Tata NanoAccording to a report by Marinews, it seems that the impending launch of the Tata Nano has had a bad effect on the used car market in India, with used car sales dipping between 15 to 30 percent because buyers are waiting for the Tata Nano to be launched before deciding whether to buy a Nano or a used car.

Even used car values are affected, with cars like a 6-year old Maruti 800 dipping in value by 30% from 110,000 rupees to 75,000 rupees and a 5-year old Hyundai Santro’s 200,000 rupee value down to 165,000 rupees. Values of small cars that are usually purchased by budget-concerned buyers are generally hit the most, because of the fear of an impending rise in fuel prices. Some of these buyers would have to go back to bikes.