MUMBAI – Tata Motors Ltd., India’s fifth-biggest truck maker and third-largest car manufacturer, is preparing for the sales launch of its all-important, low-cost Nano minicar at the end of March, while operating on wafer-thin cash flows. Tata’s bridge loans, most of which were used to purchase the Jaguar and Land Rover brands from Ford Motor Co. last year, came due for repayment at the same time the commercial-vehicle market was crashing, passenger-car sales were tumbling and revenue was ...

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