The Nitol-Niloy Group, Bangladesh's largest distributor of Tata Motors, has shown interest in assembling the Nano overseas. The Bangladesh-based Tata Motors distributor could soon set up a Nano assembling plant in the country.
A Matlub Ahmed, the Chairman of the Nitol-Niloy Group, was in India recently when he said that he had given a proposal to the Tata Group about assembling the Nano there (Bangladesh), which he feels could help the carmaker gain good market share in the country.
As per Ahmed, "We are selling 200-300 Nanos in Bangladesh every year. I am telling Tata Group to have a major share of the automobile market in Bangladesh if Nano and some other models can be assembled in our country." The Bangladesh-based company is assembling a few commercial vehicles for Tata Motors currently.
Earlier, Tata Motors confirmed that the Tata Nano would not be phased out as the once cheapest car in the world holds a lot of sentimental value. Also, recent reports suggest that the carmaker is testing an electric version of the Nano in hopes of reviving the brand.
The Tata Nano was a much-anticipated car when it was first launched in the country. Slowly, popularity declined, leading to speculations that the carmaker could phase out the car completely. However, with news of Tata Motors trying to shift focus on building an electric Nano seems promising.