Tata Nano

All the hype surrounding the Tata Nano continues unabated, and what’s more, the car, launched on March 23, can now be booked online as well, a first in the Indian auto industry. The bookings will commence on April 9 and will go on till April 25.

They are offering a discount of Rs.100 per form if booked online, as opposed to offline forms available at SBI branches, Westside, Croma and Titan showrooms. Customers need to pay only Rs.2,999 as a booking fee, and financing is available from 15 NBFCs.

The Tata Nano will be priced between Rs.1.34 lakhs and Rs.1.85 lakhs (ex-showroom Mumbai). Some points to note:

Online Booking

  • The cost of the Online Form is Rs. 200/-
  • Fill out the application form online and proceed to make an online payment
  • Your application will then be directed to a third party payment gateway site
  • You will then submit your payment through net banking
  • The amount to be paid is the Cost of Application Form plus the Booking Amount
  • The site will confirm your payment by generating a transaction ID
  • You will be returned to the Tata Nano website where a Unique Identification Number (UIN) will be generated
  • Booking is now complete, you can take a print of receipt, an email is sent to you with the receipt
  • Credit cards will not be accepted for payment of booking amount.

Offline Booking

  • Buy an application form for Rs 300/- from any of the following locations
    – Select SBI branches
    – Tata Motor Delearships
    – Croma Outlets
    – Westside stores
    – Tata Indicom Exclusive Stores
    – World of Titan Showrooms
  • The application form will have 3 copies (Applicant’s copy, the bank’s copy and TML’s copy) Please fill all of these copies before submitting it
  • You can submit your Booking Forms at the following locations:
    – Select SBI Branches
    – Tata Motors Dealerships
    – Croma Outlets
    – Westside Stores

Pretty cool, though I’m at a loss to understand why credit card payment is not allowed, considering it is a standard feature offered by all payment gateways. 🙂