How Nano was built
No other car launch in the history of Indian auto industry has received as much global press as Ratan Tata’s "people’s car", the Nano. Some frugal and out-of-the-box engineering has gone into the making of Nano. BT’s Krishna Gopalan & Kushan Mitra met the Nano’s design team in Pune to put together this report. Read on.
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Meet Team Nano

Some of the key engineers on the Nano team

Girish A. Wagh, 37

Head of the Small Car Project, was also involved in the design of the small truck Ace.

R. G. Rajhans, 46

Project Manager (Body Systems), was responsible for the body and trim design.

Nikhil KJadhav, 29

An industrial designer with INCAT (a Tata Technologies company), Jadhav was the lead exterior designer.

Jai Bolar, 29

Sr Manager (Development), ERC, Bolar was the chief engineer on the project.

Keshav K Mirasdar, 57

Dy General Manager (Prototype manufacturing), ERC, Mirasdar. Involved in manufacturing of the prototype vehicle.

Abhay M. Deshpande, 44

Asst General Manager - Vehicle Integration, ERC. Involved in the process of vehicle integration, packaging, performance & chassis design.

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