The Indian manufacturer has experienced fast-falling demand for the Nano, with just one being sold last month – a 274 unit decrease on June 2017.
Despite costing from as little as £1700, sales of the Nano, which uses a 625cc, twin-cylinder engine developing 35bhp, have starkly contrasted the rapid rises seen in the wider Indian car market.
Experts claim that this is as much an example of the rising expectation of Indian consumers as it is a reflection of how dated the back-to-basics car, which entered production in 2008, had become.
Tata described the Nano as its “people’s car” back when the compact four-door model first arrived. Measuring just 2.2 metres long, it’s about half the length of the Ford Focus.