% of people (income-wise) account for 33.4% of total expenditure in India and it is this group that will be planned to tap.
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Psychographic - The Aspirers (Having income Rs.90000Rs.200000) account for 21.9% of Indian households and Seekers (Having income Rs. 200000-Rs.500000) account for 4.8%. 47% of aspirers and 70% of seekers own two-wheeler and the plans are to persuade them to upgrade to Car.

Urban

Tier 1 Top 10%

Tier 2 Next 14%

Tier 3 Next 24%

Tier 4 Next 33%

Tier 5 Last 18%

Households in millions Two wheeler ownership % of tier

15

20

11

66.3

50.2

31.5

11.3

3.6

Rural
Households in millions Two wheeler ownership % of tier

Tier 1
Top 4% 6 43.1

Tier 2
Next 10% 8 24.6

Tier 3
Next 35% 15 8.3

Tier 4
Last 50% 20 2.2

Why would a person owning two-wheeler buy Tata Nano? With a Rs 30,000 down payment, one can take a loan of around Rs 1 lakh and EMI works out to be around Rs 3,716 per month. With just Rs 3,700 per month on an EMI, anybody can afford this product. As far as the shift
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is concerned, initial estimates is around 10% of the two-wheeler market can actually shift towards the small car. How will Tata Nano affect used car market? What is felt is that used car market wont be affected initially as people who want to buy a second hand car wont have the patience to wait. Already the production has been delayed due to various reasons so the waiting period is bound to increase. But as the production facilities are utilized to maximum capacity, the waiting period will come down and it is at that time, I feel, the second hand car market will be affected. POSITIONING 1. SMALL CAR WITH BIG DREAMS
2. MANZIL KI ORE PEHLA KADAM

POP & POD Points of Parity (POP) Safety features For Luxury variant - Features like Power windows, AC , Power steering will be available Well designed Car available in attractive colors. Fuel Efficiency Points of Difference (POD) Affordability (Purchase & Maintenance of the car)

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COMMENTS ABOUT TATA NANO


"It's a good historic moment for the Indian auto industry and also a proud one indeed that an Indian company took a step forward on this road. Its an up gradation for an auto wheeler rider to by a car now. - Rajesh Jejurikar, Managing Director, Mahindra and Renault's.

"It's good product but it's still too early to say whether it will overtake the 800 because it caters to a totally new market segment. - Jagdish Khattar, Former MD of Maruti Udyog Limited

"Meeting the proper quality standards and safety is not feasible at all in such a model. - Andreas Prinz, Managing Director (Passenger Cars), Volkswagen Group Sales India.

"I think it is a great thing for India because mobility is giving new opportunities. I hope Tata drives to great success with the Rs one lakh car, but it is not included in our plan. - Thomas Kuehl, Board Member, Skoda Auto India.

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EFFECTS OF LAUNCH OF TATA NANO

The introduction of a cheap, mass market auto such as the Nano is bound to have some unforeseen effects. Safer Travel Nano is safer than the currently used two wheelers, especially during monsoon, when heavy rains can make travelling difficult on a twowheelers due to wet roads. Pollution increase As the Nano was designed for a population currently using eco-friendly bicycles and motorcycles, environmentalists are concerned by the increase in pollution that would follow a mass motorization in developing countries such as India. The Nano has far lower emissions compared with developed country autos, however. Indian used car market The Nano is thought to have affected the used car market in India, as many Indians may opt to buy a Nano rather than a used vehicle. The newcar market is also being affected. Sales of new Maruti 800s, the secondcheapest car in India, dropped by 20% and used models by 30% immediately prior to the Nano's introduction.

AWARDS

2010 Business Standard Motoring Indian car of the year


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2010 Bloomberg UTV-Autocar car of the year 2010 Edison Awards, first place in the transportation category

IN THE MEDIA
"Small Wonder: The Making of Nano", is a book on creation of Tata Nano.

QUESTIONNAIRE RESULTS

The questionnaire is given in Appendix A. 50 respondents were interviewed. The questionnaire was basically developed to understand how people perceive Tata Nano, so that suitable marketing

communications strategies could be developed. The following observations were made and conclusions drawn from them:

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1. Age of the respondents

AGE
7% 6% 18 - 25 26 - 40 41 - 50 80% 50 + 7%

This chart shows that most of the respondents were in the age group of 18 to 25 years.

2. Income of the respondents

INCOME

7% 6%

7% Less than 1,50,000 1,50,000 - 2,50,000 80% 2,50,000 - 5,00,000 More than 5,00,000

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Most of the respondents were in the income group of less than 1,50,000. This is the main for Tata Nano.

