Yeah, I know, the title’s a little too agressive, but still, today is a very important day because the world’s cheapest car, the Tata Nano, was officially launched in India. After facing big social and political problems, the ambitious Tata project is finally up and running and today the company has started taking orders for the Nano. The car will be on display in showrooms all across India on April 1 (no, it’s not a joke) and the first customers will start getting their vehicles in July.
With a starting price just below $2,000, the Tata Nano will come in three trim levels, Standard, CX (with heating and air-conditioning, parcel shelf, booster-assisted brakes) and LX (fabric seats, central locking, front power windows, fog lamps, electronic trip meter, mobile charger point and rear spoiler). Under the hood, the Nano will be powered by a 35 hp 2-cylinder engine which will have a top speed of 105 km/h (65 mph), will allow a fuel economy of 4.2 liters/100 km (56 USmpg) and will release 101 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
The Nano is currently built at the Tata plant in Pantnagar but a new plant which will have a capacity of 350,000 vehicles per year is scheduled to be opened in 2010 in Sanand.
Like I said, I think the Tata Nano project is one incredible project. To be able to build a car and sell it for only $2,000, that’s amazing. Now of course, I wouldn’t buy one of these and I’m sure it’s not the most thrilling car one could ever drive nor the most reliable, but I also think there’s a huge market for this car and it’s only up to Tata to make it happen. Any thoughts on this, Shrawan?
Source: Tata (Via WorldCarFans)
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