3. Do you know about the features of Tata Nano?

KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE FEATURES


10%

YES NO 90%

This shows that word of mouth publicity is already in progress for Tata Nano.
4. Which of the following options do you prefer?

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PREFERENCE

0% 33% 20% Neither a two wheeler nor a four wheeler A two wheeler Tata Nano Four wheeler other than Tata Nano

47%

Since most of the respondents were young and within the income group of less than 1,50,000, the maximum response for preference was for Tata Nano.
5. How do you rate Tata Nano on the following attributes?

Prestige

PRESTIGE
3% 13% 10% 14% 1 - Very Bad 2 - Bad 3 - Neutral 60% 4 - Good 5 - Very Good

Tata Nano does not fare well in the prestige aspect.


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Safety

SAFETY
10% 10% 20% 1 - Very Bad 2 - Bad 50% 10% 3 - Neutral 4 - Good 5 - Very Good

Tata Nano was perceived as a safe car by most of the respondents.

Economy

ECONOMY
0% 0% 3% 7% 1 - Very Bad 2 - Bad 3 - Neutral 90% 4 - Good 5 - Very Good

The lowest priced car in the world has to be economical.

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Family car

FAMILY CAR
3% 7% 7% 23% 1 - Very Bad 2 - Bad 3 - Neutral 60% 4 - Good 5 - Very Good

Tata Nano was perceived as a neutral when it comes to being called a family car by 60% of the respondents. The Brand TATA

THE BRAND 'TATA'

7% 33%

7%

13% 1 - Very Bad 2 - Bad 3 - Neutral 40% 4 - Good 5 - Very Good

The Brand TATA is perceived to be good and neutral by most of the respondents.
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SWOT ANALYSIS

STRENGTHS: 41 Patents for innovation Low- priced Stylish Environment- friendly High fuel efficiency Spacious- Internal space 21% more than Maruti 800 and External space 8% less than Maruti 800 Variometric gear system- magnifies torque WEAKNESSES: Less boot space No headlight levelers Not fit for hilly terrain Poor traction control Poor engine cooling and hence over heating Small tyres Windows wind down by hand

OPPORTUNITIES: Recession Royalty Auto finance Create employment

THREATS: New competitors- Bajaj, Chery, Honda Siel, GM Electric car- REVA Traffic congestion Reducing parking space Strict European Safety standards Rising cost of raw materials Rise in taxes

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CONCLUSION
Tata hopes the Nano will help millions of poor people around the world the Bottom of the Pyramid in developing world marketing-speak switch from two wheels to four. Environmentalists, city planners and even some competitors, on the other hand, warn that the new vehicle will clog up Indias crowded roads and add clouds of pollution to its already filthy air. Tata emphasized that the new car complies with Indias emissions laws and even with Europes much stronger Euro 4 standards. Emissions, Tata says, are lower than a scooters today. The company claims the car will also deliver 50 miles per gallon, or better than 20 kilometers per liter, which would make it one of Indias most efficient vehicles, and vastly more efficient than the average in the U.S. After the study of various aspects I found that NANO IS DEFINITELY NOT FOR: Someone looking for great performance. Someone looking for social prestige. Someone looking for speed. Someone looking for long hours of drive.

BUT IT IS DEFINITELY FOR: Someone who is looking to buy a car but cannot afford one A student who wants to go to college in his own car. Someone who depends on second hand car.
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A house wife who can buy a car with her own savings. Someone who depends on two-wheeler.

So TATA NANO is basically NOT a LUXURY CAR but it can fulfill the needs of the lower and the middle class people.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Websites http://tatanano.inservices.tatamotors.com/tatamotors/ http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/2694186.cms http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/content/feb2008/id200802 27_377233.htm "Nanomania overwhelms Indian car market". Autocar.co.uk (200802-07) http://tatananoindia.blogspot.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tata_Nano http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/automobile industry in India www.carazoo.com www.siam.com www.edmunds.com India Today magazine India One News TATA Nano prospectus
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APPENDIX
Questionnaire for the primary research conducted: 1. Name 2. Age a. 18 25 years b. 26 40 years c. 41 50 years d. 50 + 3. Income Level per Annum a. Less than 1,50,000 b. 1,50,000 2,50,000 c. 2,50,000 5,00,000 d. More than 5,00,000 4. Contact Number 5. Do you know about the various features of Tata Nano? a. Yes b. No

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6. What do you prefer from the following options? a. Neither a two wheeler nor a four wheeler b. A two wheeler c. Tata Nano d. Four wheeler other than Tata Nano 7. Rate Tata Nano on the given scale for the following attributes. (1 Very Bad, 2 Bad, 3 Neutral, 4 Good, 5 Very Good) a. Prestige b. Safety c. Economy d. Family Car e. The Brand TATA

Thank you for your valuable time and responses

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